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PRN Licensed Practical Nurse (BHUCC)

Company: Helen Ross McNabb Center
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Job Description:


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 motivatedprofessionalfor
the following position: PRNLPN - Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center


The PRN LPN - Behavioral
Health Urgent Care Center serves as a clinical member of the multi-disciplinary team,
providing treatment, rehabilitation, and support for client population. The LPN
must be adept at multi-tasking. They will provide direct medical care to
clients, including clients in varying levels of crisis, and will frequently
work with SPMI and clients with co-occurring issues. They will assist
with crisis interventions and medical emergencies, obtain vital signs each
shift or more frequently as indicated. They administer intramuscular injections,
communicate with PCPs during intake and discharge phases, and liaison with
other agencies as indicated.

The LPN is responsible for triaging referrals, completing
intake/assessments on all clients admitted during their shift, obtaining urine
drug screens and pregnancy tests on admissions, obtaining admission orders,
dispensing routine and PRN meds, taking off orders from prescriber and updating
MAR, completing electronic and paper charting in a timely manner and
participating in treatment team meetings. Additionally, the LPN may take calls
from recently discharged clients requesting bridging prescription, follow-up
calls on weekends on discharged clients, obtain prior authorizations and
coordinate with pharmacies. The LPN collaborates with Mobile Crisis assisting
with BHUCC client's being referred to higher level of care, completing S-BARs.
The LPN's schedule requires rotating weekends. Regular attendance is an
essential job function. This position is for day and night shift.

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: A licensed LPN with a current Tennessee
license. Experience in psychiatric nursing is preferred. LPN certification as Psychiatric
/ Mental Health Nurse is preferred. Should have sound knowledge of psychiatric
medications, diagnoses, treatment modalities, and interventions. Must have an
ability to use a computer.

Experience: Experience in
psychiatric nursing preferred. Experience in working with special populations
including individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Co-Occurring
Disorders, and Dual Diagnosis Disorders preferred. Computer experience is
helpful. Experience working in a crisis setting 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

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of
normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Frequent exposure to
unpleasant odors. Valid driver's license. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling
up to 250 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 include a wide range of bodily movements including but not
limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and
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.

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.#RPM


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