1. Nursing
  2. On-Call PRN
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Plano

RN Registered Nurse - Eating Disorder, Residential

  1. Nursing
  2. On-Call PRN
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Plano

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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: $35-46 hourly 

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

The Registered Nurse works in a dynamic multidisciplinary team providing treatment services according to the Discovery Behavioral Health Clinical Model

  • Meets with each potential new admission and completes face to face assessment. Screens for medical appropriateness for admission to facility and consults with the medical/psychiatric provider to receive orders for admission. 
  • Ensures all orders from medical/psychiatric providers are carried out.
  • Ensure that all patients have signed informed consent for medications prior to the 1st dose.
  • Administers medications as prescribed and administers PRN medications and documents effectiveness within timelines.
  • Meets regularly with medical staff and treatment team to discuss patient care, needs and interventions.
  • Provides assessment of medical problems as needed.
  • Performs vital signs, basic evaluative procedures, blood draws and tests.
  • Maintains NG tube and administers bolus feeds when appropriate.
  • Responsible to ensure all the medications needed by the patients are ordered appropriately and available in the facility.
  • Effectively and professionally communicates with families/loved ones, as appropriate.
  • Provides milieu management throughout the treatment experience and communicates with all team members.
  • Objectively and accurately documents patient progress as required by policy.
  • Assists with discharge process.
  • Assesses patient suicidality and possibility of danger to self or others.
  • Communicates with referral sources and outpatient providers for continuity of care upon admission, midpoint, and discharge, as needed.
  • Oversees the medication management system that includes but not limited to, medication planning, storage, ordering and transcribing, administration, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Required to sit at a meal and a snack on every shift.
  • Will work during meal periods to provide supervision and support to patient.

This is a PRN position. 

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


***New grads are welcome and encouraged to apply***   

  • Bachelor of Science and Nursing preferred.
  • ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) accepted.
  • Holds a current RN license in good standing.
  • One year experience preferred working in mental health, substance use, or eating disorders field.
  • Ability to draw blood required.
  • Obtain CPI certification within 90 days of hire.
  • Obtain CPR, AED, and First Aid certification.
  • Must possess a current Driver’s License in good standing.
  • *Eating Disorder Division: Obtain Serv Safe certification within 90 days of hire.

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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