Center for Discovery

Nurse Administrator

Job Locations US-CA-Fremont
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/26/2018 1:57 PM)
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# of Openings
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Temporary Full-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 temporary full-time position requiring 40 hours per week. In addition to providing regular nursing services, the Nurse Administrator will provide supervision over other nurses and have administrative duties. He/she consults with the physician and psychiatrist to ensure appropriate medical interventions are achieved, and carries out all orders received, with appropriate information sharing with the Program Director and Facility Manager. The Nurse Administrator meets with each client daily, completes a daily assessment, and administers all prescription medication.


  • RN required
  • 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
  • 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
  • Facilitating therapeutic groups
  • 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
  • Administering medication as prescribed
  • Counting narcotics daily, logs appropriately
  • Meeting regularly with medical staff to discuss client treatment
  • Providing assessments of medical problems as needed
  • Performing primary first aid and determining need for physician notification
  • Consulting with the physician and psychiatrist to ensure appropriate medical interventions
  • Meeting with each client, completing a daily assessment, and administering all prescription medication
  • Responsibility for carrying out any orders received from the physician and psychiatrist, and reporting information to the Program Director and Facility
  • 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




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