Respiratory Clinical Specialist (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Rotating
Req: 18987
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Respiratory Care Clinical Specialist serves as a practitioner, educator, consultant and collborator to provide advanced clinical skills. Based on these skills the Specialist develops implements and evaluates a plan for meeting the educational needs of the staff as well as evaluating the skills set possessed by the team members. Participate in shift supervision on an as needed basis.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

•    Act as liaison /clinical coordinator for respiratory care student programs.

•    Analyze patient care plans for evidence of documentation of standards of practice, shares findings with Assistant Director/Director.

•    Collaborate in setting unit standard of care and monitors indicators of quality.

•    Coordinate the evaluation of new equipment /products.

•    Demonstrate expertise in the execution of daily patient care, providing collaboration, direction and instruction.

•    Develop, implement and evaluate orientation programs for employees.

•    Give direct input into staff development for clinical ladder progression.

•    Maintain clinical competencies and education records of Respiratory Care staff and other hospital personnel as necessary.

•    Provide expertise in the planning and delivery of special patient care problems.

•    Provide input to staff performance appraisals and applicant hiring and termination decisions.

•    Provide orientation, education and training as needed to internal and external RCPs.

•    Serve in the role of supervisor as required and assume on-call responsibilities as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Graduate of AMA approved program for Respiratory Care.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

License/Certification: Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.


Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for Healthcare Providers.


NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certificate 


RCP - CA Respiratory Care Practice, valid RCP license for state of California


RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

•    Ability to adjust communications to fit the needs and level of understanding of the receiver.

•    Ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels and in situations requiring instructing, persuading, negotiating, conflict resolution, consulting and advising as well as prepare clear, comprehensive written and oral reports and materials.

•    Ability to engage in laboratory and clincial research.

•    Ability to provide leadership and influence others.

•    Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $140,254.40 to $166,264.80

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.