Loved being a Community Respiratory Therapist
Respiratory Therapist (Former Employee) – Camrose, AB – 6 January 2017
Typical day - varied day to day as there was many things that were included in the job description. I taught Pulmonary Rehab courses, did Asthma Education, performed breathing tests as required, made home visits to palliative patients, performed certain blood tests, taught caregivers about respiratory medications, their use, how they work, and the care of the different delivery devices. Also helped with Baby Wellness days in the region.
What I learned - time management, taking a leading role for teaching purposes, talking in an educational setting
Co-workers - I had the BEST co-workers at whichever site I was at.
Hardest part - leaving. I was only covering a maternity leave and there was a hiring freeze so they couldn't hire me on permanently
Most enjoyable - co-workers, clients, patients, being able to do what I was trained to do and doing it well.
Doing what I was trained to do, clients, co-workers
Leaving when my temporary position was over