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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
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Objective:     Seek the Position of Respiratory Therapist

SUMMARY:

Expert Respiratory Therapist with over eight years of experience assessing, treating, and caring for patients with breathing disorders; assuming primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians; initiating and conducting therapeutic procedures; maintaining patient records; and selecting, assembling, checking, and operating equipment.
  • Extensive knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Strong knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Profound knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Uncommon knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Deep knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • In-depth knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Great knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Great ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Remarkable ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Uncommon ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Professional Experience

Tom Private Hospital, Minneapolis, MN             2002 - Present

Respiratory Therapist
  • Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment.
  • Provide emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages, compatible with physicians' orders.
  • Monitor 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.
  • Read prescription, measure arterial blood gases, and review patient information to assess patient condition.
  • Work as part of a team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to manage patient care.
  • Enforce safety rules and ensure careful adherence to physicians' orders.
  • Maintain charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information.
  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.
  • Educate 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.
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation and allay fears.
  • Relay blood analysis results to a physician.
  • Perform pulmonary function and adjust equipment to obtain optimum results in therapy.
  • Perform bronchopulmonary drainage and assist or instruct patients in performance of breathing exercises.
  • Demonstrate respiratory care procedures to trainees and other health care personnel.
  • Teach, train, supervise, and utilize the assistance of students, respiratory therapy technicians, and assistants.
State Hospital, Minneapolis, MN                           1996 - 2002

Respiratory Therapist
  • Prepared suite for routine and Interventional bronchoscopy procedures and provided technical assistance to physicians during procedures.
  • Prepared for and assisted with procedures in areas other than the bronchoscopy suite (operating room, radiology, intensive care), which requires extensive knowledge of different operating systems.
  • Assisted in training of pulmonary fellows and support staff in the proper use and care of equipment used.
  • Prepared and assisted with research bronchoscopy procedures.
  • Processed biologic specimens according to established protocols.
  • Provided aerosolized medication delivery for treatment and sputum induction for diagnostic evaluation.
  • Maintained endoscopic video system used in conjunction with bronchoscopy, including digital photography, video processing and image management.
  • Provided preventive maintenance and decontamination of bronchoscopic and other diagnostic equipment in compliance with established protocols.
  • Assisted in training of pulmonary fellows and support staff in the proper use and care of equipment used.
  • Maintained proper inventory of supplies for pulmonary suite as well as in satellite areas providing bronchoscopy services.
  • Participated in departmental Performance Improvement activities as appropriate.
  • Maintained knowledge of performance improvement activities occurring within the department.
Education AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Minneapolis Licensed Respiratory Therapist, RRT

Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy, New York University, NY (1995)




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