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Cenikor Foundation Admissions RN (Registered Nurse) - Full Time - Corpus Christi, TX in Corpus Christi, Texas

We are currently seeking a Registered Nurse for our clients in our short-term inpatient facility in Corpus Christi, TX. Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm


The RN is responsible for working closely with nursing, program and clinical staff to provide health services and professional nursing care for all clients and assist with admissions process.


  • Provide health services and professional nursing care for clients, including routine treatment per procedure or as prescribed. Coordinate client care with nurse manager and/or physician supervision.

  • Administer prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques and monitor for compliance.

  • Act as charge nurse in absence of RN Manager, including handling client and facility issues and communicating with appropriate management/physician as necessary.

  • Assist with screening new clients for appropriateness for admission including TB screening.

  • Assist with obtaining medical history information from clients and family members at time of admission.

  • Attend all required in-services and training per DSHS guidelines.

  • Conduct audit and reconcile home medications at every admission.

  • Maintain processes with insurance department to ensure quality length of stay and maximize revenue.

  • Receive, update and pass on shift report per standards and timeframes as required

  • Create medication administration records (MARs) for patient medication protocols and initiate protocols by administering the first dose of medication for all protocols

  • Oversee routine laboratory work, such as urinalysis and maintain accurate records of specimens.

  • Observe clients, record significant conditions and reactions, and notifies physician, nursing supervisor, and facility director of issues as appropriate.

  • Monitor vital signs upon admission, during treatment and upon discharge.

  • Maintain patient records by obtaining, recording, and updating personal and financial information utilizing appropriate computer software for reporting and appropriate billing and authorization purposes.

  • Develop medical components of treatment plan and completes nursing assessments. Track infections, STD?s and positive VDRL, HIV, verifying or referring for treatment.

  • Administer specified medication, and notes time and amount on patients? charts. Attend staff meetings on clients? progress.

  • Administer CPR in emergency situations.

  • Adhere strictly to HIPAA regulations in regards to client confidentiality. Maintain strict confidentiality on all Foundation matters and refer questionable issues to your supervisor.

  • Work with insurance billing department to actively manager 3rd party payor clients to ensure quality care and fiscal responsibility.

  • Work in conjunction with all facility staff to facilitate a safe environment for client recovery.

  • Serve as back up for LVN?s and as back-up for admissions after scheduled hours as needed.

  • Uphold the core principles of Cenikor?s culture and help create a positive working environment for all team members.

  • Perform additional duties as assigned and consistent with the non-exempt functions as defined in this job description.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of pharmacology as it relates to individuals with substance abuse and mental health disorders.

  • Experienced in providing medical care to a diverse population.

  • Excellent assessment and communication skills.

  • Possesses good time management skills needed to meet aggressive deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Patience, perseverance, and resilience in a challenging environment.

  • Excellent documentation skills.

  • Ability to consistently uphold the Core Principles of Cenikor?s Culture:

  • Demonstrate mission of service to our clients

  • Positive, respectful communication with both staff and clients

  • Demonstrate self-motivation and perseverance to achieve goals

  • Role model appropriate, professional behaviors including appropriate client boundaries

  • Work effectively as part of a team, helping to set up others for success


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Graduate of an accredited practical nursing program


  • Minimum of one (1) year nursing experience

  • SUD treatment experience preferred

  • Experience providing care for individuals with alcohol and substance abuse, mental health and chemical dependency treatment preferred

  • Experience with CMBHS or other electronic health record system preferred

Licensure Required:

  • Current RN licensure

  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid


  • Drug Free Workplace

  • Equal Opportunity Employer