ECRH Nurse Practitioner*

Augusta University
Aug Univ CON-ECRH Partnership
Job Title: ECRH Nurse Practitioner*
Location: Aug Univ CON-ECRH Partnership
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 212254

Responsibilities The Nurse Practitioner in collaboration with the physician, treats physical conditions and is accountable for the delivery of primary health care to patients; collaborating with the Health Care Team to enhance the delivery of care to eligible patients in accordance with individual patient needs, using social and behavioral health protocols as general guidance; educating nurses and other members of the health care team as needs are identified; the duties include, but are not limited to: prescribing drugs for acute and chronic illnesses as well as physical therapy, occupational therapy and other rehabilitation treatments in accordance with Scope of Practice as allowed by Georgia Nurse Practice Act; counseling and educating patients and families on health behaviors, self-care skills and treatment options, communicating as needed with the inter-professional team about the comprehensive care plan; communicating with community referral sources to obtain information relating to patients; providing information to other care providers about the health care needs of person being discharged, helping to develop and maintain community and referral relationships; ensuring quality assurance measures are met and maintained in programmatic areas; participating as a member for performance improvement initiatives as needs arise; assisting in staff training, education and mentoring to improve quality care; assisting in the education and precepting of students; collaborating with nursing leadership to identify and deliver ongoing educational programs; performing direct teaching or providing guidance to others in providing these services, ensuring that education and training content meets professional standards; and other duties as assigned. Certifications/License Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification; current Advanced Practice Registered Nursing license in the state of Georgia; current Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner certification by the Georgia Nursing Board. Shift/Salary/Benefits Shift: Days/M-F *Work outside of the normal business hours may be required.*

Pay Grade: 25

Competitive salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of candidate.

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Conditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University. 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 the course of 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.Preferred ACLS, BLS or PALS certificationExperience working in a mental health practice and/or environmentManagement experienceExperience working as a member of an inter-professional team, collaborating with other professional staff, faculty and students Department Information The College of Nursing, in partnership with East Central Regional Hospital (ECRH) has an excellent opportunity for a qualified Nurse Practitioner. East Central Regional Hospital is a state-operated psychiatric facility that provides psychiatric care to people with severe and persistent mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. The CON-ECRH partnership brings together professional nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and direct care staff as part of an inter-professional, psychiatric/mental health care team. Minimum Requirements Master's degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program. Two years' of experience in professional nursing. Georgia Registered Nurse LicenseAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse licensure in GeorgiaFamily or Adult Nurse Practitioner CertificationQualified to obtain prescriptive authority in the State of GeorgiaProficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Spreadsheets, and other computer software/databases Ability to meet requirements for hospital medical staff credentialing; formulate diagnoses based on examination and interpretation of test results; identify deviations from the norms and intervene or make appropriate referral; complete nursing assessments, develop and implement nursing care plans, and revise plans as appropriateExcellent verbal/written communication, interpersonal, prioritizing, delegation, decision-making, and time management skillsAbility to problem solve in an unpredictable environment

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