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Respiratory Therapist II

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health
United States, California, San Francisco
December 07, 2023

Respiratory Therapist II

Pediatric Pulmonary Function Services

Full Time


Job Summary

The Respiratory Therapist serves as a role model and resource for the Pediatric Pulmonary Function Lab. The Respiratory Therapist provides clinical leadership and service coordination to assure consistently high quality care and facilitates continuous improvement in respiratory care services. The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for calibration and preparation of equipment and supplies prior to testing; instructs and monitors patients while performing ordered procedures; providing patient care and assessment; interdisciplinary consultation; staff, patient, family, and community education; performance monitoring; documentation and processing of test results and assures the accuracy and validity of all procedures conducted in the Pediatric Pulmonary Function Lab. The Respiratory Therapist is also responsible for ensuring quality assurance and quality control of all testing equipment, day-to-day operations, and updating manual of operation/procedure in consultation with the Medical Director.

The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.

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Required Qualifications

  • This position requires flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations and satellite clinics.
  • Current and valid California Respiratory Care Practitioner License
  • Credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to collaborate and work effectively within intra and inter departmental teams
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive and positive working relationships with internal and external customers and co-workers
  • Possess the knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. This includes but is not limited to the ability to perform all the required procedures and assessments and possession of a thorough understanding of the techniques and rational for the selection and application of respiratory care procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience and demonstrated abilities in:

  • Pediatric/Neonatal critical care
  • Critical care of cystic fibrosis and asthmatic pediatric patients
  • Clinical Education
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including excel, outlook, and work.
  • Experience with EPIC electronic medical record helpful, although not mandatory


  • Valid and current California Respiratory Care Board Respiratory Care Practitioner License
  • Current AHA basic life support for healthcare providers (HCP) certification

About UCSF

At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve - a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report - UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Job Code and Payroll Title

009048 RESP THER 2

Job Category

Allied Health

Bargaining Unit

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees - Patient Care Technical Unit (AFSCME-EX)

Employee Class





Mission Bay (SF)



Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details

Monday-Friday, Days