St. Joseph Medical Center
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Registered Nurse- Behavioral Medicine (IPU); 7p-7p-Night Shift
at St. Joseph Medical Center
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.
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.