resource respiratory therapist resume example with 19+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Seasoned Respiratory Therapist with twenty years of experience in healthcare settings. Highly skilled in-patient assessments, blood gas analysis and interpretation and airway management. Successful at implementing best practices to advance respiratory therapy outcomes. Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success.

  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Equipment Troubleshooting and Maintenance
  • Arterial Punctures
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Patient and Caregiver Education
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Strong Clinical Judgment
  • Critical Care Unit (CCU)
  • Airway Management
  • Mechanical Ventilators
  • Care Plan Management
Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC Expected in 06/2003 Associate : Health Science : Respiratory - GPA :
Work History
Schlotzsky's Deli - Resource Respiratory Therapist
, , Spartanburg, SC 04/2022 - Current
  • Managed and operated mechanical ventilators to deliver airway management.
  • Provided antibiotics, bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory medications with hand-held nebulizers, metered-dose inhalers and positive pressure equipment.
  • Delivered treatment for patients experiencing chronic and acute respiratory illnesses by conducting assessments and providing diagnoses.
  • 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.
  • Cooperated and communicated with physicians to deliver patient satisfaction and meet compliance with set standards.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Analyzed patient and family feedback to identify opportunities for staff recognition and areas for improvement.
  • Assessed, diagnosed and treated breathing issues.
  • Maintained patient charts and information, strictly adhering to HIPAA laws and privacy guidelines.
  • Educated patient and family on patient's illness and available remedies.
  • Assessed response to planned care through monitoring and recording patient condition.
  • Analyzed and ran tests and conveyed results to other staff.
  • Conducted tests such as EKGs .
  • Provided emergency care to patients.
  • Treated patients after conducting assessments and laboratory testing.
  • Carried out day-day-day duties accurately and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Worked flexible hours; night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
  • Performed duties in accordance with applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Passionate about learning and committed to continual improvement
Spartanburg Hospital For Restorative Care - Staff RRT
, , 02/2006 - 04/2022
  • Interacted with patients, family members and physicians to coordinate patient care
  • Conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway maintenance
  • Adhered to standards of excellence for respiratory care and diagnostic services
  • Evaluated patients for deficiencies and abnormalities and made medical decisions based on assessments
  • Performed bronchopulmonary drainage and assisted patients with breathing exercises
  • Determined patient safety risks to identify medical intervention needs
  • Set up and monitored mechanical ventilators and handled associated critical care duties
  • Conducted therapeutic and diagnostic procedures with treatment methods and equipment
  • Followed established guidelines to compliantly deliver services
  • Administered bronchodilators, antibiotics, mucolytics, and anti-inflammatory medications via devices such as hand-held nebulizers, metered-dose inhalers, and positive pressure devices
  • Delivered comprehensive care to restore and strengthen patients' respiratory functions
  • Administered medication and ventilatory support
  • Actively participated in daily physician and patient rounds to maintain continuum of care
  • Collected, analyzed and interpreted arterial blood gas
  • Participated in adult resuscitation and applied emergency interventions to restore respiratory functions
  • Educated patients on treatment options, medication administration, therapy self-management and care plans
  • Assisted physicians with intubations, ventilator management and bronchoscopies
  • Delivered airway management by leveraging intubation and extubation skills, bedside and diagnostic bronchoscopy, bedside tracheostomy preparation and assistance
  • Operated and managed mechanical ventilators
  • Administered therapies and medications via inhalers, gas administration apparatuses, environmental control systems and aerosol generators
  • Documented, handled and reported critical values
  • Explained respiratory diagnosis information, treatments and prescription instructions to patients
  • Maintained patient medical records with treatment effectiveness and health outcomes
  • Documented patient information and treatments in confidential electronic health records
  • Consulted and counseled patients and caregivers.
  • 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.
CRT / Wallace Thomson - Staff
, , 07/2003 - 01/2006
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic, and cognitive status of patients

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School Attended

  • Piedmont Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • Resource Respiratory Therapist
  • Staff RRT
  • Staff


  • Associate

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