Registered Nurse (RN) - Behavioral Medicine / PICU - FT, Nights
St. Joseph Medical Center - Houston, TX

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JOB SUMMARY:
Under the
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.

Qualifications

Work Experience:
One year experience in Psych or Behavioral Medicine.

License/Registration/ Certification:
Current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the
State of

Texas

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
nursing.

Skills:
Technical, clerical,
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.

Writes/prints legibly
in order to document accurately and understandably, and to provide
direction to support staff and others.

Demonstrates a
pleasant, helpful and caring demeanor in order to be an effective patient
advocate.

Job

RN

Primary Location

Texas-Houston

Organization

St. Joseph Medical Center

Education Level

Associate's Degree/College Diploma

Job Posting

Employee Status*

36-40 hrs/wk Pd BN LP

Work Schedule*

12 Hour Nights

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