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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Respiratory Care Assistant - On-Call in Lubbock, Texas

Covenant Health is seeking a Part time Day Shift Respiratory Care Assistant for the Resp Therapy Department at Covenant Medical Center.

Job Summary:

Performs non-critical respiratory care procedures and ABGs under close supervision.

Essential Functions:

Under supervision of a licensed practitioner, and in accordance with established policies and procedures:

  • Plans, prepares and delivers respiratory care treatments including IPPB, chest physical therapy, incentive spirometry, sputum induction, and aerosol (i.e., hand held nebulizer)

  • Plans, prepares and delivers all continuous treatments such as Oxygen, BIPAP/PCAP, and Pulse Oximetry, and aerosol

  • Performs patient assessments

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

  • Performs Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) analysis, completing documentation and reporting results

  • Responds to "Code Blue" calls, assists in maintaining an airway and performing Basic life Support (BLS)

Minimum Position Qualifications:


  • High School diploma or GED

  • Actively enrolled in an AMA approved Respiratory Care Training Program

  • Must be in the Clinical phase of an AMA approved Respiratory Care Training Program


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) training

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: Therapy Support (PTA, COTA, Rehab Aide)