Certified Respiratory Therapist Resume

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Career Objective:

Self-motivated, dedicated, and certified ‘Respiratory Therapist’ with over 4+ years of experience in assessing patients for respiratory illnesses, suggesting appropriate medications, and advising for correct use of inhalers, nebulizers, etc. Capable of giving appropriate instructions related to breathing exercises, and maintaining patient information in hospital’s database.

Summary of Skills:

  • Possess sound knowledge of various respiratory illnesses such as COPD, chronic bronchitis, asthma along with their therapeutic treatments

  • Expertise in interpreting lab reports, and determining the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide tested blood and other body fluid samples

  • Ability to monitor patients suffering from chronic breathing issues, and recommending proper use of breathing aids

  • Proficient in examining and providing quality treatment to infants, children, adults, and senior individuals

  • Adept in maintaining patient data by regularly updating medical records in the hospital database by using necessary computer applications

  • Ability to work with various medical practitioners using excellent organizational, and communication skills

Work Experience:

Respiratory Therapist

Centinela Hospital, New York, NY

January 2018 – Present

  • Assessing patients using medical equipment to measure the volume as well as flow of oxygen, and using blood gas analyzer to determine the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the collected blood samples

  • Providing treatment to patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases, and assisting them for removal of mucus undergoing treatment for lung diseases like cystic fibrosis by encouraging the patient to cough or by slight chest tapping

  • Inserting tube in trachea and monitoring the amount of oxygen received by him/her as well as operation speed of ventilator

  • Taking appropriate decisions for illnesses such as COPD, lung cancer, asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases in patients

  • Observing patients to help them perform accurate breathing exercises, and monitoring physiological responses to the administered medicines, including vital signs, blood chemistry changes and lung capacity

  • Supervising respiratory therapy technicians during patient’s tests and evaluating the findings of the tests to determine the seriousness of the health issue as well as the course of treatment

  • Maintaining accurate records of patients in the hospital database

Respiratory Therapist

Prima Medical Center, New York, NY

October 2016 – December 2017

  • Treated various patients including premature infants with underdeveloped lungs to individuals suffering from chronic diseases such as asthma to provide quality care and effective treatment for ease in breathing

  • Interacted with patients to understand the symptoms along with breathing issues, and recommended appropriate tests for early diagnosis of the disease

  • Collaborated with team to administer therapeutic gases, medicinal, and bland aerosols to patients, and performed bronchial hygiene procedures on patients with diseased lungs

  • Inspected patients suffering from respiratory ailments such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and others, and prescribed correct dosage of nebulizer treatment

  • Performed diagnostic tests to measure the lung therapy of patients, and coordinated with physicians to provide treatment via various methods such as chest physiotherapy, aerosol medications, etc.

  • Assisted in daily operations of cardiopulmonary department, and gave treatment to infants, young kids, adolescent, middle-aged adults to elders

  • Regularly conducted informational seminars for patients, family members as well as public to spread awareness about respiratory diseases

    Apprenticeship:

    Respiratory Therapist Assistant

    Emory Health-care, New York, NY

    July 2014 – September 2016

    • Responded to cardiopulmonary emergencies by providing manual and mechanical ventilator support using a variety of devices

    • Reviewed and analyzed blood samples reports of patients to determine the levels of oxygen, and administered aerosol-based medicines as prescribed by the physician

    • Worked with nursing personnel to promote healing of acutely ill patients facing compromised pulmonary system issues due to prolonged illness

    • Worked under the supervision of senior therapists to daily examine 10+ patients in the outpatient department, and noted down observations for correct diagnosis of the ailment

    • Documented respiratory care given to the patients by following hospital policies and established charting procedure to maintain an updated database

    • Performed regular checks on the respiratory care equipment available at the health-care center for ensuring proper functioning, operation, and cleanliness of the same

    • Set ventilators for infants in the neonatal department as well as on intubated patients for proper respiration

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy

      NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY

      2013

    • High School Diploma, 2008

    Certification:

    • Certified Respiratory Therapist – National Board for Respiratory Care, 2014

    Reference:

    On request.