6420 E Willow Springs Lane, Cave Creek, AZ. 85331
Registered Respiratory Therapist
- Highly skilled career professional with more than 26 years practical experience in Flight care Evac, ER, Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal ICU ( Level III), Trauma, Med Surgical, Cath Lab, Open Heart Surgery, Heart Transplant Team, home care, hospice and rehab environments.
- Highly trained clinical experience including but not limited to Advanced Diagnostics, Advanced Patient Assessment/ planning of care for AIREVAC and Critical Care adults, pediatrics, and neonatal. Trained in Ventilator management (Adult, Pediatric, Neonatal), ABG, CBG, Arterial line insertion, Triple Lumen Catheters, Swan Ganz Catheters, Cath Lab, EKG, Chest Tubes, Perfusion Pump, ECMO, Intubations, Extubations,ETC02, Intraortic Ballon Pump, Infusion Pumps, Defibrillators, Inavasive Pressure Monitoring, EKG & EKG Assessment, ECG, Advanced Biomed Knowledge including Oxygen & Liquid Oxygen Systems, CPR Instructor, ACLS, BCLS,PALS, Cardiac Output Monitor, Feeding Pumps, Metabollic Cart, BIPAP/ CPAP, Tracheostomy Insertion and Care, Education and training of Physician Intern, Residents, RT staff and patients.
NBRC RRT 1985
Arizona State License Registered Respiratory Therapist
BLS, ACLS, NALS, PALS, CPR INSTRUCTOR 2012
`` Barker Healthcare Inc. 01/2007 – 04/2012
I was responsible for day to day operations of Medical Devices and Clinical RRT protocol. I designed and implemented the protocol for our ventilator management program in In-Patient Units, Rehab Centers, Nursing Homes, and Private homes for hospices. In addition, I provided advanced patient assessment and care planning of complex Respiratory issues such as Alpa 1 Antitrypsen via an EMR System. My duties also involved inservice/ education to Nurses and patients on Respiratory Therapy related to there complex diagnosis. Therapies performed included, Extubations, Trach Care, Pulse Oximetry, ABG Analysis, Ventilator Management, Tee Piece Trials and Weaning, CPAP, BIPAP, ETCO2, Suctioning, Aerosol Therapy, and Airway Management. In addition, I worked closely with physicians and nurses to produce enhanced patient outcomes
Respicare, Inc. 07/1994 – 01/2007
As CEO of a Respiratory Therapy service company to Rehab Institutes and Nursing Homes I managed 15 therapist valley wide in overall patient care, federal and state compliance guidelines, Chart Audits, Qualifying patients for Respiratory Therapy Services according to Medicare guidelines,I also provided inservices and education to Nurses, Respiratory Therapist and patients. In addition, I created operational procedures and guidelines for our company to be accredited by Joint Commission. Additional duties included ventilator management, CPT, SVN, Incentive Spirometer, Pulse Oximetry, ABG Draw and Analysis, IPPB, Breathing Techniques andTraining, ETCO2, Trach Care, Extubations, Trach Insertions, Tee Piece Trials and Weaning, CPAP, BIPAP, Suctioning and Airway Maintenance. In addition, I worked closely with physicians and nurses to produce enhanced patient outcomes.
Golden Care 05/1992- 07/1994
Regional Director of Operations
I managed a staff of 15 therapists as a start up division in Arizona and was responsible for all sales and clinical services. My division was awarded the highest revenue producer for the company through creative Sales/ Marketing strategies. I was responsible for maintaining current customers and soliciting for new customer contracts in Nursing Home, Hospitals, and Rehab environments. I was also the Clinical Liaison between patients, Nurses and Physicians. I also managed all therapies given to patients to ensure it met clinical Medicare, State and Federal guidelines for compliance including but not limited to chart audits. I was also responsible for Performance Improvement, Quality Assurance and Education for the staff. Also, I performed Therapy including but not limited to SVN, CPT, Airway Management, Pulse Oximetry, Suctioning, and Patient Assessment. In addition, I worked closely with physicians and nurses to produce enhanced patient outcomes
Carle Hospital 03/1991-05/1992
I managed a staff of 6 therapist to oversee all therapies were given per protocol. I also was in charge of scheduling, team meetings, Interdisciplinary Procedures to staff, and Performance Evaluation. I performed all therapies associated with the Emergency Room, Trauma, ICU (Adult, Pediatric, and Neonatal Level III). Ventilator Management & Weaning, Airway Management,Patient Education, Intubation, Extubation, Suctioning, Arterial line Insertion, IV Insertion, SVN, CPT, Metabollic Cart,EKG, Cath Lab, Attended all High Risk Neonatal deliveries, Assessment Plan and Care of patients for Enhanced outcomes.
Good Samaritan Hospital 03/1988-05/1991
Respiratory Therapist Adult ICU, PICU, NICU
I was responsible for ventilator management and all respiratory modalities associated with ICU, PICU, and NICU ( Level III) such as ABG analysis, CBG analysis, Ventilator management & weaning procedures (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal), Extubation, and Suctioning. I also rotated as First Call including Emergency Room and Trauma. In addition, I worked closely with physicians and nurses to produce enhanced patient outcomes. I was also responsible for all routine therapies such as CPT, SVN, IPPB, BIPAP, and CPAP, Oximetry, EKG, ECG, Intraortic Ballon Pump, Airway Management, Trach Care, and Patient Assessment.
Ochsner Hospital 07/1985-03/1988
New Orleans, LA
Airevac Flight Care, Transport & Heart Transplant team
I was in charge of the flight care team transporting, stabilizing, and advanced assessing/ diagnosing of all patients to and from the hospital. I attended and assisted all procedures in Cath Lab, Intraortic Ballon Pump, ETC02, Oximetry, Infusion Pump, Defibrillators, Inavasive Pressure Monitoring, ECG, EKG 12 lead & Assessmant, Biomed. Assessment of supplies, & oxygen for trip duration. In addition, I assisted with the first 15 patients for heart transplants to accredidate the hospital as a heart transplant center for the southeast region for adults, and Pediatrics. I also performed all therapies in ICU, PICU, NICU, Surgery, ER, and trauma. The skills I acquired include but not limited to is Cardiac Catheterization, ECMO, Perfusion Pump, Swan Ganz catheterization, Triple Lumen, Chest Tubes, Intubations, Extubations, Suctioning, Training of Interns/ Residents, Research, IV Insertion and Development of new therapies, ACLS, PALS, NALS, BCLS, Routine Therapies (SVN, CPT, IPPB) and Arterial Line Insertion. I also attended all high risk Neonatal deliveries. In addition, I worked closely with physicians and nurses to produce enhanced patient outcomes
Associate, applied science 1985
Parkland college, Urbana, IL
University of Illinois – Accounting/ Finance 1991-1994 Champaign, IL
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