Psychiatric Nurse (RN or LPN)

We've been waiting for someone like you!

With a wide range of available positions in East Tennessee, you have many opportunities join the McNabb Center team in fulfilling our mission: "Improving the lives of the people we serve"!

If you are interested in nursing positions working with clients in our clinics or in the community take a look at the positions below and select APPLY today! 

COMPENSATION: Depending on position, experience & education, LPN salary starts at $19.22 /hour and RN positions start at $26.80 /hour. 

Residential RN and LPN

Crisis Services - Crisis Stabilization Unit for Adults (Knox and Hamblen Counties) and for Children (Knox / East TN Children's Hospital)

Gateway - Adolescent Male Alcohol & Drug Treatment and Mental Health Treatment

Katie Miller - Adolescent Female Alcohol & Drug Treatment and Mental Health Treatment

Centerpointe - Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment for Adults and Medically Monitored Crisis Detox

Outpatient RN and LPN

PACT RN Case Manager and LPN- Intensive Outpatient / Community Based Treatment

Health Link Nurse Care Coordinator - Open to both LPN and RNs. Clinic based with traditional hours



  • 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.

Apply now to join the McNabb Center Team today!


  • If a hiring manager is interested in your resume, they will contact you via email, phone or text. Watch for emails and contact from un-familiar phone numbers.
  • Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for local travel is required for virtually all positions.
  • PRN/As Needed options available for many positions above. 
  • Salary variance has to do with population served, travel requirements, on call expectation, client acuity and more. PRN/As needed rates vary.
  • Salary listed is the base or starting rate for full time employment. Individual pay rates may be different based on education, relevant experience, licensure, and certification.
  • Salaries listed on this page are to in no way to be construed as an offer of employment or salary quote for any particular position. Official salary can only be determined by McNabb based on the individual applicant's education, relevant experience and the actual position.


  • Knox County, Tennessee
  • Anderson County, Tennessee
  • Hamblen County, Tennessee
  • Sevier County, Tennessee
  • Cocke County, Tennessee
  • Hamilton County, Tennessee
  • Blount County, Tennessee
  • McMinn County, Tennessee

D, E, I, & B McNabb Center believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is imperative to our success as an organization. We value recruiting, developing, retaining, and promoting the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Veterans and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

EOEMcNabb 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.

Job Description 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.

Background Checks 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.