Job Description

Payroll Title:
Pulmonary Special Procedures Unit
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
12 hrs/day, Monday - Saturday

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#111795 Pulmonary Function Technologist

Initial Review Date: Tue 11/2/2021

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Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/14/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Functions as a member of the Pulmonary Function and Exercise Laboratory. Maintains a safe environment for patients undergoing invasive and non-invasive diagnostic pulmonary test relating to cardiopulmonary physiology. Performs complex test involving lung mechanics, and arterial blood gases. Operates and troubleshoots state-of-the-art diagnostic and PC based equipment.

Contributes to and participates organizing workday, customer support and satisfaction, training and education of staff, and performance improvement. 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.

Demonstration of previous performance of complete pulmonary function testing with bronchodilators, 6 minute walks, arterial blood gases, and oxygen saturation, oxygen titration testing and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Adheres to Department and Medical Center's Policies and Procedures. Adheres to UCSD Core Values and CI Care program guidelines.


  • Two (2) year advanced practice RT Education Program/AS Degree.

  • 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 within six (6) months of hire date.

  • One (1) year experience in an advanced pulmonary function and exercise testing lab.


  • BS degree in related field.
  • Respiratory Advanced Training (RAT I).
  • Respiratory Advanced Training (RAT II).
  • Incremental Exercise experience.


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

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

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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