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

Dedicated, professional Respiratory Therapist with 20+ years of experience in the acute healthcare setting. Skilled in multi-tasking, working under pressure and adapting to new situations. Learns quickly and works well with all medical personnel to ensure that the best patient care is provided.

Skills
  • Team player
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Quality Patient Care - proactive and prompt
  • EMRs - Epic / Cerner / Meditech
  • Extensive experience in ventilator management - Servo - I, 300, 900e, 900C / Vyaire - Avea & Vela / Hamilton G5 & T1 / Drager V500 & Evita XL / Carefusion - LTVs / Pneuton / Respironics - V60, Vision, Espirit & home CPAP set-up and management.
  • Patient and Caregiver Education
  • Equipment Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Work History
10/2021 to Current Traveling Registered Respiratory Therapist Children's Health | , , Omaha, NE
  • Maintained contract at Northwest Hospital, Baltimore MD from October 2021 - present.
  • Achieved proficiency in ventilator management using Drager V500 and Hamilton T100.
  • ABGs analyzed using Siemens ePoc
  • Managed Veletri therapy for patients with Pulmonary Hypertension.
  • Gained experience in intubations and complex airway management.
  • EMR used: Cerner.
  • Delivered treatment for patients experiencing chronic and acute respiratory illnesses by conducting assessments and providing diagnoses.
  • Monitored patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes.
  • Cooperated and communicated with physicians to deliver patient satisfaction and meet compliance with set standards.
  • Aided physicians with various procedures such as bronchoscopies, ventilator management, difficult intubations and bedside tracheostomies.
10/2013 to 10/2021 Respiratory Care Practitioner Children's Health | , ,
  • 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 the only Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center in PG 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 worked primarily in Covid ICU: delivering high flow oxygen therapy, non-invasive ventilation, airway care & ventilator management.
  • Aided physicians with various procedures such as bronchoscopies and intubations.
  • ABG analysis with iStat
  • EMR used: Meditech / Epic
  • Proficient in ventilator management using: Puritan Bennet 980 & 840, Vyaire VELA & AVEA
01/2011 to 08/2013 Respiratory Care Practitioner University Of Nebraska Medical Center | , ,
  • 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.
  • Ventilator management using Servo I.
09/2007 to 01/2011 Clinical Instructor Children's Health | , ,
  • 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.
11/2004 to 08/2010 Respiratory Care Practitioner Company Name | , ,
  • 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.
Education
Expected in 05/2004 to to Bachelor of Science | General Studies / Social Science Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, MD GPA:
Expected in 05/2003 to to Associate of Science | Respiratory Care Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, MD GPA:

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School Attended

  • Washington Adventist University
  • Washington Adventist University

Job Titles Held:

  • Traveling Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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