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ECRH Licensed Practical Nurse*

Augusta University
Aug Univ CON-ECRH Partnership

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Job Title: ECRH Licensed Practical Nurse*
Location: Aug Univ CON-ECRH Partnership
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 28296

Department Information Make a Real Difference for Real People. The College of Nursing has excellent opportunities for Licensed Practical Nurses to be part of the nursing team at East Central Regional Hospital in Augusta, GA. The innovative partnership that has been developed between the East Central Regional Hospital and Augusta University bringing licensed practical nurses, professional registered nurses and advanced practice nurses, together with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and direct care staff together as part of an inter-professional, psychiatric/mental health team. This is the first partnership between a state psychiatric hospital and a comprehensive research university and academic health center in Georgia The licensed practical nurse will assist in providing high quality care while using an interdisciplinary approach. East Central Regional Hospital is a state operated psychiatric facility with two campuses. The Augusta campus is a psychiatric hospital that provides care to people with severe and persistent mental illness. The Augusta campus also provides Forensic services. The Gracewood campus is an ICF/MR and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) that provides care and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ECRH will provide you with the opportunity to work in a variety of areas including crisis evaluation, acute and long term mental health, forensic services, and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Minimum Requirements Graduation from an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program; Current active Georgia licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in good standing; Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certificationKnowledge, Skills, & Abilities Ability to maintain confidentialityAbility to perform routine nursing proceduresAbility to assist with health-related aspects of careExcellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databasesAbility to implement proper medication administration techniques and proceduresAbility to maintain accurate medical records of symptoms, conditions, medications, treatments and individuals' responsesCertifications Current active Georgia licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in good standing and a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.Preferred Experience as an LPN in a long term care or inpatient psychiatric settingResponsibilities Under the direction of a professional registered nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse provides skilled nursing services, monitors the physical 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. The duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Work as a team member of the health care team to meet overall needs of the individuals by implementing the plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team
  • Provide clinical oversight and direction to direct care staff related to health care needs
  • Assure that medications and treatment supplies are current and properly ordered, stored and accounted for
  • Administer medications and complete treatment procedures according to current nursing standards
  • Maintain accurate medical records regarding medications, treatment, symptoms and conditions including anticipated and adverse response to medications and/or treatments
  • Observe individuals, chart and report changes in conditions, including anticipated and any adverse response to medications and/or treatments; Take necessary action to ensure safety and positive outcomes
  • Measure and record vital signs as needed; Report results as indicated by orders or based on findings
  • Provide health care and treatments, such as treating decubiti, dressing wounds, giving enemas, performing catherizations, assisting with taking and monitoring weight and administering tube feedings; Assist individuals with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) including positioning, transferring and ambulation, as needed; Record and report food and fluid intake and output when indicated
  • Perform all other duties/tasks as assigned
Shift/Salary Shift: Day/Evening/Night; Rotate Weekends Pay Grade: 12 Competitive salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of candidate. Recruitment Period: Until FilledConditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Repost This position is being reposted. Previous applicants will continue to be considered and do not need to apply again.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.
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