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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary

Obtain employment with Lovelace Hospital Systems. Summary of qualifications 2003 - 2021 Deliver specialized respiratory care to patients of all ages. Experience in neonatal ICU, pediatric ICU, and especially with adult cardia c surgery patients. Very experienced with mechanical ventilation. Manage and wean postoperative cardiac patients from ventilator support. I have a complete understanding of the flow of health care from the physicians order to patient treatment. Very computer literate and thorough in charting appropriately. Adept at managing COPD, sleep apnea, congestive heart failure and other chronic conditions. Skilled in instructing patients and caregivers about proper use, maintenance and safety of respiratory equipment.

Skills
  • Equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Respiratory equipment setup
  • Patient care documentation
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Critical thinking
  • Active management and weaning of mechanical ventilation
  • Strong airway management skills, especially tracheostomy
  • Cardiopulmonary hemodynamics well understood
  • Understanding of ECMO and its application
Experience
07/2003 to 07/2021
Registered Respiratory Therapist Einstein Healthcare Network Philadelphia, PA,
  • Adult Critical Care, managing ventilators, delivering therapy.
  • Successfully weaning postoperative cardiac surgery patients and continuing their supportive care.
  • Proficient in Blood Gas Sampling
  • Bedside PFT
  • Evaluated patients for deficiencies and abnormalities and made medical decisions based on assessments.
  • Actively participated in daily physician and patient rounds to maintain continuum of care.
  • Assisted physicians with intubations, ventilator management and bronchoscopies.
  • Active member of team delivering ECMO therapy, and early mobilization for quicker recovery.
  • Highly skilled in tracheostomy management, including changing or downsizing.
08/2009 to 05/2015
Clinical Instructor Harvard University Allston, MA,
  • Used individualized instruction techniques to educate students on patient observation, assessment, decision-making and health teaching.
  • Frequently provided educational lectures to students.
  • Taught students how to intervene in medical emergencies and how to perform head to toe assessments.
  • Upheld patient safety standards by supervising students during medication administration.
  • Educated and mentored students to help individuals surmount academic obstacles and personal difficulties.
  • Evaluated and monitored progress of 2-6 students to promote positive outcomes.
06/1995 to 06/2003
Registered Respiratory Therapist Einstein Healthcare Network Philadelphia, PA,
  • Interacted with patients, family members and physicians to coordinate patient care.
  • Administered medication and ventilatory support.
  • Conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway maintenance.
  • Performed bronchopulmonary drainage and assisted patients with breathing exercises.
  • Collected, analyzed and interpreted blood gas samples.
  • Maintained blood gas lab and analyzers.
  • Assisted physicians with bronchoscopies.
12/1988 to 12/1994
Critical Care Technician Hilton Grand Vacations Tampa, FL,
  • Primary responsibility to watch heart monitors and detect arrhythmias and report and record as necessary to nursing staff.
  • Assisted nursing staff with patient care as needed.
  • Assisted physicians with insertion of invasive lines such as central, arterial and PA catheters.
  • Certified in dysrhythmia identification prior to starting job.
  • Transcribed physician orders
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
Education and Training
Expected in 1995
Associate of Science: Respiratory Care
Dona Ana Branch Community College - Las Cruces, NM,
GPA:

Intense year round program requiring many pre-requisites. I also attended NMSU previously and was approximately 35 credit hours from a bachelors degree in biology and minor in chemistry.

Personal Information
Interests and activities , I have been a professional musician in the past playing trumpet for several local bands in the Las Cruces area.
References

References upon request.

Languages

I attended 2 years of Spanish classes and can communicate fairly well in this language about medical care.

Additional Information
  • I consider myself an expert in my field, and am able to work very well with fellow employees.

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School Attended
  • Dona Ana Branch Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Critical Care Technician
Degrees
  • Associate of Science