ECRH Staff Nurse-Part Time

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

Job Description


ECRH Staff Nurse-Part Time

Job ID: 254801
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 UniversityOur Health Sciences Campus:1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information
Augusta University College of Nursing has excellent opportunities for Part Time Registered 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
Establishes therapeutic relationships with patients and provides assigned patient care within the general policies, philosophy and objectives of the Department of Nursing and the hospital. Demonstrates knowledge and skills related to special treatment procedures for precautions, seclusions, restraints, elopements, close observations, and patient/environment searches. Under limited supervision provides nursing care and delegated medical services to clients, including psychiatric evaluation and assessment to determine appropriate level of care treatment. Ensures intake assessments, observations, are completed timely, and that response to treatments are communicated with both internal and external staff and professionals regarding patient disposition. Provides general oversight for direct care staff. Actively participates as a member of the interprofessional recovery team.

Responsibilities to include but not limited to: Completes initial and regular recurring assessments of patients to determine nursing care needs. Information is collected from history, observation, physical examination, and analysis of diagnostic data. Completes required assessments within established time frames, and communicates findings as required to assure quality care. Monitors patient care environment milieu and maintains a safe, therapeutic environment for patients, staff, and visitors. Modifies the patient care environment according to developmental needs of the patient to ensure patient and unit safety. Plans individual nursing care based on the findings of assessment and additional diagnostic data available in the medical record and as provided by the interprofessional care team. Contributes nursing expertise to the initial and continuing individual recovery plans of care. Provides direct care and supervises care provided by other direct care staff in accordance with current policies and procedures. Utilizes nursing interventions that promote safety, maintain and or restore physical and mental health, prevent illness, and promote recovery. Assures age-appropriate interventions are utilized. Provides information and patient education to patients and their support systems. Provides professional nursing care independently and in cooperation with physician and nursing leadership team. Completes patient rounds timely in accordance with unit requirements and accurately documents patient observations. Modifies milieu according to developmental needs of the patients in collaboration with Treatment Team, charge nurse, and nursing leadership team. Evaluates the patient's response to overall care and takes corrective actions as indicated. Communicates current progress and outcomes to the recovery team, treatment team, medical and other nursing staff and may modify interventions based on patient's responses and immediate needs. Use data and feedback to improve the quality of care provided and to revise patient's plan of care. Documents and maintains records and charts; enters medications given and treatments administered as per nursing protocol and organization's policies and procedures. Utilizes the electronic care record to appropriately document care and education provided. Communicates clearly, respectfully, and effectively with patients and their support systems. Communicates with professional team members, and other hospital departments' representatives to assure quality care. Utilizes verbal, written and electronic communication formats. Respects confidentiality requirements. Provides daily supervision of direct care staff and licensed practical nurses to insure the provision of effective, efficient, and safe nursing care. Follows appropriate policies and procedures regarding delegation of tasks to other licensed and non-licensed direct care staff. May be asked to function as shift charge nurse on duty on an as needed basis. Provides and explains post-discharge care methods and techniques necessary for continuing patient care and rehabilitation. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature and attending related seminars and conferences. Applies pertinent new knowledge to performance of other responsibilities.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's or Associate degree in Nursing from an-accredited college or university. AND Current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the State of Georgia. AND Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of nursing theory, management theory and practice. Experience in psychiatric nursing. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases. Excellent evaluation, decision-making, prioritizing, delegation, and time management skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to problem solve in an unpredictable environment and assess patient's condition and make sound, independent decisions. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.

*This position is part-time equaling 19.60 hours a week. *Shift: Days/Evenings/Nights (8 and 12 hour shifts available); Rotating Weekends. Pay Grade: 18 Salary Minimum: $40.00-$55.00 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.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.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. 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 everyday 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:254801.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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