Center for Discovery

Nurse Administrator - Eating Disorder - Residential Program

US-CA-Thousand Oaks
4 weeks ago
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Regular Full-Time


The Nurse Administrator will provide regular nursing duties but will also provide supervision over other nurses and administrative duties. This is a full time, salaried position. Benefits are competitive and include medical, vision and dental. The RN consults with the physician and psychiatrist to ensure appropriate medical interventions. The RN meets with each resident, completes a daily assessment, and administers all prescription medication. The RN is responsible to carry out any orders received from the physician and psychiatrist, and shares information to the Program Director and Facility Manager as needed.


  • Must have considerable knowledge of nursing principles and practice
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of Axis I diagnosis and symptoms (and specifically in adolescents)
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of medications and their proper application and use
  • Able to take vital signs and perform basic evaluation procedures and test
  • Able to provide First Aid
  • RN required or individual with a MHA is required
  • Management or supervision experience is preferred
  • Mental health nursing experience is a plus
  • RN License in the State required
  • Must have knowledge of JCAHO & State regulatory requirements



  • Completes H&P upon admission for each resident
  • Develops and initiates the Nursing Care Plan
  • Implements Physician orders
  • Is available for consultation after hours and returns telephone calls/pages within ten-minute time frame
  • Administers medication as prescribed
  • Counts narcotics each day, logs appropriately
  • Meets regularly with treatment staff to discuss resident treatment
  • Provides assessment of medical problems as needed
  • Performs primary first aid and determines need for physician notification
  • Facilitates educational/therapeutic groups




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