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Kaiser Permanente Respiratory Care Practitioner in San Marcos, California

Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation process in delivering services to patients of the age group served. Able to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed in accordance with department policy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Complies with organizational rules, policies and procedures pertaining to Accreditation and Licensing (e.g., TJC, CAC Title 22, Safety, Infection Control, etc.).

  • Treats all patients in accordance with the Patient's Bill of Rights; maintains the privacy and confidentiality of both members and employees with regards to medical records and communication regarding disease, conditions and status.

  • Provides direct/indirect care and service to patient/member groups (neonatal, pediatric and adult ages and classifications).

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivering services to patients of the age group served.

  • Participates in patient care rounds as an active member of the critical care team.

  • Maintains knowledge of admitting diagnosis and pulmonary pathophysiology for assigned patients; performs patient assessment and provides appropriate therapy.

  • Evaluates and utilizes clinical data.

  • Evaluates and documents patient response to all respiratory therapy.

  • Provides treatment services such as: oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy and humidification, mechanical ventilation and physiotherapy and emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • Provides assessment of patient's condition including obtaining a brief respiratory history, auscultation of the chest by stethoscope and performing spirometry, recording findings in the patient's chart.

  • Draws arterial blood from patient for blood gas analysis.

  • Maintains and operates blood gas analyzers.

  • Transports patients requiring respiratory assistance.

  • Transports may be made within the medical center or to other medical center locations.

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Promotes, ensures, and improves customer service to internal/external customers by demonstrating skills which are consistent with the organization's philosophy. KP Service Standards: Follows established service standards as set forth in LMP's ABC's. That is, Take Initiative, Take Responsibility, Take Care, and Take Pride. Demonstrate compliance in all above four areas. Examples: make a positive first impression, protect patient privacy and confidentiality, assume ownership, resolve conflict, show respect, maintain your environment, and support your team.

  • Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Registered Respiratory Therapist or Registry eligible with one year current experience.

  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.


  • Graduate of a 2- year Respiratory Care Accrediting Board (RCAB) approved school of Respiratory Care.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Valid and current CA Respiratory Care Practitioner license.

  • CPR or American Heart Association approved BLS.

Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A


  • 12-hour shifts.

  • Varied days, Hours, and Shifts.

  • May be required to work every weekend.

  • Scheduled work hours per week will be 20-32.


TITLE: Respiratory Care Practitioner

LOCATION: San Marcos, California

REQNUMBER: 1139172

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.