Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 4/26/2023

About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
For more information, visit

***Patient Care Director MORCAP (Level 4 Detox Unit) Full Time


Twenty-four (24) hour responsibility/accountability for operation of nursing unit(s). In collaboration with the COO, evaluates the delivery of patient care using the organization’s quality metrics, monitors and reports trends in patient population/acuity and manages human resources accordingly for MORCAP and IOP. Designs, implements and evaluates innovative systems that support efficient delivery of patient care, develops and adheres to approved budget, assesses staff competence and educational needs in relation to changing patient needs via clinical pertinence, medical record review, patient and family visits, physician feedback and periodic visits to off-shifts.


• Provides direction to Behavioral Health leadership on departmental objectives as well as the objectives of Morton Hospital and Medical Center. Participates in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of departmental goals

Ensures daily operations on the unit are met. Coordinates departmental workflow with all team members to ensure safe, effective and efficient work processing.

• Participates in the formulation and implementation of Performance Improvement initiatives • Assess and develops appropriate training and resources to staff

• Participates in the assessment of the department as well as individual educational needs. Plan programs/in-services to meet staff needs. Serve as an expert in the area of specific unit competencies, maintains clinical competencies for assigned clinical areas

• Works collaboratively with physicians to maintain effective operations and high quality services • Interface with patients and families to ensure that care is consistent with their expectations

• Serves as a professional role model and mentor to staff by responding positively to change while supporting colleagues through the change process

• Oversees various personnel actions including but not limited to hiring, performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, and other related activities

• Prepares operating and capital budget, meets or is under expense targets and revenue projections

Resource Allocation

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Prepares operating and capital budget, meets or is under expense targets and where applicable, revenue projections.
  • Conserves organizational resources by maximizing asset utilization and developing and implementing cost saving measures.


  • Manages and utilizes personnel effectively to achieve proper staffing and optimum resource management.
  • Monitors turnover, overtime and absenteeism.

Leadership Skills


  • Focuses staff on efficient and effective problem solving approaches.
  • Insures follow-up activities are planned and executed.

Decision Making/Critical Thinking

  • Identifies problems, gathers information, selects course of action, makes timely decisions and notifies all parties involved.


  • Fosters staff involvement in the department by delegating responsibility appropriately.
  • Maintains control over areas of responsibility and monitors progress of delegated work.

Creativity and Initiative

  • Initiates change by generating ideas and solutions.
  • Shows enthusiasm and acceptance of new approaches.

Planning and Development

  • Establishes long and short term plans to meet future needs.
  • Monitors, plans and adheres to schedule.
  • Sets goals that are attainable, measurable, realistic and are congruent with the hospitals and Steward Healthcare System’s
  • Includes staff in department goal setting.

Role Model

  • Leads by example.
  • Fosters pride, collaboration and commitment among members of Morton Hospital and Steward Health Care and the community that it serves.
  • Honors team values and agreements.

Customer Commitment

Service Excellence

  • Practices and engenders a superior customer service philosophy among staff.

Performance Improvement

  • Supports Performance Improvement Process and encourages committee participation by staff.
  • Participates in and manages performance improvement initiative in own and other areas.


  • Upholds the mission and philosophy of Morton Hospital and Steward Healthcare

Personal Commitment

  • Maintains clinical competencies and strives to keep current with new technology and concepts in area of responsibility.
  • Maintains competencies necessary to provide direct care or service to the age of patients served in assigned service area.
  • Completes annual mandatory education requirements and participates in appropriate hospital management training and development workshops.
  • Maintains Professional Boundaries with patients

Employee Commitment

  • Encourages cooperation and teamwork in accomplishing results.
  • Completes performance evaluations in a timely manner
  • Actively seeks and acts on ways to improve team effectiveness.
  • Provides training and development for employees to support professional and personal growth, enhance job performance and improve operational effectiveness
  • Communicates specific responsibilities and performance standards to each employee.
  • Provides positive and constructive feedback based on employee’s performance and develops a plan of action as needed.
  • Holds staff meetings at least once per month and makes meeting minutes available to staff.
  • Is available/accessible to staff.
  • Ensures that all staff have attended required education programs and includes staff in department goal setting.
  • Responses timely to all grievances providing opportunity for personal feedback from employee and union representative relative to any alleged contract violation with a goal toward positive resolution and commitment to comply with all expectations as outlined in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Organizational Commitment


  • Selects appropriate form of communication to convey information.
  • Creates an atmosphere in which clear and timely information flows between self and others and interdepartmentally.
  • Maintains positive attitude and fosters effective relationships within own and other departments.


  • Adheres to hospital policies and procedures and identifies how policies and procedures can be modified to improve/strengthen organizational performance.
  • Review, develop, and implement departmental policies and procedures

Corporate Compliance

  • Monitors all processes to insure that all compliance and regulatory standards are met.
  • Fosters and maintains a safe working environment.

Management of Time and Resources

  • Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame.
  • Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.
  • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships.
  • Is reliable in respect to attendance and punctuality.
  • Recognizes the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes.


  • Is part of a team effort to ensure quality services.
  • Offers creative solutions or alternatives to issues or concerns.
  • Produces quality results.
  • Continually strives to improve the quality of work.

Accepts responsibility for all work performed and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.


  • Is cooperative in interactions, treating customers with courtesy, respect and compassion.
  • Is patient when responding to questions and answers questions appropriately.
  • Responds to requests in a timely manner.
  • Handles interruptions in a skillful way.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Strives to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer’s satisfaction.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical and professional practice issues and processes.



  • Graduation form an accredited nursing program
  • Bachelor degree in Nursing or other health care related field.
  • Current MA RN licensure.
  • MS in Nursing or related field preferred, or matriculated in a Masters of Nursing Program or related field.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of clinical nursing experience with three years of progressive management and leadership experience required.
  • Certification in specialty preferred (see specialties identified below).
  • 42 CFR – Part 2 law governing patient confidentiality in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs

Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Important COVID message

Please note, Morton Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online