Licensed Practical Nurse / Registered Nurse - BHUCC


At the Helen Ross McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  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 or RN - Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center. 


The LPN / RN - Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center serves as a clinical member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing treatment, rehabilitation, and support for client population. The LPN / RN must be adept at multi-tasking. They will provide direct medical care to clients, including clients in varying levels of crisis, and will frequently work with clients having co-occurring issues.  They will assist with crisis interventions and medical emergencies, obtain vital signs each shift or more frequently as indicated.  The nurse will communicate with prescribers, primary care physicians, other medical facilities and agencies during the client admission.  The LPN / RN must be proficient in typing, electronic medical record and technology as well as paper charting of medication administration records. 

The LPN / RN is responsible for triaging the intake, referrals, completing assessments and discharge of all clients during their shift, obtaining urine drug screens and pregnancy tests on admissions, obtaining admission orders, dispensing standing order PRN medications, taking orders from prescriber and updating MAR, completing electronic and paper charting in a timely manner.  Additionally, the LPN / RN may take calls from recently discharged clients requesting bridging prescription, follow-up calls on weekends on discharged clients, obtain prior authorizations and coordinate with pharmacies. The LPN / RN collaborates with Mobile Crisis and Walk In clinicians assisting with BHUCC client's being referred to higher level of care, completing CSSRS. Must be able to have excellent attendance and start the work day at assigned time.  Must be able to work required 12 hour shifts. This is for a 6PM-6AM shift with rotating dates as follows: week 1 work M-T-F-S, week 2 work Sun-W-TH, then rotate again.

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.


Education/Knowledge: Current LPN or RN license in Tennessee.  Computer experience in a health care setting required.  Knowledge of psychiatric/mental health, A&D, and co-occurring disorders preferred.  CPR certified or willing to become certified. 

Experience: 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. Must have excellent people, role-modeling, and communication skills.  Must have excellent computer skills (including Windows, electronic medical record, and email) and the ability to learn new software products quickly.

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.  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. 

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Valid driver's license. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.


Salary range for this position starts at approximately $19.92 (LPN) or $24.50 (RN) depending on relevant experience and education. 

 McNabb Center ( 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.

HRMC is an EOE. HRMC 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.