Skilled RRT trained at Mass General Hospital working with an increased Spanish and Portuguese only speaking COPD/ asthma patient population.
Pros: fostered clinical expertise, demonstrated proficiency working with a diverse patient population in their own language.
Cons: more staff needed to support the distribution of workload, management intervention required to minimize work overload and fatigue issues.
As an Registered respiratory Therapist, responsible for providing diagnostic and therapeutic Respiratory Care services to patients as prescribed by physicians in a community based Hospital working collaboratively with the healthcare team under medical supervision. Responsible for the inspection, set up, and calibration of respiratory care equipment to ensure proper and safe function. Provided all aspects of invasive and non invasive mechanical ventilation. Proficiency in multicultural competency allowed me to treat effectively and efficiently Spanish and Portuguese speaking patient population in need of disease management education and to provide patient/family education plan in the ER and outpatient clinical areas aimed to decrease non emergent visits to those areas.