Licensed Practical Nurse (Part Time) - Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center (BHUCC)

HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.

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 (Part Time) - Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center (BHUCC). 

SUMMARY

The LPN (Full Time) - 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 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 SPMI and clients with co-occurring issues.  They will assist with crisis interventions and medical emergencies, obtain vital signs each shift or more frequently as indicated. They administer intramuscular injections, communicate with PCPs during intake and discharge phases, and liaison with other agencies as indicated.

The LPN is responsible for triaging referrals, completing intake/assessments on all clients admitted during their shift, obtaining urine drug screens and pregnancy tests on admissions, obtaining admission orders, dispensing routine and PRN meds, taking off orders from prescriber and updating MAR, completing electronic and paper charting in a timely manner and participating in treatment team meetings. Additionally, the LPN 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 collaborates with Mobile Crisis assisting with BHUCC client's being referred to higher level of care, completing S-BARs. The LPN's schedule requires rotating weekends. Regular attendance is an essential job function.

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: A licensed LPN with a current Tennessee license. Experience in psychiatric nursing is preferred. LPN certification as Psychiatric / Mental Health Nurse is preferred. Should have sound knowledge of psychiatric medications, diagnoses, treatment modalities, and interventions. Must have an ability to use a computer.

Experience: Experience in psychiatric nursing preferred. Experience in working with special populations including individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Dual Diagnosis Disorders preferred. Computer experience is helpful. Experience working in a crisis setting 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. 

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors. Valid driver's license. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 250 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.

COMPENSATION:

Salary range for this position starts at approximately $16.73 per hour depending on relevant experience and education. Shift differential is applied at the following percentages based on shift: 2nd shift has a 5% differential, 3rd shift has a 10% differential.

The Helen Ross 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.

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.

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Location:

Knoxville, TN