James E. Jeffcoat

Oklahoma City, OK
E-mail:   jim@jeffcoat.com

Professional Experience

Employer:   OU Children's Hospital
Location:    Oklahoma City, OK
Dates of Employment:   October 2005 - Present
Position:   Registered Respiratory Therapist
Job Summary:
  • Pediatric respiratory therapist in a teaching facility affiliated with the OU College of Medicine.
  • NICU care including bubble CPAP, Servo-i, Servo 300, Inhaled Nitric Oxide, and i-Stat for bedside blood gas analysis.
  • High frequency ventilation with SensorMedics 3100A and Bunnell LifePulse HFJV.
  • Certified in PALS, NRP, and ACLS.

Employer:   Methodist Childrenís Hospital
Location:    San Antonio, TX
Dates of Employment:   August 2003 - October 2005
Position:   Registered Respiratory Therapist
Job Summary:
Responsible for all respiratory care modalities at a 250 bed pediatric hospital, including NICU, Peds ICU, ER, and Intermediate Care.
  • Asthma care via therapist-driven protocol and asthma education classes for parents.
  • CF care including IPV, Therapy Vest, Tobi, and Pulmozyme.
  • NICU care including high-frequency ventilation, nitric oxide, surfactant administration, and LDR assistance for high risk deliveries.
  • Proficient with Servo 300, Viasys Avea, INOvent, Pulmonetics LTV, and Sensormedics 3100A/3100B ventilators.
  • Certified trach care educator.
  • Served on pediatric process improvement committee.

Employer:   Research Medical Center
Location:    Kansas City, MO
Dates of Employment:   July 2002 - July 2003
Position:   Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapist
Job Summary:
Responsible for patient education activities in a wide variety of areas, including COPD and asthma education, home oxygen, CPAP and noninvasive ventilation, trach care and home mechanical ventilation, DME referrals, and smoking cessation counseling.
  • Maintained an excellent working relationship with physicians, hospital Continuum of Care Services, and DME providers.
  • Wrote, revised, and updated over 50 booklets, leaflets, and educational handouts designed to assist and augment patient/family education.
  • Performed training for Social Workers and Nurse Case Managers regarding proper qualifications for home oxygen therapy.
  • Worked closely with physicians, Case Managers, Social Workers, and Palliative Care Team members to assist with discharge planning.

Employer:   Research Medical Center
Location:    Kansas City, MO
Dates of Employment:   January 1989 - July 2002
Position:   Registered Respiratory Therapist
Job Summary:
Responsible for full range of patient care duties at a 553-bed facility, including patient assessment, and modification of respiratory care orders based on assessment protocol.
  • Served on Medical Centerís multidisciplinary Trauma Committee.
  • Taught CPR during annual "CPR Marathon."
  • Recognized as proficient in all clinical areas, including ER, floor, ICU, and neonatal units.
  • Demonstrated exceptional patient assessment and equipment troubleshooting skills.
  • Proficient with PB 7200, T-Bird, LP-10, Infant Star, Bear Cub, and Bird VIP ventilators.
  • Assisted with the orientation of new employees and the revision of the Orientation Packet.
  • Was cross-trained in May, 1992, to work in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, where duties included pulmonary function testing, bronchoprovocation testing, bronchoscopy assistance, and ABG machine maintenance/troubleshooting.

Employer:   University of Kansas Medical Center
Location:    Kansas City, KS
Dates of Employment:   February 1988 - January 1989
Position:   Evening Shift Manager
Job Summary:
Responsible for all patient care and clinical activities of the Respiratory Care department on the 3-11 shift at a 500+ bed teaching hospital.
  • Assigned duties for Team Leaders and therapists.
  • Supervised respiratory care activities and performed equipment troubleshooting.
  • Handled staffing duties, scheduling, timecards, performance evaluations, and corrective action.
  • Prepared monthly reports to summarize respiratory care activities.
  • Assisted with orientation and continuing education activities.
  • Attended management team meetings and assisted with interviewing.
  • Performed direct patient care when necessary, including ER care (Level 1 trauma facility), and ICU care in Medical, Pulmonary, Surgical, Neurosurgical, Pediatric, Neonatal, and Burn ICUs.

Employer:   Saint Mary's Hospital
Location:    Kansas City, MO
Dates of Employment:   August, 1986 - February 1988
Position:   Clinical Supervisor, Respiratory Therapy
Job Summary:
Responsible for coordinating respiratory care activities on the evening and night shifts of a 200 bed hospital.
  • Performed workload assignments, supervision, QA, performance evaluations, and corrective action.
  • Assisted with scheduling, time cards, inventory, ordering and stocking.
  • Participated in management meetings and departmental decision making.
  • Performed clinical duties, including critical care, intubations, and bronchoscopy assist.

Employer:   Research Belton Hospital
Location:    Belton, MO
Dates of Employment:   August, 1984 - August, 1986
Position:   Registered Respiratory Therapist
Job Summary:
Responsible for full range of clinical duties in the Cardiopulmonary department of a 40 bed hospital.
  • Performed ICU, ER, and medical/surgical floor care.
  • Performed pulmonary function testing and assisted physicians performing bronchoscopy.
  • Cardiology duties included EKGs, cardiac treadmill testing, Holter monitoring.
  • Responsible for maintenance and quality assurance for the blood gas analyzer, including record keeping, mail-in of QA data, proficiency testing, and formulation of policies and procedures for troubleshooting.
  • Responsible for emergency night call (no in-house therapist present from midnight-6 a.m.).

Employer:   Research Medical Center
Location:    Kansas City, MO
Dates of Employment:   November, 1980 - August 1984
Position:   Respiratory Therapist
Job Summary:
  • Responsible for full range of clinical duties in the Pulmonary Services department of a 500+ bed hospital, including adult and neonatal critical care, ABGs, and cardiac outputs.
  • Served on a committee to evaluate equipment care and maintenance.

Employer:   Menorah Medical Center
Location:    Kansas City, MO
Dates of Employment:   July, 1980 - November, 1980
Position:   Respiratory Therapy Technician
Job Summary:
  • Performed routine floor care (part-time) while a full-time respiratory care student.
  • Worked as an equipment aid prior to enrollment in respiratory care program.


June 1980 - May 1981        Baptist Memorial Hospital   School of Respiratory Therapy     (Kansas City, MO)
   [ Note: program now located at JCCC ]
August 1977 - May 1981 Rockhurst College   (Kansas City, MO)
   Bachelor of Science, Respiratory Therapy
August 1973 - May 1977 O'Hara High School   (Kansas City, MO)

Professional Affiliations
American Association for Respiratory Care     Member since 1986
Neonatal-Pediatric Section member since 2003
Continuing Care / Rehab Section member 2002-2003
Texas Society for Respiratory Care Secretary, Alamo District (June, 2004 - October, 2005)
Missouri Society for Respiratory Care President, District 4 (July, 2000 - June, 2002)
Secretary, District 4 (July, 1996 - June, 2000)
Webmaster (December, 1998 - May, 2003)
Program Committee (2001)
President's Award for Outstanding Service (April, 1999)

Credentials and Certifications

Registered Respiratory Therapist, #14966 June, 1982 (NBRC active status)
State Licenses:
    Oklahoma RCP #2607
    Missouri RCP #100435
    Texas RCP #66700
Certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP

Other Skills

Computer: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Meditech; PaintShop; HTML and Web Page design
Typing: 45 wpm


Furnished upon request.

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