Elements Behavioral Health Program Nurse (FT) (Wimberley) in Wimberley, Texas

Elements Behavioral Health, one of the country’s most well-respected network of multi-state treatment centers is committed to providing the highest quality of clinical care for addiction and mental health disorders. Our family of treatment centers helps people build the resilience and skills they need to heal with a focus on long-term, sustainable recovery and overall improvement in quality of life.

Position Description:

The purpose of this position is to ensure the daily operations of the nursing department are maintained to promote quality of care to clients through assessment, medication management and direct client care.

Essential Functions:

  • Delivers quality client care through assessment, monitoring and communicating observations and findings with physicians and other members of the treatment team.

  • Coordinates admissions with Admissions Department and obtains admission orders from physicians.

  • Monitors Client self administration of medication

  • Promotes restoration of health, client and family education and serves as a client advocate.

  • Maintains and adheres to established infection control/employee health program.

  • Maintains compliance to all TRS policies and procedures, as well as, all state and accreditation standards.

  • Coordinates with Corporate Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing, and Executive Director to keep all informed of current departmental activities, plans, and developments through both oral and written reports.

  • Functions as a “house supervisor” in absence of other supervisory staff.

    Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provides detox assessments, history and physical reports.

  • Develops detox treatment

  • Coordinates emergency medical care for medical and psychiatric emergencies.

  • Ensures that documentation on all clients meets company and regulatory standards.

  • Leads CD education groups.

  • Attends monthly staff meetings and required trainings.

  • Serves on various organizational teams/committees and consults with departments as needed.

  • Coordinates lab work with venipuncture and medical appointments and referrals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse in the State of Texas

  • Desire to work with clients suffering from the disease of addiction

  • Experience with a 12 step program preferred

We offer a competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance and 401k savings plan.

Come join the Elements family; we will challenge you to do the best work of your life.

ID: 2016-3708