Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 10/6/2020

Nurse Manager- Center for Behavioral Health (Advanced Medical Detox)

We believe our people are our strength and we take our employees’ health seriously. From medical coverage and life insurance to retirement plans, paid time off and much more, Steward Health Care provides you with a variety of benefits to address your unique needs.

Health & Wellness

  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Retirement & Savings

  • 401K

Educational Assistance

  • Loan Repayment
  • Tuition Reimbursements

Work & Life Balance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

Other Perks

  • Low cost parking
  • Up to 20% employee discount-Gift shop, onsite Café and Cafeteria


We are currently seeking an experienced Nurse Manager in Behavioral Health, with Advanced Medical Detox experience.

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.


Has 24-hour accountability for the quality and efficiency of the department’s nursing care. Responsible for maintaining staffing within the productivity standard and when variances occur he/she investigates contributing factors. Is responsible for the performance improvement planning and monitoring for the department. Has a good working knowledge of various psychiatric diagnoses and is a resource for nurses and mental health technicians.


Consistently supports the hospital’s Spirit of Serving Standards, in line with the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.

Follows the guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).

Promotes a culture of safety for patients and Associates through proper identification, proper reporting, documentation and prevention of medical errors in a non-punitive environment.

Maintains staffing within productivity standards and investigates variances and reports findings in a timely fashion. Adjusts staffing for acuity and unusual situations.

Monitors and trends Performance Improvement activities and makes suggestions for improvements as needed. Appropriately involves the nursing staff in this process.

Strives to improve Employee Satisfaction

Is responsible for ensuring that the Patient Advocacy process is adhered to.

Has an excellent working knowledge of patient rights and other regulatory standards.

Ensures nursing staff is educated about policy changes and performance expectations.

Participates on committees outside the department and represents the department in a professional manner.

Interviews, hires, and supervise staff members. Maintain, track and trend the productivity of employees.

Prepares payroll and complete monthly work schedules in accordance with budget and to ensure adequate staffing levels and minimal overtime. Reports labor variances as required.

Performs employee evaluations in a timely manner; utilizing standard trended individual and department performance measures. Ensure competencies are met and competency checklists are appropriately maintained.

Working knowledge of the capital and budgetary process.

Supports, reviews, and understands The Joint Commission’s compliance activities and expectations.Ensures departmental compliance with regulatory standards.

Actively engaged in cost control with regard to quality outcomes without compromise to patient safety or quality of care.

Supportive of the compliance program set forth by SJMC and demonstrated by:

  1. Enforces all compliance policies as they pertain to his/her area.
  2. Adheres to dealing appropriately and fairly with employee misconduct.
  3. Upholds the Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance.
  4. Provides and assures timely compliance education as requested by the Compliance Officer and/or through corporate initiatives.
  5. Sets an example to all staff in their daily activities.


At least five years experienced working in the psychiatric field plus two years management experience.


Texas R.N. license; BSN preferred


Prefer mental health certification.

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification required


Technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to Behavioral Medicine in order to effectively communicate with physicians, team members, patients and families.

Ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision, in order to independently carry out the duties of the position.

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

Additional languages preferred.

Basic computer knowledge.

Must demonstrate a caring and friendly attitude towards patients and customers.

Must be able to work closely with physicians and other professionals.


Bi or Multilingual.

Previous leadership experience.


Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online