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The one trait that characterizes Respiratory Care Practitioners at ZSFG is their very high skill level, their dedication to their job and unstinting work ethic. 

What to expect

Only Registered Respiratory Care Practitioners (RRT) are eligible for employment with ZSFG Respiratory Care Services. All newly hired therapists will complete a comprehensive 11-week orientation and a six-month probationary period. 

The first week of orientation (40 hours on day shift) is spent with the Education Coordinator, Equipment Manager and Shift Manager, to review policies and procedures and department treatment protocols. The employee will be assigned a mailbox and locker. There are three days of the hospital orientations for both UCSF and ZSFG that the employee must attend during their orientation period. During the clinical portion of orientation, orientees are scheduled three twelve-hour shifts per week and rotate through all ICU's and care areas of the hospital with a preceptor. Orientation will consist of time on both day and night shifts and with multiple preceptors. 


The standard clinical work week is 36 hours - three 12-hour shifts per week; Clinical shifts are from 7 – 7:30. Other roles and opportunities offer other job hours. 

Staff meetings 

General staff meetings are held every month rotating between 7:30 am and 7:30 pm. In person, video, and conference call participation is available. 

There are quarterly mandatory skills days provided to all staff throughout the year. They are age specific and focused on the high acuity – low use procedures. 

ZSFG Respiratory Care Services Department conducts yearly Critical Care Conference providing 6-7 CEUs to staff.

Why work at Zuckerberg San Francisco General? 

1. You will use all your skill sets and be respected. 
2. You will be on the cutting edge of medicine, so your knowledge base will always be expanding. 
3. You will enjoy an especially collegial relationship with world class physicians and nurses that have a high regard for our department and your specific skills. 
4. You will work with a very knowledgeable, supportive patient orientated staff. 
5. You will be in one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the country. 
6. The experience you gain at ZSFG will considerably enhance your resume.

Contact us

Email: [email protected]