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Experienced RN, FT (7p-7a-night shift)-Behavioral Medicine (AMD), with $10,000 Sign-on Bonus

at St. Joseph Medical Center

Posted: 10/23/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 37295
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 9/25/2020

2nd Floor (Advanced Medical Detox)

St. Joseph Medical Center has partnered with Matthew’s Hope Detox and Recovery Program (MHDRP) to introduce a voluntary 22-bed advanced hospital-based drug and alcohol detoxification program with a unique Inpatient Recovery and Aftercare model. Our clinical staff will work closely with MHDRP therapists other detox support staff to provide a three-tier approach of healing patients’ minds, bodies and spirits. Our mission is to take a collective medical, wellness, and spiritual approach for healing the mind, body and spirit in evidence-based ways.

Many people who suffer from substance use disorder may have various degrees of medical conditions such as heart, kidney and liver damage, and because we are a Hospital Based Program, if any of these conditions exist, MHDRP'S team of skilled medical staff are there to help and treat them. Nurses and technicians with a compassion to help individuals recover from the stronghold of addiction are strongly encouraged to apply.


Accountable for the observation, assessment, intervention, evaluation, rehabilitation, or health teachings of a person who is ill, injured, infirm, or experiencing a change in normal health processes; the maintenance of health or prevention of illness; the administration of a medication or treatment as ordered by a physician, the supervision or teaching of nursing; the administration, supervision, and evaluation of nursing practices, policies, and procedures; the performance of an act delegated by a physician and the development of the nursing care plan.


Service Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.

Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance. Adheres to all Steward Healthcare policies on Health Insurance

Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) People Incorporates the patient’s physiological, psychological, cultural, developmental and spiritual needs into the plan of care. Consistently follows patient care, and facility guidelines and procedures in performance. Directs support personnel in implementing patient’s plan of care, provides supervision and guidance, and evaluates effectiveness of the delegated tasks. Collaborates with inter and intra professional colleagues to ensure quality outcomes.


Completes annual education requirements. Maintains competency, as evidenced by completion of competency validation requirements. Promotes of a culture of patient safety which results in the identification and reduction of unsafe practices. .Uses nursing process to provide all levels of patient care. Uses professional judgment and critical thinking to prepare, prioritize, and execute the patient’s plan of care consistent with patient assessment data, physicians’ treatment plans, and professional standards of care. Implements measures to prevent exposure to infectious pathogen and communicable conditions. .Identifies risks and hazards to patients through various risk assessments, with actions taken to mitigate patient harm. Listen to and honor patient and family perspectives and choice. .Acknowledge the patient’s and family’s knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds to ensure they are incorporated into the planning and delivery of care. Communicate and share complete and unbiased information with the patients and families in ways that are affirming and useful. Ensure that patients and families receive timely, complete, and accurate information to effectively participate in care and decision making. Encourage and support patients and families in participating in care and decision making at the level they choose. Collaborate with patients, families, healthcare practitioners, and healthcare leaders in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation in facility design, in professional education, as well as delivery of care. Understands that a solution may create a “new way of doing things” that is not how it has always been done, but is the right thing to do. Takes ownership of a patient safety related issue and openly acknowledges an ongoing problem requiring attention. Affirms that decisions made that will impact families and direct patient care requires patient and family representation as part of the multidisciplinary approach. Encourage the concept that “just culture” should prevail.

Other duties as assigned.

Growth: Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments. Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive relationship with customers. Contributes to improving HCAHPS results.

Finance: Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality patient care.


Licensed as a Registered Nurse accepted by Texas State Board of Nursing to engage in professional nursing.

Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.

Certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.

Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

PREFERRED Baccalaureate degree or progression to this degree.

National Certification as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing


Bi or Multilingual.

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