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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Registered Respiratory Therapist with over 17 years of experience with inpatient and outpatient therapeutic services. Adept at managing diverse conditions that include COPD, sleep apnea, congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and interstitial lung disease. Skilled in instructing patients and caregivers about the use and operation of respiratory equipment. Eager to contribute to the Community Health mission through effective and empathetic patient care.

Skills
  • ACLS / PALS / BLS
  • Strong critical care skills
  • Excellent critical thinking and decision making
  • Ventilators: PB 980, Servo I, VELA, Draager
  • Quality control
  • Troubleshooting equipment
  • Patient Care Plan management
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Outpatient Care: Pulmonary Function Therapist & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Team management
  • Team building
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Training & Development
Experience
Respiratory Therapist, 10/2013 - Current
Kpc Promise Healthcare Llc Mesa, AZ,

Performed the aforementioned responsibilities of a Respiratory Therapist from 2013 - 2016. From 2016 - 2018 served as the Pulmonary Function Lab Technologist and performed the following duties:

  • Adhered to all standards of excellence established for respiratory care and diagnostic services.
  • Interacted with patients, family members and physicians to coordinate and inform regarding patient care.
  • Identified need for medical intervention by determining patient safety risks.
  • Achieved cost-savings by developing functional solutions to scheduling and registration problems.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including performing quality control procedures on diagnostic and Arterial Blood Gas Lab equipment.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face at appointments and through phone conversations when scheduling their test

Served as the Pulmonary Rehabililtation Specialist from 2018 - 2020 and performed the following duties:

  • Monitoring patient physiological responses to therapy such as arterial blood gases, vital signs or blood chemistry, and lung function changes, and consulting with physicians if there are adverse reactions.
  • Working as part of a team of health care professionals to manage patient care by assisting with medical procedures.
  • Setting up and operating devices including therapeutic gas administration apparatus, mechanical ventilators, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.
  • Following specified parameters of treatment.
  • Providing emergency care, such as external cardiac massage, artificial respiration, or assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Inspecting, testing, cleaning, and maintaining respiratory therapy equipment to ensure it is functioning safely and efficiently.
  • Maintaining charts that contain patient identification and therapy information.
  • Measuring arterial blood gases, reading prescriptions, lung capacity, and reviewing other information to assess patient condition.
  • Relaying blood analysis results to a physician.
  • Making emergency visits to resolve equipment problems when necessary.
  • Ordering equipment repairs when necessary.
  • Explaining health care treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation.
  • Checking pulmonary function in patients.

Returned to inpatient ICU duties in 2020 to present, caring for and managing COVID+ patients on ventilators and non-invasive therapy.

Respiratory Therapist, 12/2010 - Current
Kpc Promise Healthcare Llc Murray, UT,
  • In addition to all the previous functions of a Respiratory Therapist listed at Washington Adventist Hospital:.
  • Gained extensive experience in the Burn & Wound ICU, Surgical ICU, Neuroscience ICU and the Medical ICU.
  • Skilled in managing the patient needing respiratory care from extreme traumas as those seen in urban cities like Baltimore – multiple stab wounds, gunshot wounds, suicide attempts, motor vehicle accidents and house fires.
  • Educated and proficient in the use and theory of Nitric Oxide and Heliox therapy.
  • Additional training obtained in the use of the Oscillator ventilator.
Respiratory Clinical Instructor, 08/2007 - 12/2010
Kpc Promise Healthcare Llc Vicksburg, MS,
  • Facilitated evening tutoring sessions for students.
  • Instructed students in general and acute/emergency care during clinical rotations at Washington Adventist Hospital.
  • Assisted in the planning of the Annual Health Care Open House for the campus.
  • Assisted in rewriting the Respiratory Care Department Manual.
  • Served as substitute teacher for various health care/respiratory classes when designated teachers are unavailable.
  • Member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Respiratory Care Program.
  • Assisted students in the preparation of CRT and RRT board examinations.
  • Assessed students' knowledge and skills through assignments and exams.
  • Taught students how to intervene in medical emergencies and how to perform head to toe assessments.
  • Initiated new learning methods to ensure total student comprehension while maximizing learning time.
  • Managed daily operations by delivering laboratory instruction, curriculum implementation, student advisement and continuous improvement of industry best practices.
  • Upheld patient safety standards by supervising students during medication administration.
  • Delegated patient assignments to students based on individual learning needs and patient assessments.
  • Retained interest and maximized receptive learning by educating students utilizing instructional techniques including hands-on and laboratory curriculum.
  • Used individualized instruction techniques to educate students on patient observation, assessment, decision-making and health teaching.
  • Educated and mentored students to help individuals surmount academic obstacles and personal difficulties.
Respiratory Therapist, 10/2004 - 07/2010
Washington Adventist Hospital City, STATE,
  • Excellent multi-tasker, works great under pressure.
  • Maintains professional and pleasant relationships with fellow healthcare workers.
  • Recognized as Therapist of the Month.
  • Excellent at patient care, patient confidentiality and maintaining above average relationship with patients and their families.
  • Frequently functions as shift charge therapist which includes: administrative duties, critical thinking and decision making, creating shift schedule, NICU coverage, float, bedside PFT and EKG’s, managing interpersonal relations between staff.
  • Maintained knowledge of performance improvement activities occurring within the department.
  • Assisted in training of new therapists in respiratory modalities and the proper use and care of equipment.
  • Accurate and proficient computer and written documentation of treatments and recommendations.
  • Functioned as the arterial blood gas lab therapist which included drawing ABG’s on the general care units, ICU’s and cath labs and pre-op care, inputting information on hospital medical reporting system, calling critical values to necessary personnel, quality control and trouble shooting on diagnostic equipment.
  • Demonstrated respiratory care procedures and equipment to fellow healthcare workers.
  • Functioned as Smoking Cessation Counselor to at risk patients.
  • Worked as part of a team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to manage patient care on general care units, step down ICUs, critical care ICUs, post surgical care ICUs and emergency room.
  • 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.
  • Educates patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.
  • Prepares patients for routine and interventional bronchoscopy procedures and provided technical assistance to physicians during procedures.
  • Provides aerosolized medication delivery for treatment and sputum induction for diagnostic evaluation.
  • Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment.
  • Provides emergency care, including artificial respiration, and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Determines requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages, compatible with physicians' orders.
  • Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing exercises.
Education and Training
BS: General Studies / Social Science, Expected in 05/2004
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Washington Adventist University - Takoma Park, MD,
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AAS: Respiratory Care, Expected in 05/2003
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Washington Adventist University - Takoma Park, MD,
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Certifications
  • Respiratory Care Practioner License - 2003 - present
  • ACLS, PALS, BLS

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School Attended

  • Washington Adventist University
  • Washington Adventist University

Job Titles Held:

  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Respiratory Clinical Instructor
  • Respiratory Therapist

Degrees

  • BS
  • AAS

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