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Menninger Clinic

Career Opportunities at Menninger

Take the next step in your career.  Work at Menninger for the job of your life.
When you join The Menninger Clinic team, you become part of one of the nation’s most-respected psychiatric hospitals. Each day, you’ll make a difference by helping people with mental illness on their journey to recovery.
At Menninger, we’re all part of patients’ care experience. We are a dedicated, committed group focused on a common goal. We are devoted to our patients, take our jobs seriously, treat each other with respect and integrity, and learn and grow in our careers.

Our Mission

To create a healthy world by excelling in the art and science of mental health care.

Our Vision

The Menninger Clinic will be the premier mental health care system.

Our Values – Our ETHIC

  • Excellence: The best people doing their best work
  • Teamwork: Accountable to each other to do our best
  • Hope: Inspiring people to reach their potential
  • Integrity: Doing the right thing
  • Caring: Respect and compassion for self and others
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Equal Access Employer, we offer consideration regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin or veteran status.
As a member hospital of the Texas Medical Center, Menninger is a smoke-free, drug-free workplace. Pre-employment physicals include a drug screening. Prior to employment, Menninger conducts a criminal background check, education verification, Social Security verification and Medicare/Medicaid integrity check.

Nursing Careers

Nurses are essential and valued members of the interdisciplinary care teams that care for our adult, young adult and adolescent patients. We respect your experience, training and commitment to outstanding patient care.
In addition to competitive salary and benefits, Menninger’s culture includes several features that show how important nurses are to our team, including:
  • Supportive leadership
  • Clinical ladder with clinical and leadership/management tracks
  • Nursing governance monthly meeting
  • On-site continuing education opportunities
  • Robust staffing mix
  • Nurse residency program
  • Rewards and recognitions (Nurse excellence, advanced degree/certification)
  • Work/life balance
Further proof of our commitment to nursing as part of our interdisciplinary team is the Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which confirms Menninger is a work environment where nurses can thrive. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at Menninger and identifies it as one of the best places to work. Menninger was the first freestanding psychiatric hospital in the U.S. to achieve this designation.

Careers at Menninger for MDs & PhDs

Consistently ranked since 1990 by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top psychiatric treatment centers, The Menninger Clinic offers excellent opportunities for psychiatrists and psychologists to work on our adolescent, young adult or adult programs.
Because of our affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine, Menninger clinicians receive faculty appointments as well as benefits. Our partnership with Baylor and our commitment to excellence ensures that Menninger will continue to fulfill its core mission of providing quality patient care, training future clinicians and conducting innovative research.
Our team of top professionals includes some of the leaders in the field, who work together closely in a supportive environment. And, you’ll have opportunities to share your knowledge and experience by teaching residents, fellows and psychology and social work trainees.
In addition, Menninger offers:
  • Hospitalist work with no outpatient responsibilities
  • Call five times per quarter
  • Excellent pharmacy with no formulary
  • Opportunity to work with patients for four to eight weeks to see real progress in treatment


Whether you are a new employee or have been with The Menninger Clinic for years, you have a significant role in the present and future success of The Clinic.
Your contributions are rewarded, in part, by a total compensation package that includes competitive salaries; benefits that become effective on the first of the month; and a range of programs and services that provides for your professional and personal goals, helps take care of your family and shapes your future.
Full-time and part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible for health benefits (medical, dental, vision and flexible spending). Life, accident and disability insurance are available to full-time employees.

Benefits for Full-time Employees

Employees can choose an open access plan (PPO) or health maintenance organization (HMO) plan provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. 
A Dental PPO plan that covers preventive, basic, major and orthodontic services is available for eligible employees.
The Menninger Clinic provides a Vision plan (VSP) for that includes a complete eye exam and contact lenses or eyeglasses.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP is designed to provide full-time and part-time employees as well as their dependents with professional, cost-effective assistance in resolving difficult personal problems. Individual, voluntary involvement in the EAP is confidential.
Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Life insurance is available for full-time employees. The Menninger Clinic provides full-time employees basic life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance at two times their annual salary. Employees can elect additional optional life insurance as well as AD&D coverage for themselves, their spouse and child(ren).
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance is available to all full-time employees at The Menninger Clinic. Employees can elect optional long-term disability insurance in the amount of 60 percent of the employee’s monthly salary. Employees can also elect optional short-term disability insurance in the amount of 60 percent of the employee’s weekly salary.
403(b) Retirement Investment Plan
Employees can begin contributing to the plan on day one of employment. Upon an employee's one-year anniversary, The Menninger Clinic matches the employee's contribution dollar-for-dollar up to 5 percent of salary. Employees can contribute the maximum amount set annually by the IRS. All employees are eligible to participate. The Menninger Clinic contracts with Fidelity Investments.
Education Assistance
Education assistance is available to employees after six months of employment.
Additional Benefits
Paid time off
Free parking
Subsidized meals in on-site cafeteria

Why Houston

Houston is a rare combination of international sophistication and friendly Texas charm. The culture is welcoming and inclusive. It’s a study in contrasts – some of the world’s top medical and research facilities, world-class universities, award-winning performing and visual arts – all combined with welcoming residents and some of the best barbecue and Tex-Mex you’ve ever tasted.
Houston’s cost of living is one of the lowest among the nation’s major metropolitan areas, but its standard of living is high. That can translate into lower rent and home prices – as well as gas, utility and grocery bills. If you’re searching for a home or apartment, the choices are many and include high-rises, midtown lofts, suburban family homes and renovated bungalows.
Our climate is subtropical, meaning mild winters and plenty of sunshine. You can get outside and play just about every day of the year. It rarely snows, and the average high temperature year-round is 79 degrees.
And, there’s plenty here to keep you busy when you’re not working. Houston is one of the few American cities with permanent ballet, opera, symphony and numerous theater companies playing year round. The diverse cultural scene includes world-class museums and lively festivals.
Don’t forget our professional sports teams, which include Texans NFL football, Astros baseball, Rockets NBA basketball and Dynamos soccer. If you’d like to be more than a spectator, Houston offers miles of jogging and bicycling trails, as well as deep-sea fishing and surfing 50 miles away on the Gulf Coast.