Job Description

BP – Staff Nurse – Joe Healy Detoxification Project

POSITION TYPE: Staff Nurse, LVN or LPT, Full-time, Non-exempt, Union

 SHIFT: Sunday: 7am-7:30pm, Monday: 7am-7:30pm, Thursday: 9am-11am, Saturday: 7am-7:30pm

POSITION OVERVIEW: Under the supervision of the RN Nurse Manager/Nurse Practitioner/Physician, the Staff Nurse (RN/LVN/LPT) provides professional nursing care in a substance abuse program serving primarily homeless adults who need public health-supported residential services to detoxify from substances of abuse.  Our program provides 24-hour care, medically supported detoxification services, observation, assessment, treatment, and referral during a stay of 7-21 days.


  • Monitor assigned clients
  • Assist clinicians with therapeutic and diagnostic treatment and procedures
  • Prepare and administer medications as prescribed
  • Prepare and assemble equipment and supplies
  • Document client information
  • Participate in client groups
  • Teach client’s self-care and the importance of STD prevention and treatment
  • Assess nutritional needs and ensure that diet is appropriate
  • Assist clients with feeding
  • Bathe clients
  • Transfer clients within the facility
  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Participate in agency and site-specific training
  • Coordinate community based medical services
  • Maintain a safe and secure facility
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Possess valid California Registered Nurse, Vocational Nurse or Psychiatric Technician License.
  • Possess valid CPR and First Aid certificate.
  • Ability to fluently speak, read, write and understand English.
  • Experience with substance abuse detox preferred.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Include medical, dental, vision, Life/AD&D, flexible spending account, employee assistance program, employer funded 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off.

If interested in this employment opportunity please e-mail your resume and cover letter to or fax to 415-864-4089. If sending your resume/cover letter via e-mail, please send it as a Microsoft Word document or in PDF form.

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