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Registered Nurse (RN) - new facility East New Orleans

Benefits Offered

Vision, Medical, Life, Dental, 401K

Employment Type

Full-Time

Townsend is growing, and experienced RNs are needed for our beautiful, new, soon-to-be open facility! If you are a great nurse who truly cares about patients, then we have a career waiting for you! Townsend is an industry leader in providing addiction treatment to adult patients throughout Louisiana, and Townsend provides outstanding benefits for full time employees - and even partial benefits for part time employees!

Townsend invests in our staff with great benefits and perks including:

  1. 100% company-paid health insurance with a low deductible and low co-pays;

  2. Opportunity to add spouse and dependents to your insurance;

  3. Vision and dental insurance for you and your family;

  4. $50,000 life insurance that is 100% company-paid (with the option to purchase more for you and/or your family);

  5. Generous vacation/sick (starting at 22 days of Paid Time Off per year as a new employee – this increases the longer you are with the company – up to 31 days per year after you’ve been an employee for 48 months);

  6. $1,000 per employee per 12 months for Continuing Education reimbursement;

  7. Retirement plan – a 401K with partial company match and 100% company vesting at 3 years;

  8. Many supplemental insurance plans like accident, critical illness, identify theft, more;

  9. Opportunity to purchase stock in the company at a special employee-only rate;

  10. Great working environment and the opportunity to change people’s lives!


Additional information is available at careers.americanaddictioncenters.org or townsendla.com/careers

Email your resume, cover letter and hourly pay rate expectations to TownsendJobs@ContactAAC.com TODAY for immediate, confidential consideration. Write “REGISTERED NURSE FOR NEW FACILITY” in the subject line. Please note we have no weekday RN openings at this time - only late afternoon/night shifts and weekend shifts.

You must have the following credentials, skills and experience for this position:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

  • Current licensure in good standing in Louisiana.

  • Prior nursing experience, preferably in addiction treatment.

  • Good computer skills including solid understanding of how to use email programs, Word, Excel, etc.

  • Able to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally.

  • Able to positively interact and develop rapport with clients and their families, professional support staff, team members and various levels of staff from the community agencies.

  • Able to act as a role model, demonstrating appropriate problem-solving skills and stress-management skills.

  • Possess an understanding of the role of 12-step principles in sobriety.

  • Willingness to provide excellent customer service.

  • If in recovery, must have 2 years of sobriety.

  • Local candidates only (no relocation).


If you join Townsend, you’ll enjoy the following responsibilities:

  • Conducting ongoing assessments as determined by the patient’s condition and reprioritizing care accordingly.

  • Performing TB tests, drawing blood, etc.

  • Performing appropriate interventions as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Performing therapeutic nursing interventions as established by individualized plan of care for the patient and his/her family.

  • Providing individualized patient/family education customized to the patient and his family.

  • Documenting patient assessment findings, behavioral/psychosocial response to nursing intervention and progressing towards problem resolution.

  • Initiating emergency resuscitative measures according to adult resuscitation protocols, if needed.

  • Maintaining confidentiality in matters related to patients and family.

  • Providing care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to dignity and rights.

  • Reporting patient condition to appropriate personnel during each shift.

  • Administering medications as ordered by M.D. with proper documentation.

  • Working with an experienced Director of Nursing to meet client/resident needs.

  • Sharing on call with Director of Nursing.

  • Other duties as assigned.

About Townsend:

Townsend is the leader in the field of addiction treatment in Louisiana, using the most innovative treatment models and genetic research to help thousands of individuals achieve recovery. At Townsend, we understand that addiction is a chronic, progressive brain-based disease that is typically self-medicated with alcohol, drugs, gambling, compulsive overeating, and other substances or behaviors. Thus, even if the substance use and behaviors stop, the primary symptoms of addiction will still be present. Currently there is no cure for addiction, but there is hope at Townsend. Our treatment centers are focused on achieving remission of symptoms which will stop a person from seeking drugs or engaging in other behaviors to feel better.

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