ECRH Staff Nurse* Location:
Aug Univ CON-ECRH Partnership Regular/Temporary:
Regular Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
Responsibilities Under limited supervision, the Staff Nurse provides nursing care and delegated medical services to clients, including psychiatric evaluation and assessment to determine appropriate level of care treatment. Ensures intake assessments, observations are completed timely, and that response to treatments are communicated with both internal and external staff and professionals regarding patient disposition. Provides general oversight for direct care staff. Actively participates as a member of the interprofessional recovery team. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Completes initial and regular assessments of consumers to determine nursing care needs; Information is collected from history, observation, physical examination and analysis of diagnostic data; Completes required assessments within established time frames, and communicates findings as required to assure quality carePlans individual nursing care based on the findings of assessment; Contributes nursing expertise to the initial and continuing individual recovery plan of careProvides direct care and supervises care provided by other direct care staff in according with current policies, procedures; Utilizes nursing actions that promote safety, maintain and or restore physical and mental health, prevent illness and promote recovery; Assures age appropriate interventions are utilized; Provides information and teaches individual and their care providers and families; Provides professional nursing care independently and in cooperation with physician and higher-level nursing staffEvaluates the consumer's response to overall care and takes corrective actions as indicated; Communicates current progress and outcomes to the recovery team and may modify interventions based on consumers' responses and immediate needs; Improve quality of care provided and revise Recovery PlanDocuments and maintains records and charts; Enters (in writing) medications given and treatments administered as per nursing protocol and organization's policies and proceduresCommunicates clearly, respectfully and effectively with consumers and their family and home communities; Communicates 'with professional team members, and other hospital departments’ representatives to assure quality care; Utilizes verbal, written and electronic communication formats; Respects confidentiality requirements.Provides daily supervision of direct care staff and/or licensed practical nurses to insure the provision effective, efficient and safe nursing care; May function as shift charge nurse on duty.Instructs patients and family members regarding treatments, surgical procedures, nursing plans and other patient care issues in order to allay apprehensions; Explains home care methods and techniques necessary for continuing patient care and rehabilitation.Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature an attending related seminars and conferences; Applies pertinent new knowledge to performance of other responsibilities.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentialityExperience in psychiatric nursingExcellent interpersonal, written and verbal skillsKnowledge of nursing theory, management theory and practiceProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databasesExcellent evaluation, decision-making, prioritizing, delegation and time management skills
- Ability to problem solve in an unpredictable environment and assess patient's condition and make sound, independent decisions
Certifications/License Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification and Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia.Shift/Salary/Benefits Shift: Day/Evening/Night; Rotate weekends
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position.
Recruitment Period: 5/28/2021 - until filledConditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.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.Other Information The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Department Information Augusta University College of Nursing has excellent opportunities for Registered Nurses to be part of an innovative partnership that has been developed between the East Central Regional Hospital and Augusta University. The nurses will be part of an inter-professional, psychiatric/mental health team that includes staff and advanced practice nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and direct care staff. The nurses will provide high quality care while practicing and mentoring on a newly developed dedicated education unit designed to teach future mental health professionals using an interdisciplinary approach. Augusta University will provide the academic resources to promote high quality practice and research.Minimum Requirements Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Nursing Current, Active Georgia Licensure as a Registered Nurse in good standing Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification