PRN RN (Centerpointe) Knox


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 Registered Nurse


The PRN RN is responsible for

  •  the assessment and management of withdrawal signs/symptoms of clients presenting for admission.
  • initial medical assessments of clients during intake.
  • providing appropriate nursing care for MAT, Medical Detox, Medically Monitored Detox and Residential Services. 
  • prepare reports
  • adhere to all compliance, licensure, funder and agency standards.  
  • provide direct care to clients in the Detox/MAT/Residential setting.
  • assist with Crisis Interventions and Medical emergencies.
  • coordinate with all team members regarding client admissions and discharge planning.
  • serve as a liaison with other agencies as indicated. 
  • effectively interact with patients, significant others and other health team members while maintaining all standards of professional nursing.



  • Must have an RN degree with a current Tennessee license and experience in a behavioral health related field.  
  • Must demonstrate a working knowledge of clinical flow, administration and supervision in a residential setting.  
  • Must be CPR certified or willing to become certified. 
  • Class room training in pharmacology, medical terminology, charting and nursing processes. 
  • Possess a working knowledge of basic nursing techniques.  
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of psychiatric medications, diagnoses, treatment modalities and interventions as well as competence in the area of substance abuse, chemical dependency, co-occurring disorders and recovery.  

Experience: Prefer at least 1 year experience working with special populations including individuals with substance use/abuse and/or addiction, severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and dual diagnosis disorders as well as experience working in a crisis setting.

Abilitites / Skills:

  • 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. 
  • Must possess critical decision making and strong clinical skills.
  •  Evaluate the need for emergency transfer to hospital in cases of serious injury or illness. 
  • Be flexible with work scheduling and participate in on-call rotation as scheduled.


  • Exposure to biological hazards. 
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. 
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. 
  • Pushing/pulling up to 250 lbs. 
  • Able to maneuver throughout halls, clients' rooms and surrounding facility in response to emergencies.  
  • A significant amount of writing is required.  
  • 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 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.