Licensed Practical Nurse - GWVNH

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Dec 12, 2023
Full time Health & Medical Services

Job Description


Licensed Practical Nurse - GWVNH

Job ID: 266180
Location: Augusta University
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


Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904


Job Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse assumes responsibility for complex direct nursing care of assigned geriatric patients in a Nursing Care Center. This individual also coordinates the nursing care provided as directed by nursing administration.



The duties include but are not limited to:


CHARGE NURSE: Serves as a Charge Nurse and guides other personnel in delivery of direct nursing care. Assumes responsibility for the care of a group of patients on a unit. Participates in patient education, maintains patients charts, prepares, and administers medication, and utilizes equipment and supplies. Assists in orientation for new employees. Serves as a preceptor for assigned nurses or students.


MAIN DUTIES: Makes work assignments, monitors work performance for accuracy and completeness to ensure compliance with established nursing standards. Provides the comfort and safety of the patients. Maintains communication with immediate supervisor and Physician and seeks assistance when circumstances do not allow for independent action.


PATIENT VITALS: Take and record patients vital signs, collect and forward specimens, implement wound care as prescribed. Catheterize patients as ordered, monitor intake and output, report any unusual finding to supervisor or Physician.


PATIENT NUTRITION: Performs functions in the maintenance of proper nutrition and fluid balance, such as assisting with meals, tube feedings and monitoring oral fluid intake.


DOCUMENTATION: Appropriate documentation of all care provided.


PROGRAMS AND SEMINARS: Attends in-service programs and seminars as offered.


PROFESSIONALISM: Always maintains a professional manner with patients, visitors, and staff. Reports interpersonal problems to Nurse Manager and Supervisors as necessary.


OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: Perform all other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Graduation from an accredited LPN Program; Current, Active licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Georgia; Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification


Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications


Skilled in applications and techniques of practical nursing.
Experience in the care of geriatric patients, preferably in long term care.
Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates effectively to promote quality care.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities



Knowledge of Six rights of administering medication


Knowledgeable of basic nursing skills in procedures and treatment


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/database





Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills





Ability to maintain confidentiality.



Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification and active Georgia licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse.



Shift: *Multiple Positions Available*

Pay Grade:13


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.


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Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


In conjunction with an offer of employment, selected candidate(s) will be required to successfully complete Augusta University's Criminal Background Check process. In addition, candidates selected for any position within Georgia War Veteran's Nursing Home (GWVNH) will be required to successfully complete the Georgia Long-term Care Background Check process. For specific positions, selected candidate(s) may also be required to successfully complete supplementary pre-employment onboarding requirements such as: a physical, drug screening and/or credit check.



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 applicant from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


How To Apply

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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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