Licensed Practical Nurse (ILS)

HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.

At the 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: ILS LPN. 

SUMMARY

The ILS LPN provides direct care to clients residing in an Intensive Long-Term Support (ILS) program. Responsible for ensuring that each client's mental health and medical health needs are met via the completion of medical assessments, administration of medications, collection of vital signs, etc. Must be able to work flexible hours based on the needs of the program. Must be able to provide transportation as needed. Mandatory to remain awake and alert during shift to monitor client safety. 

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.

REQUIREMENTS

Education/Knowledge: Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse Program and possess a current Tennessee nursing license.  Possess a working knowledge of basic nursing techniques. Should have sound knowledge of psychiatric medications, diagnoses, treatment modalities and interventions.

Experience: 1 year experience in psychiatric nursing preferred.

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.  Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

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. CPR and First Aid certification required.

COMPENSATION

Salary range for this position starts at approximately $18.51 per hour depending on relevant experience and education.

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.

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