Staff Nurse - GWVNH

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Jan 18, 2024
Full time Health & Medical Services

Job Description


Staff Nurse - GWVNH

Job ID: 267513
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

College/Department Information

Located conveniently in Augusta's downtown medical community, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home provides continuous professional nursing care to veterans of Georgia who have served in the armed forces during war times. The home is owned and funded by the Georgia Department of Veterans Service and operated through an interagency agreement with Augusta University. Through this association, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home is considered a leader in the area of geriatric educational training for Augusta University.

Job Summary

The Staff Nurse possesses knowledge regarding State, Federal, VA and The Joint Commission guidelines governing long term care. This person is responsible for supervising employees in all nursing units. The person in this role ensures that individualized quality patient care is provided for all patients and serves as the supervisor for the facility.


The duties include, but are not limited to:


Patient Care: Assists nursing personnel in the administration for total patient care and serve as Charge Nurse or Medication Nurse for a nursing unit as assigned. Serve as Supervisor for the facility as needed. Provides support to nursing unit/staff throughout the facility. Assess patients as needed and contact Physician, as needed.


Nursing Supervisor: Serve as Nursing Supervisor for the facility. Provide support to nursing staff throughout the facility. Assess patients as needed and contact Physician, as indicated.


Resources: Provide direction and guidance in the proper use, care and control of material resources.


Problem Solving: Participate in problem solving affecting the care of patients with complex needs by assisting in the development of individualized patient care plans. Assess progress made toward objective goals. Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures designed to affect the efficiency of nursing care


Emergencies: Respond to emergency situations by initiating emergency procedures and documenting proper records of emergency care provided.


Other Duties: Perform all other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Nursing and experience in the care of Geriatric patients in a long term care environment; Current, active licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia; Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in the care of Geriatric patients in a long-term care environment.

Experience in exercising leadership skills.


Ability to assume charge nurse position in an assigned unit.


Ability to supervise others and maintain an empathetic understanding of the physically and mentally challenged patient.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities



Knowledge of AU/GWVNH policies and procedures.


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.


Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of nursing as it applies to the geriatric population.


Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.


Detail-oriented with strong telephone etiquette, organizational, customer service and multi-tasking skills.




Ability to maintain confidentiality.


Ability to access and accurately report changes in patients' condition.


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


Shift: M-F


Pay Grade: 19

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.


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 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

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