Associate Respiratory Care Practitioner

St. Joseph Health Hobbs , NM 88241

Posted 2 months ago

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 Qualifications:

Education:

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

Experience:

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

License/Certification:

  • Current Respiratory Care license in the state of New Mexico.

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

Preferred Position Qualifications:

License/Certification:

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

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 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.

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