Based on the sciences of nursing practice, learning, and change, NPD specialists use knowledge and skills in education theory and application, career development, leadership, and program management to support lifelong nursing professional development. The NPDS may act as a clinician to assess and coordinate quality patient care and may provide patient care related to specialty. Minimal supervision required.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
Candidates must meet the criteria to sit for the NCLEX examination and become licensed in the state of Texas.
Minimum of one year of clinical experience in area of specialty
Complete NPDS Orientation Program Complete NPDS Portfolio Development Workshop within 6 months of assuming position
- Current Texas RN License required
- Certified in BLS
- Certified BLS Instructor within 6 months of assuming position
- Certified ACLS Instructor (adult critical care clinical areas) within 6 months of assuming position
- Certified PALS Instructor (pediatric clinical areas) within 6 months of assuming position
- Certified NRP Instructor (neonatal clinical areas) within 6 months of assuming position.
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 Plainview - PLV
Covenant Levelland - LVL
Trustpoint (joint venture:
Rehab Hospital of Lubbock)
Covenant Medical Group (CMG)
Covenant Health Partners
Hospice of Lubbock
Covenant 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.