Job Description

Payroll Title:
Respiratory Care
Full Salary Range
$52.23 - $52.23 / Hour
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 12 Hour Shifts, Monday - Saturday

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#120130 Pulmonary Function Respiratory Therapist

Filing Deadline: Wed 12/7/2022

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Functions as a member of the Pulmonary Function and Exercise Lab team. Maintains a safe environment for patients undergoing invasive and non-invasive diagnostic pulmonary function and cardiopulmonary testing. Operates and trouble shoots state-of-the -art diagnostic and PC based pulmonary functions and exercise equipment. Able to perform basic pulmonary function testing including Spirometry, 6 minute walks, Pulse oximetry and radial ABG draws. In addition, Technologist will be able to perform advanced Pulmonary Function testing to include: Plethysmography, Diffusing capacity test, maximum inspiratory and expiratory pressures, maximal voluntary ventilation, Helium FRC determination, shunt quantification studies, bronchodilator studies and sputum inductions. Technologist will be able to provide cylinder gas and PFT lab inventory management. Ability to Calibrate PFT equipment to acceptable standards. Provide patients with both written and verbal education, on smoking cessation. Able to float shifts between PFT facilities when needed. Works cooperatively with other team members and other cross-functional department to ensure tests are performed in a timely manner and within lab quality standards. Adheres to Department and Medical Center's Policies and Procedures. Adheres toUCSD Core Values and C I Care Program guidelines.


  • Advanced RT education program or equivalent knowledge and ability.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) issued by the state of California.
  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART w/in 6 months of hire date.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field.
  • At least one (1) year of experience in a comprehensive pulmonary function lab.
  • Experience in an exercise testing lab.
  • CPFT/RPFT certified.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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