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Work History

Jan 2011Present

Pulmonary Function Technologist

Nationwide Children's Hospital - 700 Children's Dr Columbus, Oh
  • Perform pulmonary function tests on patients ranging in age from infant-adulthood, including baseline spirometry, bronchoprovacation, DLCO, plethysmography, exhaled FeNO, and MIP/MEP/SNIP.
  • Administer therapies such as vest percussion, trachel suctioning, and aerosol treatments.
  • Educate patients and families on therapies, disease processes, and asthma action plans.
  • Perform tests on select patients for national studies.
  • Work with a team of physicians, nurses, dieticians, and social workers on clinic quality improvement.
  • Assist in bronchoscopies at bedside, in OR and in bronch suites.
  • Work closely with interdisciplinary teams in Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, and Muscular Dystrophy clinics.
  • In charge of organizing and training other pulmonary lab respiratory therapists on research protocols and equipment.  Participates in upwards of ten research studies at a time.
  • Active member of quality improvement teams backed by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, such as Learning and Leadership Collaboration.  Help to implement several quality improvement processes in Cystic Fibrosis clinic to help improve patient education and to increase patient BMI for this population
Jun 2009May 2013

Respiratory Therapist

Mount Carmel Health System - Columbus, OH
  • Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment.
  • Provide emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and intubation.
  • Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, medication and dosages as compatible with physicians' orders.
  • Maintain charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information
  • Educate patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications and respiratory equipment.
Jan 2013Mar 2013

Adjunct Clinical Instrcutor

Columbus State Community College
  • Responsible for taking small groups of respiratory care students to clinical sites, assigning workloads and instructing them on respiratory care therapies in ICU setting
Apr 2010Jun 2011

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Wrencare
  • Provide instruction to patients and/or caregivers in a homecare setting on the proper use of equipment and/or respiratory care procedures and provide follow up contact.
  • Ensures patients and/or caregivers can effectively operate and maintain equipment. .
  • Inspects and tests home equipment to ensure proper operating condition.
  • Prepares and maintains a record for each patient containing all pertinent information, care plans, physician prescriptions and follow-up documentation.
Sep 2007Jun 2009

Radiology Tech Aide

Mount Carmel Health System
Jan 2008May 2009

Respiratory Care Assistant

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Mar 1997Jun 2007

Store Manager

Michael Angelo's Pizza, Inc.
  • Direct efficient guest flow through participative shift management, scheduling a full working staff of up to twenty crew members.
  • Oversee employee relations encompassing staff recruitment, training and performance evaluation including administering praise, correction, and discipline.
  • Prepare and distribute payroll for up to 20 employees.
  • Handle weekly inventory and vendor relations to ensure the timely and cost-effective purchasing of food and beverages.
  • Effectively lead and motivate employees through implementation of in-house training and incentive plans, resulting in increased productivity levels and employee satisfaction.
  • Ensure the integrity of restaurant operations through excellence in customer relations.
  • Attract, retain, and promote new business through proactive community service efforts and participating in community events.
  • Managed total restaurant operations in areas of staff management, customer relations, vendor relations, budgets, inventory control, and purchasing of food, beverages and small wares.
  • Recruited, trained and scheduled a full working staff of up to 20 crew members.
  • Processed weekly payroll, and prepared weekly sales reports.

Education

20072009

Associates, Respiratory Care

Columbus State Community College
Jan 1995Jan 1999

High School Diploma

Hardin Northern High School

Certifications

Sept 2016Sept 2021

Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist

National Board of Respiratory Care
May 2012May 2019

Certified Asthma Educator

National Asthma Educator's Certification Board
Aug 2015Apr 2017

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

American Heart Association
Jun 2016Jun 2018

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Ohio Respiratory Care Board
Mar 2016Mar 2019

Basic Life Support

American Heart Association

Volunteer Work

I-to-I  (January 2012)

Spent one week in San Ramon, Costa Rica helping build a house for underprivileged family.

CHA Animal Shelter  (January 2012 - 2014)

Volunteer as dog walker and adoption counselor.

Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

(August 2012- 2013)

Publications

10/2016

DEVELOPMENTAND EVALUATION OF A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO TRANSITIONING YOUNG ADULTSWITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS INTO ADULT CARE AT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Johnson, T; Gilmore, D; McCoy, K; Pape, C; Pitts, J; Shepherd, L; Seymour, D; ; Maynard, B; Wood, A.; Dell, M L; Heintz, J Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Columbus, OH

Quality Improvement Abstract for North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference