LPN (PACT) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

The McNabb Center is the region's leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual's "Well Mind, Well Being," we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood.

Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: PACT LPN

The Ideal PACT LPN is responsible for coordinating the preparation of medications for delivery under the direction of the PACT Prescriber and PACT Lead RN; Serves as a liaison between pharmacies and medical providers, including PCPs, specialists, hospitals and inpatient facilities, to ensure client access to all prescribed medications; Ensures client charts are reflective of prescribed medications; Administers injections and delivers medications to clients as directed; Evaluates reported physical symptoms and coordinates with the PACT Prescriber and PACT Lead RN to determine the need for medical attention

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $18.74 /hr based on relevant experience and education.

Schedule: Hours are Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, with a lunch break provided. This position does not include evenings, weekends, or holidays. While the majority of work is completed in the office, this position does include some client care in the community for the delivery and administration of medications as well as for the evaluation of medical concerns.

Travel:  This position requires some travel, mostly limited to Knox County with the rare potential for travel to surrounding counties. This position does require the use of a personal vehicle, however does not transport clients.

Equipment/Technology:  This position requires the use of basic technology including a cell phone and computer.

QUALIFICATIONS - PACT LPN

Education:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited LPN program. 
  • Must have licensure as a practical nurse in the state of Tennessee. 
  • Prior clinical experience preferred. 

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Must have knowledge of medical terminology, charting skills and familiarity with medical settings. 
  • Must be able to coordinate effectively and efficiently with medical providers and pharmacies. 
  • Must have the ability to relate positively with and be emotionally supportive of clients with severe and persistent mental illness.

 Physical:

  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones.
  • Close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. 
  • Effective communication skills, strong time management, and organizational skills are necessary to manage day to day job responsibilities.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation. 
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

The McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

MC is an EOE. MC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.