Registered Nurse (Medication Assisted Treatment)


At the McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  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: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) RN. 


Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) RN is responsible for direct patient care through assessment and management of withdrawal signs/symptoms of clients presenting for MAT admission.  Duties include completing medical assessments during client intake and follow-up appointments, facilitating the flow/scheduling of the med clinic, coordinating referrals and medication authorizations and providing appropriate nursing care for MAT clients in outpatient and inpatient programs, including drug screening and administering injections/medication.  This position coordinates MAT referrals with the inpatient team and may also complete nursing functions for Medical Detox, Medically Monitored Detox and Residential Services when the outpatient schedule is not filled.  Prepares reports, adheres to all compliance, licensure, funder and agency standards.  Will assist with Crisis Interventions and Medical emergencies, coordinates with all team members regarding client admissions and discharge planning, and serves as a liaison with other agencies as indicated.  RN will effectively interact with patients, significant others and other health team members while maintaining all standards of professional nursing.

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.


Education/Knowledge: 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 possess critical decision making and strong clinical skills. 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.  Must have basic computer skills to navigate and document within an electronic medical record.

Ability to function as a clinical member of the multi-disciplinary team and assist in triaging clients at intake and in making the necessary referrals for transition of care.  Ability to evaluate the need for emergency transfer to hospital in cases of serious injury or illness.  Must be flexible with work scheduling and participate in on-call rotation as scheduled.

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.  Supervisory experience preferred.

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 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. 

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones. Close eye work.  Lifting up to 50 lbs. and 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 and typing is required.  Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. Required to be certified in, and effectively implement, 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 (Handle with Care training).


Full time annual salary starts at approximately $43,719 depending on relevant experience and education.

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.