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: Children's Crisis Stabilization Unit RN
The Ideal Children's
- Serves as a clinical member of the multi-disciplinary team
at the Children's CSU housed at East Tennessee Children's Hospital (ETCH),
providing treatment, rehabilitation, and support for client population.
- 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.
- 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, 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 bridge prescriptions, follow-up calls on weekends,
obtain prior authorizations and coordinate with pharmacies.
- RN collaborates with Mobile Crisis and Family
Walk in Center assisting with clients being referred to higher level of care,
Schedule: The Children's Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)
will operate 24/7, 365 days a year. The holder of this position will be
expected to work shifts that 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: 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.
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
QUALIFICATIONS - Children's
Experience / Knowledge:
- RN with current Tennessee license and experience in
psychiatric nursing preferred.
- BSN or ANA certification as Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse
- Experience in psychiatric nursing preferred.
- Experience working in a crisis setting preferred.
- Should have sound knowledge of psychiatric medications, diagnoses,
treatment modalities and interventions.
- Experience in working with special populations including individuals
with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Disorders preferred.
- Experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human
development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse,
physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and developmental / intellectual disability.
- Computer experience is required.
- Exposure to biological hazards.
- Hearing of normal and soft tones.
- Close eye work
- Must be able to work in the community, working directly with
the Outreach Coordinator and with landlords, housing organizations, etc.
- Lifting up to 50 lbs.
- Pushing/pulling up to 250 lbs.
- This position requires certification in and adequate
implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques that include a
wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding
another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.
- Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and
- 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
- 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.
COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $25.12/hour depending on education and experience. Shift differential: 5% for 2nd shift; 10% for 3rd shift.
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.
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