PRN RN (Children's CSU) 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?

Join the McNabb Center Team as a PRN Nurse for the Children's Crisis Stabilization Unit (CCSU) today!

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.

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

CCSU PRN RN

The PRN RN:

  • 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
  • liaison with other agencies as indicated
  • responsible for triaging referrals
  • completing RN intake/assessments on all clients admitted during their shift
  • obtaining urine drug screens, BAL and pregnancy tests on admissions
  • obtaining admission orders
  • dispensing routine and PRN medications
  • taking orders from prescriber and updating MAR

Scheduling: The Children's Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) will operate 24/7, 365 days a year. The holder of this position will be expected to fill shift vacancies, working hours no more than 23 per week.  The shifts for this position must meet the needs of the program operation, which may include day, night, weekend, and holiday hours. Regular attendance is an essential job function. Mandatory to remain awake and alert during shift. Schedule may require 12 hours shifts and rotating weekends.

Travel: There is no travel required for this position during shifts, but may require coverage at other sites, as needed and requested.

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 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. 
  • Ability to use computer. 
  • Be familiar with Microsoft Office and EMR.

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 required. Experience working in a crisis setting preferred.

Physical:

  • 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.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

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

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.