Center for Discovery


1 month ago(11/15/2017 7:34 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Type
Regular Part-Time


Position Overview

The RN or LPN consults with the physician and psychiatrist to ensure appropriate medical interventions. The RN or LPN meets with each resident, completes a daily assessment, and administers all prescription medication. The RN or LPN is responsible to carry out any orders received from the physician and psychiatrist, and reports information to the Nurse Administrator, Program Director and Facility Manager as needed.


Facility Details

This position is in a residential mental health and substance abuse treatment facility for adolescents with comprehensive family program and family support. The facility is a homelike setting in a residential neighborhood (view our website for a virtual tour). Treatment in this setting allows our residents to feel more comfortable in familiar surroundings and provides greater transferability and internalization of the treatment experience to life after treatment. 

In our small, intimate settings we treat a maximum of eight clients at a time to optimize individualization for clients and families maintain an intimate setting and a high staff to client ratio.



At Center For Discovery you will have the opportunity to work closely with a tight-knit team of professionals with the common goal of transforming lives. Treatment occurs in a beautiful, estate-style home which makes for a unique, comfortable, and modern work environment.

Additional benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Working with a team that is made up of eating disorder and mental health experts
  • An individualized growth plan which will help you develop your professional skills and career goals.
  • Family-style meals provided
  • Fun team building exercises and activities
  • A modern, home-like office space


  • 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 & perform basic evaluative procedures and test
  • Able to provide First Aid
  • RN or LPN License required


  • 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 medical staff to discuss resident treatment
  • Provides assessment of medical problems as needed
  • Facilitates educational/ therapeutic Groups
  • Performs primary first aid and determines need for physician notification
  • Monitoring the course of treatment for each resident in a pro-active manner to ensure that no problem or trouble may compromise the resident’s or treatment staff’s effort
  • Contributing insightful, practical, and meaningful information to the treatment planning process
  • Directing residents in a clear, concise, and informative matter
  • Introducing each new resident to his/her fellow residents and the treatment staff, orientates each resident to the Discovery Treatment Program
  • Orientates the resident with the rules, expectations, intent, and routine of the daily treatment schedule. The counselor also tours each new resident around the building and grounds to familiarize the resident with the facility




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