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Respiratory Therapist

Pasadena, CA


Available for immediate work in Southern California. Extensive experience in Adult trauma, critical care, and emergency room. Ability to adapt quickly to work environments, and efficiently support department effectively. Travel experience provided wide exposure to computerized charting systems, protocols, and flexibility to practice as department demands are needed. Previous experience with pediatrics, birthing center, with limited experience in NICU. Worked in different scenarios ranging from small rural hospitals as the only therapist on site to large University teaching hospitals. Experience in all critical ICU's including Burn.

Work Experience

Contract Travel Respiratory Therapist

AMN/Club Staffing, San Diego, CA

Jan 2013Current

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 
Contract 1/2013-3/2013 
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.

Respiratory Therapist

Flagler Hospital, Saint Augustine, FL

Dec 2011Dec 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.

Respiratory Therapist

Pulmonary Healthcare Network at Avante, Jacksonville Beach, FL

Aug 2011Dec 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.

Respiratory Therapist

Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, GA

Oct 2009Apr 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 2009Sep 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

Respiratory Therapist

Legacy Hospital, Vancouver, WA

Sep 2007Mar 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.

Respiratory Therapist

O'Connor Hospital, San Jose, CA

Apr 2004Nov 2005

Staff Therapist 
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.

Respiratory Assistant

Sutter Memorial Hospital, Sacramento, CA

Jan 2003Jan 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.


BS in Health Science

Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY


AS in Respiratory Therapy

American River College, Sacramento, CA



Bilingual (Spanish), Experienced with wide range computerized charting systems, ventilators, and other respiratory equipment.

Additional Information

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) 
Certified Respiratory Care Practitioner. (CRT) 
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