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 REGISTERED NURSE in our Intake/ Admissions Dept. This is a newly created position; primary responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Provides and/or coordinates initial triage and medical assessment of patients presenting to the facility for an assessment;
Works collaboratively within the interdisciplinary team to direct a smooth transition for the patient to the assigned unit manager/ charge nurse;
Provides the patient with immediate information and emotional support according to need;
Communicates effectively among all disciplines including physicians, intake counselors, unit staff and others as necessary;
Ability to utilize creative strategies to revise and/or develop effective policies and procedures in a patient centered culture and ensure that these procedures are consistently upheld;
Completes required and ad-hoc reports in a timely manner ensuring accuracy;
Adheres to maintaining confidentiality and safeguards all patient and employee related information;
Exemplifies an ability to adapt to change and demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility in the performance of duties assigned to this position in a fast paced environment.