PRN RN (CSU) 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 Crisis Stabilization Unit RN.

The Ideal PRN CSU RN serves as a clinical member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing treatment, rehabilitation, and support for client population. The PRN CSU RN must be adept at multi-tasking. Provides direct medical care to clients in a CSU setting including clients in varying levels of crisis, frequently working with SPMI and clients with co-occurring issues.  Assists with crisis interventions and medical emergencies, obtains vital signs each shift or more frequently as indicated. Administers intramuscular injections, communicate with PCPs during recovery partnership and transition phases, and liaison with other agencies as indicated. RN is responsible for triaging referrals, completing RN intake/assessments on all clients admitted during their shift, obtaining urine drug screens and pregnancy tests on admissions, obtaining admission orders, dispensing routine and as needed 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, RN may take calls from recently discharged clients requesting bridging rx, follow-up calls on weekends, obtain prior authorizations and coordinate with pharmacies.  RN collaborates with Mobile Crisis assisting with clients being referred to higher level of care, completing S-BARs.

Schedule: This position is "as needed" and requires weekends, nights, and holidays.  

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 does require basic computer skills for timekeeping, scheduling and use of electronic medical records entry, and experience with Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel/Outlook).

QUALIFICATIONS - PRN CSU RN

Education:

  • RN with current Tennessee license and experience in psychiatric nursing preferred.
  • BSN or ANA certification as Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse preferred.
  • Should have sound knowledge of psychiatric medications, diagnoses, treatment modalities and interventions. 

Experience / Knowledge:

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

Physical:

  • Exposure to biological hazards.
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

The 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.

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.