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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Respiratory Care Practitioner - Respiratory - Covenant Specialty Hospital *Up to $15,000 Hiring Bonus* in Lubbock, Texas

Covenant Health is seeking a Full-time, Day Shift Associate Respiratory Care Practitioner with the Respiratory Department at Covenant Specialty Hospital.

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$15,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Job Summary:

Plans, prepares, and delivers a broad range of respiratory care procedures and diagnostic studies. Documents all respiratory care on appropriate records/EHR. 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 services.

  • Maintains accurate records, documenting treatments, and response to therapy, patient progress, and any other pertinent information.

  • Inspects, tests, maintains, and operates respiratory care equipment.

  • Completes patient billing.

  • Performs diagnostic testing procedures including, Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) and Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT).

Minimum Position Requeirements


  • Associate's Degree Successful completion of an AMA accredited Respiratory Care Program.


  • 1 year Experience (May include clinical portion of training program).

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Required (Texas locations): Current Respiratory Care License from Texas Medical Board.

  • Registry credential from NBRC within one [1] year of employment (Lubbock campuses ONLY).

  • Current documentation of Basic Life Support with the American Heart Association (BLS) training within 30 days of employment.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training and certification preferred.

  • PALS

  • NRP

Covenant Health is celebrating over 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 over 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 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 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 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

Req ID: R356322