Licensed Practical Nurse Team Leader (BHUCC) - Knox


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: Licensed Practical Nurse Team Leader. 


The Licensed Practical Nurse Team Leader at BHUCC's primary responsibilities include hiring, training, and supervising 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.  Maintain on call for medical.

The Licensed Practical Nurse at BHUCC will provide nursing contact for adults.  Schedule requires 12 hour shifts.  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. Schedule requires rotating weekends. Regular attendance and punctuality 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.


Education/Knowledge: 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: 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.

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: Schedule requires 12 hour, non-structured shifts and available for 24/7 medical on-call. Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones. Close eye work. Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors. 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. The individual must also be able to maneuver throughout halls, clients' rooms and surrounding facility in response to emergencies.  A significant amount of writing is required. This position requires certification in CPR.


Salary range for this position starts at approximately $21.80 per hour depending on relevant experience and education.

The 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.

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.