Safety Net Pharmacy Assistant (Knox)

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

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?

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

Join the McNabb Center Team as the Pharmacy Assistant for the Safety Net program today!

The Pharmacy Assistant 

  • Assists treatment floor staff with Pharmacy Assistance Program applications, Prior Authorizations, and Formularies.
  • Investigate and enroll clients who are eligible for Behavioral Health Safety Net services with the State of Tennessee
  • Act as a liaison with local pharmacies and drug company representatives to help obtain medications for clients
  • Organize and maintain the sample cabinet
  • Provide scheduling/rescheduling of appointments for BHSN clients
  • Management of Just In Time scheduling practices as they relate to BHSN clients

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $18.05 /hr based on relevant experience and education.


  • This position has a regular schedule of Monday- Friday 8am until 5pm. 
  • There is no on-call for this position and employee is off on Center designated holidays. 
  • In person daily attendance is essential for this position except in instances of approved time off.


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  • Basic computer skills are required for email, timekeeping, and documentation in the electronic medical record.

QUALIFICATIONS - Pharmacy Assistant


  • Must have at least a Bachelor's degree in a Human Services related field or licensed/certified Pharmacy Technician.

Experience / Knowledge

  • One year experience as a Pharmacy Technician or in the social work field, a behavioral health setting preferred. 
  • Computer experience required. 
  • Have a strong working knowledge of psychotropic medications, formularies, and utilization management. 
  • Have a working knowledge of mental status evaluations and crisis intervention; familiar with community resources.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required (training provided).
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff may be required to get an F endorsement to transport clients as necessary.

Apply today to work where we care about you as an employee and where your hard work makes a difference!

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.

Helen Ross 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.