rcp iv resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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A well seasoned Respiratory Therapist with over 30 years experience with talent for organization and problem solving. Strong knowledge of Interventional Pulmonolgy and pulmonary diagnostics. Communicative and team-oriented with proficiency in EPIC . Well versed in what it takes to implement and build a successful program. Searching for new growth opportunity that can benefit from my experience as a respiratory therapist and founding team member of the Interventional Pulmonolgy department.

  • Patient Care - Excellent assessment and communication skills. Generally our patients arrive in our department very nervous. I understand their anxiety and reassure them but sometimes all they need is someone that will listen and hold their hand.
  • Collecting specimens- Multiple specimens taken during procedures, exceptional ability to obtain, label and process specimens.
  • Calm and level-headed under duress, as charge therapist I am in procedures, managing the schedule flow and directing staff. I generally am able to see through the small stuff in order to manage the large more important tasks at hand.
  • Client relationship management- Wether I am dealing with patients, or physicians, I do my best to keep everyone informed about any changes or delays. If we are not able to accommodate a certain request, I try to find a solution that is acceptable for everyone involved.
  • Quality assurance controls- collect and mange data for the procedures we provide, including any adverse outcomes, admissions or cancellations. I report any issues with products that we use to my manager.
  • Organization- There is a lot to consider when making out the assignment. I try to visualize the entire day and account for any variables that will affect the way our procdures need to flow.
RCP IV, Sep2014 to Current
Community Health SystemLaredo, TX,

As an RCP IV, working in the Pulmonary Diagnostics department, I was afforded the privilege of being directly involved in establishing a new and highly evolving department within the field of Interventional Pulmonology. I worked closely with physicians and management, developing and growing one of the best and most successful Interventional Pulmonology Departments in the nation.

I assist the physician with advanced bronchoscopic procedures including:

  • Navigational bronchosocpy
  • EBUS bronchosocpy
  • Rigid bronchosocpy

I became adept with using new tools and techniques such as:

  • Balloon Dilation
  • Stent Placement
  • Valve placement
  • Thermal therapies
  • And Cryo therapies

I promoted the growth of the department by:

  • Helping to develop procedure protocols
  • Train new staff
  • Collect and maintain procedural quality data

I manage the day to day operation of the procedure schedule.

  • Co-ordinating with nurses, anesthesiologist,and other respiratory therapist to provide support and manage progression of patients from pre-op to procedure to discharge.
  • Communicate with patients, staff, and physicians regarding delays or changes in daily procedure schedule.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
RCP III, Jun2007 to 09/2014
Dean HealthFlorissant, MO,

RCP III working in the Pulmonary Diagnostics Department I obtained my CPFT certification. I was responsible for performing many highly skilled procedures and tasks:

  • Maintain and calibrate PFT machines
  • Coach and encourage patients to achieve high quality Pulmonary Function Test results ( including Spirometry, DLCO, and Plethsmography) Assess patient ability to perform tests effectively and provide feedback to physician.
  • Perform Methacholline Challenge test, monitoring patient's airway status and response to bronchodilator therapy
  • Perform 6 minute walk tests with oxygen titration
  • Perform HAST test -Obtain ABG's while simulating oxygen level in airplane at certain altitudes
  • Perform Cardiopulmonary Exercise Stress Test, monitoring the patient's vital signs and respiratory status throughout the test
  • Participate in research studies, adhering to various protocols to achieve high quality and reproducible data
  • Assist physicians with basic Bronchoscopy
  • Insert IV's and administer moderate sedation under direct physician direction.
  • Monitored infection control procedures to verify facility-wide health and safety.
  • Tasked with implementing and training staff for a new procedure within the deaprtment.
Respiratory Therapist, 06/2006 to 06/2007
Medical University Of South Carolina MuscCity, STATE,

During my time at the Medical University of South Carolina, I worked in the Pulmonary Diagnostics Department performing highly skilled procedures and tasks.

  • Maintain and calibrate PFT machines.
  • Coach and encourage patients to perform PFT's including Spirometries, DLCO, and Plethsymography in the effort to obtain high quality data.
  • Perform 6 minute walk tests with oxygen titration.
  • Perform Cardiopulmonary Stress test monitoring the patient's vitals and respiratory status throughout the test.
  • Perform Methalcholine Challenges assessing the patient's respiratory status and bronchodilator response throughout the test.
  • Participate in research studies to obtain high quality and reproducible data, while adhering to various research protocols.
  • Adhered to all standards of excellence established for respiratory care and diagnostic services.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
Respiratory Care Practitioner, 06/1987 to 06/2006
Inova Fairfax Medical CampusCity, STATE,

I started with Inova right out of college. Most of my career has been spent here, growing and learning. I have performed numerous duties and have used various types of equipment.

  • Explained respiratory diagnosis information, treatments and prescription instructions to patients.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Performed bronchopulmonary drainage and assisted patients with breathing exercises.
  • Interacted with patients, family members and physicians to coordinate and inform regarding patient care.
  • Identified need for medical intervention by determining patient safety risks.
  • Evaluated patients with deficiencies and abnormalities within cardiopulmonary system and made medical decisions based on assessments.
  • Administered medication and ventilatory support, including maintenance and management of life support systems.
  • Adhered to all standards of excellence established for respiratory care and diagnostic services.
  • Conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and maintenance of airways.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Respiratory Therapy, Expected in 05/1987
Allegany College of Maryland - Cumberland, MD

1990-Obtained Registered Respiratory THerapist certification

2002- Obtained Certified Pulmonary Function Therapist certification

I am always current with required continuing education credits

Current Member of AARC

Current Member AABIP

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School Attended

  • Allegany College of Maryland

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  • RCP IV
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner


  • Associate of Arts

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