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Respiratory therapists are in demand, now more than ever. That also implies there will be competition for the top positions. And you’ll need the best respiratory therapist resume to make the top of the hiring manager’s list.
Just as there’s quality assurance to monitor desired clinical outcomes, there are best practices that will help you achieve the right results. For a comprehensive breakdown of those, read on.
This guide will show you:
A respiratory therapist resume example better than 9 out of 10 other resumes.
How to write a respiratory therapist resume that will land you more interviews.
Tips and examples of how to put skills and achievements on a respiratory therapist resume.
How to describe your experience on a resume for a respiratory therapist to get any job you want.
Caring respiratory therapist RRT with 2+ years of experience, skilled in life support equipment monitoring and management. Seeking full-time position at ARRH. At BCMC, worked as respiratory therapist on 40-bed burn ward. Commended 5x by charge nurse for coolness under pressure. Received 99% positive peer review scores from staff and doctors.
Feb 2017–March 2019
Worked as respiratory therapist in 40-bed burn ward. Handled life support system management and monitoring. Given 99% positive peer review scores.
Chosen to mentor 3 respiratory therapists who weren’t meeting standards. They elevated their KPI scores by an average of 35%.
Conducted lung capacity assessments on 5 patients per week. Commended 5x by charge nurse for efficiency.
Managed respiratory rehabilitation, following plan-of-care for 150+ patients. Received numerous written compliments from patients on my teaching style.
Volunteer Respiratory Therapist
May 2017–Jan 2017
Volunteered 2x per week as respiratory therapist in 25-bed lung cancer ward. Conducted vital sign assessments of 5+ patients per week.
Read 2+ chest X-Rays per week to assist physicians and nurses in creating plan of care.
2015–2017 Massasoit Community College
Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Care with RRT Certification
Excelled in equipment management coursework.
Pursued a passion for patient education study.
Soft skills: Teamwork, active listening, compassion, verbal communication, interpersonal skills
Hard skills: Life support equipment management, patient education, rehabilitation, following plan-of-care
Weekly cross-fit for fun and fitness
Volunteer dog walker 2x per month
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Tom Gerencer is a career expert and Certified Professional Resume Writer who has published over 200 in-depth articles on Zety. Since 2016, he has been sharing advice on all things recruitment from writing winning resumes and cover letters to getting a promotion.