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Careers for Nurses

Join our team in Malibu, California

Great Opportunities for Nurses in Malibu

Wouldn’t it be great to love what you do AND where you do it? Work in a program influenced by Pia Mellody, Claudia Black, Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Carnes, and other industry leaders. Meadows Behavioral Healthcare provides individualized, intensive inpatient treatment for substance abuse, trauma, eating disorders, sex addiction, and co-occurring mental health issues.

Want to be a part of our amazing team in Malibu, California? Join us in providing compassionate, patient-centric treatment for addiction and dual diagnosis that changes lives.

About Meadows Malibu

Current Job Openings

Position Summary for Director of Nursing

The Director of Nursing for this location oversees the operations of the PRN, FT nurses and BHTs for an intimate 12-bed facility. We provide high end, Meadows-based addiction and trauma treatment. Working closely with the clinical team and executive director, this role is responsible for the delivery of quality, best practice nursing services. Track and trend information obtained through performance improvement activities and use information gained for quality improvement. Provide patient care in a supportive and empathetic manner to ensure a safe environment.


Position Details for Director of Nursing

  • Serves as a leader to the nursing and medical tech staff by providing support, guidance and information
  • Serves as a member on committees as requested
  • Administrator on call as required
  • Ensures nursing services are provided in compliance with applicable state licensure regulations and accreditation regulations
  • Promotes patient safety through awareness of the environment of care and in all actions that involve patient care
  • Communicates patient safety issues quickly, clearly, and effectively with other members of the treatment team.
  • The Director of Nursing or designee will act as Infection Control Nurse and oversee, create, and maintain the infection control programs and processes
  • Maintains current knowledge of regulatory and accreditation requirements and shares with staff to ensure their understanding of and adherence to these requirements
  • Develops goals, policies, procedures, and protocols for the nursing department
  • Actively participates in strategic planning and budget development for the nursing department
  • Formulates flexible staffing plans to ensure the department operates within budgetary staffing and expense guidelines
  • Actively participates in performance improvement activity requirements of accreditation, licensure, funding, and administration
  • Manages data collection, analysis, and quality management activities related to performance improvement for the department services
  • Hires, orients, trains, and supervises department staff as well as provides in-services, education, and supervision to staff as needed to ensure quality patient care
  • Provides department orientation that is specific to the functions of the department and the job responsibilities of the staff member


  • Associate degree in nursing required, bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred
  • Current CA or Compact State Registered Nurse license in good standing
  • One year of psychiatric nursing experience preferred
  • Two years of management experience required
  • Occasional/limited exposure to: Infection and to the risk of blood-borne diseases; hazardous agents, body fluids and wastes; unpleasant patient or departmental elements; to potentially violent/aggressive patients/staff/visitors, critical incidents, and/or sentinel events
  • Occasionally needed to work irregular or additional hours

Position Summary for Registered Nurses

Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, provides direct patient care to patients as assigned. Maintains a safe and efficient working and treatment environment per facility policies and procedures. Communicates effectively with the treatment team to ensure safe, quality care is provided to all patients.

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Position Details for Registered Nurses

  • Carries out all aspects of patient care and other assignments as directed by supervising Registered Nurse
  • Observes whether specialized services may be needed and communicate to an RN or appropriate medical staff member
  • Performs ongoing observation of the patients and milieu to ensure active treatment is provided and patients are participating
  • Reports changes in patient’s condition or behavior to an RN or medical provider. including agitation, high‐risk behaviors, changes in vital signs, and eating, sleeping, and toileting patterns
  • Intervenes appropriately with patients experiencing a behavioral crisis situation
  • Initiates and/or participates in provision of emergency medical care when indicated
  • Participates with the treatment team in implementation of the individualized plan of care
  • Provides patient educational information for identified learning needs
  • Facilitates educational/activity groups as assigned or when indicated using approved materials
  • Ensures compliance with infection control protocols and/or policies by patients, visitors, and staff
  • Performs environmental and safety rounds and complete environmental check sheet as assigned. Takes action to mitigate risk and report identified problems to the Program Director, Director of Nursing or designee
  • Complies with National Patient Safety Goals and provides immediate feedback if noncompliance is identified
  • Ensures a “first dose review” has been completed prior to the administration of any new medication
  • Obtains clarification on medication orders that are unclear, do not include all the required elements, or include Do Not Use abbreviations
  • Reinforces medication teaching on all new medications and responds to additional questions and concerns the patient may have regarding medications
  • Documents medication variances and/or adverse drug reactions on the appropriate form and notifies the patient, practitioner, and facility leadership as directed per policy
  • Controls access to the medication rooms and/or medication dispensing machines in accordance with facility policy
  • Ensures medication room and equipment is clean, including no personal belongings in the medication room


  • High school diploma or GED; associate or bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Graduate of an accredited LPN or LVN program
  • CPI, CPR/first aid; valid state driver’s license if required by state law and operating a company vehicle
  • In addition to state requirements, one year acute inpatient with psychiatric care experience preferred
  • Ability to provide excellent service to internal and external customers
  • Ability to understand and comply with government, regulatory, and company rules
  • Ability to record, report, and maintain confidentiality of information and respond to requests for information

“In my 10 years here at The Meadows in various roles from staff nurse to charge nurse to assistant director of nursing, I have seen countless lives changed for the better. I personally believe there is no greater ailment than emotional pain, trauma, and addiction — the negative impact these things have in all our lives is far-reaching and debilitating. In my job here at MBH, having the opportunity to be even a small part of the miracle that is people reclaiming their lives is an honor and a privilege. I have never worked for an organization that was so invested in my personal and professional growth. I cannot imagine myself ever working anywhere else.”

Cresta Conlee

Assistant Director of Nursing, The Meadows

Excellent Benefits

It’s incredibly rewarding to be proud of where you work, and for more than 45 years, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare has been an industry leader with a specialized, evidence-based approach to inpatient and outpatient treatment.

In addition to the satisfaction of helping people for a living, Meadows Behavioral Healthcare comes with exciting incentives.