Center for Discovery

Registered Nurse

Job Locations US-WA-Bellevue
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/31/2018 1:16 PM)
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# of Openings
Job Type
Regular Part-Time


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:

  • Full medical, dental, vision, life, disability and supplemental benefits including FSA and 401K
  • Paid sick time, vacation days and paid holidays
  • 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 requiring 4-16 hours per week. 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.


  • 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 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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