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Nursing - Psychiatric Counselor/ MHT- FT Nights

Job Code:  218954
Facility: River Oaks Hospital
Region: Southeast
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: .9
Position Summary:

River Oaks Hospital, located in metropolitan New Orleans, Louisiana, is a private psychiatric facility for adults, adolescents and children. Since 1970, River Oaks has established a tradition of excellence in the treatment of acute psychiatric illness, dual diagnosis, alcohol and drug detoxification, trauma based disorders, compulsive behaviors, and eating disorders, River Oaks has provided quality treatment to service individuals suffering from mental illness, and/or addictive disorders. Situated on a 14 acre campus, services are available at all levels of care (inpatient, day or partial hospitalization, outpatient, and intensive outpatient).

Ask about our Recruitment and Career Ladder incentives. We encourage professional development and provide opportunities to those individuals who are compassionate, who are truly “advocates” for our patients and who recognize the importance of our mission. We have an array of benefits for our PT and FT staff, including but not limited to medical, short and long term disability, 401k and Paid Time Off.

Psychiatric Counselors / Mental Health Technicians will assist with the nursing care of the patient; participates in patient and family teaching and works cooperatively with other patient care personnel in maintaining a high level of quality service to patients of all ages found within the scope of services. High; heavy patient interaction; responds to codes.


Searching for a candidate with previous experience working with patients suffering from mental illness, and/ or addictive disorders;  Bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred.  Ability to work with others in a team environment, ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of patients needs and must serve patients with a empathtic and professional approach.  Will gain knowledge of each assigned patient in terms of therapeutic issues, provides that patient support with day-to day activities and will assist in working towards goals for discharge. 

This position may require duties including lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling; requires frequent standing and walking while conducting rounds. Good visual and auditory acuity as well as good manual dexterity and the ability to be readily understood are essential. This is a high pace working environment.

Seeking FT- available to work three (3) 12hr shifts from 7:00pm to 7:30am / alternating weekends. 

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