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Auburndale, FL
Posted:
February 29, 2020

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Kimberly E. Hefner

**** ****** ****

Auburndale, FL 33823

812-***-****

adb18y@r.postjobfree.com

Professional Summary:

I have been in the field of healthcare for the last 28 years. My last position was managing and putting together a long term ventilator unit along with a veteran nurse in an Assisted Care Facility. These were patients that no longer required critical care or hospital setting but were unable to return into the home setting for one reason or another. Together we put policies in place for all modalaties, hired competent staff, trained staff for their roll on the unit, evaluated patients at different facilities for appropiate placement, payroll, budgets, meetings with doctors, families, and after meeting with the local college arranged for a rotation for Respiratory Students to have exposure with patients with Tracheostomy and assist with changes and ventilator weaning. I attended UNC Chapel Hill Statewide Program for Infection Control and after obtaining my certificate implemented and managed the Infection Control for the Ventilator Unit which eventually became facility wide. This facility backed onto the campus of Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC and they eventually purchased the building and we were forced to move in-house to another facility. The unit had expended into an acute care unit before the move into Kings Mountain Hospital. I decided to take a break from healthcare and go in a different direction for awhile.

I took the opportunity to drive a truck and see some of the country, as the rest of my family done. It has been a great experience and I have met some wonderful people along the way, aside from being in every state now other than Alaska and Hawaii. I feel like it is time to return to what I was meant to do, which is Respiratory. I have recently obtained my Florida State License which is RT18241 and am seeking employment back into the field of Respiratory. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Hefner, RRT

Employment

Respiratory Manager/Infection Control Preventionist Dec. 26, 2005 – July 27, 2013

Crawley Memorial Hospital

P. O. Box 996

Boiling Springs, NC 28114

980-***-****

• Implemented policies and procedures for ventilator unit and infection control.

• Assessed appropriate patient's for admission into Long-Term Ventilator Unit along with other team members.

• Served as liaison between management, clinical staff, patients and families.

• Provide supervision for day-to-day operations of facility in accordance with set policies and guidelines.

• Regularly evaluated employee performance, provided feedback and assisted coached and disciplined staff as needed.

• Developed and managed budget and revenue expectations while actively seeking ways to eliminate or reduce expenses.

• Assisted in the design and execution of Infection Control after completing course at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC in 2010

• Monitored infection control patients and procedures to ensure facility-wide health and safety.

• Member of facility Safety Team.

• Member of admission and discharge planning team. Member of American Association of Respiratory Care.

• Oversee Infection Control for facility after completing S.P.I.C.E. classes at UNC Chapel Hill for Infection Control Preventionist in 2010. This included monitoring all patients for existing and possible infections through proper lab results, etc…

• Obtained right for Spartanburg Community College Respiratory Therapy students to be able to attend facility in a clinical function.

• Affiliate for Independence University Respiratory Therapy students.

• As of January 1, 2010, facility transitioned to a Long Term Acute Care Facility. Existing policies, training, education with staff had been implemented to a new level of patient care. This included retraining of all of the above to an acute level of patient care.

Staff Therapist / Lead Therapist 1997 - Dec. 2005

Upstate Carolina Medical Center

1530 N. Limestone Street

Gaffney, SC 29340

864-***-****

• All phases of Respiratory Care procedures

• Responsible for making quick decisions related to care of the emergency room patient

• Neonatal Care and High-Risk deliveries Intubations, Extubations and Ventilator Care.

• Assess respiratory patients for appropriate care.

• Arterial Blood Gas procedures and Quality Control on ABG machines.

• Preceptor for students of Respiratory Care.

• Trained to help perform Stress Tests and Pulmonary Function Tests on a PRN basis.

• Trained to perform sleep studies at in-house sleep lab

• Set-up and evaluated patients for all forms of sleep disorders, suggested modality if indicated, contacted physician during procedure if indicated.

• Assisted in preparing for JACHO survey of sleep lab.

• Evaluated patient care and recommended procedural changes for effectiveness if indicated

Staff Therapist/ Lead Therapist 1992 - 1997

Wallace Thomson Hospital

Union, SC 29379

864-***-****

• All phases of Respiratory Care procedures

• Responsible for making quick decisions related to care of the emergency room patient, Neonatal Care and High-Risk deliveries Intubations, Extubations and Ventilator Care.

• Assess respiratory patients for appropriate care.

• Arterial Blood Gas procedures and Quality Control on ABG machines.

• Preceptor for students of Respiratory Care.

• Assisted in preparing for JACHO survey of sleep lab.

• Evaluated patient care and recommended procedural changes for effectiveness if indicate

Staff Therapist 1986 - 1992

Spartanburg Regional Medical Center

101 E. Wood Street

Spartanburg, SC (864)560-

6000

• All phases of Respiratory Care procedures

• Responsible for making quick decisions related to care of the emergency room patient Neonatal Care and High-Risk deliveries Intubations, Extubations and Ventilator Care.

• Assess respiratory patients for appropriate care.

• Arterial Blood Gas procedures and Quality Control on ABG machines.

• Preceptor for students of Respiratory Care.

• Assisted in preparing for JACHO survey of sleep lab.

• Evaluated patient care and recommended procedural changes for effectiveness if indicated

Education Respiratory Therapy, Spartanburg Technical College, Spartanburg, SC 1984-1986 Southeast Regional Sleep Disorders Center, Greenville, SC, November 2001- course to learn setup and monitoring of sleep disorders, received certificate of completion to assist in management of contracted sleep lab at Upstate Carolina Medical Center from 2001-2004

UNC- Chapel Hill (S.P.I.C.E. part 1) – April 26, 2010 – April 30, 2010 UNC – Chapel Hill (S.P.I.C.E. part 2)– October 24, 2010 - October 29, 2010 Florida Respiratory Care Practitioner – RT18241 expires 05/31/2021 NBRC # 65323 obtained 12/07/1996

References available upon request



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