Nurse Manager, Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Details
Hicks Family Ranch - Buda, TX
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Health Care

Austin Recovery provides compassionate and effective drug and alcohol treatment since 1967. We are seeking for a dedicated Nurse Manager for our organization.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and controls medical activities at Austin Recovery’s facilities
  • Maintains 24-hour accountability for quality of care, staffing and P&L Supervises all Nurses Detox Residntial Care Staff and Medical Administrative Assistant.
  • Provides clinical leadership in application of the Nursing Process to assess, diagnose, determine outcomes, plan, implement and evaluate care for persons withdrawing from addiction to alcohol, opiates, and benzodiazepines and/ or other substances. 
  • Collaborates with Medical Director to develop and revise policies, procedures, and clinical protocols for care of patients.
  • Collaborates with Medical Director, Nursing Staff, Residential Care Staff, Counselors, Clinical Directors, other Department Managers in Quality Assessment, Assurance, and Performance Improvement Activities.  Uses tools and techniques of quality management to plan, design, measure, assess, and improve care within Austin Recovery.
  • Participates in the Quality Management Committee.
  • Collaborates with Counselors and Medical Director to coordinate an interdisciplinary team approach to patient care. 
  • Monitors compliance with budget, including staffing, scheduling, productivity analysis, and supply costs.  Collaborates with Director of Residential Programs to optimize net revenue. 
  • Ensures that Standards of Addictions Nursing Practice, including Standards of Care and Standards of Professional Performance are carried out by nursing staff, and that residential care staff support standards of care in their interactions with patients.
  • Maintains compliance with Texas Board of Nursing Laws, Rules and Regulations, including the Nursing Practice Act and all rules and regulations regarding Nursing Practice and Nursing Peer Review. 
  • Collaborates with Directors and other Managers to aggregate data and identify patterns and trends.  Reviews clinical incidents with Medical Director.  Revises processes of care to decrease incidents.
  • Demonstrates leadership and role models skills required to maintain a therapeutic milieu at the facility. Demonstrates mastery of motivational interviewing and other therapeutic communication techniques.
  • Maintains a safe and secure environment at the facility including detox unit.
  • Coordinates Employee Health and Infection Control Activities with Nursing and Human Resources staff. 
  • Keeps current with required mandatory continuing education and training.  Maintains continuing education necessary to maintain RN licensure and certifications, and to maintain compliance with facility licensure and accreditation requirements. 
  • Assist Medical Director in completing peer reviews as needed.
  • Drives to other locations for meetings and training.
  • May come in contact with client Protected Health Information (PHI) on a daily basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Residential Programs and the Medical Director.


  • Licensure:  Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
  • Education:  ADN-RN, or Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing preferred.
  • Clinical Experience: 5-7 years full time clinical experience required.  Experience in psychiatric or addictions nursing preferred.
  • Management Experience:  Prior experience managing Nursing staff required.
  • Certification:  CARN (Certified Addictions RN) preferred. Must be CPR/First Aid certified upon hire or within two weeks of hire.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.  Demonstrates ability to collaborate with colleagues, effectively lead staff, and establish therapeutic rapport with clients.
  • Able to coordinate work with other AR departments, agencies, organizations, individuals and the public.
  • A valid Texas driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • Computer Literacy: Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Professional, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.  Proficient in Internet navigation and search, able to learn to use web-based applications and software specific to Residential Substance Abuse Treatment.

Supervised by:

  • Director of Residential Programs
  • Clinical Supervision by Medical Director

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Communicates orally with management, co-workers and the public in face-to face, one-to-one, and group settings.
  • Regularly uses a telephone for communication.
  • Uses office equipment such as computer terminals, copiers, and Fax machines.
  • Sits for extended time periods.
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges.
  • Uses hands to finger, handle and feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to stand and walk.

All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability, citizenship, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law. Austin Recovery works affirmatively to build a staff and board that includes people of many different races, classes, religions, genders, physical and mental abilities, ages and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated.

* *Due to our work with children there are some convictions such as sex offenses that would prevent employment to offered to those applying for a position in programming with children.