Job Description

Location: St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center
Posted Date: 5/20/2021

Steward Health Care System is a fully integrated, physician-led national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the most cost-efficient manner in the communities where our patents live. Steward the largest privately held health care company in the U.S. owns and operates 35 community hospitals across nine states, serves over 1,000 distinct communities and employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals.

St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center has been providing behavioral health services since 1969. Our staff provide compassionate care using a holistic approach to children, adolescents, adults and seniors who require psychiatric and substance use care. Located in the heart of Phoenix, the Behavioral Health Center has 127 inpatient beds, a full spectrum of both inpatient and outpatient services, and an additional 20 inpatient geriatric beds located at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa. We offer a fast-paced environment and the opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary team working alongside underserved populations coping with complex behavioral health needs at varying levels of acuity.


Directs and supervises all aspects of nursing services. Implements policies and procedures while coordinating nursing services for the facility. Supervises nursing managers and provides oversight to the nursing units. Oversees staffing of all inpatient units and manages the daily flow. Maintains quality of care and fiscal responsibilities for the nursing departments. Assists in collecting data for monthly performance improvement and other regulatory expectations. May provide direct patient care on the units when necessary.


  • Directs, coordinates and evaluates patient care and personnel work assignments to ensure patient care standards are met
  • Oversees the nursing managers and supervisors, providing direct supervision, support and coaching
  • Oversees the staffing of the inpatient units, works closely with staffing office to ensure safe staffing
  • Adheres to, interprets and edits policies to ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures
  • Has the ability to manage time effectively
  • Acts as a resource to the unit staff and other departments
  • Participates in leadership meetings within the facility and within the region and corporate office
  • Participates in employee recruitment and retention
  • Delivers competent nursing care
  • Responds to and manages patient concerns and works closely with the patient advocate and Risk Director to rectify issues as they arise
  • Demonstrates the ability to use Microsoft Office and hospital EMR
  • Works to improve patient satisfaction
  • Completes all other duties as assigned


  • Understanding of AZ RBHA
  • Excellent clinical nursing skills in behavioral health nursing
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to grow leaders
  • Understanding of the joint commission and CMS guidelines


  • Education: BSN & Master’s degree in related field
  • Experience: 5 years in a leadership role, at least 7 years as an RN
  • Certification/Licensure: RN
  • Software/Hardware: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, prior use of a health care EMR

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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