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Respiratory Care Practitioner II

Job ID SAFH-2100696 Date Posted 01/13/2021 Location Auburn, California Schedule/Shift Per Diem/ Variable
Position Overview:


Performs therapeutic, diagnostic, and emergency respiratory care procedures and provides assessment, treatment, care and evaluation for patients with respiratory insufficiencies. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Administers medications and treatments and evaluates patient outcomes.
  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment.
  • Develops, implements, and coordinates the plan of care based on the diagnosis.
  • Educates the patient and family about prevention and management of cardiopulmonary diseases; provides information about community support groups and other available programs.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Performs all respiratory care modalities.
  • Provides routine diagnostic modalities.
  • Responds to emergency resuscitation team calls: Code Blue/Rapid Response.


Education, including Licensure/ Certification/ Registration:

  • Graduate of Respiratory Care Program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Current California State Licensure by the Respiratory Care Board. 
  • Must have current American Heart Association BLS-HCPC recognition or Greater Sacramento Region - Healthcare provider.
  • NRP is required within 6 months of hire.
  • PALS is required within 6 months of hire.
  • Intubation Certification is required.


  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, chemistry, and physics.
  • Knowledge of bedside pulmonary function testing; mechanics and equipment.
  • Knowledge of arterial puncture and blood gas analysis, equipment and quality control.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the Joint Commision on Accredidation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards and College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation standards.


  • Acute care clinical experience in Respiratory Care, training in arterial puncture and blood gas analysis.
  • Previous experience in performing EKG is desired.


  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment and take appropriate actions in volatile situations.
  • Must be able to understand, read and write the English language.

Organization: Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Benefits: No
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Variable
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days
Weekend Requirements: Rotating
Schedule: Per Diem
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: Per Diem

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans

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