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Registered Nurse (RN)-weekends only

Townsend in Lafayette, LA 70501 USA

Benefits Offered

Life, Medical, 401K, Dental, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Competitive pay and great benefits - even partial benefits for part time employees!”

Townsend Recovery Center Lafayette (in Scott) is growing, and we have an opportunity to add experienced Registered Nurses to the nursing team. If you truly care about patients in recovery, then we have openings waiting for you on Saturdays and Sundays. Townsend Recovery Center is part of American Addiction Centers, which provides outstanding benefits for full time employees… and even partial benefits for part time employees.

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

1. Paid Time Off – your accrued time off is based on the number of hours you work;

2. Retirement plan – a 401(k) with partial company match and 100% company vesting at 3 years;

3. $500 per employee per 12 months for Continuing Education reimbursement;

4. $300 Employee Referral Program – no limit to the number of referral bonuses you earn; and

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

Additional information is available at
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You must have the following experience, credentials and abilities for this position:

  • High School Diploma required, Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Current RN License in in State of operations required.

  • Knowledge of addiction and drug treatment preferred.

  • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • If in personal recovery, a minimum of 2 years clean and sober.

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

  • Collects information from the patients to be admitted; regarding medical records, medical insurance details, and helps in completing other pretreatment formalities.

  • Ensures that ongoing assessments are conducted as determined by the patient’s condition and reprioritizes care accordingly.

  • Identifies client care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual clients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.

  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support to clients and families.

  • Promotes client's independence by establishing client care goals, teaching client to understand condition, medications and self-care requirements; answering questions.

  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against client care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse act, and other governing agency regulations.

  • Resolves client problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.

  • Documents patient care services by charting in client and department records.

  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care team by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem solving methods .

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

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.

Posted date: 5 months ago

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