Do you have a passion for helping individuals experiencing mental health challenges? Are you a skilled and compassionate RN seeking a meaningful career focused on supporting emotional well-being?

DirectShifts is seeking exceptional Mental Health Nurses to join our network in New York City! If you thrive in a collaborative environment and enjoy building trusting relationships with patients, we encourage you to apply!

About the Role:

As a Mental Health RN at a DirectShifts facility in NYC, you will play a vital role in providing comprehensive care to adults and adolescents facing a variety of mental health conditions. You will work collaboratively with psychiatrists, therapists, other nurses, and healthcare professionals to develop individualized treatment plans and promote patient recovery.


  • Conduct mental health assessments, monitor patients' emotional and behavioral state.
  • Administer medications, provide patient education on mental health conditions and coping mechanisms.
  • Develop therapeutic relationships with patients, offering support and promoting self-care strategies.
  • Collaborate with the healthcare team to develop and implement individualized treatment plans.
  • Advocate for patients' needs and ensure access to appropriate resources.
  • De-escalate crisis situations and provide support during moments of emotional distress.
  • Maintain a safe and therapeutic environment for patients in mental health units or outpatient clinics.
  • Adhere to all hospital policies and mental health care protocols.


  • Active and unrestricted New York State RN License.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a mental health care setting (preferred, but general RN experience with a passion for mental health can be considered).
  • Strong understanding of mental health conditions, psychiatric medications, and therapeutic interventions.
  • BLS certification (Basic Life Support) is mandatory. Knowledge of de-escalation techniques and mental health first aid is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Compassionate and patient-centered approach with a focus on building trust and rapport with patients.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and manage challenging situations with empathy and resilience.

Benefits of Working with DirectShifts:

  • Competitive salaries and flexible scheduling options to fit your needs.
  • Opportunity to work at various top hospitals and mental health facilities throughout NYC.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment with a focus on professional development.
  • Make a significant impact on the lives of individuals struggling with mental health challenges.

Ready to Launch Your Rewarding Career in Mental Health Nursing?

If you are a qualified and motivated RN seeking a fulfilling career supporting mental health and well-being, apply today! Join DirectShifts and leverage your expertise to provide exceptional care to mental health patients in NYC.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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