Respiratory Care Practitioner Ii

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Oct 31, 2021
Part Time Public Health
  • Salary: $90,612.48 - $110,140.08 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position


Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is seeking individuals to fill several positions as a Respiratory Care Practitioner II. The four vacancies are permanent part-time and located in the central and east regions of Contra Costa County in California.

Respiratory Care Practitioner II is a journey level position which requires experience providing respiratory care treatment to patients in an acute care hospital and ambulatory health centers. Employees in this class administer therapy care and life support to patients while assisting in making patient assessments for the purpose of establishing individual respiratory care plans. They also clean, assemble, and transport respiratory equipment as requested and may also operate an electrocardiograph machine on a relief basis and/or provide work direction to other staff.

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The employment list established as a result of this examination may remain in effect for six (6) months.

Typical Tasks
  • Assist medical staff in making patient assessment for the purposes of establishing individual respiratory care plans
  • Recommend appropriate modality for deliverance of respiratory therapy
  • Selects, set up and operate a wide variety of devices such as, ventilators, positive pressure machines, blood gas analyzers, aerosol generators and other pulmonary function equipment
  • Performs postural drainage and assist patients in performing breathing exercises
  • Record findings and keeps records of patient's progress during treatments
  • Provide a variety of respiratory therapy treatments to patients as ordered by physicians
  • Select, set up and operate a wide variety of devices such as respirators, mechanical and volume ventilators, positive pressure machine, blood gas analyzers, aerosol generators and other pulmonary function equipment
  • Performs postural drainage and assist patients in performing breathing exercises
  • Observe and documents patients response to therapy and make adjustments to the individuals respiratory care plan per protocol
  • Transports equipment to inpatient ward areas and maintain safety standards to guard against injuries to patients and staff
  • Respond to stat-emergency calls such as cardiopulmonary arrests and rapid response by providing assistance within the scope of Practice
  • Respond to calls from nursing units for various respiratory therapy issues
  • May provide work direction and guidance to less experienced staff
  • May demonstrate respiratory care procedures to other health care personnel
  • Monitors respiratory related equipment and recommends repairs when needed
  • May operate an electrocardiograph machine on a relief basis

Minimum Qualifications
License Required: Possess and maintain a valid Respiratory Care Practitioner license issued by the Respiratory Care Board of California.

Certification Required: Possess and maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate issued by the American Heart Association or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross; and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certificate issued by the American Red Cross.

Experience: Two (2) years of full-time experience, or its equivalent, experience as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (or Respiratory Therapist) in an acute care hospital.

Acute Care: RCPs assigned to the Acute Care setting must also possess and maintain a Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Provider Certificate.
Ambulatory Care/Health Centers:
  • Pulmonary Function Lab RCPs must possess and maintain a CPFT (Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist); or RPFT (Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist) Credential issued by the NBRC in addition to the above
  • OSA/CPAP and/or Pulmonary/Bronch Clinic: Must possess and maintain certification or credential in one or more of the following: AE-C Asthma Educator; SDS Sleep Disorder Testing and Therapeutic Intervention Respiratory Care Specialist; Polysomnographic Technologist; One year documented experience working in a sleep disorders center or respiratory based outpatient clinic setting.
Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.


Selection Process
1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

Please note that as of August 24, 2021, Contra Costa County enacted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees. Proof of full vaccination will be required of all employees, including new hires, no later than September 30, 2021. The policy requirements can be found here:

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Job Address

Martinez, California United States View Map