Respiratory Therapist Skills and Qualifications for Resume

Updated: October 25, 2020

The skills section on a Respiratory Therapist’s resume is by far the most profound information that one can provide to a hiring manager.

This is because, at the end of the day, it is your skills that make you who you are. If you cannot properly articulate this information in a resume in the form of bullet points, you will have a long way to go.

Once you have figured out what your core skills are, you can look through the following statements to determine how to write your own:

Sample Skills for Respiratory Therapist Resume

  • Demonstrated expertise in assisting with patient care initiatives, by conducting diagnostic tests such as ABGs, and performing treatments such as chest physiotherapy, and aerosol medications.
  • Effectively able to assess patients’ care plans, and evaluate respiratory care provided to them.
  • Deeply familiar with delivering aerosolized medication, including bronchodilator, and mucolytics.
  • Exceptionally talented in handling airway management activities, along with providing assistance during intubation, and movement of ET tubes.
  • Well-versed in ventilator management activities, including initial setup of the patient on the machine, handling adjustments, and managing routine checks.
  • Documented success in evaluating the effectiveness of respiratory therapy and tweaking plans to meet the dynamic needs of each assigned patient.
  • Proven ability to evaluate the need for diagnostic exams, and evaluating and performing modality.
  • Solid track record of effectively and efficiently interviewing and examining patients with breathing and cardiopulmonary disorders.
  • Competent in performing a wide variety of diagnostic tests, including chest checks, and lung capacity measuring.
  • Able to monitor and record the progress of the implemented treatment plan, and make adjustments as and when required.
  • Highly skilled in providing patients and their families with information and education on self-care.
Respiratory Therapist Hard Skills
  • 840 and 980 ventilators used neonates to adults
  • Respiratory therapy treatment protocols
  • High flow O2 and Vapotherm for infants
  • Blood Gas lab analysis
  • Intubations
  • Ventilator management
  • Ventilators interface with EMR
  • 14-bed MICU
  • 9-bed SICU
  • 8-bed CVICU
  • 6-bed level 2 NICU
  • Pulmonary Function testing
  • Non-invasive ventilation with Vision BiPAPs and V60s
  • Bronchoscopy assisting
  • EBUS bronchoscopy
Respiratory Therapist Qualifications for Resume
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist with Respiratory Care license
  • BLS/CPR by the American Heart Association
  • PALS, ACLS, NRP Certifications
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Able to adapt to changing patient needs
  • Sense of accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Strong sense of patient focus 
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