Joy Dawn Arnold, CRT/RCP

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    Job Title :
    Respiratory Therapist

    Areas of Treatment :
    Critical Care, Pulmonary Rehab, Diagnostics,

    Specialties :
    Respiratory Therapist

    Hospital Affiliation :
    Permian Regional Medical Center

    Practice Name :
    Winkler County Memorial Hospital

    Location :
    Kermit, 79745 United States

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    Years in Practice :

    Description of Practice :

    I currently work in a Rural Hospital in Texas as a Respiratory Therapist, Director of Respiratory and Compliance Officer.

    I have been in Respiratory therapy for 24 years and feel confident in my role in the Emergency Room as well as Critical care areas.

    I have a passion and apply my knowledge in providing patients with treatment and education in their disease process to improve their daily living.

    I have worked in ER, Critical care and general geriatric and pediatric care. I perform Diagnostics in Respiratory Therapy as well.

    I have recently taken on the Director of Respiratory position at WCMH and am increasing my job knowledge and skill to include a position as Compliance officer.

    I look forward to working in administrative role as well as keeping my passion in the Respiratory field and taking care of patients. 



    Areas of Expertise :
    Respiratory Therapy

    Education/Degree :
    Northwest Arkansas Community College

    Year Graduated :

    Board Certification :
    NBRC /Texas Medical Board

    How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?

     I have a passion to promote well being in their disease process

    Many patients have chronic life altering condition, I strive to provide patients with my knowledge and educate them to live a fuller life with a chronic condition

    Educate them on treatment and prevention from severe lung infections, flu and other triggers that affect their disease process 


    Teaching and Speaking :

    CPR instructor for 10 years

    I have been chosen to be preceptor to teach new employees, during my years as a therapist

    While in my Junior year in high school I became a Staffer at church camps,  to assist in teaching and directing children for the Baptist Association



    Research Interests :

    Adolescent smoking cessation

    I would enjoy the oppurtunity to design disposable equipment that meets patient comfort and fitting and is cost effective for hospitals.

    Philanthropic Initiatives :

    Church Camp Staffer for Baptist Association

    I was involved and member of  local Beta Sigma Phi chapter, a non academic sorority dedicated to service of others, we performed 

    charitable programs for elderly raised money to support local volunteer emergency services.

    I have taught Mission Friends at my church for school age children. 


    Attributes Success To:

    Work experience, striving for patient quality and I was inspired by my sister 

    My older sister entered medical field as a nurse and she supported me as I entered and completed my License in Respiratory. I applied for couple of programs in 1990-1991 and was accepted into the Respiratory Program as 1 out of 50 applicants accepted into a 15 person class. 

    I developed a passion as an RT in school for helping people and contribute my success to the patients in my community that I can improve their quality of life.

    I attribute my success from the enjoyment of seeing my patients being able to live to their fullest with education and treatment i can provide.

    My passion and enjoyment in RT field drove me as I became one of four students selected to also work at Washington Regional Medical Center Fayettville,

    Arkansas during the completion of course studies. 


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    Place of Birth :
    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Gender :

    Favorite Medical Journal :
    Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

    Hobbies/Sports :
    Golf, Swimming, Mary Kay Consultant, Travel

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