respiratory therapist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Seasoned Respiratory Therapist with over 38 year's experience in the medical field, including 25 years in a level one trauma center working as a nurse and the last 10 years of those practicing as an RRT. Highly skilled in patient assessments including blood gas analysis, interpretation, therapy administration and airway management. Have worked in all areas in hospital settings including trauma, ER, ICU, MICU and NICU. Successful at implementing best practices to continuously advance respiratory therapy outcomes. Experience working with pediatric/adult patients with congenital lung conditions, asthma, traumatic pulmonary conditions requiring close care and lastly innovative treatment approaches. Natural communicator with children able to reduce fears through education and judicious use of humor. Excellent data analysis and patient evaluation skills. Capable of overseeing ventilator setting adjustments and performing diagnostic testing. Highly skilled in assisting physicians and nurses with wide range of bedside procedures, cleaning and restocking treatment areas and maintaining highest standards of safety.

  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Consults with physicians to develop patient treatment plans
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Diagnostic tests such as measuring lung capacity
  • Ventilator management
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Physical assessment
  • Critical care
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Seasoned in medical clinical procedures
  • A-line insertions
  • ABG collection and interpretation
  • Assisting in Code Blue
  • Pediatric and neonatal treatments
  • Respiratory equipment setup
  • Patient Education
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Record keeping and documentation
  • Infection control standards
  • Critical thinking proficiency
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Medical intensive care
  • Trauma
Work History
Respiratory Therapist, 03/2020 - Current
Integris Health Miami, OK,
  • Evaluated patient response to respiratory treatments and revised care plans accordingly.
  • Maintained proper oxygen titration levels of patients receiving ventilator support.
  • Provided comprehensive care to improve and strengthen clients' respiratory functions.
  • Aided physicians with various procedures such as bronchoscopies, ventilator management and intubations.
  • Monitored patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes.
  • Provided antibiotics, bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory medications with hand-held nebulizers, metered-dose inhalers and positive pressure equipment.
  • Assessed response to planned care through monitoring and recording patient condition.
  • Managed and operated mechanical ventilators to deliver airway management.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Evaluated care policies using patient records and current research findings to develop better treatment.
  • Analyzed and ran tests and conveyed results to other staff.
  • Provided emergency care to patients.
  • Maintained patient charts and information, strictly adhering to HIPAA laws and privacy guidelines.
  • Responded to emergency codes and calls during off-hours and immediately initiated treatment.
  • Assessed, diagnosed and treated breathing issues.
  • Educated patient and family on patient's illness and available remedies.
RRT, 03/2020 - 09/2021
Franciscan Hospital For Children Brighton, MA,
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented progress of individuals participating in clinical trials.
  • Cooperated and communicated effectively with physicians to deliver client satisfaction and meet compliance with set standards.
  • Routinely collaborated with department managers to correct problems and improve services.
  • 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.
Registered Respiratory Therapist, 03/2013 - 11/2019
Central Vermont Medical Center Montpelier, VT,
  • Adhered to all standards of excellence established for respiratory care and diagnostic services
  • Evaluated patients with deficiencies and abnormalities within cardiopulmonary system and made medical decisions based on assessments
  • Administered medication and ventilatory support, including maintenance and management of life support systems
  • Interacted with patients, family members and physicians to coordinate and inform regarding patient care
  • Conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and maintenance of airways
  • Delivered services following guidelines established by [Type] agency to keep company compliant
  • Identified need for medical intervention by determining patient safety risks
  • Maintained HIPAA compliance across all patient data-handling, systems and training
  • Evaluated overall resident care within facility and diligently enforced high standards
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations, and nursing diagnoses
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems, including MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD, pneumonia
  • Provided patient diagnosis, test evaluation and treatment under strict time constraints
  • Maintained all confidential personnel files, licensing and CPR compliance records
LPN, 07/1995 - 03/2013
Merakey Sutersville, PA,
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to catch and address new concerns
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes
  • Kept optimal supply levels in treatment rooms, triage and other areas to meet typical patient loads
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety
  • Minimized staff and patient infection risk by cleaning and disinfecting equipment instruments
  • Managed elements of patient care, from admission to discharge or transfer to other units, using nursing expertise to conduct assessments, administer medications, initiate nursing and emergency interventions, contribute to care plan development and educate patients
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom recurrence
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management
  • Assessed physical, psychological, physiologic and cognitive status of patients
  • Documented patient intake information, including medical histories, current symptoms and vitals such as height and weight.
Associate of Science: Nursing, Expected in 06/1984
BOCES of Oneida, Herkermer, And Madison County - New Hartford, NY,
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Associate of Science: RN, Expected in 06/1986
SUNY College of Agriculture & Technology At Morrisville - Morrisville, NY
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RN- not completed

Associate of Science: Respiratory Therapy, Expected in 06/2012
Reading Area Community College - Reading, PA
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  • BLS
  • PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • NRP -Neonatal Resuscitation
  • RRT
  • CRT
  • LPN
  • ACLS

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School Attended

  • BOCES of Oneida, Herkermer, And Madison County
  • SUNY College of Agriculture & Technology At Morrisville
  • Reading Area Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Respiratory Therapist
  • RRT
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • LPN


  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science

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