Residential Licensed Practical Nurse


At the Helen Ross 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: Medically Monitored Crisis Detox LPN II. 


The Medically Monitored Crisis Detox LPN II is responsible for the assessment and management of withdrawal signs/symptoms of clients presenting to the unit. These include initial medical assessments of clients during intake and providing appropriate nursing care form Medical Detox, Medically Monitored Detox and Residential Services. Demonstrates ethical and appropriate behavior for a clinical environment to include, but not limited to: dignity, patient's rights and privacy, and the maintenance of confidentiality of patient information. The ability to retrieve, communicate, and present data and information both verbally and in writing required. Assist and evaluate the need for emergency transfer to hospital in cases of serious injury, illness. General learning ability: the ability to "catch on" or understand instructions and underlying principles. Ability to reason and make judgments. Must be flexible with work scheduling. Participates in On-Call rotation as scheduled.

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: Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse Program and possess a current nursing license. Possess a working knowledge of basic nursing techniques. Knowledge of substance abuse, chemical dependency, co-occurring disorders and recovery. Classroom training in Pharmacology, medical terminology, charting and nursing process preferred.

Experience:  Prefer 1 years' experience in substance abuse and treatment techniques.

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.  Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Valid driver's license. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. The individual must also be able to maneuver throughout halls, clients' rooms and surrounding facility in response to emergencies.  A significant amount of writing is required. This position requires certification in CPR. 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 include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.


Salary range for this position starts at approximately $16.73 per hour depending on relevant experience and education.

The Helen Ross 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.

HRMC is an EOE. HRMC 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.



Knoxville, TN