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  1. Nursing
  2. Full-time
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Chicago

Nurse Administrator- Eating Disorder, Residential

  1. Nursing
  2. Full-time
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Chicago

Job description


Company Description

Discovery Behavioral Health (DBH) is a national leader in behavioral healthcare and one of the fastest growing companies in the field. DBH offers world-class treatment for those struggling with eating, mental health, and substance use disorders, and places a high priority on seeking employees who share our passion for improving the lives we serve.

Since 1997, Center for Discovery, DBH’s eating disorder division, has helped thousands of patients discover their path to the full and rewarding lives they deserve with evidence-based and inclusive treatment options.

Compensation Range: $90,000 - $108,000 per year

Compensation will be dependent upon geographic region, education, and experience 

Our Offer to You!

We are dedicated to empowering our teammates with their professional and personal development by providing:

  • 401(k)
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc.
  • Training in best practices for telehealth
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
  • Weekly training opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization

Job Description

In addition to providing regular nursing services, the Nurse Administrator will provide supervision over other nurses and have administrative duties. The Nurse Administrator 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. They meet with each client daily, completes a daily assessment, and administers all prescription medication.

Responsibilities

  • Completing H&P upon admission for each client
  • Developing and initiating the Nursing Care Plan
  • Facilitating therapeutic groups
  • Availability for consultation after hours and returns telephone calls/pages within a ten-minute time frame
  • Meeting regularly with medical staff to discuss client treatment
  • 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

This is a full-time position working Monday-Friday with on-call duties. 

For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at centerfordiscovery.com.


Qualifications

  • Must be a Registered Nurse with current licensure in the state of employment
  • Bachelors of Nursing preferred
  • Two years’ experience with compliance and personnel management preferred
  • Experience with adolescent psychiatric care preferred

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Apply anyway! To provide truly innovative care, we need to have a diverse team around us. That’s why Discovery Behavioral Health is committed to creating an inclusive environment. If you find yourself meeting some but not all the above, we’d be happy to consider your application.  


Additional Information

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. 

For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at discoverybehavioralhealth.com/careers/ 

Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work. DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

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