Intake Nurse, RN, Registered Nurse
at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare

Date Posted: 7/11/2019

Job Description

Meadows Behavioral Healthcare is looking for a full-time Intake Nurse to work out of our Intake Offices in Wickenburg, AZ.

Build your career with Meadows Behavioral Healthcare.  Join a culture of engaged, diverse teams that ensures success built on values such as respect, integrity, trust, teamwork, quality, innovation and a relentless focus on taking care of our patients.

We are one of the best behavioral healthcare facilities in the world and offer our employees:

  • Great benefits package

  • Meaningful work with a company that follows its values and mission statements

  • Continuous learning and growth

  • Opportunities to develop skills and strengths

  • Work/life balance

The Intake Nurse works with the intake team, prospective patients, insurance companies, and referring professionals to conduct a preliminary review of cases for approval for admission to Meadows Behavioral Healthcare programs.

  • Reviews and evaluates patient admission information to determine medical and clinical appropriateness for admission.
  • May conduct Doc to Doc reviews with insurance representatives.
  • Writing and facilitating appeals for denied admissions or coverage.
  • There is no direct patient care with this position.

Job Requirements

Minimum Job Qualifications:


  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required. College coursework or Addictions Certification desired.


  • Current AZ or Compact State Registered Nurse License in good standing.


  • Previous experience working in a substance abuse/behavioral health facility, crisis center, emergency room, and/or triage unit.
  • Previous experience with admissions, chemical dependency, eating disorders and/or behavioral health.
  • Knowledge of the DSM-5 regarding substance use disorder and mental health symptoms is required.

We are a Drug Free Company.  All positions are designated as “Safety Sensitive” positions and in light of our company mission, the Company does not employ medical marijuana cardholders. Following an offer of employment, and prior to reporting to work, all applicants will be required to submit to and pass a substance abuse screen.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Meadows Behavioral Healthcare is the industry leader in providing treatment for people struggling with addictions, eating disorders, trauma, and related mental health conditions. Located in Wickenburg, Arizona, our company has several programs including our flagship program, The Meadows; our young adult program, Claudia Black Center;  our sex addition and love avoidance programs, Gentle Path and Women’s Intimacy Programs, and our eating disorder program, The Meadows Ranch.  In addition we offer intensive workshops through our Rio Retreat Center.  Our programs are the premier choice of patients, families, and behavioral health professionals. For more information, please visit