Open Positions

New job opportunities with OHL are continually becoming available. Please check back frequently for open positions. OHL offers competitive benefits packages that include insurance (health, dental, vision, life, long-term and short-term disability), leave benefits and 401k match.

PROGRAM MANAGER- PREVENTION PROGRAM
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a full-time Program Manager for OHL’s Prevention Program. This position encompasses a wide variety of administrative tasks and is designed for an individual with the ability to function independently with a minimum of direct supervision, perform various operational tasks, and assume a leadership role in the agency. Assumes several key responsibilities in the area of client care, staff training, and the supervision of all program components. Primarily responsible for direct oversight of Program Managers, assuring that contractual obligations are met, and program budgets are adhered to. It is the duty and responsibility of the Program Manager to:
- meet the demands of programs that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
- be flexible and able to deal with matters after hours and on the weekends as needed;
- stand-in for Program Coordinators in the event of their termination from employment or another unplanned leave of absence;
- ensure that all reporting to state and federal data tracking and management sources is competed in a timely manner;
- ensure billing is conducted properly and on time;
- ensure contractual obligations are met;
- assume a leadership role within the agency;
- participate in programmatic discussion with others staff and funders;
- spend time at the programs on a weekly basis and attends MDT;
- oversee staff: assist subordinate staff in performing job duties as needed and as appropriate; supervise their work performance, conduct employee counseling sessions as needed, conduct and schedules employee 6 month evaluations and annual evaluations;
- ensure that supervision and training is documented and maintained and that all staff receives weekly supervision
- ensure that all staff seeking state licensure has adequate and appropriate supervision and is in compliance with state licensing expectations;
- ensure that licensed clinical staff is meeting the requirements of maintaining their respective licensure, such as continuing education;
- ensure that all state licensure is correctly documented and updated as needed in personnel files;
- enforce all of the Agency’s Policies and Procedures;
- conduct review of state and federal regulations with state regional contract monitors;
- develop responses to contract monitors as needed and corrective action plans as needed;
- attend training seminars; provide formal in-services to staff following selected presentations and disseminate related information as needed;
- report ethical violations to supervisor and to other accrediting agencies if necessary;
- ensure that staff is trained in how to administer all required services;
- attend all necessary community meetings with partners and funding sources and establish collaborative relationships with other community agencies;
- act as a positive role model for staff and clients;
- assist staff in problem resolution as needed;
- handle delegated administrative tasks commensurate with level of skill and experience;
- ensure that required chart documentation is in place and effective; assure that all clinical client charts are in compliance with regulatory and funding expectations;
- follow and enforce Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requirements;
monitor and ensure timely movement of clients through the treatment program;
- maintain billing at 95% accuracy; and perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills Required: Master’s degree; 5 years relevant professional experience
Preferred qualifications include the following: Management of a federal grants. Familiarity with Electronic Health Records, state certifications, etc…Qualified candidates should send in cover letter and resume to sgabriel@ohlinc.org.

PROGRAM MANAGER- DETOX
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Program Manager for the Medically Supported Detox program. The position encompasses a wide variety of administrative and clinical tasks. This position is designed for a Registered Nurse with clinical experience, the ability to function independently with a minimum of direct supervision, perform various clinical tasks, and assume a leadership role in the treatment team. The Program Manager assumes several key responsibilities in the area of client care, staff training, and the supervision of all program components. The Program Manager is also responsible for balancing the program budget and maintaining the client census in a fiscally responsible manner. It is the duty and responsibility of the Program Manager to:
- maintain program client census numbers and manages costs of the program with direction of the Chief Executive Officer or designee;
- ensure that clients receive quality of care, document evidence of quality of care, and implement and document corrective actions in the event that quality of care needs improvement;
- maintain and keep documentation of licensing standards, accreditation standards, and contract requirements;
- work with all insurance providers to ensure proper authorizations and maintain proper documentation for billing;
- prepare all billing accurately on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis as needed;
- maintain the facility properly by ensuring that the facility is clean, safe, and in good working order under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer or designee;
- maintain numbers of clients in programs and maximizing revenue/funding sources;
- maintain licensing, accreditation, contractual obligations, agency policy and procedures, and safety;
- perform human resources related responsibilities;
- ensure chart documentation requirements;
- ensure staff training and supervision requirements;
- perform supervisor requirements;
- payroll management and oversight;
- clinical floor work as needed;
- on Call required; and perform other duties as required.
Minimum qualifications include the following: RN.Bachelor’s Degree. Must possess knowledge of substance abuse services including ASAM criteria. Must have some experience as a supervisor/leader in a clinical setting. Must be computer literate and capable of completing reporting requirements in a timely manner. Must possess management experience.
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to sgabriel@ohlinc.org

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is a seeking a motivated and compassionate full-time Physician Assistant. This position is a role which participates in day to day services as a direct care provider under programs which are funding the role or as part of the Best Practices of the Programs that reflect QI/QA participation for coordinating and providing patient care. It is the duty and responsibility of the Physician Assistant to:
- provide direct care to patients within the Scope of Practice for which the provider is licensed;
- provide direct care to clients/patients to support the agency’s programs i.e. Community Health Center, Detox, Residential, and Outpatient;
- manages patient care under Best Practices, UDS recommendations, and as prescribed to maintain accreditation;
- conduct thorough documentation of visits and medical orders to support billing charges;
- complete billing components of visit to optimize revenue within dictated time frames;
- oversee care delivered by medical support staff by providing feedback on immediate care activities and reporting to direct supervisor on concerns that expose the agency or endanger a patient’s health outcomes;
- completes reports as assigned and within deadlines set;
- participate in webinars and conference calls relative to assigned program;
- report on program progress to the Clinic Practice Manager as part of supervision;
- identify and provide training to nurses on staff which improve upon direct care and patient outcomes;
- implement and manages Best Practices initiated by Quality Improvement/ Quality Assurance staff;
- identify and prioritize medical decision making with a fiscally minded approach to care;
- coordinate and supervise the completion of daily tasks related to direct patient care on matters related to Health Outcomes i.e. referrals, lab orders, lab review, medical records review;
- organize and implement work flow strategies to support provider visits, billing and patient care as part of feedback to practice manager during supervision;
- coordinate with Quality Improvement Program manager in implementation of Quality Insurance measures to ensure data integrity and outcomes are met;
- assure support staff document all pertinent health related information in the client’s electronic medical chart as instructed and as part of standards of practice designed to improve patient care, support billing, and meet Quality Improvement goals;
- observe Occupational Safety and Health Administration during all elements of daily operations, including but not limited to phlebotomy, in-house testing, medical interventions, medical waste and managing infection control;
- observe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance; and perform other duties as required.
Minimum qualifications include the following: Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies from an ARC-PA accredited program. Active, unencumbered Physician Assistant license in the state of LA. Hold Prescriptive Authority in LA, as outlined by the State Board of Medical Examiners. NCCPA Certified. Must be in good standing with certifying Board. BCLS/ACLS certification. Minimum 1 year clinical experience. Strong organizational skills. Proficient in MS Office Suite. Electronic Health Records experience. Able to participate in dialogues on matters with personal insight and knowledge on patient care. Ability to exercise patience, approachability and consistency in a high stress environment. Ability to address the needs of medical detox, primary medical care, and basic behavioral health issues. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to asingh@ohlinc.org.

BILLING MANAGER
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a full-time Billing Manager for its Behavioral Health Programs & Federally Qualified Health Center. The Billing Manager is responsible for managing all of the Agency’s billing which includes both Program and Medical billing. The Billing Manager is responsible for making sure that all patient/client data is and accurate and kept securely and will also ensure HIPAA compliance where billing is concerned. The Billing Manager will also supervise the Billing Department which will be composed of (2) Billing Specialists and (1) Aging Report Specialist. The Billing Manager should possess strong management and problem solving skills and also should have Practice Management experience. It is the duty and responsibility of the Billing Manager to:
- manage and oversee performance of billing department personnel including coding, billing, collections and payment posting;
- monitor staff productivity and work quality to ensure that departmental goals and objectives are met and exceeded;
- manage workload and implements efficient workflow processes to accelerate account resolution;
- report on paid, outstanding and uncollectible claims;
- facilitate month-end closing of the billing department;
- develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure efficient and safe billing operations of the department and to meet established goals and timelines;
- report to Chief Financial Officer regularly on departmental goals, timelines and updates, informs Chief Financial Officer in a timely manner if there are barriers to meeting goals;
- oversee the hiring and supervision of personnel which includes performance evaluations, training, problem resolution, terminations and other personnel actions;
- manage multiple projects concurrently;
- create and monitor all billing procedures for the office, manages how bills are submitted and troubleshoot issues with electronic and paper filings, updates and audits billing procedures when necessary;
- ensure that all billing and collection activities meet and adhere to Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance regulations and laws;
- work as a liaison with other departments, to facilitate problem solving and data collection appropriate to patient and insurance billing;
- responsible for recommending continuing education/training needed to run the billing department; and
- perform other duties as required.
Minimum qualifications include the following: BA/BS in Business Management, Accounting or Health Information Management. 3-5 years medical billing experience. 3-5 years of medical billing and coding with knowledge of ICD -10 and CPT codes. Professional experience in a fast paced, mid-sized organization with the ability to multitask. Experience in strategic planning and priority setting for a billing department. Experience and knowledge of PHI/HIPAA. Knowledge of Federal, State and payer regulations regarding medical billing compliance. Basic knowledge of medical terminology. Preferred qualifications include the following: Coding Certificate. 5-7 years medical billing experience at a supervisory level
Qualified candidates should send in a cover letter and resume to mdejan@ohlinc.org.

CLINIC PRACTICE MANAGER- COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a full-time Clinic Practice Manager for its Federally Qualified Health Center. This position will oversee the day to day operations of the Agency’s Community Health Center. This will include clinic practice and full revenue cycle management including but not limited to the billing cycles for fee for service to meet sustainability efforts as well as the management of staff responsible for coordinating and providing patient care throughout the Community Health Center with Quality Improvement initiatives and billing processes which support the Community Health Center’s sustainability plan. The Clinic Practice Manager will also ensure all patient/client data is accurate and securely maintained ensuring Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance in both the Community Health Center and the Billing department. The Clinic Practice Manager should possess strong management and problem solving skills and should also have Practice Management experience within a Community Health Center setting. It is the duty and responsibility of the Clinic Practice Manager to:
- oversee the day to day operation of the Community Health Center to assure sustainability
- continually reinforce the organization’s overall mission to the health center staff, in written and oral communications, and in actions;
- recruit, hire, and orient new employees to the protocols of the Community Health Center and Human Resources Policies and Procedures for the Agency;
- supervise Front Desk, Medical Assistants, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Billing Specialists and other ancillary staff while arranging schedules for complete coverage;
- maintain open lines of communication with providers, front desk staff and other clinic employees, and utilizes a team-based approach to coordinate patient care;
- oversee and encourage continuous interaction across staff levels for the purpose of coordinating and streamlining patient care;
- oversee, implement, and train the Community Health Center staff in all aspects of the Patient Care Medical Home (PCMH) model of care and ensuring all staff remains in compliance with implemented policies to support the medical home;
- assure adherence to budgetary and productivity expectations;
- participate in the Quality Improvement Processes or Corrective Action Plans;
- organize staff meetings to review operations and quality data, and implement regulate team huddles to ensure coordination of workflow and daily schedules;
- perform staff supervisions, coaching, appraisals, and evaluations;
- review and accurately address attendance and time management system;
- organize and implement work flow strategies to support provider visits, billing, and patient care;
- monitor and is accountable for Health Center Metrics;
- monitor inventory levels and re-supplies stock within budget guidelines;
- coordinate with Quality and Compliance Assurance Director in implementation of Quality Improvement measures to ensure data integrity and outcomes are met;
- oversee billing process for accuracy, timeliness, and effectiveness;
- communicate regularly with the Billing department as needed;
- participate/organize staff meetings as a lead participant;- respond to staff concerns or grievances;
- respond to patient complaints, concerns or grievances;_ assure staff document all pertinent health related information in the client’s electronic medical chart as instructed and as part of standards of practice designed to improve patient care, support billing, and meet Quality Improvement goals;
- assure timely response to medical record requests;
- assure Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations are observed by staff during all elements of daily operations, including but not limited to phlebotomy, in-house testing, medical interventions, medical waste and managing infection control;
- oversee Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance throughout the Community Health Center;
- oversee program design, implementation and reporting to funders;
- manage budgets within each program to optimize funding to 100% utilization;
- manage direct reports and hold them accountable to their job descriptions;
- report to Program Director by reporting financial risks or predicted changes in funding streams, budget revisions when needed, completed reports, employee concerns, Programmatic updates, feedback on internal audits and any direct reports assigned by Program Director;
- conduct regular trainings to support accreditation, funding streams or Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance measures among the Agency staff;
- ensure timely completion of all administrative reports;
- oversee invoice payments of vendors;
- establish and manage records on providers and contract staff that practice at the site;
- train and orient new staff, providers or contractors to the clinic practice;
- manages providers’ schedules within the Practice Management System;
- meet regularly with the Chief Medical Officer on the practice and updates as needed on trends, changes, alerts, concerns, and any matter which impacts patient care, services rendered, or billing. Implements workflows with the direction of the Chief Medical Officer to assure Clinical Measures are met;
- attend continuing education programs that provide updated information on health topics pertinent to caring for patients and effective clinic practice;
- participate in design, implementation and support of Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance initiatives within the setting;
- assure that accreditations are maintained and compliance is met regarding National Committee for Quality Assurance and Human Resources and Services Administration;
- oversee adherence to Memorandum Of Understandings and Collaborative Agreements with outside agencies and the Community Health Center’s services;
- oversee Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program and 340B Medication Program;
- initiate and manage contracts on providers;
- meet with the each Program Manager at Operations meetings to report out on the Community Health Center progress, statistics, and barriers within the program and compose the updates to report to the Program Director;
- provide directives on addressing trends, changes, alerts, concerns, and any matter which impacts patient care, services rendered, program expectations or billing and revenue;
- and perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Accounting or Health Information Management from an accredited program. 3 years of experience in medical billing and clinical coordination managing health professionals, front desk personnel, third party billers, and granters. 3 years of experience of medical billing and coding with knowledge of ICD -10 and CPT codes. CPR Certification. Strong organizational skills . Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Electronic Health Records experience and clearing house knowledge of billing. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Able to accommodate various degrees of flexibility and including availability after hours and weekends. Able to participate in dialogues on clinic matters with personal insight and knowledge on clinic practice and management, as well as an ability to perform realistic appraisals of staff skills and roles expected in a clinic setting. Ability to exercise patience, approachability and consistency in a high stress environment. Ability to attain and apply working knowledge from multiple resources to improve outcomes and meet optimal performance. Professional experience in a fast paced, mid-sized organization with the ability to multitask. Experience in strategic planning and priority setting for a billing department. Experience and knowledge of Protected Health Information/ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Knowledge of Federal, State and payer regulations regarding medical billing compliance. Basic knowledge of medical terminology.
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Business Management, Accounting or Health Information Management from an accredited program
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to badesope@ohlinc.org.

CLINICAL SERVICES SUPERVISOR- DETOX PROGRAM
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a full-time Clinical Services Supervisor for the Medically Assisted Detox Unit. The Clinical Services Supervisor position encompasses a wide variety of administrative and clinical tasks. This position is designed for a master’s level clinical counselor who is preferably an LCSW or LPC with clinical experience, the ability to function independently with a minimum of direct supervision, perform various clinical tasks, and assume a leadership role in the treatment team. The clinical services supervisor assumes several key responsibilities in the area of client care, staff training, and the supervision of all program components. The clinical services supervisor is also responsible for maintaining the client census in a fiscally responsible manner. Responsibilities and Duties:
- Meets all Louisiana Department of Health and contractual requirements for client care and client record standards. All client records will have at a minimum: a treatment plan, discharge summary, discharge plan and documentation of group. These documents will contain all of the required components as outlined in the LDH Minimum Standards for Substance abuse Facilities.
- Ensures psycho-social screens are complete and in the chart.
- Ensures that clients receive quality of care, document evidence of quality of care, and implement and document corrective actions in the event that quality of care needs improvement.
- Works with all insurance providers to ensure proper authorizations and maintain proper documentation for billing.
- Prepares all billing on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis as needed.
- Ensures that the facility is clean, safe, and in good working order and reports any safety concerns immediately to the Program Manager.
- Oversees the operations of the program in the event that the Program Manager is on vacation, out sick, or is otherwise unavailable.
- Directly supervises the part-time weekend counselor and ensures this position is filled and that the weekend responsibilities are being performed.
Qualifications and Skills: Master’s level licensed counselor. Knowledge of substance abuse services including ASAM criteria. Experience as a supervisor in a clinical setting. Computer literate and capable of completing reporting requirements in a timely manner.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to asingh@ohlinc.org.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN- RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking two full-time and two part-time Behavioral Health Technicians to monitor adult clients in residential treatment. Available shifts: full-time (12am-8am Friday-Monday or 7am-4pm Monday-Friday and holidays), and two part-time (8am-4pm Saturday and Sunday). Schedules are subject to change to include rotating weekends based on agency need. This position works directly with the clients supervising all daily activities. All BHT report directly to the RSS Supervisor of Residential Treatment and are expected to work closely with all Clinical, Medical, and other residential staff to ensure clients receive comprehensive substance abuse treatment services. Responsibilities and Duties:
- Monitors residents to ensure their compliance with daily schedules and their safety at all times.
- Receives and passes verbal and written feedback to Clinical, Medical, and other residential staff as requested about client activity and behaviors.
- Monitors visits from children and family members. Provides documentation as requested by Clinical staff and Program Manager.
- Monitors and observes clients taking medications as requested by Residential Nursing staff or the Program Manager. Completes all required documents in the clients’ charts as instructed and inform Program Manager and Residential Nursing of any problems or concerns.
- Completes all Incident Reports prior to the end of scheduled shift as required by Incident Policy and Procedure.
- Assists with the planning and organization of therapeutic client actives both on and off the Main Campus.
- Conducts Urine Screens as requested and completes all required documentation.
- Facilitates and supervises all client feedback meeting.
- Facilitates the monitoring of client phone calls.
- Facilitates and supervises any community or in-house 12 step meetings.
- Completes 30 minute client bed checks as requested by Program Manager and completes required documentation via emails during night runs.
- Completes facility security rounds and ensures all doors and gates are locked and secured when appropriate. Responsible for submitting shift reports to Program Manager throughout shift via email as requested.
- Contacts Program Manager in the event of a fire or evacuation of the treatment facility.
- Performs property searches on all new clients as requested. Performs searches on clients returning to the program from outside activities.
- Assists with other program functions as requested by Program Manager including but not limited to transportation and monitoring of the Front Desk.
- Assists with providing clients cigarettes as scheduled per shift requiring staff to be in a smoking area with approximately 70-80 people smoking at one time.
Qualifications and Skills Required: High school diploma or equivalent. 2 years of Behavioral Health Tech in Acute Psych and substance abuse treatment experience. Valid Divers License. CPI de-escalation training knowledge. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and flexible hours. Candidates in recovery must have 2+ years of sobriety. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in related field (social work, psychology, education). 3 plus years of Behavioral Health Tech experience in Acute Psych. Knowledge of NA and AA principles. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to ahunt@ohlinc.org.

PART-TIME BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN- DETOX PROGRAM
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking two part-time Behavioral Health Technicians to monitor adult clients for the Detox Substance Abuse treatment facility.Schedules are set with rotating weekends. This position works directly with the clients and all Clinical, Medical, and other detox and agency staff to ensure clients receive comprehensive substance abuse treatment services. Responsibilities and Duties:
- Monitors residents to ensure their compliance with daily schedules and their safety at all times.
- Receives and passes on verbal and written feedback to Clinical, Medical, and other detox staff as requested about client activity and behavior.
- Completes all required document in clients’ charts as instructed by Program Manager and Nursing staff of any problems or concerns.
- Completes all Incident Reports prior to the end of scheduled shift as required.
- Assists with the planning and organization of therapeutic client actives both on and off the Main Campus.
- Conducts Urine Screens as requested and completes all required documentation.
- Participates in clinical staff meetings and activities as requested.
- Monitors client phone calls.
- Facilitates and supervises any community or in-house 12 step meetings.
- Assists with filing and/or scanning of client documentation as requested by the Program Manager.
- Completes 30 minute client bed checks as requested by Program Manager and complete required documentation.
- Completes facility security rounds and ensures all doors and gates are locked and secured when appropriate. Responsible for submitting shift reports to Program Manager throughout shift via email or as requested.
- Contacts Program Manager in the event of a fire or evacuation of the treatment facility.
- Performs property searches on all new clients as requested. Perform searches on clients returning to the program from outside activities.
- Assists with other program functions as requested by Program Manager including but not limited to transportation and monitoring of the Front Desk.
Qualifications and Skills Required: High school diploma or equivalent. 2 years of Behavioral Health Tech in Acute Psych and substance abuse treatment experience. Valid Divers License. CPI de-escalation training knowledge. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and flexible hours.Candidates in recovery must have 2+ years of sobriety. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in related field (social work, psychology, education). 3 plus years of Behavioral Health Tech experience in Acute Psych. Knowledge of NA and AA principles.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to sgabriel@ohlinc.org.

NURSE PRACTITIONER- DETOX PROGRAM
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is a seeking a motivated and compassionate full-time Nurse Practitioner (ANP or FNP) to work Monday-Friday at the Medically Assisted Detox. This position is a role which participates in day to day detox services as a direct care provider under programs which are funding the role or as part of the Best Practices of the detox that reflect QI/QA participation for coordinating and providing patient care throughout the detox.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Provides direct care to patients within the Scope of Practice for which the provider is licensed.
- Manages patient care under Best Practices, UDS recommendations, and as prescribed to maintain accreditation.
- Documents visits and medical orders thoroughly to support billing charges.
- Completes billing components of visit to optimize revenue within dictated time frames.
- Oversees care delivered by medical support staff by providing feedback on immediate care activities and reports to direct supervisor on concerns that expose the agency or endanger a patient’s health outcomes.
- Completes reports as assigned and within set deadlines.
- Participates in webinars and conference calls relative to assigned program.
- Identifies and prioritizes medical decision making with a fiscally minded approach to care.
- Organizes and implements work flow strategies to support provider visits, billing and patient care as part of feedback to practice manager during supervision.
- Assures that support staff document all pertinent health related information in the client’s electronic medical chart as instructed and as part of standards of practice designed to improve patient care, support billing, and meet QI goals.
- Observes OSHA during all elements of daily operations, including but not limited to phlebotomy, in-house testing, medical interventions, medical waste and managing infection control.
- Observes HIPAA compliance.
Qualifications and Skills: Required
- Master’s degree in Nursing Science
- Active, unencumbered NP license (with concentration in Adult or Family Practice) in the state of LA with prescriptive authority
- CPR certification
- Minimum 1 year clinical experience as an NP
- Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse
- Current good standing with regulating National Certifying Board
- Strong organizational and computers skills (MS Office Suite, EMR software, etc…)
- Ability to manage people with good communication skills.
- Able to participate in dialogues on detox matters with personal insight and knowledge on detox practice and patient care.
- Ability to exercise patience, approachability and consistency in a high stress environment.
Preferred:
- Medical home model knowledge
- Substance Abuse Treatment Experience
- Psychiatric Treatment Experience
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to asingh@ohlinc.org.

PART-TIME LICENSED/LICENSED-ELIGIBLE SOCIAL WORKERS or COUNSELOR- DETOX PROGRAM
Odyssey House Detox Program is currently looking for a part-time Licensed/Licensed-Eligible Social Worker or Counselor. This position availability if for Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-1pm. The Counselor is responsible for performing a wide variety of client care activities as directed by the Program Manager and must function in any program of the agency in accordance with state law. The Counselor manages behavioral health authorizations and re-authorizations with admissions department and agency programs, responsibility for seamless transition of clients to the next level of care, assist with quality assurance and quality improvement data collection and implementation, marketing of agency programs to current and potential referral sources. It is the duty and responsibility of the Counselor to:
- provide Clinical services to assigned client(s); conducts daily group therapies as treatment schedule indicates, individual counseling and/or family therapy as outlined in treatment plan; Co-leads group therapies (when necessary) with appropriately assigned staff; Conducts family assessments/therapy when possible;
- maintain communication with the referral source, court systems, and other involved human service providers as related to the client’s ongoing treatment and discharge planning;
- work within the multidisciplinary team to develop treatment planning, treatment case reviews, and all written documentation as required by the agency, state, and federal courts and all funding sources;
- maintain proper documentation in the medical record;
- conduct patient education and discharge planning;
- assist Admission staff with new client admissions including but not limited to conducting ASI’s when needed, intake paperwork and coordinate with referral sources when needed;
- work closely with Admissions staff at various programs and nursing staff to ensure that program bed capacity is maximized daily; tasks may include but are not limited to coordinating with community referral sources, coordinating with Nursing staff to project treatment completion dates for clients and working with Admissions staff to help ensure that clients are moved effectively to the next most appropriate level of care;
- function as a liaison to outside agencies, participates in case planning conferences, and treatment meetings as needed. When necessary, attends court hearings and represents the agency and client(s);
- maintain clinical case file for each client to include: assessments, Individual treatment Plan, case notes, and discharge summaries; ensure all written treatment documents and written reports are up-to-date in case file;
- maintain contact with and is available to agency personnel, client’s drug court officer and family members as needed regarding client’s progress, problems and crises;
- provide crisis management; and,
- perform other duties as required.
Minimum qualifications include the following: Masters degree in social work or a related field, license eligibility or license in clinical social work or licensed professional counseling. Familiarity with the DSM-IV TR and substance abuse treatment. Exemplary customer relations and communication skills, computer skills including ability to work in an electronic medical records data base, ability to be flexible as duties and program demands. Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited Social Work Program, or a Master’s degree in a Counseling or related Human Service Field. Interest in working towards highest level of Louisiana licensure within discipline. Valid Louisiana State issued license in counseling, addiction counseling, or social work. Skilled in individual and group therapy modalities. Experience in substance abuse treatment modalities (emphasis on Minnesota Model). Excellent written, verbal, organizational, and communications skills. Creativity and flexibility within parameters of treatment programs and modalities. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to sgabriel@ohlinc.org.

LPN-RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a full-time LPN for the Adult Residential program. Available shift: 2 pm - 11 pm and works every other weekend. This position orients clients to the agency and the expectations of services which are to be received. The LPN facilitates health care services as a support to the clients’ own self management. Responsibilities and Duties:
- Assess potential residents for appropriateness for the treatment program.
- Complete an updated assessment on each client after admission.
- Complete a medical treatment/discharge plan based on the updated assessment.
- Communicate the treatment plan with the treatment team upon admission and on a monthly basis.
- Provide on-going health education to all residents.
- Provide on-going assessment of acute medical/nursing needs of all residents and refers resident to appropriate treatment centers.
- Monitor prescribed medication consumption and treatment.
- Coordinate the management of patient’s medicine stock, including pharmacy pick-up and drop off of meds, calling in refills for clients, and upkeep of how medicine is stored.
- Conduct urine drug screens on all residents as directed to do so.
- Document all pertinent health related information about residents on the resident chart. Documentation is done routinely and according to nursing standards of practice.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills Required: LPN license and healthcare CPR required; At least 1 year Med/Surg. experience; Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and a large caseload of medication management for clients.
Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to ariley@ohlinc.org.

NURSE MANAGER
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is a seeking a full-time Nurse Manager for the Residential Program. The Nurse Manager will: assist the Practice Manager in supervision of Residential Nursing Staff through implementation and review of current policies and procedures, medication administration practices, infection control, staff scheduling, direct patient care , staff in-servicing, training and education. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:
- Works collaboratively and maintains communication with patient care team (providers, counselors, etc.) to provide effective, timely, and appropriate patient management.
- Management of the nursing staff schedule
- Coverage of vacant shifts as needed
- Assists patients and providers with adherence to evidence-based treatment protocols for specific disease states Identifies at-risk populations using approved screening tool(s) and follows established care and reporting protocols.
- Provide medication education to clients.
- Assist in the development and maintenance of best practices for all nursing functions
- Monitors patient care by tracking patient charts for items such as complete admission assessment, reconciliation of medications and continuity of nursing care.
- Addresses/resolves system problems impeding progress. Proactively identifies and resolves delays and obstacles to expedite care.
- Collaborates and communicates with multidisciplinary team at all phases of planning process, including initial patient assessment, planning, implementation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and teaching and ongoing evaluation.
- Participates in development, implementation, evaluation and revision of disease management tools as a member of the clinical change team.
- Participates in training as necessary to successfully complete job responsibilities, including training in disease management protocols, care management strategies, use of network software programs, and data analysis skills.
- Uses data to drive decisions and plan/implement performance improvement strategies related to care management for assigned patients, including fiscal, clinical, and patient satisfaction data. Collects special study data for specific performance and/or outcome indicators as determined by the Program Manager.
- Assesses potential residents for appropriateness for the treatment program.
- Completes an updated assessment on each client after admissions.
- Completes a medical treatment/discharge plan based on updated assessment.
- Communicates the treatment plan with the treatment team upon admission and on a monthly basis.
- Provides on-going health education to all residents. The health education program must include all topics outlined in the medical services policy and procedure manual. Topics are not limited to this list.
- Provides on-going assessment of acute medical/nursing needs of all residents and refers residents to appropriate treatment centers.
- Monitors prescribed medication consumption and treatments. Monitoring includes assessing resident knowledge and understanding of medication and treatment regimens, as well as, accuracy of administration.
- Coordinates the management of patient’s medication stock, including pharmacy pick-up and drop-off of meds, calling in refills for clients, and upkeep of how medication is stored.
- Conducts urine drug screens on all residents as directed to do so.
- Follow treatment care plans set forth by the medical staff.
- Documents all pertinent health related information about residents on the resident chart. Documentation is done routinely and according to nursing standards of practice.
- Maintains HIPAA guidelines.
Required: BSN in Nursing; Registered Nurse with active licensure in the state of Louisiana; At least 3 years’ experience Substance Abuse/Psychiatry/Management ; Current CPR certification; Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills; Clinical competence in assigned area ; Strong organizational and time management skills; Ability to work independently
Qualified candidates should send in a cover letter and resume to sgabriel@ohlinc.org.

LPN- DETOX
Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc. is seeking a part-time LPN for the Medically Assisted Detox Unit, 7am-8pm shift, including alternating weekends, and including but not limited to holiday rotations. This position provides high quality client-focused health care services that meet the assessed and individually planned needs of all clients on the Medically Assisted Detox Unit. The LPN will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and is responsible for maintaining standards of nursing care and competency, ethical treatment of patients, understanding of addiction and the medications used for detoxification purposes, managing symptoms of withdrawal with comprehensive triage, consistent documentation on care, review and implementation of treatment orders, and participation in the multi-disciplinary team via written and verbal communication. Responsibilities and Duties include:
- Daily observation, assessment, and documentation of clients experiencing S&S of withdrawals from drugs and/or alcohol.
- Safely administer medications as ordered using the five rights and utilizing a MAR.
- Narcotic pill count at the beginning and end of each shift and management of stock medicines.
- Admit new clients into the Detox Program.
- Manage pharmacy orders on patients by processing them in a timely manner by fax or verbal order, assuring their arrival and log them onto patient’s MAR.
- Complete health information groups as requested by Program Manager
- Ability to educate clients on the medication taper which has been prescribed.
- Encourage clients’ participation by empowering them via support vs. confrontation.
- Complete accurate census and count on all clients daily as instructed by direct supervisor.
- Complete triage on patient at time of admit, transcribe it to relevant paperwork for MDT.
- Maintain control of narcotics, keys and all other medications.
- Participate in inventory control.
- Review individual patient needs with psychiatrist and medical doctor as needed.
Qualifications and Skills: Valid Louisiana LPN License. Healthcare CPR. High school diploma or GED. Minimum of 1 year of experience with substance abuse treatmentknowledge of chemical dependency treatment, medical assessment/implementation of doctor's orders. Strong Written and verbal communication skills. Strong computer skills. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to sgabriel@ohlinc.org