Respiratory Care Therapist 2 - 10677 at University of California - Davis Medical Centers in Sacramento, California

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Department Description

Respiratory Care is a highly technical and specialized ancillary department at University of California, Davis, Medical Center (UCDMC) providing assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients of all ages with critical pulmonary illness and trauma needs.

Job Summary

Final Filing Date

Salary Range
$45.48 - $58.80

Salary Frequency

Appointment Type

Percentage of Time

Shift Hour
12 hours; Variable days or nights

Main Hospital


Union Representation

Benefits Eligible

We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.


The RT II serves as a role model and resource that assists and supports the clinical team. They help to ensure consistently high-quality care and facilitate excellent clinical respiratory care services. The RT II is responsible for providing direct patient care and assessment; interdisciplinary consultation, oversight for technical and clinical performance, support clinical activity of staff as directed by leadership and performance improvement monitoring.

Clinicians provide a full range of cardiopulmonary diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients of all age groups. They obtain, review and interpret data and assess the need for and response to respiratory care interventions in consultation and conjunction with medical, nursing and other disciplines to optimize patient care planning and delivery. They respond to cardiopulmonary emergencies, provide airway maintenance, manual and mechanical ventilator support using a variety of devices and techniques and administer oxygen and other therapeutic gases, humidity therapy, inhaled aerosol medications, bronchial hygiene, lung expansion therapies and instruct patient's family and continuing care providers in the administration of respiratory procedures and the proper use of respiratory therapy equipment and supplies.

RT II s assure that ventilators are patient ready ad calibrated, sent to Clinical Engineering as appropriate and help assure that medical supplies and equipment are available for patient care. In the absence of an RT Ill the RT II functions as a relief supervisor. RT ll s may be asked. per operational needs, to focus their leadership and educational duties for periods of time on: relief charge, precepting, training and education, mentorship, or specialty areas of practice such as pediatric care.

Required Qualifications

* Current and valid California Respiratory Care Practitioner License.

* Minimum of 3 years recent experience as an RCP/RRT in an acute care hospital.

* Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

* Current Basic Life Support/CPR Certification.

* Current PALS Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

* Recent experience with performance management processes.

* Recent experience as a team leader.

* Recent experience planning and conducting in-service education and training.

Special Requirements

* This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.