ECRH Charge Nurse

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Health & Medical Services

Job Description


ECRH Charge Nurse

Job ID: 254779
Location: Aug Univ CON-ECRH Partnership
Full/Part Time: Full 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

At the College of Nursing, we champion and nurture individual student success in a diverse educational setting, while providing a rigorous but accessible education that prepares you for the nursing workplace, academia, and leadership as you progress throughout your career. You'll be encouraged, challenged and supported whether pursuing an entry-level bachelor's or master's degree or a doctor of nursing practice or Ph.D. degree. It starts with our undergraduates. The College of Nursing approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and that's thanks to our innovative, challenging and contemporary curriculum offered across all our various degree programs. Advanced degree options are available for the bachelor and masters prepared nurse with our Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, PhD in Nursing, and Post Master's Certificates. CON graduates leave our programs ready to lead and serve our nation's patients.


Job Summary

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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. Responsible for interdepartmental communication and problem solving to assure smooth functioning of department. Responsible for compliance with all federal state and Regulatory requirements. Communicating with both internal and external professionals regarding patient disposition. Takes leadership role in assuring supportive environment for student learning. Promotes professional development of self and staff. Is a member of the Nurse Executive team and is assigned responsibility for the provision of quality patient care for individuals admitted to the nursing unit. Under general supervision of the nurse executive, will design staffing plans and manage the personnel resources of the department. Acts as the clinical nurse expert for the interdisciplinary treatment team and assures nursing contributions to all levels of treatment team activities.



Responsibilities to include but not limited to:


Assists Nurse Manager with overall responsibility for the nursing services of the assigned clinical unit. Assures provision of quality patient care services. Assures compliance with all policies and procedures. Promotes interprofessional collaboration and communication in assuming client centered care. Articulates and supports nursing role as member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Assures and maintains standards of care that are current and reflective of nationally agreed guidelines. Assists Nurse Manager with staffing plans, schedules, and assures provision of adequate levels of staff to meet identified needs. Recruits, interviews, and selects candidates for all nursing service positions. Assures fair and reasonable enforcement of Human Resource policies and procedures. Assists Nurse Manager with utilizing systematic processes for monitoring, guiding, and evaluating competencies and performance of staff. Promotes professional growth and development of all levels of staff supervised. Coaches staff for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Supports career development for all levels of staff. Assists Nurse Manager with ensuring a culture of safety through interpretation, implementation and monitoring of safety practices, policies, and procedures. Participates in hospital wide and unit continuous quality performance initiatives as assigned. Conducts purposeful patient rounds in accordance with unit requirements and accurately documents patient observations. Modifies milieu according to developmental needs of the patients in collaboration with Treatment Team and charge nurse. Assures staff awareness of safety issues to ensure a culture of safety. Assists Nurse Manager with assuring the selection provision and control of material resources. Establishing procedures to assure proper use and prevent misuse of equipment. Assists Nurse Manager with maintaining knowledge of current trends and developments in the field and attending care related seminars and conferences and educational offerings. Applies pertinent new knowledge to performance of all responsibilities.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's or Associates degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university AND Minimum of one year of related clinical and/or management experience. Current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the State of Georgia AND Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.


Preferred Qualifications

Certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

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



Shift: Days/Evenings/Nights (8 and 12 hour shifts available); Rotating Weekends.


Pay Grade: 20


Salary Minimum: $29.92- $40.55 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.


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!


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.


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.


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