Center for Discovery

  • Registered Nurse

    Job Locations US-NJ-Bridgewater
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/4/2018 11:45 AM)
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    On Call
  • 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.



    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:

    • Modern, home-like office space
    • Team-building exercises and activities
    • Family-style meals provided

    The Facility

    This position is at an outpatient eating disorder facility for adults and adolescents in age specific treatment groups, with comprehensive family program and family support (for a virtual tour please visit our website at Our specialized programs are integrated partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Program hours are Monday through Friday, between the hours of 11 am and 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. Clients attend as many as six days or as few as three days per week, as clinically appropriate. As each client begins one of our eating disorder outpatient programs, they are assessed by our multidisciplinary team and provided with a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan.


    The Position

    This is a per diem position with the possibility of converting into a part-time position. Hours are dependent upon census and scheduling needs of the program. The Registered Nurse consults with the psychiatrist to ensure appropriate medical interventions are achieved. The RN meets with each resident and completes assessments. The RN is responsible for carrying out any orders received from the psychiatrist, and reports information to the Nurse Administrator, Program Director and Facility  Coordinator as needed. 



    • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university
    • Experience in eating disorders, mental health or counseling services is preferred
    • RN license from the applicable state is required
    • Mental health nursing experience is a plus
    • 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
    • Providing clear and complete client documentation
    • Implementing Psychiatrist Orders
    • Meeting regularly with treatment staff to discuss client care
    • Providing assessments of medical problems
    • Performing primary first aid and determining need for physician notification
    • Meeting with each client, completing a daily assessment, taking vital signs and administering all prescription medication
    • Responsibility for carrying out any orders received from the psychiatrist, and reporting information to the Nurse Administrator, Program Director and Facility Coordinator
    • Contributing insightful, practical, and meaningful information to the treatment planning process
    • Directing residents in a clear, concise, and informative matter
    • 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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