Center for Discovery

  • Director of Nursing

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Alamitos
    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/1/2018 8:00 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Type
    Regular Full-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.


    The Position

    The Director of Nursing supervises, heads, and coordinates nursing activities and nursing personnel in all Center For Discovery locations. This individual will evaluate all nursing activities to ensure patient care, staff relations, and efficiency of service. 


    • Must be a Registered Nurse with current licensure in the state of California

    • Must have a Bachelors of Nursing. Masters degree preferred

    • Two years experience with compliance and personnel management required

    • Experience with adolescent psychiatric care preferred


    • Oversees Center for Discovery’s nursing operations to uphold established mission, vision, core values and strategic plan and ensure their proper execution. 

    • Provides leadership and direction to nursing staff to assure that organizational standards and policies are maintained and followed.  This includes, but is not limited to, Joint Commission facility standards and staff training requirements.

    • Must be knowledgeable in all policies, procedures, regulations, and laws both locally and nationally.

    • Perform chart audits to ensure accuracy and compliance with all policies, procedures, regulations, and laws both locally and nationally.

    • Develop training materials for nursing staff to include training videos and manuals.

    • Train all nursing staff in regards to all protocols and procedures.

    • Ensures staff adherence to Infection Control Protocols.

    • Consult with doctors, therapist, and others when needed.

    • Responsible for creating and updating all protocol manuals.

    • Perform MAR audits to ensure accuracy and compliance.

    • Occasionally administer medications to patients at multiple locations.

    • Some direct care required.

    • Document into Company Best Notes, Electronic Health Record and other company systems as needed.



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