Contract Travel Respiratory Therapist
AMN/Club Staffing, San Diego, CA
Jan 2013 – Current
Rady Children’s Hospital- San Diego, CA
Contract 3/2013- 5/2013
Provide support to Helen Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children. Primarily worked with Subacute ventilated children, providing clinical respiratory care throughout resident daily activities. Served as a support to assist all ancillary and nursing staff with ventilator dependent children for special activities and outings.
Loma Linda University Hospital
Provided respiratory therapy services and supported department through EPIC conversion. Worked in various units including general medicine, ICU step down, and cardiac unit.
Contract Respiratory Therapist
Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Carson, CA
Providing temporary support to Respiratory Therapy department. Responsibilities include all critical care units.
Flagler Hospital, Saint Augustine, FL
Dec 2011 – Dec 2012
Provided respiratory services for adult and pediatric population. Worked in emergency room, critical care areas, and provided floor care. Ventilator management and blood gas draw and analysis. Educating patients and families on disease process and preventative care.
Pulmonary Healthcare Network at Avante, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Aug 2011 – Dec 2012
Provided Respiratory Therapy Services through PHN for Avante SNF. Worked as a the only therapist on site. Patient population were all Ventilator patients or patients with tracheostomy. Primary roles were to actively wean patients from ventilator and or trach to be able to return home. Provided extensive education to patients and families. Ability to evaluate and assess patient needs and consider psychosocial factors serving as a barrier for the patient to wean. Provided tracheostomy care, including trach changes and downsizing. Working as a sole therapist in shifts, utilized assessment skills to respond effectively to patient emergencies. Evaluated and assessed medical records to identify patients potential for admission, and determine ability to wean from ventilator based on clinical information.
Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, GA
Oct 2009 – Apr 2011
Level I trauma center. Experience in Emergency room, adult critical care. Intensive care unit experience to include, trauma, neurosurgical, medical, cardiac including open heart protocols, and step down Intensive care units. Blood gas analysis, computer charting.
Respiratory Therapist- Contract
Regional Medical Center, San Jose, CA
Jan 2009 – Sep 2009
Travel Assignment - Per Diem Staffing
Level II Trauma Center. Experience in Emergency Room Trauma, adult ICU: Trauma, Cardiac, Medical and Neurosurgical ICU Pediatric care, floor therapy, arterial blood gas analysis. Meditech computerized charting.
Respiratory Therapist- Travel and Registry
Per Diem Staffing, Concord, CA
2005 – 2009
Regional Medical Center- San Jose, CA
UC Davis Medical Center- Sacramento, CA
Legacy Hospital, Vancouver, WA
Sep 2007 – Mar 2008
Worked in all areas of hospital to meet department needs. Adult ICU, Pediatrics, floorcare, ABG, respond to all rapid response and patient transport within hospital.
O'Connor Hospital, San Jose, CA
Apr 2004 – Nov 2005
Provide Support to Cardiopulmonary Department. Verify all Physician orders. Perform Aerosolized breathing treatments as ordered. Arterial Blood gas analysis. Mechanical ventilation management adult ICU. Utilizing weaning protocols for open heart patents. Experience in pediatrics, emergency room, floor therapy, and NICU.
Sutter Memorial Hospital, Sacramento, CA
Jan 2003 – Jan 2004
Support Pulmonary Services Department in any way requested. Duties included oxygen rounds, verifying physician orders, and complete stocking of various areas within the hospital of respiratory supplies. Performed chart reviews and audits as needed.