Respiratory Care Practitioner

St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health - Lubbock, TX3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $57,000 - $81,000 a year
Job Summary:
Plans, prepares, and delivers a broad range of respiratory care procedures and diagnostic studies. Documents all respiratory care on appropriate records. Inspects, tests, maintains and operates respiratory care equipment.Completes patient billing.

Essential Functions:
Plans, prepares, and delivers respiratory care treatments

including IPPB, aerosol nebulizer, chest physical therapy,

incentive spirometry, sputum induction, volume ventilation, and all

other continuous procedures such as Oxygen, BIPAP/PCAP, and

pulse oximetry.

Assesses patients for appropriateness of respiratory care


Maintains accurate records, documenting treatments, and

response to therapy, patient progress, and any other pertinent


Inspects, tests, maintains, and operates respiratory care


Completes patient billing.

Performs diagnostic testing procedures including, Arterial Blood

Gas (ABG) and Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT).

Minimum Position Qualifications:
Education: As degree following a two-year Respiratory Care Program at an AMA approved college/university.

Eligible to meet NBRC registry requirements

Experience: Minimum of one [1] year experience (May include clinical portion of training program)

License / Certification: Current Respiratory Care Practitioner Permit from Texas Medical Board

Registry credential from NBRC

Current documentation of Basic Life Support (BLS) training.

Preferred Position Qualifications:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training and certification.

PALS, NRP, and Flight Training as required.

Computer skills helpful

Covenant Health is celebrating nearly 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.For nearly 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds: Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children’s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of LubbockCovenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Covenant Health

Category: Respiratory Therapists