ECRH Licensed Prac Nurse-PT

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Part time / Adjunct Health & Medical Services

Job Description


ECRH Licensed Prac Nurse-PT

Job ID: 254802
Location: Aug Univ CON-ECRH Partnership
Full/Part Time: Part Time


About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University -Our Health Sciences Campus:1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information
The College of Nursing has excellent opportunities for Part Time Licensed Practical Nurses to be part of an innovative partnership that has been developed between the East Central Regional Hospital and Augusta University. East Central Regional Hospital is a state operated psychiatric facility with two campuses. The Augusta Campus is a psychiatric hospital that provides care to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. The Gracewood Campus is an ICF/IID and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) that provides care and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The nurses will be part of an inter-professional, psychiatric/mental health team that includes staff and advanced practice nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and direct care staff. Augusta University College of Nursing's partnership with East Central Regional Hospital will provide you with the opportunity to work in a variety of areas while providing the academic resources to promote high quality practice and research. We would love for you to be a part of our dynamic team.

Job Summary
Under the direction of a professional registered nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse provides skilled nursing services, monitors the physical health and safety of psychiatric patients and/or individuals with developmental disabilities, communicates with other health care practitioners regrading health status, collaborates with other staff regarding health care issues, and provides a variety of related services to maintain a safe, therapeutic environment.

Responsibilities to include but not limited to:Work as a member of the health care team to meet overall needs of the individuals by implementing the plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary treatment team. Provides health care and treatments, such as treating decubiti, dressing wounds, giving enemas, performing catherizations, assisting with taking and monitoring weights, and administering tube feedings. Assists individuals with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) including positioning, transferring, and ambulation, as needed, Records and reports food and fluid intake and output when indicated. Assures that medications and treatment supplies are current and properly ordered, stored, and accounted for. Administers medications and completes treatment procedures according to current nursing standards. Measure and records vital signs as needed. Reports results as indicated by orders or based on findings. Observes individuals, charts, and reports changes in conditions, including anticipated and any adverse response to medications and/or treatments. Takes necessary action to ensure safety and positive outcomes. Maintains accurate medical records regrading medications, treatment, symptoms, and conditions including anticipated and adverse response to medications and/or treatments. Provides clinical oversight and direction to direct care staff related to health care needs.

Required Qualifications
Graduated from an accredited LPN program AND Current, active Licensure in good standing to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Georgia. AND Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience as an LPN in a long-term care or inpatient psychiatric setting.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to implement proper medications administration techniques and procedures. Ability to assist with health-related aspects of care. Ability to communicate information effectively to members of the health care team (oral, written, electronic). Ability to perform routine nursing procedures. Ability to maintain accurate medical records of symptoms, conditions, medications, treatments, and individuals' responses. Knowledge of computer databases and operating systems.

*This is a Part Time position working up to 29.60 hours a week.*Shift: Days/Evenings/Nights (8 and 12 hour shifts available); Rotating Weekends.
Pay Grade: 12
Salary Minimum: $24.00- $28.00 Hourly.
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position.
Recruitment Period: Until Filled.
Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.
Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption.If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today! search Job ID: 254802. Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university.Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee.If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365.

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