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Respiratory Therapists assist patients with pulmonary function disorders and administer respiratory therapies. The average resume sample for this position lists duties such as helping patients complete treatment plans, administering inhalants, operating ventilators, offering advice on breathing exercises, and monitoring patient progress. Their responsibilities may also include updating databases and doing paperwork. Qualifications like bedside manners, teamwork, judgment, infection control, and communication are often seen on Respiratory Therapist resumes. Employers select candidates who have completed an accredited program and obtained a state license.

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1

Respiratory Therapist

  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to breathing treatment.
  • Successfully weaned 20+ patients off mechanical ventilation
  • Successfully change and replaced 60+ patient’s trach tubes without any adverse effects
  • Developed and implemented 60+ treatment plans which lead to successful wean from mechanical ventilation and decannulations
  • Trained and educated 5 + staff on quality control procedures
  • Assisted in 30+ successfully trach decannulations
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
AS
Respiratory Therapy (rcp)(rrt)
BS
Allied Health
2

Respiratory Therapist

Provided information and assistance, including addressing patient questions and needs.

  • Compiled and maintained patient paperwork accurately, updating as necessary.
  • Ensured compliance with regulations and company policies at all times.
  • Completed SOPs and CMNs as well as documents on the tracking log efficiently.
  • Checked and confirmed coverage information for insurance purposes.
  • Maintained the referral log and all related paperwork as well as recordkeeping.
  • Managed BI-PAP, CPAP, oxygen compressor, and liquid oxygen setup for patients.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
MA
Medical Assistant
3

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to design care plan for hospitalized patients

  • Provided various modes of respiratory care to adult and geriatric populations within as ordered by physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant
  • Night shift supervisor, ensured adequate staffing and equipment levels
  • Assisted in designing and implementing strategies that improve ICU readmission rates as well as decreasing the occurrences of self-extubations
  • Data extraction used for quality improvement and assurance tracking
  • Trained, coached, and mentored new hires to ensure compliance with organizations policies and procedures
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
AA
Respiratory Care
BA
Interdisciplinary Studies
MS
Patient Safety Leadership
4

Respiratory Therapist

Worked as part of a team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to manage patient care

  • Read prescription, measured arterial blood gases, and reviewed patient information to assess patient condition
  • Monitored patient and evaluated specific symptoms and difficulties
  • Conducted complex and difficult therapies as per the physical condition of the patient
  • Inspected, cleaned, tested and maintained respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently
  • Educated patients and their families on breathing techniques and home care
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Respiratory Care
5

Respiratory Therapist

Provided intensive care and monitoring for Pediatric unit ventilators; administered nebulizer treatments, and monitored patient's overall respiratory health and recovery

  • Monitored patient pulmonary health; analyzed breath sounds, x-rays and blood work
  • Collaborated with physicians to update patient's respiratory status and prior treatment; planned and administered new treatments based on diagnosis
  • Monitored and maintained patient's airway and ability to breathe which included tracheal tubes
  • Documented patient's respiratory charts using Point and Click Solutions EHR software
  • Responded to all emergencies to maintain patient airway and initiate CPR
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
6

Respiratory Therapist

  • Over 90% sales rate from CPAP and Bilevel therapy setups
  • Assessed and managed therapeutic needs of the patients in the home care setting.
  • Evaluated the individual’s sleep therapy needs, monitored and interpreted test results.
  • Inspected, analyzed, sanitized, trouble-shooting and selling of medical equipment.
  • Performed in-home visits and set-up of home respiratory equipment to immobile patients.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
HS
Respiratory Therapy
7

Respiratory Therapist

Assessed patients, provided treatments, and performed critical care throughout the hospital.

  • Evaluated diagnostic information and coordinated with physicians and nursing staff.
  • Clinical Educator for the Respiratory Therapy Department for 6 years. Created policies and procedures, trained respiratory therapists and nursing on equipment functionality.
  • Worked as a preceptor for college respiratory therapy students for 13 years.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
AAS
Respiratory Therapy
8

Agency Respiratory Therapist

Provided care for a number of health care facilities (Children's Institute, Allegheny Valley School, Kindred, LifeCare, Select Specialty)

  • Critical care experience with adults and children
  • Provided care for mentally handicapped adults and children
  • Determined action plan for long term ventilation and tracheostomy care
  • Supervised 20 therapists, planned team schedules, and worked with hospital management to determine patient care
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Respiratory Care
Biology/pre-medicine
9

Registered Respiratory Therapist/diagnostic Therapist

Performed varied tasks of patient care, including ABG draw, analysis and interpretation, ventilator care and O2 and nebulizer therapy

  • Diagnostic Technician - Performed pulmonary function testing and methacholine challenges. Assists pulmonary physicians in bronchoscopies
  • Maintained the Pulmonary Function Lab and Bronchoscopy Suite, including but not limited to equipment and troubleshooting, logs and record keeping, ordering supplies and educating the staff.
  • Developed educational models for in-servicing staff and educating the community on asthma, smoking and other related topics
  • Monitored and educated patients in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AAS
Associate of Applied Science
BS
Liberal Studies
10

Respiratory Therapist

Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, prevention and treatments using Cpap, Bipap and home O2.

  • Monitored and recorded patient progress in response to therapy, identified and properly documented patient goals.
  • Regularly evaluated effects of treatment and adjusted to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Recommended equipment and in-home modifications.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
AS
Associate of Science

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