Medication Assisted Treatment Licensed Nurse

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

Do you want to make a difference in people's lives every day?
Or help people navigate the tough spots in their life?
And do it all while working where your hard work is appreciated?

You have a lot of choices in where you work…make the decision to work where you are valued!

Join the McNabb Center Team as the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Licensed Nurse program today!

The Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Licensed Nurse

  • Provides quality nursing and coordination of care to program clients from admission to discharge.
  • Works with multi-disciplinary team to meet client needs and maintain clinical standards of the program.
  • Assists with scheduling, admissions and flow of the outpatient med clinic.
  • Performs nursing assessments and psychoeducation during each med clinic visit.
  • Monitor client vital signs, withdrawal signs/symptoms per CIWA/COWS upon admission and as clinically needed.
  • Will review and ensure MD orders on MAT clients are executed.
  • Will perform weekly medication counts for stock medications on site and med counts for MAT Outpatient client call-backs.
  • Ensures client has access to meds by coordinating with pharmacy, completing prior authorizations, enrolling client in PAPs or providing medication injections on site.
  • Responds to all flags, e-mails and voicemail within 1 business day.
  • Complete all documentation in compliance with funding source, licensure, CARF and Center requirements.
  • Maintains accurate records of nursing interventions.
  • Obtain Tx Agreement and Medication Consents for each prescribed medication.
  • Perform TB screening on each client upon admission and document testing if indicated.
  • Maintains standards of best practices and professionalism within the workplace.
  • Relates positively to individuals who are experiencing substance use and co-occurring disorders by establishing therapeutic rapport while maintaining professional boundaries/limits with clients.
  • Maintains appropriate, productive interpersonal relationship with clients, co-workers, visitors and families.
  • Completes all work assignments within Center timeliness standards.
  • Functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary management team and attends weekly treatment team to provide feedback regarding client's needs/assessments with MD/Supervisor/Therapist.
  • Attends all mandatory staff meetings monthly.


  • Starting salary for this position is approximately $21.24(LPN) $28.51(RN) /hr based on relevant experience and education.


  • Weekday hours.
  • Weekends and holidays off.
  • The position may start as early as 8:30am and may end as late as 5:30pm.
  • MAT clinic runs late on Tuesday evenings.
  • On Tuesdays this position may be required to work a 10:30-6:30pm shift.


  • This position does not require use of personal vehicle or transportation of clients.


  • This position requires use of computer and desk phone.
  • Common software used include Athena EMR (onsite training), Microsoft Applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel), Adobe.

QUALIFICATIONS - Medication Assisted Treatment Licensed Nurse


  • Must be licensed in the state of Tennessee.
  • Minimum Licensed Practical Nurse, RN preferred.
  • Experience in a behavioral health and substance use field preferred.
  • Must demonstrate a working knowledge of clinical flow, administration and supervision in a residential setting.
  • Must possess critical decision making and strong clinical skills.
  • Must be CPR certified or willing to become certified.
  • Classroom training in pharmacology, medical terminology, charting and nursing processes.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Prefer at least one year experience working with special populations including individuals with substance use/misuse and/or addiction, severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and dual diagnosis disorders as well as experience working in a crisis setting.


  • Exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs. and pushing/pulling up to 250 lbs.
  • Able to maneuver throughout halls, clients' rooms and surrounding facility in response to emergencies.
  • A Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required (training provided).
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques that include a wide range of bodily movements; including but not limited to, grasping, holding another person, running, and walking (Handle with Care training).
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.


  • Knoxville, TN

Apply today to work where we care about you as an employee and where your hard work makes a difference!

Helen Ross McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Helen Ross McNabb Center 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.