Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 11/4/2021

Nurse Manager- Center for Behavioral Health

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

  • Tuition Reimbursements
  • Loan Repayment

Work & Life Balance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

Other Perks

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

St. Joseph Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.

Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience:

  • Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible.
  • Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
  • Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients.
  • A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital.
  • A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety.

You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.


We are currently seeking an experienced Nurse Manager in Center for Behavioral Health.


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


      Previous leadership experience.

      Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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