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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Registered Respiratory Therapist known for delivering exceptional patient care in hospital environments. Experience working with pediatric patients with congenital lung conditions, asthma and traumatic pulmonary conditions requiring close care and innovative treatment approaches. Natural communicator with children with talent reducing fears through education and judicious use of humor. Seasoned Respiratory Therapist with 11 years of experience in a healthcare settings. Skillful in completing patient assessments, blood gas analysis and interpretation and airway management. Successful at implementing best practices to continuously advance respiratory therapy outcomes.

Accomplishments

·Graduate from an Accredited Respiratory Therapy in South Florida

· Backed by a solid work history, reputation as a team player and passion for helping others

· Knowledge of medical terminology an infection control standard

Skills
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Acute Illness
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Patient Health Information Access
  • Arterial Punctures
  • Infection Control
  • Medication Side Effect Knowledge
  • Mechanical Ventilators
  • Patient Care Documentation
  • Critical Care Unit (CCU)
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Medical Terminology
  • Drug Administration Trained
  • Bronchodilators
  • Documentation
  • Analytical Approach
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Maintaining Patient Safety Standards
  • IT Systems Support
  • Information Coordination
  • Operational Standards
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Body Mechanics Competency
  • Emotional Support
  • Supporting Daily Living Needs
  • Standards of Excellence
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention
  • Coronary Artery Disease Knowledge
  • Blood Chemistry Changes
  • Project Requirements
  • Practice Improvement
  • Patient Data Management Systems
  • Nursing Standards
  • Physical Assessment
  • Ventilation Management
  • Strong Clinical Judgment
  • Bronchopulmonary Drainage
  • Patient Education
Work History
08/2018 to Current Registered Respiratory Therapist Lee Health | Fort Lauderdale, FL,
  • Worked with patients to administer aerosolized respiratory medications and chest percussion treatments to improve breathing.
  • Coordinated with physicians and other care team members on care and treatments.
  • Documented therapies and diagnostic tests in patient electronic records for use by care team.
  • Evaluated patient response to respiratory treatments and revised care plans accordingly.
  • Verified proper set-up of ventilators for both adult and pediatric patients.
  • Maintained proper oxygen titration levels of patients receiving ventilator support.
  • Consistently responded within time limits to requests for respiratory assessments.
  • Established respiratory care plans for patients suffering from cystic fibrosis, asthma and spontaneous pneumothoraxes.
  • Evaluated care policies using patient records and current research findings to develop better treatment.
  • Treated patients after conducting assessments and laboratory testing.
  • Conducted tests such as EKGs and drainages.
  • Analyzed and ran tests and conveyed results to other staff.
  • Assessed response to planned care through monitoring and recording patient condition.
  • Responded to emergency codes and calls during off-hours and immediately initiated treatment.
  • Educated patient and family on patient's illness and available remedies.
  • Assessed, diagnosed and treated breathing issues.
  • Maintained patient charts and information, strictly adhering to HIPAA laws and privacy guidelines.
  • Provided emergency care to patients.
  • Analyzed patient and family feedback to identify opportunities for staff recognition and areas for improvement.
  • Developed system of staff communication to enable quicker implementation of treatment plans and improved comprehensive patient care.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Provided comprehensive care to improve and strengthen clients' respiratory functions.
  • Monitored patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes.
  • Aided physicians with various procedures such as bronchoscopies, ventilator management and intubations.
  • Delivered treatment for patients experiencing chronic and acute respiratory illnesses by conducting assessments and providing diagnoses.
  • Provided antibiotics, bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory medications with hand-held nebulizers, metered-dose inhalers and positive pressure equipment.
  • Managed and operated mechanical ventilators to deliver airway management.
  • Provided designated family members with updated information on progress and treatment of patients in critical care unit.
06/2015 to 07/2018 Registered Respiratory Therapist Lifepoint Hospitals | Russellville, KY,
  • Worked with patients to administer aerosolized respiratory medications and chest percussion treatments to improve breathing.
  • Coordinated with physicians and other care team members on care and treatments.
  • Documented therapies and diagnostic tests in patient electronic records for use by care team.
  • Evaluated patient response to respiratory treatments and revised care plans accordingly.
  • Verified proper set-up of ventilators for both adult and pediatric patients.
  • Maintained proper oxygen titration levels of patients receiving ventilator support.
  • Consistently responded within time limits to requests for respiratory assessments.
10/2012 to 10/2014 SICU Unit Technician Select Medical Corporation | Louisville, KY,
  • Worked as part of team of physicians, nurses or other healthcare professionals to manage patient care by assisting with medical procedures or related duties.
  • Interacted effectively with patients, families, staff and other hospital department staff to deliver high level of customer service and teamwork.
  • Educated patients about procedures, answered questions and provided comforting words to control anxiety and enhance procedure results.
  • Documented observations and baseline measurements in medical records.
  • Provided care for patients based on physical, psychological, educational and safety criteria.
  • Adhered to strict infection control measures and verified proper cleaning and sanitation of respiratory equipment prior to each use.
  • Optimized machinery and obtained consistent, accurate results through proper equipment calibration.
  • Reviewed available supplies, identified deficiencies and located necessary materials to meet operational demands.
  • Questioned patients about medical backgrounds to obtain accurate health history data and optimize treatment plans.
  • Gathered, charted and analyzed patient history data and discussed key points with clinicians.
  • Cared for patients by providing [Action], personal care and ambulation.
08/2004 to 08/2010 Patient Care Technician Larkin Community Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Obtained patient vital signs and reported results to staff nurse or physician, noting changes from prior measurements.
  • Answered patient assistance calls, assessed needs and offered qualified support.
  • Collected and transported specimens to prepare for lab testing.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Maximized patient satisfaction by helping individuals carry out personal tasks such as dressing and walking.
  • Helped patients maintain healthy skin by checking wounds, assessing integrity and bathing bedbound individuals.
  • Supported patient admissions, discharges and transfers to promote team productivity.
  • Organized and replenished unit supplies to maintain team readiness for expected demands.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Assisted nursing staff with respiratory, cardiopulmonary and physical therapies.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Assembled admissions pages and added new pages to patients' charts.
  • Helped patients complete activities of daily living.
  • Cleaned, sanitized and moved hospital equipment.
  • Collected laboratory specimens, dropped off at laboratories and picked up test results.
  • Provided physical support to patients through diverse types of mobility assistance.
Education
Expected in to to No Degree | English Miami Dade College, Miami, FL GPA:
Expected in 04/2011 to to Associate of Science | Respiratory Therapy ATI College of Health, Miami, FL GPA:
Certifications

Licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist

CPR/AED

BLS

ACLS

PALS

HIV/AIDS

Languages
English:
Native or Bilingual
Negotiated:
French:
Native or Bilingual
Negotiated:

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School Attended

  • Miami Dade College
  • ATI College of Health

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • SICU Unit Technician
  • Patient Care Technician

Degrees

  • No Degree
  • Associate of Science

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