Registered Nurse, Habilitation

Job Summary

Nationalhcs has Registered Nurse (RNs) positions available at several habilitation centers in St. Louis, MO area. These facilities provide comprehensive rehabilitation and nursing services to patients with varying levels of disabilities. This is an entry-level position implementing and monitoring habilitation programs for persons with developmental disabilities.


  • Shifts
    • Late afternoon to evening shift



Description of Work

  • Assist patients with activities of daily living (ADL)
  • Obtain and record vital signs and weights per policy
  • Answer patient calls
  • Apply simple clean dressings, slings, stockings, and support bandages under the direction of a licensed nurse, as permitted by state regulations
  • Administer prescription medications and/or start IV if needed
  • Give injections
  • Monitor catheters
  • Clean patients' equipment and general living area, as assigned
  • Dress wounds
  • Assist with medical procedures
  • Clean rooms and bed linens
  • Interact with residents for social stimulation and emotional support
  • Document patient health issues and report to Physicians


  • Education:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 earned credit hours in Elementary or Secondary Education, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Counseling, Recreation, Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, or other specialties in the field of human services.
    • Bachelor's degree with appropriate coursework at the undergraduate or graduate level is required, with NO substitutions allowed, except experience as a Registered Nurse may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.
    • Undergraduate or graduate degree coursework must provide a basis for subsequent career progression (i.e., promotion to Habilitation Specialist II) and eligibility for designation as a Qualified Developmental Disability Specialist (QDDP) under Federal standards for an Intermediate Care Facility-Developmental Disabilities (ICF-DD).
  • Minimum 1-year nursing experience, preferably in a nursing home, clinical, or psychiatric setting
  • Active/Clear nurse licensure valid in the state of Missouri
  • Active/Clear BLS (American Heart Association)
  • Direct care experience within the previous year in the US
  • Experience working with electronic medical records, email, and computer literate
  • Successful completion of competency testing, drug screen, background check, physical exam, immunizations, and other agency screening/application requirements
  • Successful completion of other Client/facility screening/application requirements


  • Excellent pay
  • Weekly payroll
  • Direct deposit
  • Employee benefits: 401-K, Vacation, Healthcare, Dental
  • Referral Program
  • Ask your Talent Acquisition Specialist for additional benefits and further details