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RESPIRATORY THERAPIST

Dynamic and service focused Registered and Certified Respiratory Care Practitioner with extensive experience in managing technical professionals in Respiratory and Cardiopulmonary services. Highly proficient in planning and development of intermediate care facility specializing in Respiratory Rehabilitation patients. Detail-oriented and strategic thinker with strong analytical skills and profound capability to prioritize, coordinate and direct multiple tasks simultaneously. A self-starter with effective problem-solving and communication skills, adept at fostering positive working relationships among diverse set of individuals while working efficiently in an independent environment. Effective in establishing positive relationship with physician advisors, medical staff, nursing and other patient care services to provide maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIOPULMONARY SKILLS
Aerosol and Oxygen Therapy • Administration of Respiratory Care Drugs
• Hyperinflation Therapy • Chest Physiotherapy and Postural Drainage
• Arterial Blood Gas Sampling and Analysis and Capillary Heel Sticks
• Arterial Blood Gas Analyzer Maintenance and Quality Control
• Intensive and Critical Care Ventilator Management
OB Level II and Nursery • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
NIPPV Management • Full Pulmonary Function Testing • 12 Lead EKG
Holter Monitor Hook-up and Scanning • Treadmill Stress Testing • Adult and Neonatal Intubations

CAREER SKILLS & HIGHLIGHTS

• Organized and established the new Cardiopulmonary/Respiratory Department for St. Francis Medical Center West, Hawaii. Developed and managed a 2.5 million operating budget.
• Implemented policies and procedures within the department of Respiratory and Cardiopulmonary.
• Significantly involved in obtaining JCAHO and CAP accreditation.
• Maintained daily operations of the Cardiopulmonary/Respiratory Services Department. Managed staffing, scheduling and timecards, and maintained staff competency and annual evaluations.
• Cross-trained respiratory staff to provide clinical procedures beyond traditional tasks to control costs and enhance efficiency.
• Provided direct patient care and performed a variety of medical procedures including adult intubations, arterial blood gas sampling and analysis.
• Participated in the selection of equipment and software for a computerized billing system. Designed the procedure to be put into Genesis Power chart system.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

President / Owner Cardiopulmonary Diagnostic Services, Inc. • HI 01/2002 – 08/2012
Respiratory- Cardiopulmonary Director St. Francis Medical Center – West • Ewa Beach, HI 03/1990 – 10/2001
Respiratory Therapist St. Francis Medical Center – East • Honolulu, HI 03/1985 – 02/1990
Respiratory Therapist White Memorial Medical Center • Los Angeles, CA 02/1982 – 02/1985
Respiratory Therapist Garfield Medical Center • Monterey Park, CA 03/1980 – 02/1982

EQUIPMENT COMPETENCIES

Ventilators: PB 7200; PB 840; Servo 300; Servo 900C; Infant Star
Hamilton Galileo; Hamilton Veolar; Monaghan; LP-6; Baby Bird

NIPPV: Respironics BIPAP

ABG Analyzers: CIBA Corning 278 ABG Analyzer
CIBA Corning 270 Co-Oximeter
Rapidlink ABG Data Management System

Pulmonary Test: Collins DSII Pulmonary Function System
MedGraphics Profiler DX Pulmonary Function System

Cardio Test: Marquet MUSE 1000; Marquet Case 15 Treadmill; Marquet MAC 6 and 1000
Zymed Holter; Rozinn Holter and Scanning
Cardio Perfect EKG and Stress Test System; Data Management System

Pulse Oximetry: Nellcorr Criticare; Nonin

Computer: Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

University of Hawaii – Leeward Community College | East Los Angeles – Community College
Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy, 1983

Kapiolani Medical Center
Arterial & Heelstick Puncture
Touch & Tech: Conventional and Non-Traditional Care

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Acute Ischemia & Infarction
Critical Role of Echocardiography

CIBA Corning Diagnostic Corp.
Surviving the 90’s: How to Manage Your Laboratory to Meet the New Federal Requirements
From Regs to Reality…Making Quality Practical

Extensive Management Training
Managing the Aggressive Person; Customer Relations; Anticipating the Future
Creative Conflict Resolution; Diplomacy with Difficult People; Motivating and Delegating
Managing Workplace Diversity; Team Technique and Tools of Performance Improvement

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Program Preceptor; Kapiolani Community College Respiratory Therapy
Faculty Member; California College of Health
Committee Team Leader; SFMCW Staff Competency
Committee Team Leader; SFMCW Family Education
Team Leader; SFMCW On-line Documentation Development

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