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

Job Description



Job ID: 233079
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
At the College of Nursing, we champion diversity and nurture individual student success 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
Job Posting Refresh 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 the direction of a professional registered nurse, provides assigned nursing services, monitors the physical and mental health and safety of psychiatric patients and/or individuals with developmental disabilities, communicates with other health care practitioners regarding health status, collaborates with other staff regarding health care issues, and provides a variety of related services to maintain a safe, therapeutic environment.

Duties include but are not limited to:Works 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 clinical oversight and direction to direct care staff related to health care needs. 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. Maintains accurate medical records regarding medications, treatment, symptoms and conditions including anticipated and adverse response to medications and/or treatments. Observes individuals, charts and reports changes in conditions, including anticipated and any adverse response to medications and/or treatments. 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 professional registered nurse. Takes necessary action to ensure safety and positive outcomes. Measures and records vital signs as needed. Reports results as indicated by orders or based on findings. Provides health care and treatments, such as treating decubitus, dressing wounds, giving enemas, performing catheterizations, assisting with measuring 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. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Graduation from an LPN program WITH a minimum of one year of licensed practical nursing experience with a preference for psychiatric mental health nursing experience. AND Current license to practice 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 maintain confidentiality. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases. Ability to implement proper medication 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 individual's responses.

Shift: PRN (.49 FTE or 19.6 hours per week.)Pay Grade: 12Salary: $24.00-$28.00/ hourly.Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of 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 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: 233079.

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.

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