Sutter Health Respiratory Care Practitioner (Full-time, Nights) in Sacramento, California


TheRespiratory Care Practitionerperforms therapeutic, diagnostic, and emergency respiratory care procedures and provides assessment, treatment, care and evaluation for patients with respiratory insufficiencies.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Administers medications and treatments and evaluates patient outcomes.

  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment.

  • Develops, implements, and coordinates the plan of care based on the diagnosis.

  • Educates the patient and family about prevention and management of cardiopulmonary diseases; providesinformation about community support groups and other available programs.

  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.

  • Performs all respiratory care modalities.

  • Provides routine diagnostic modalities.

  • Responds to emergency resuscitation team calls: Code Blue/Rapid Response.



  • Graduate of Respiratory Care Program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

  • Current California State Licensure by the Respiratory Care Board.

  • Registered with the National Board for Respiratory Therapy is preferred.

  • BLS Healthcare provider required.

  • NRP issued by the American Heart Association is required (SMH - Neonatal Specialist).

  • PALS is required (SMH).


  • Acute care clinical experience in Respiratory Care, training in arterial puncture and blood gas analysis.

  • Previous experience in performing EKG is desired.


  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, chemistry, and physics.

  • Knowledge of bedside pulmonary function testing; mechanics and equipment.

  • Knowledge of arterial puncture and blood gas analysis, equipment and quality control.

  • Demonstrated familiarity with TJC (The Joint Commission) standards and College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation standards.

Special Skills/Equipment:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment and take appropriate actions in volatile situations.

  • Must be able to understand, read and write the English language.

Organization: *Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Title: Respiratory Care Practitioner (Full-time, Nights)

Location: California-Greater Sacramento Area-Sacramento

Requisition ID: SMCS-1717833

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. 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.