Respiratory Care Practitioner Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Accomplished Respiratory Care Practitioner offering 17 years of medical experience providing outstanding respiratory healthcare to patients. Highly skilled in patient assessments, blood gas analysis and interpretation, therapy administration and airway management. Successful at implementing best practices to continuously advance respiratory therapy outcomes. Experienced in developing comprehensive respiratory treatment plans, carefully monitoring treatment effectiveness and educating patients for better health condition maintenance. Expert in measuring patient health status to guide treatment and provide ideal outcomes. Very eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.


    Published Literature in Respiratory Care Journal

  • Success of a Tobacco Cessation Program for Parents at a Children’s Hospital Leighann Sweeney, Laura Taylor, Jubrae Peurifoy, Kelly Kauffman, Natalie Napolitano. Respiratory Care Feb 2020, respcare.06810; DOI: 10.4187/respcare.06810
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Mentoring proficiency
  • Supervising students
  • Ability to perform evaluations
  • Completing physical assessments
  • Managing simulation equipment
  • Adaptability
  • Troubleshooting
  • Detail-oriented
  • Good listening skills
  • Computer skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Written Communication
  • Microsoft Office
  • Cultural awareness
  • Team building
  • Teamwork
Work History
Respiratory Care Practitioner, 08/2004 to Current
Kaiser PermanenteNorwalk, CA,
  • Experience in critical care areas to include; CICU, NICU, PICU, Emergency room.
  • Active role as Charge Therapist and established staff assignments based on Respiratory Departments needs. Managed work flow for shift. Resource for critical care and general care areas.
  • Supervision of therapists on shift.
  • Effective communication amongst variety of practices.
  • Preceptor for new staff ICU orientation.
  • Mentor for staff therapists.

Experience with diverse equipment to include:.

  • High Frequency Ventilation- VDR/HFOV.
  • Apollo-Isoflurane Administration.
  • Medical Gas Administration-Heliox, Nitric, Isoflurane.
  • Mechanical Ventilation- all modes.
  • Adjunct Respiratory Educator for New Hires.
  • Instructs Orientation classes (i.e.
  • Oxygen Therapy, Non-invasive Ventilation, Assessment Skills, and Diseases etc.).
  • Cooperated and communicated effectively with physicians to deliver client satisfaction and meet compliance with set standards.
  • Aided physicians with various procedures, including 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 using hand-held nebulizers, metered-dose inhalers and positive pressure equipment.
  • Routinely collaborated with department managers to correct problems and improve services.
  • Educated patients about respiratory conditions, treatment plans and medication use.
Adjunct Educator for Nightshift and Dayshift, 09/2019 to Current
Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia, CHOPCity, STATE,
  • Provides Education and Training for Respiratory New Hires.
  • Provides hands on training tools for Respiratory New Hires.
  • Provides education aides for non-ICU preceptors
  • Provided Pre/Post Orientation Competencies and Reviews.
  • Continually improved knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback and self-identified professional developmental needs.
  • Administered job knowledge assessments and competency testing for certification-level training.
  • Used Microsoft Word and other software tools to create documents and other communications.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Proved successful working within tight deadlines and fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.

Primary Respiratory Lead In Prospect Study in the PICU

  • Train Super-user RT group in Prospect study and methods via class setting.
  • Assisted with development of improved seminars and training materials.

Teach a resident lecture or class:

  • Teach Resident base class for PICU (June 2020)
  • Provided education tips/tools for “How to Bag Mask Ventilate at patient with an artificial airway” and “ How to suction a patient with an artificial airway” and "How to change a Tracheostomy"
  • Provided a hands-on class for PICU residents
  • Instructs Orientation classes (i.e. Oxygen Therapy, Non-invasive Ventilation, Assessment Skills, and Diseases etc.)
  • Provides Pre/Post Orientation Competencies and Reviews
  • Taught a unit or hospital wide class Teach a Unit base class for PICU RN's.
  • Participated in course and program assessment and made improvements in teaching.
  • Provided high-quality, evidence-based instruction.
  • Worked independently and in interdisciplinary group settings with internal and external collaborators.
  • Gave polished and professional presentations at meetings, field conferences and training workshops
Tobacco Dependence Coordinator, 12/2015 to 07/2019
The Children’s Hospital Of PhiladelphiaCity, STATE,
  • Provides education and counseling to patients, families and staff members on tobacco cessation.

Administrative responsibilities include:

  • Monthly reports and daily data collection.
  • Coordination and leadership of team meetings.
  • Maintenance of adequate supply levels of nicotine replacement therapy.
  • Plans, coordinates and participates in current research in regards to Tobacco Dependence Program.
  • Provides, plans and executes staff education of tobacco cessation program and new therapies.
  • Planned and executed the Great American Smoke-out in 2016 & 2017 Clinical Excellence.
  • Gives Nicotine Replacement Therapy and counseling to patients and parents.
  • Created Job aids and teaching material for staff.
  • Created plans and communicated deadlines to ensure projects were completed on time
  • Performed duties in accordance with all applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement
Master of Science: Public Health, Expected in 05/2012
West Chester University of Pennsylvania - West Chester, PA
Bachelor of Science: Respiratory Care, Expected in 05/2006
Gwynedd Mercy University - Gwynedd Valley, PA
  • Pennsylvania Respiratory Therapy License # YM011187
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (2008)
  • Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (2014)
  • Master Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists- PENN Medicine (2015)
  • CPR Instructor (2016)
  • Pediatric Advance Life Support (2020)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (2020)
  • Child Abuse Clearance and Training required by the state of PA (2020)
Professional Affiliations

American Association of Respiratory Care, member since [2010]

Pennsylvania Association for Respiratory Care, member since [2006]

National Board of Respiratory Care, member since [2007]

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School Attended
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Gwynedd Mercy University
Job Titles Held:
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Adjunct Educator for Nightshift and Dayshift
  • Tobacco Dependence Coordinator
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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