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DAWN FRAZER, R.R.T.

P.O. Box 31
Brant Rock, MA 02020
(781) 834-1994 h / (617) 688-3541 c / df4f6bd8@westpost.net
REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST

Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist committed to promoting high quality care t


o patients in chronic and sub-acute settings. Ability to maintain comfort and c
are of patients being mechanically ventilated. Effective communicator with phys
icians, nursing staff, patients, and family members. Extensive background in tr
acheotomy care, including tube changes. Proficient in obtaining ABGs, bedside P
FTs, and mechanics to establish weaning potential. Detail oriented with excellen
t management, assessment, documentation, organization, and problem-solving skill
s. Able to deal with critical situations in rapidly changing environments with
multiple priorities. Decisive judgment and ability to work with minimal supervi
sion. Valued member of multidisciplinary team. Medicare and third party billin
g experience.
Knowledge of PB7200, Bird Ventilators, Seimens 300, 900, and Servo I, and PLV po
rtable vents,
Bipap, Cpap, transtrachial 02, aerosol therapy, and equipment.
Knowledge of Meditech, McKesson Medication Dispensing System, Microsoft Word, an
d the Internet.
EDUCATION
BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE, Bridgewater, MA
Bachelor of Science degree, 2007
HEALTH TRAINING CENTER, Belmont, MA
Phlebotomy Technician Program, 2002
MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Brockton, MA
Associates degree in Science - Respiratory Therapy Program, 1993
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
JORDAN HOSPITAL, Plymouth, MA 2007-Present
STAFF RESPIRATORY THERAPIST (PART TIME) / PER DIEM RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
* Assist patients of all ages who suffer from pulmonary (breathing) disorders. W
ork with patients in the emergency room, Cardiac Care Unit (CCU), PACU, and othe
r units throughout the hospital, treating conditions including emphysema, chroni
c bronchitis, asthma, and pneumonia.
* Analyze and perform diagnostic testing, perform relevant exams, and control pa
tients' blood-oxygen levels.
* Set up and utilize cardiopulmonary equipment needed to assist and monitor pati
ent breathing. Use mechanical ventilators, nebulizer treatments, and assorted re
spiratory therapy to maintain patient comfort.
* Read and evaluate physician orders and patient chart information to determine
patient's condition and treatment protocols. Keep detailed and accurate records
of patient therapy, completing all necessary forms.
* Set equipment controls to regulate the flow of oxygen, gases, mists, or aeroso
ls.
* Provide respiratory care, applying well-defined therapeutic techniques. Asses
s patient response to treatments and modify treatments, if necessary. Monitor p
atients during treatment and report any unusual reactions to the physicians and
nursing staff.
* Perform diagnostic procedures to assess the severity of respiratory dysfunctio
n in patients. Administer breathing and oxygen procedures such as intermittent
positive pressure breathing treatments, nebulizer treatments, and incentive spir
ometer treatments.
* Assist in intubations and extubations with anesthesiologists and other respira
tory therapy staff.
* Respond to emergency situations, recognizing need for assistance and obtaining
support from other members of team, as needed.
KINDRED HOSPITAL NORTHEAST (FORMERLY NORTHEAST SPECIALTY HOSPITAL), Braintree, M
A 2004-2008
STAFF RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
* Provided respiratory therapy to rehabilitation and chronic respiratory patient
s, including patients with COPD, asthma, brain injury, pneumonia, and post surgi
cal patients needing respiratory interventions, achieving high success rate in w
eaning difficult patients off of ventilators.
* Cared for tracheotomy patients, working with speech therapists, physical thera
pists, occupational therapists, nursing staff, and physicians. Served as member
of multi-disciplinary team.
* Participated in Q&A interdisciplinary meetings.
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
OLYMPUS HEALTH CARE GROUP, INC., Waltham, MA 1998-2001
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST (NIGHT SHIFT)
* Worked independently as the only respiratory therapist at chronic rehabilitati
on facility during the night. Assisted patients with ALS and brain injuries,
long-term rehab patients, patients with tracheotomies, and elderly patients on r
espiratory machines.
* Analyzed and performed diagnostic testing, performing relevant exams and contr
olling blood-oxygen levels of patients. Set up and utilized cardiopulmonary equ
ipment and machines needed to assist or monitor patient breathing.
* Conducted ongoing weaning with goal of returning patients to their baseline.
* Worked with speech pathologists and multidisciplinary team to prepare and impl
ement care and discharge plans.
SUNCARE / MEDIPLEX OF WEYMOUTH, Weymouth, MA 1995-1998
LEAD RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
* Supervised, scheduled, submitted hours and payroll for five respiratory therap
ists.
* Worked closely with department heads to prepare and implement treatment care a
nd discharge plans.
* Oversaw and provided in-services for nursing staff.
* Performed pulmonary function tests, including non-invasive positive pressure v
entilation.
* Prepared accurate and detailed summary reports on each patient.
THE GREENERY REHABILITATION CENTER, Brighton, MA 1994-1995
STAFF RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
CRANBERRY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL, Middleboro, MA 1993-1995
PER DIEM RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Respiratory Therapist License #2765
Oregon Respiratory Therapist License #RT-P-10132026
Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) Training Course Certification
Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Certified Medical Assistant
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified
ACLS certified