Respiratory Care Specialist
UCSF Campus and Health
San Francisco, California 94102

Job Description

Job Summary
The Respiratory Care Clinical Specialist reports to the Director via Manager. This position provides technical support for respiratory care and partners with service leadership to support staff professional development, quality and performance improvement, and safety training for activities associated with the Respiratory Care Service.
Involves the restoration of patient's respiratory and pulmonary function; alleviates pain; plans and administers prescribed respiratory therapy. Conducts pulmonary functions tests, administers treatments, and completes discharge planning with other members of the patient's clinical team. Maintains compliance with federal, state and local legal and certification requirements.

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Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area
  • Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of California
  • Active credential as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in respiratory care with two years as a RT II/Clinical Team Leader, or RCS Clinical Specialist (or equivalent experience)
  • Maintains advanced knowledge in respiratory care theory and industry best practices
  • Deep knowledge of all relevant cardiopulmonary industry federal, state and local laws and regulations
  • Ability to apply policy knowledge to proactively identify potential risk areas in Respiratory Care
  • Learning leadership skills in mentoring and advising employees
  • Gaining skills to effectively manage employees along with multiple priorities
  • Interpersonal skills to work collaboratively, coordinate and integrate with others throughout the organization Maintains rapport and professional relationships with peers, peers in the industry, patients, multidisciplinary team members, management
  • Proven analytical abilities and problem solving skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify options for resolution
  • Demonstrates sound judgement
  • Demonstrated abilities to listen actively, understand varying viewpoints and receive feedback
  • Skills to tactfully articulate and teach respiratory patient care concepts to staff
  • Knowledge and proven analytical ability to assess Respiratory databases, protocols and guidelines to troubleshoot issues
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Office tools
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in related area
  • Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of California
  • Active credential as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers (HCP) certification
  • Advanced credential (ie. ACCS, NPS, CPFT, AE-C)
  • Advanced certification (ie. ACLS, PALS, NRP)
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

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Full Time
Date Posted : 04/12/2023