GCHC DJJ Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Decatur, GA 40 hrs/week

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Job Title: GCHC DJJ Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Decatur, GA 40 hrs/week
Location: DeKalb RYDC
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 226367
* Base rate of $85,000 per year


Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant in the State of Georgia. 2 years of previous experience in a clinical setting. Prefer 1 year of experience in a correctional setting.Good organizational and decision making skills; good physical and mental health; able to work under pressure; must relate well to patients, security staff, visitors and co-workers. Functions within the Georgia Board of Nursing Nurse Practice Act (Nurse Practitioners) and Georgia Composite Medical Board Rules (Physician Assistants).Must have current Health Care Provider BCLS Certification, obtained through American Heart or Red Cross Program. Must be able to lift 50lbs. Normal bending, reaching, stooping. Standing and sitting for long periods of time. Must be able to move quickly in cases of emergency (within 4 minutes). Normal levels of hearing and seeing, if necessary, with corrective appliances. Must be able to perform BCLS.Security Clearance by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.


Duties to include but are not limited to:

Under general direction of the DCHC-JH Lead Nurse and the clinical direction of the DCHC-JH Physician, provides basic medical services by utilizing professional medical skills to meet a variety of health care needs, with ambulatory care as primary focus. Must be able to evaluate and treat general medical and health needs of youth. Monitors CQI programs as they relate to patient care.

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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.


The Department of Correctional Health Care (DCHC) is a Division of Augusta University. We are an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

All candidates are to complete and successfully pass Pre-Employment requirements. This includes a Criminal History Record Release (and when applicable, a Physical Examination and Drug Screen).




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Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 5/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time