registered respiratory therapist resume example with 9+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Dynamic Registered Respiratory Therapist with 3 years of experience in a level 1 trauma center emergency department, four specialties within intensive care unit to include pulmonary, trauma, neurology. One year of experience with COVID-19 in ICU, PCU and floor areas of hospital. Adept at collaborating with interdisciplinary medical teams. Dedicated to delivering best-in-class patient care with patient quality satisfaction as a priority. Proven team oriented mentality with all areas of the medical team in highly critical situations. Eager to contribute to all teams through hard work and effective communication skills. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and daily contributions from other disciplines in hospital setting.

  • Compassionate and personable
  • Strong clinical judgment and critical thinking skills
  • Critical care and ventilator management
  • Treatment planning
  • Patient education
  • Tracheostomy and laryngectomy care
  • Airway management and intubation
  • Arterial line insertion and management
  • Assist with bronchoscopies and percutaneous tracheostomies
Temple College Temple, TX, Expected in 05/2016 Associate of Science : Respiratory Therapy - GPA :
Louisiana Technical College - Lafayette Lafayette, LA Expected in Certification : Nursing Assistant - GPA :
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Licensed Respiratory Therapist, Colorado state licensure
  • PALS, ACLS and NRP certified and current
Work History
Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center - Registered Respiratory Therapist
Natchez, MS, 01/2018 - Current
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Worked flexible hours; weekend, and holiday shifts.
  • Administered medications to treat patients' symptoms and address underlying disease progression.
  • Protected critically ill patients from unnecessary risks by limiting visitors, using proper PPE and using strong infection control procedures.
  • Responded rapidly to critical codes to coordinate stabilization treatments, provide airway protection, and restore vital functions.
  • Delivered outstanding patient care in Pulmonary, Trauma, Neurology, and COVID-19 critical care units.
  • Guided and educated patients and caregivers on diagnoses, disease management, preventative measures, medication use and self-care to foster consistency in care administration.
  • Monitored patients' respiratory status and ventilator operation and made adjustments to promote stabilization.
  • Maintained respectful and professional environment to patients and families.
  • Coordinated with healthcare team including physician, nurses, social workers and pharmacists to carry out and manage personalized patient care plans and discharge treatment plans.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Provided skilled, timely and level-headed emergency response to critically-ill patients
  • Interacted effectively with patients, families, staff and other hospital department staff to deliver high level of customer service and teamwork.
  • Aided physicians with various procedures to include bronchoscopies, percutaneous tracheostomies and intubations.
  • Delivered treatment for patients experiencing chronic and acute respiratory illnesses by conducting assessments and providing diagnoses.
Palmetto Health - Respiratory Therapist
Batesville, SC, 08/2015 - 01/2017
  • Checked patient identifying information against records to uphold strict security, safety and regulatory standards.
  • Provided care for patients based on physical, psychological, educational and safety criteria.
  • Reviewed available supplies, identified deficiencies and located necessary materials to meet operational demands.
  • Wiped down equipment with proper cleaning products after each patient to reduce instances of infection.
  • Reported any unusual or urgent circumstances in patients' condition or environment immediately to my supervisor.
  • Educated patients about sleep apnea, answered questions and provided comforting words to control anxiety and enhance procedure results.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Optimized machinery and obtained consistent, accurate results through proper equipment calibration.
  • Fostered excellence by example by "setting pace" and being hands on mentor to clinical staff.
  • Resolved challenging customer complaints to full satisfaction, promoting patient quality experiences.
  • Trained employees on sleep lab equipment, policies and procedures, and assigned duties.
  • Assisted with new hire processing and existing training programs.
  • Mentored and guided employees to foster proper completion of assigned duties.
  • Recorded patient medical history, applicable test results and vitals into medical records.
Briggs Equipment, Inc. - Sales Manager
Amarillo, TX, 05/2005 - 12/2009
  • Identified, hired and trained highly-qualified staff by teaching best practices, procedures and sales strategies.
  • Monitored metrics and marketing investments to assess performance and implement continuous improvements.
  • Coached employees in successful selling methods and encouraged cross-selling to drive revenue.
  • Monitored customer buying trends, market conditions and competitor actions to adjust strategies and achieve sales goals.
  • Supervised sales team of 30 people, stepping in to support employees and deliver smooth sales processes for clients.
  • Handled all customer relations issues pleasantly, enabling quick resolution and client satisfaction.
  • Held weekly meetings with Regional Manager to identify techniques to overcome sales obstacles.
  • Maintained relationships with customers and found new ones by identifying needs and offering appropriate services.
  • Organized promotional events and interacted with community to increase sales volume.
  • Raised performance in areas of sales, management and operations by identifying and targeting areas in need of improvement.
  • Achieved or exceeded financial goals on regular basis by controlling expenses, optimizing schedules and regulating inventory usage.
  • Onboarded new employees, including training, mentoring and new hire documentation.
  • Reviewed performance data to monitor and measure productivity, goal progress and activity levels.
  • Evaluated employees' strengths and assigned tasks based upon experience and training.

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School Attended

  • Temple College
  • Louisiana Technical College - Lafayette

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Sales Manager


  • Associate of Science
  • Certification

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