general supervision of the Director/Associate Director, renders professional
nursing care in accordance with physician’s treatment plans and standards of
practice/care. In doing so, assesses
patient’s condition, plans patient care, administers prescribed drugs, provides
treatments, provides appropriate patient education, evaluates patient’s
progress, records pertinent observations and report responses to drugs and
treatments. Assists with examinations
and prepares instruments and equipment.
Advocates for patient in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
SCOPE OF CARE:
A mental health treatment team delivers care and services consistent with professional standards of practice, licensure laws, and regulations. The treatment team works together to restore, improve and maintain the patient's assessment level of psychiatric functioning while minimizing symptoms, exacerbation of chronic illnesses, impairments, and disabilities by utilizing an individualized treatment plan. There are 93 beds available.
There is a 12 bed Women's Behavioral Unit for professional women with mood disorders.
Patient Population Served:
Mentally ill adults with one or more psychiatric and/or addictive disease diagnoses that include, but are not limited to: mood disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, substance abuse related disorders and anxiety disorders.
One year experience in Psych or Behavioral Medicine.
Current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the
to practice professional nursing.
Current American Heart Association H
ealthcare Provider certification required.
Education & Training
Completion of an accredited school of nursing program
resulting in an Associate Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in
critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total patient
care/area in order to safely and efficiently treat patients.
Good verbal and
written communication skills necessary in order to be clearly and easily
understood by patients, families and members of the Health Care team.
in order to document accurately and understandably, and to provide
direction to support staff and others.
pleasant, helpful and caring demeanor in order to be an effective patient
St. Joseph Medical Center
Associate's Degree/College Diploma
36-40 hrs/wk Pd BN LP
12 Hour Nights
IASIS Healthcare - 16 months ago
For 125 years St. Joseph Medical Center has provided an ever-increasing range of services to residents in the Greater Houston area. As the...