Joseph Tobias is a Registered Nurse at RiverMend Health Center of Augusta. He provides compassionate patient care to individuals in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs. His responsibilities include assisting physicians in developing treatment plans, performing patient assessments and drug screenings, monitoring progress, and administering medications and pain management services for patients in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.
Joseph plays an important role on the multidisciplinary treatment team, coordinating nursing activities closely with clinical and residential staff to ensure continuity of patient care for patients stepping down from the inpatient program. He also helps maintain a safe and therapeutic milieu by ensuring Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and OSHA compliance.
A nurse for over 20 years, Joseph has worked in oncology, hospice and post-operative settings. For the last decade, he has worked with patients in treatment for substance abuse and behavioral health issues. Previous roles include providing nursing care in a child and adolescent crisis stabilization unit, and an adult mental health and substance abuse outpatient treatment center.