LPN Team Leader (BHUCC) 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: LPN Team Leader

The Ideal LPN Team Leader's primary responsibilities are to hire, train and supervise nursing staff for the BHUCC.  Oversees scheduling, monitors training needs, orders supplies for the unit, available for 24/7 on-call medical questions and/or admission protocol inquiries.  Provides direct care to clients as needed and assists with crisis interventions and medical emergencies.  Provide direct front-line care and coverage of the unit.  Responsible for scheduling and ensuring all shifts are covered. The Licensed Practical Nurse at BHUCC will provide nursing contact for adults.  He/she will be responsible for providing health promotion, prevention and wellness management to patients.  The LPN is responsible for the assessment and management of psychotic symptoms and withdrawal symptoms of clients. These include initial medical assessments / intake, providing appropriate nursing care, initiating and adhering to appropriate medical protocol(s).  Demonstrates ethical and appropriate behavior for a clinical environment to include, but not limited to: dignity, patient's rights and privacy, and the maintenance of confidentiality of patient information. The ability to retrieve, communicate, and present data and information both verbally and in electronic medical record. Assist and evaluate the need for emergency transfer to hospital in cases of serious injury, illness.  LPN collaborates with Mobile Crisis assisting with BHUCC client's being referred to higher level of care.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $22.35 /hr based on relevant experience and education.

Scheduling:  This position requires 12 hour shifts and rotating weekends with on call responsibilities. In-person daily attendance is essential for this position except in instances of approved time off.

Travel: This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.

Equipment/Technology: This position does require basic computer skills for timekeeping, email, and use of electronic medical records entry.



  • LPN with current Tennessee license. 
  • Must demonstrate a working knowledge of supervisory, administrative, and clinical skills.  
  • Experience in psychiatric and substance abuse preferred.  
  • CPR certified or willing to become certified.

 Experience / Knowledge:

  • Experience in working with special populations including individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Dual Diagnosis Disorders preferred. 
  • Ability to use computer and electronic medical record.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • 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.