Psychiatric Nurse (LPN & RN)

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 every day?

Join the McNabb Center Team as a Nurse Today! We have multiple opportunities with various shifts available. 

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.

Is your interest in working with adolescents?  Residential A&D? Crisis?  We have the position for you!

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

COMPENSATION: Depending on position, experience & education, residential LPN salary starts at $20.43 /hour and residential RN positions start at $27.43/hour.

REQUIREMENTS - Residential or Crisis Nurses (LPN / RN)


  • Current LPN or RN license in Tennessee (depending on position).   
  • Knowledge of psychiatric/mental health, A&D, and co-occurring disorders preferred. 
  • CPR certified or willing to become certified. 


  • Experience in working with special populations including individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and dual diagnosis disorders preferred. 
  • Computer experience in a health care setting required.

Abilities / Skills: 

  • Must have excellent people, role-modeling, and communication skills. 
  • Ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. 
  • Must have excellent computer skills (including Windows, electronic medical record, and email) and the ability to learn new software products quickly.
  • Proficient in typing, electronic medical record and technology as well as paper charting of medication administration records.
  • Must be adept at multi-tasking.


  • 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 150 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 includes a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.

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.

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.