Respiratory Practitioner II

Job ID
Employment Type
Respiratory Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Medical Center
Standard Hours
As defined by the CBA and business needs.
Work Schedule
12 Hour


St. Joseph's Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health. The word "dignity" perfectly defines what our organization stands for, showing respect for all people by providing excellent care. St. Joseph's Medical Center, was founded in 1899 under the direction of the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, is a not for profit, fully accredited, regional hospital with 395 beds, a physician staff of over 400, and more than 2,400 employees. Specializing in cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services and women and children's services including neonatal intensive care. St. Josephs is the largest hospital as well as the largest private employer in Stockton, California. Nationally recognized as a quality lead, St. Josephs is consistently chosen as the "most preferred hospital" by local consumers.


Position Summary:
The Respiratory Therapist Practitioner II provides optimum respiratory care for patients with respiratory disorders and performs therapy as ordered by the physician in accordance with current departmental policies. This position treats/cares for patients of all ages. Acts as relief shift supervisor when required. Maintains department productivity levels by monitoring workloads throughout the shift.





  • Three (3) years of acute care experience required.
  • Position will be required to supervise and have the ability to work in all critical areas including the NICU.
  • Graduate of a two year American Medical Association approved Respiratory Therapy Program.
  • The therapist must have passed the written Registry Examination and the clinical simulation exam provided by the NBRC and received their RRT credential
  • Current CA License as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
  • Current BCLS-Card from the American Heart Association
  • Must be certified in CPR (may also obtain up to three months after hire)
  • NRP and Stable certification will be required to work in NICU and will be provided after hire. 
  • Maintain current license with Respiratory Care Examining Committee

  • Member of American Association of Respiratory Therapists and California Society of Respiratory Therapists preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in intubations (adult, pediatric and infant), arterial puncture, arterial line draws, high frequency ventilation preferred but will train. 
  • Experience with nitric oxide use in the NICU preferred but will train.
  • PALS and ACLS highly recommended. 


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