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Respiratory Therapist

Lynn Haven, FL


Over seven years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist and over five years as a Receptionist/Assistant. Well organized and proficient in Microsoft Office. Can quickly adapt to a new environment and welcome new challenges. Highly versed in working in/dealing with stressful situations. 
Skill Highlights 
Consistently meet deadlines 
Proficient in Microsoft Office 
Highly Organized 
Time Management 
Self Motivated 
High Attention to Detail 
Medical Terminology

Work Experience

Respiratory Therapist

Gulf Coast Medical Center, Panama City, FL

May 2009Current

As a respiratory therapist, responsibilities include interacting with parents and other family members who have sick newborns as well as caring for the sick newborn.
  • Perform artificial respiration, assist with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, intubations, pulse oximetry, co-oximetry, suction, tracheotomy care, aerosolized medications, monitor blood chemistry changes, ventilator and therapeutic gases management, recognize adverse reactions, arterial blood gases, and in-house transports to procedures not provided in the NICU.
  • Serve on the Rapid Response Team for pediatrics and pediatric emergency room.
  • Responsible for ensuring equipment used is sterilized and in proper condition.
  • Utilize a computer charting system to document procedures and notes on each patient.
  • Responsible for keeping up with continuing education and other general requirements for the yearly license.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and treat every family with the utmost respect throughout every situation.

Respiratory Therapist

Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA

Nov 2007May 2008

As a respiratory therapist in this facility, dealt with a population consisting of sick newborns through sick teenagers. Conducted daily requirements in a high stress environment.
  • Performed ventilator management for immediate post-heart operation babies, delivered aerosolized treatments, pulse oximetry and co-oximetry monitoring, chest percussion, suction, tracheotomy care, assisted with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, responded to code blue within pediatric and adolescent populations, spent final moments with patients before transplant teams took over, drew and ran arterial blood gases, checked for chemical changes in blood, monitored patient for adverse reactions to therapeutic treatment, gave detailed reports to incoming staff, played with kids to keep them from being scared during treatments, escorted patients to MRI, CT and other radiology tests with portable ventilators, ventilator management and tubing changes, and maintained the privacy of patients and family.
  • Always maintained a clean work space and made sure equipment was in top notch shape.
  • Continuing education to ensure license was always up to date.

Respiratory Therapist

Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL

Oct 2005Sep 2007

Served as a respiratory therapist dedicated to the NICU (Newborn Intensive Care Unit). Maintained a compassionate and friendly attitude with families dealing with very high stress situations.
  • Utilized a computer chart system to document all procedures done during the shift on each patient encountered.
  • Performed arterial and capillary blood gases, ran gases on portable I-STAT machines, assisted with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, delivered aerosolized treatments, changed out bedside resuscitation bags, change ventilator tubing, managed ventilator and made necessary changes to make neonate comfortable, comforted parents in the loss of a child, prepared children for photos after passing, sat with parents while they said final good-byes, tracheotomy care and suction.
  • Ensured all equipment and facilities were maintained properly.
  • Continuing education to ensure license was kept up to date.

Respiratory Therapist

Baptist South, Montgomery, AL

Jan 2005Jul 2005

As a respiratory therapist, was responsible for patient care, family care and being able to float to each area of the hospital for all age groups. Served on the NICU Transport Team. We were responsible for driving to outlying areas of the state to care for critical newborns and bring them back to our facility.

Office Receptionist

Catalina Foothills Church, Tucson, AZ

Jan 1999Oct 2004

As a receptionist, maintained an inviting and friendly atmosphere. Built relationships with new families who came into the office.
  • Maintained all office supplies and updated the church calendar of events.
  • Utilized Microsoft Office on a daily basis for letters, spreadsheets, slide presentations and minutes for the weekly staff meetings.
  • Assisted with community outreach programs that provided families in need with meals and bill payments.
  • Was the first line of contact for the families and made sure they were comfortable while waiting to speak with church personnel.


Gulf Coast State College,

Associates in Occupational Science

Pima Medical Institute, Tucson, AZ


Pima Community College,


Arizona State University,


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