Nurse (Crisis Services Floater) Knox

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 a Crisis Services Floater Nurse today!

The Crisis Services Floater Nurse assists training and covering for nursing staff for BHUCC and Knox CSU. 

  • Works with Crisis Services RN Coordinator to ensure all shifts are covered at all times which may require working overnight, weekend, and holiday shifts. 
  • Provides direct care to clients as needed and assists with crisis interventions and medical emergencies. 
  • Coordinates with all team members regarding client discharge planning, and serves as a liaison with other agencies as indicated.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $21.62 (LPN) / $29.29 /hr (RN) based on relevant experience and education.


  • Work non-structured hours with understanding that schedule is subject to change to meet the needs of Crisis Services Programming. 
  • Will provide coverage for other Nursing Staff. 
  • Will be on-call for program needs. 
  • Daily in-person attendance is essential. 
  • Must give six hours' notice if not able to work their scheduled shift (unless a documented emergency arises).


  • Travel is expected for the float nurse as their assignments may differ on a day-by-day basis.  
  • The float nurse will be expected to travel between programs at times, and may be required to travel for trainings or meetings. 
  • There is no overnight travel. 
  • Must have or be able to obtain an F-endorsement on driver license within first 2 weeks of employment. 
  • 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.


  • Basic computer skills are required for email, timekeeping, and documentation in the electronic medical record.

QUALIFICATIONS - Crisis Services Floater Nurse


  • Must have LPN or RN degree with a current/valid Tennessee license with course work or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, primary care, etiology, and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug use, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and intellectual developmental delays. 
  • Must demonstrate a working knowledge of supervisory, administrative, and clinical skills.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Experience in psychiatric nursing and acute care preferred. 
  • Experience with interdisciplinary collaboration and care coordination preferred.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • 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.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff may be required to get an F endorsement to transport clients as necessary.

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.