PRN LPN (Katie Miller) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

The McNabb Center is the region's leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual's "Well Mind, Well Being," we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood.

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: PRN Katie Miller LPN

The Ideal PRN Katie Miller LPN will provide nursing contact for children and adolescents ages 12-19 with mental health diagnosis and co-occurring diagnosis in the residential setting.  Nurse will assess new clients for vitals, determine their height, weight, blood pressure and discuss allergies, side effects of psychotropic medications, and effectiveness of medications being prescribed.  Nurse will administer medication and intramuscular injections.  This position will also provide ongoing daily support to all prescribers in relation to any client's needs.  Nurse will facilitate care coordination between the doctor, pharmacy, clinician and parent and/or guardian regarding medication needs/refills.  Nurse will provide case management services to assist individuals in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services; provides rehabilitation and support for client population; serves as a clinical specialist for medication management issues; psychiatric monitoring; provides information, education, and referral, agency linkage, advocacy, and follow-up services, and coordination of care; utilizes center-wide and community resources as needed for client benefit; embraces the key values of case management: empowerment, normalization, rehabilitation, and continuity of care.  Nurse will administer all prn meds and package meds for client passes.  The nurse will carry out doctor orders, schedule, transport and document all EPSDT and dental according to policy, keep accurate Medication Administration Records and Nursing notes and logs. This nursing position will do individual client education on, but not limited to, hygiene, medication side effects and benefits, psychiatric symptoms, health concerns.  Also, this nurse will be an active team member with residential staff and actively engage parents in medical and psychiatric issues.

Scheduling:  This position is an "as needed" position and may require irregular hours.

Travel: 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.

Equipment/Technology: This position requires the use of computer skills with an electronic medical record (EMR), and telehealth/televideo services may be offered as part of the service delivery.

QUALIFICATIONS - PRN Katie Miller LPN

Education:

  • Licensed nurse. 
  • Preferably with course work or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and developmental / intellectual disabilities. 
  • Nurse certification with Associates/Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university. 

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Experience in psychiatric nursing preferred.  Experience working with adolescents is also preferred.  Computer experience is helpful. 

Physical:

  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones.
  • Close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • 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. 
  • Effective communication skills, strong time management, and organizational skills are necessary to manage day to day job responsibilities.
  • 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.

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.

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, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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.

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.