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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Seasoned Respiratory Therapist with 18 years of experience in acute, long term and spinal cord injury healthcare settings. Skillful in completing patient assessments, blood gas analysis and interpretation and airway management. Successful at implementing best practices to continuously advance respiratory therapy outcomes.

Skills
  • Strong clinical judgment
  • Physical assessments
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Organization and Time Management
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Excellent Communication
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Self-Motivated
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multitasking Abilities
Work History
03/2007 to Current
Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist (40hrs/wk) Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Coordinated with physicians and other care team members on care and treatments.
  • Evaluated patient response to respiratory treatments and revised care plans accordingly.
  • 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 comprehensive care to improve and strengthen clients' respiratory functions.
  • Provided designated family members with updated information on progress and treatment of patients in critical care unit.
  • Documented therapies and diagnostic tests in patient electronic records for use by care team.
  • Consistently responded within time limits to requests for respiratory assessments.
  • Established respiratory care plans for patients suffering from COPD, asthma, Covid, pneumonia, etc.
  • Verified proper set-up of ventilators for both adult patients.
  • Worked with patients to administer aerosolized respiratory medications and chest percussion treatments to improve breathing.
  • Maintained proper oxygen titration levels of patients receiving ventilator support.
  • Delivered treatment for patients experiencing chronic and acute respiratory illnesses by conducting assessments and providing diagnoses.
  • Analyzed patient and family feedback to identify opportunities for staff recognition and areas for improvement.
  • Cooperated and communicated with physicians to deliver patient satisfaction and meet compliance with set standards.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Managed and operated mechanical ventilators to deliver airway management.
  • Provided antibiotics, bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory medications with hand-held nebulizers, metered-dose inhalers and positive pressure equipment.
  • Treated patients after conducting assessments and laboratory testing.
  • Evaluated care policies using patient records and current research findings to develop better treatment.
  • Provided emergency care to patients.
  • Assessed, diagnosed and treated breathing issues.
  • Responded to emergency codes and immediately initiated treatment.
  • Analyzed and ran tests and conveyed results to other staff.
  • Educated patient and family on patient's illness and available remedies.
  • Maintained patient charts and information, strictly adhering to HIPAA laws and privacy guidelines.
  • Assessed response to planned care through monitoring and recording patient condition.
06/2004 to 03/2007
Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist/Polysomnography Technician Saint Vincent's Hospital (40hrs/wk) City, STATE,
  • Coordinated with physicians and other care team members on care and treatments.
  • Evaluated patient response to respiratory treatments and revised care plans accordingly.
  • Provided comprehensive care to improve and strengthen clients' respiratory functions.
  • Monitored patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes.
  • Aided physicians with various procedures such as bronchoscopies, ventilator management and intubations.
  • Consistently responded within time limits to requests for respiratory assessments.
  • Established respiratory care plans for patients suffering from COPD, asthma, Covid, pneumonia, etc.
  • Documented therapies and diagnostic tests in patient electronic records for use by care team.
  • Worked with patients to administer aerosolized respiratory medications and chest percussion treatments to improve breathing.
  • Verified proper set-up of ventilators for adult patients.
  • Provided designated family members with updated information on progress and treatment of patients in critical care unit.
  • Maintained proper oxygen titration levels of patients receiving ventilator support.
  • Analyzed patient and family feedback to identify opportunities for staff recognition and areas for improvement.
  • Provided antibiotics, bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory medications with hand-held nebulizers, metered-dose inhalers and positive pressure equipment.
  • Delivered treatment for patients experiencing chronic and acute respiratory illnesses by conducting assessments and providing diagnoses.
  • Monitored patient reactions to drugs and carefully documented findings.
  • Managed and operated mechanical ventilators to deliver airway management.
  • Cooperated and communicated with physicians to deliver patient satisfaction and meet compliance with set standards.
  • Assessed response to planned care through monitoring and recording patient condition.
  • Evaluated care policies using patient records and current research findings to develop better treatment.
  • Maintained patient charts and information, strictly adhering to HIPAA laws and privacy guidelines.
  • Conducted tests such as EKGs and bedside pulmonary testing.
  • Responded to emergency codes and immediately initiated treatment.
  • Treated patients after conducting assessments and laboratory testing.
  • Assessed, diagnosed and treated breathing issues.
  • Analyzed and ran tests and conveyed results to other staff.
  • Educated patient and family on patient's illness and available remedies.
  • Provided emergency care to patients.
01/2002 to 06/2004
Polysomnography Technician (36hrs/wk) Summa Health Center City, STATE,
  • Helped to complete procedures such as EEGs, PSGs and NCSs.
  • Attached electrodes to patients using adhesives.
  • Updated electronic medical records with current patient data and physician notes.
  • Summarized technical data to assist physicians to diagnose brain, sleep or nervous system disorders.
  • Gathered, documented and tracked test results for physician interpretation.
  • Monitored patients during tests or surgeries using electroencephalographs (EEG), evoked potential (EP) instruments or video recording equipment.
  • Managed team member work, oriented new employees and assigned tasks.
  • Exceeded goals through effective task prioritization and great work ethic.
  • Completed paperwork, recognizing discrepancies and promptly addressing for resolution.
  • Resolved problems, improved operations and provided exceptional service.
  • Actively listened to customers' requests, confirming full understanding before addressing concerns.
  • Offered friendly and efficient service to customers, handled challenging situations with ease.
Education
Expected in 05/2004 to to
Associate of Applied Science: Respiratory Therapy
Cuyahoga Community College - Parma, Ohio,
GPA:
Expected in 05/1994 to to
Bachelor of Science: Political Science And Government
University of Akron - Akron, OH
GPA:
Expected in 05/1992 to to
Associate of Applied Science: Criminal Justice
University of Akron - Akron, OH
GPA:

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School Attended

  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • University of Akron
  • University of Akron

Job Titles Held:

  • Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist (40hrs/wk)
  • Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist/Polysomnography Technician
  • Polysomnography Technician (36hrs/wk)

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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