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Respiratory Therapist

Location:
Sacramento, CA
Posted:
September 12, 2018

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LILIBETH GETONZO, RCP- RRT

Sacramento, CA / ac60zq@r.postjobfree.com / 619-***-****

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Registered Respiratory Therapist, proven team-leader and recent graduate of an accredited school of respiratory therapy.

SKILLS/ KNOWLEDGE/ ABILITIES

Able to cope with seriously ill patients of all age groups. I have the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Able to demonstrate technical competence, professional clinical judgment, communication skills and sensitivity for the patient and family in crisis.

Administration of aerosolized medications via hand held nebulizers (HHN), metered dose inhalers (MDI), dry powder inhalers (DPI), large volume continuous nebulizers, and intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV);

Administration of medical gases via nasal cannulas, oxygen masks, high flow nasal cannulas, and large volume nebulizers;

Performing routine tracheostomy care and weaning;

Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators. Understand and institute advanced ventilator modalities. Initiate, maintain, and monitor ventilator patients. Interpret flow volumes and pressure volume curves to initiate appropriate clinical changes;

Assembling and assuring safety and proper functioning of all equipment /supplies necessary for providing respiratory care;

Documentation of results, findings, and assessments in the patient's electronic medical record;

Performing airway clearance using chest physiotherapy (CPT), vibratory positive expiratory pressure devices, cough assist device, or nasotracheal suctioning;

Assessing pulmonary mechanics using portable spirometry devices;

Responding to cardiopulmonary arrests and rapid response calls;

Responds to calls and provides therapy to patients requiring emergency care for non-traumatic conditions;

Educating patients, families about routine respiratory procedures, medications, modalities, and disease processes;

Providing continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or biphasic positive airway pressure (BiPAP);

Performing arterial blood gas sampling and analysis;

Pulmonary rehabilitation: perform cardiopulmonary stress test, therapeutic exercises to help patients return as close as possible to their previous ADL, breathing exercises to strengthen lung function.

CLINCIAL ROTATIONS

Paradise Valley Hospital, National City, CA December 2018- Feb 2018

Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA October 2017 – December 2017

Veterans Affairs Hospital, San Diego, CA August 2017 – October 2017

La Mesa Pulmonary Rehab, La Mesa, CA August 2017- October 2017

Paradise Valley Hospital, National City, CA May 2017- July 2017

EDUCATION

Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy Concorde Career College, San Diego, CA March 2018

CERTIFICATION/ LICENSURE

RCP expires 2020 BLS expires 2019

RRT expires 2023 ACLS expires 2019

CRT expires 2023 NRP expires 2020

PALS expires 2020



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