Respiratory Care Practitioner II

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Dec 10, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $99,900.36 - $121,429.44 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit

The Contra Costa Health Department offers a variety of opportunities and has an ongoing need for Respiratory Care Practitioner II professionals. Vacancies are located at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) located in Martinez, CA, and county clinics throughout the County (e.g. Martinez, Richmond, Pittsburg).

Respiratory Care Practitioner II is a journey-level position that 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.

The Respiratory Care Services Unit strives to serve the community and the underserved. This unit has supportive leadership, provides in-depth training, and

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

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.

Selection Process

1. Application Filing and Evaluation : All applicants must apply online at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of filing. Applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process.

2. Training and Experience Evaluation : Candidates who clearly demonstrate that they possess the minimum qualifications will have their training and experience evaluated. The responses to the supplemental questions, at the time of filing, will be evaluated to determine each candidate's relevant education, training, and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%)

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

For recruitment questions, please contact Health Services Personnel, Recruitment Team at . For any technical issues, please contact the Government Jobs’ applicant support team for assistance at +1 855-524-5627.

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 identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Martinez, California United States View Map