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Registered Respiratory Therapist Resume


Desired Industry: Healthcare SpiderID: 79630
Desired Job Location: Germantown, Maryland Date Posted: 7/20/2017
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 07/20/17
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: No
Highest Degree Attained: Other Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
Patient-focused and dedicated professional with hands-on experience in providing quality care to patients suffering from respiratory issues. Well-versed in performing patient assessment, mechanical ventilation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and chest physiotherapy. Equipped with articulate communication and interpersonal skills in building positive work relationships with patients and professionals of all levels. Proficient with Microsoft Office and CliniComp Essentris. Armed with an active Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance.


Experience:
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

UNITED STATES ARMY - VARIOUS LOCATIONS

WALTER REED NATIONAL MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER - BETHESDA, MD, USA
Respiratory Therapist 2017–Present
- Collaborate with a team to support a 194-bed Army medical center, which involves ventilator management, respiratory pharmacology administration, supply level monitoring, pulmonary testing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, chest physiotherapy, metabolic monitoring, and bedside spirometry
- Keenly manage and discontinue mechanical ventilation for injured or critically ill adult and pediatric patients
- Render support in transporting critically ill patients to several locations

TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - HONOLULU, HI, USA
Noncommissioned Officer-in-Charge (NCOIC), Respiratory Care Department 2012–2015
- Supervised the operations of the biggest pulmonary service in the Pacific Regional Medical Command, including 19 military members and 11 civilians
- Formulated policies, guidelines, and processes for delivering respiratory care
- Offered administrative and leadership support to the Department of Medicine
- Managed three separate hand receipts valued at $2M
- Served as part of several programs and events:
- Army Sponsorship Program
- National Board for Respiratory Care Continuing Competency Program
- Modern Army Combatives Program
- Hawaii Society for Respiratory Care Conference
- Took on several roles on various units, including:
- NCOIC, Pistol & Rifle Range
- NCOIC, Best Warrior Competition
- Timekeeper, Defense Civilian Pay System (DCPS)
- Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer, Month Board Member
- Timekeeper, Defense Medical Human Resource System-Internet (DMHRSI)
- Key Control Custodian
- Member, Joint Medical Attendant Transport Team (JMATT)
- Contributed to two performance improvement projects:
- Update of the Spontaneous Breathing Trial (SBT) practices, which brought forth enhanced communication among respiratory therapists and nurses, while reducing the patient’s time spent on mechanical ventilation; and
- Prevention of skin breakdown in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by integrating improved quality endotracheal tube holders and neonatal continuous positive airway pressure prongs, and routinely replacing sites to avoid pressure ulcers

HERAT, AFGHANISTAN
NCOIC and Respiratory Therapist, Operation Enduring Freedom 2009–2010
- Rendered respiratory therapy support for a Spanish Role II hospital supporting the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) for Regional Command-West, Afghanistan OEF rotation 10
- Took charge of managing respiratory therapy equipment and procuring medical supplies valued at $300K
- Facilitated training and guidance to Spanish medics, nurses, and physicians on respiratory care operations covering Western Afghanistan supporting five medical treatment facilities
- Served as a unit victim advocate and physical training instructor

BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, FORT SAM - HOUSTON, TX, USA
NCOIC, Respiratory Specialist Course Phase II 2006–2009
- Functioned as the clinical instructor of the Respiratory Specialist Program, which involved educating a small group of 20 students on all aspects of the Respiratory Care Phase II Course
- Assessed student performance in providing hands-on patient care and operating life support equipment
- Took charge of developing and updating lesson plans and examinations based on training needs
- Assumed responsibility in preparing soldiers for Army physical fitness tests, as well as in coaching instructors and students on their performance



Earlier Positions Held:

CARL R. DARNALL ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - FORT HOOD, TX, USA
NCOIC, Population Health Center 2005–2006

CARL R. DARNALL ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - FORT HOOD, TX, USA
Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Care Department 2002–2004

MOSUL, IRAQ
Respiratory Therapist, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004–2005



ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

UNITED STATES ARMY - VARIOUS LOCATIONS

WALTER REED NATIONAL MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER - BETHESDA, MD, USA
Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL), Neurology, Dermatology, and Rheumatology Departments 2015–2017
- Supervised the operations of three clinics, including the largest neurology service in the Defense Health Agency, which involved leading 40 military and 20 civilian staff members
- Formulated and implemented guidelines, regulations, and processes to ensure continuous delivery of optimal patient care
- Rendered direct leadership and administrative assistance to the directorate for medical services

31ST COMBAT SUPPORT HOSPITAL - FORT BLISS, TX, USA
Platoon Sergeant (PSG) 2010–2012
- Managed the training, discipline, safety, welfare, and morale of 30 soldiers and professional development of six NCOs in a 84-bed combat support hospital
- Directed units in maintaining accountability and serviceability of supplies and equipment valued at $1M and four light medium tactical vehicles valued at $280K
- Guided all common and military occupational specialty specific skills while enforcing strict compliance with safety guidelines during training


Education:
Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care, 2007
Thomas Edison State University - Trenton, NJ

Respiratory Specialist Course, 2002
United States Army Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam - Houston, TX


Additional Information:
CREDENTIALS

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Certification (Valid Until: Apr 2019)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification (Valid Until: Oct 2018)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification (Valid Until: Dec 2018)
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Certification (Valid Until: Jun 2022)
Certified Pulmonary Functions Technologist (CPFT) Certification (Valid Until: Jun 2022)
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Certification (Valid Until: Jun 2022)
Registered Pulmonary Functions Technologist (RPFT) Certification (Valid Until: Jun 2022)
Adult Critical Care Specialist (ACCS) Certification (Valid Until: Jun 2022)
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) Certification, 1998



TRAINING

Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Refresher Course, 2001
Basic Dysrhythmia Course, 2016



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
Hawaii Society for Respiratory Care (HSRC)
Noncommissioned Officer Association (NCOA)
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)



AWARDS AND HONORS

Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (3)
Army Commendation Medal (4)
Army Achievement Medal (5)
Meritorious Unit Citation (2)
Army Superior Unit Award
Army Good Conduct Medal (6)
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal-Campaign Star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Support Medal
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (3)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal


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