Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Dedicated Respiratory Therapist professional with history of meeting company goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand. Patient problem-solver with excellent communication skills and practiced expertise at connecting with patients and earning trust. Works well with full medical team and excels at teaching patients and team members how to administer respiratory treatments.

  • Team player
  • Developing patient care plans
  • Patient Assessments
  • Patient education
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Spirometer reading
  • Direct Patient Care
  • EMR / EHR
  • Staff education and training
  • Ventilator Management
  • Respiratory healthcare equipment
Work History
Respiratory Care Practitioner, 10/2013 - Current
Children's Health Irving, TX,
  • Worked ICU most shifts, proficiently implementing various therapies and making recommendations for acutely ill patients
  • Served as Charge Therapist on shifts worked
  • Worked with Director to develop and implement new policies
  • Served as only Outpatient PFT Technician: scheduling and performing quality PFTs and inpatient bedside spirometry.
  • Served as Pulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist, re-establishing only Pulmonary Rehabilitation in county: assisted patients through intake process; safely exercised patients with various forms of chronic lung diseases; counseled patients on lifestyle changes and healthy habits; provided emotional support as patients made their way through program; maintained above average patient outcomes.
  • Returned to the bedside at the beginning of the pandemic and have worked primarily in Covid ICU: delivering high flow oxygen therapy, non-invasive ventilation & ventilator management
  • Aided physicians with various procedures such as bronchoscopies and intubations.
  • Proficient in the use of: Puritan Bennet 980 & 840, Vyaire VELA & AVEA
Respiratory Care Practitioner, 01/2011 - 08/2013
Children's Health Houston, TX,
  • Gained extensive experience in Burn & Wound ICU, Surgical ICU, Neurosurgical ICU, Medical ICU.
  • Trauma ER: provided care for patients from extreme traumas as those seen in urban cities like Baltimore – multiple stab wounds, gunshot wounds, suicide attempts, motor vehicle accidents and house fires.
  • Delivered therapy to inpatient kids with RSV
  • Training in use and theory of Nitric Oxide and Heliox therapy.
  • Additional training obtained: Oscillator ventilator.
  • Chosen to participate in study: Ultrasound vs Palpation for obtaining ABGs more efficiently for patient and RT.
Clinical Instructor, 09/2007 - 01/2011
University Of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE,
  • Implemented new educational techniques to boost student comprehension while reducing learning time.
  • Facilitated evening tutoring sessions for first and second year RT students
  • Instructed students in general and acute/emergency respiratory care during clinical rotations at Washington Adventist Hospital.
  • Assisted in planning of Annual Health Care Open House for college campus.
  • Assisted in rewriting Respiratory Care Department Manual.
  • Served as substitute teacher for various health care/respiratory classes when designated teachers were unavailable.
  • Created, administered and graded examinations.
  • Member of Medical Advisory Board for Respiratory Care Program.
  • Assisted students in prepare for CRT and RRT board examinations.
Respiratory Care Practitioner, 11/2004 - 08/2010
Children's Health Grapevine, TX,
  • Functioned as shift Charge Therapist: administrative duties, critical thinking and decision making, creating shift schedule, NICU coverage, float, bedside PFT and EKG’s, managing interpersonal relations between staff.
  • Worked well as part of a team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to manage patient care on Step-down ICU, Cardiac ICU (open heart), MICU, SICU and emergency room.
  • Functioned as Arterial Blood Gas Lab therapist which included drawing ABG’s on general care units, ICU’s, cath labs, pre-op care, inputting information on hospital medical reporting system, calling critical values to necessary personnel, quality control and trouble shooting on diagnostic equipment.
  • Experience with Servo I, 300, 900C & E, GE Engstrom, Espirit, Bird Mark III, Bennett 7200, Eagle transport ventilator, Vision BIPAP, Quantum Bipap, Respironics S/T Bipap.
  • Determined requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages, compatible with physicians' orders.
Bachelor of Science: General Studies / Social Science, Expected in 05/2004
Washington Adventist University - Takoma Park, MD
Associate of Science: Respiratory Care, Expected in 05/2003
Washington Adventist University - Takoma Park, MD

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