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Registered Nurse

at Center for Discovery Careers

Posted: 2/22/2019
Job Reference #: 2965
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-IL-Glenview
    Posted Date7 months ago(8/20/2018 12:55 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    About Center For Discovery

    Center For Discovery has a 20-year legacy of transforming lives by promoting health, healing and hope to our clients and their families. We are a national leader in behavioral healthcare and offer world-class treatment for eating disorders, mental health and substance abuse conditions. We serve adolescents and adults in both residential and outpatient settings. It is our mission to create a transformative therapeutic experience aimed at profoundly and creatively facilitating behavioral, emotional and spiritual growth. We place a high priority on providing an environment that supports an unlimited capacity for learning, and we seek qualified individuals who share our passion for improving the lives of those we serve.

    Benefits of Working at Center For Discovery

    At Center For Discovery you will have the opportunity to work closely within a team of professionals consisting of eating disorder and mental health experts, all dedicated to promoting lasting health and healing. Clinical supervision and guidance are provided on total client care and therapeutic milieu management, as well as career growth and personal development oversight. You will develop an individualized growth plan which will help you develop your professional skills and career objectives.

    Additional benefits include:

    • Modern, home-like office space
    • Team-building exercises and activities
    • Family-style meals provided

    The Facility

    Your workplace is in a beautiful home in a nice residential neighborhood, with bedrooms, kitchen, living rooms and more (for a virtual tour please visit our website at Treatment in this home setting allows our clients to feel comfortable in familiar surroundings and provides greater transferability and internalization of the treatment experience for when returning home. Generally, we accommodate no more than six clients at a time to optimize individualized treatment plans and provide a high staff-to-client ratio.

    The Position

    This is a part-time position where hours are determined based on scheduling needs. The Registered Nurse consults with the physician and psychiatrist to ensure appropriate medical interventions are achieved. The RN meets with each resident, completes a daily assessment, and administers all prescription medication. The RN is responsible for carrying out any orders received from the physician and psychiatrist, and reports information to the Nurse Administrator, Program Director and Facility Administrator as needed.


    • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university
    • Must possess a current Driver’s License and be in good standing
    • Experience in eating disorders, mental health or counseling services is preferred
    • RN license from the applicable state is required
    • Mental health nursing experience is a plus
    • Must have knowledge of JCAHO & State regulatory requirements
    • Must have considerable knowledge of nursing principles and practice
    • Must demonstrate knowledge of Axis I diagnosis and symptoms
    • Must demonstrate knowledge of medications and their proper application and use
    • Able to take vital signs, provide first aid, and perform basic evaluation procedures and tests


    • Completing H&P upon admission for each client
    • Developing and initiating the Nursing Care Plan
    • Providing clear and complete client documentation
    • Implementing Physician Orders
    • Availability for consultation after hours and returns telephone calls/pages within a ten-minute time frame
    • Counting narcotics daily, logs appropriately
    • Meeting regularly with medical staff to discuss client treatment
    • Providing assessments of medical problems
    • Performing primary first aid and determining need for physician notification
    • Meeting with each client, completing a daily assessment, taking vital signs and administering all prescription medication
    • Responsibility for carrying out any orders received from the physician and psychiatrist, and reporting information to the Nurse Administrator, Program Director and Facility
    • Contributing insightful, practical, and meaningful information to the treatment planning process
    • Directing residents in a clear, concise, and informative matter
    • Understanding the therapeutic process and confidentiality laws, and having strong knowledge of professional ethics
    • Demonstrating leadership abilities, with an ability to communicate with persons from all educational and cultural backgrounds
    • Demonstrating tact, initiative, resourcefulness, a professional manner, enthusiasm, and a non-judgmental attitude