One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
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).
River Oaks Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented PSYCHIATRIC COUNSELOR/ MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN to assist and take direction from the unit RN in the care of patients; participate in patient and family teaching and works cooperatively with other patient care personnel while maintaining a high level of quality service to patients of all ages found within the scope of services.
JOB DESCRIPTION INCLUDES; BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:
Orients the patient during their transfer or admission process within 8 hours; introduction to staff, living quarters, other patients, patient's rights, and procedures of the program.
Makes contact with family members, provides information, support, and orientation to program as part of the admission process.
Conducts rounds, continuously monitors the patient to provide a safe, therapeutic milieu within the least restrictive environment.
Observes for untoward symptoms and patient's response to emotional, behavioral, physical, psychiatric, neurological and social interventions.
Administers regimes as ordered by the physician under the supervision of the RN.
Assists school age patients with transition in school either at River Oaks or outside facility.
Documents immediate interventions as soon as they occur.
Completes milieu component of discharge documentation within 8 hours of discharge.
Communicates with other departments in the hospital appropriately.