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in Covington, LA

Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Covington, Louisiana

About this job


Flexible Scheduling Model!

Full Time RN (registered nurse) - $10,000 Sign On Bonus

Competitive Pay with Shift Differentials on Nights and Weekends.

Possible Career Advancement Opportunities

$10,000 SOB for FT Positions Only

Covington Behavioral Health Hospital is a licensed 104-bed center that specializes in treating adult patients who have been experiencing acute changes in their emotional and mental well-being. Covington provides inpatient treatment to alleviate distress, provide stability, and improve

each patient’s ability to live a productive and satisfying life.

Benefits Include:

Rate $34 - $42/hr
Employee EAP Program
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
Personal time upon hire and holiday pay
Excellent training program
Professional growth opportunity


Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing.
Must possess a current Registered Nurse (RN) license as required by the state of employment or be eligible to practice nursing in accordance with state requirements
One year of nursing experience; previous psychiatric, mental, behavioral, or substance abuse nursing experience a plus
CPR and de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
First aid may be required based on state or facility requirements.




Provide and coordinate care by assessing patients’ physical and behavioral health needs.
Develop and implement nursing care plans.
Maintain medical records and educate patients and their families about various physical and behavioral health conditions.
Provide nursing care and services within the standards and scope of nursing practice as defined within the state Nurse Practice Act regulations, policies, procedures, and protocols, as well as facility and corporate policies and procedures.
Ensure physicians’ orders are legible if taken verbally and transcribed appropriately per policy and procedure.
Ensure patients’ status is assessed on an ongoing basis and pertinent information is gathered and documented.
Notify physicians of significant changes in status such as difficulties with detox, medical emergency, change in medical status regarding response to medications, and related challenges.
Ensure that initial nursing treatment plans are completed upon admission and that all nursing treatment plans are specific to assessed needs.
Demonstrate knowledge and utilization of universal precautions in providing direct patient care.
Accurately administer medications per ordered note.
Document accurate count of controlled substance medication administration on required documents.
Complete admission and discharge processing efficiently and accurately as directed.
Exhibit therapeutic rapport with patients by maintaining professional boundaries, respecting personal space, giving patients direct attention, and maintaining rational detachment.
Provide direction or coordinate the activities of the unit as directed.
Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patients, visitors, co-workers, and others involved inpatient treatment.%4358688% %%{{category}}%%