Augusta University
Aug Univ CON-ECRH Partnership

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Location: Aug Univ CON-ECRH Partnership
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 233074

Job Summary Establishes therapeutic relationships with patients and provides assigned patient care within the general policies, philosophy and objectives of the Department of Nursing and the hospital. Demonstrates knowledge and skills related to special treatment procedures for precautions, seclusions, restraints, elopements, close observations and patient/environment searches. Under the direction of a professional registered nurse, provides assigned nursing services, monitors the physical and mental 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.Responsibilities Duties include but are not limited to:
    Works as a member of the health care team to meet overall needs of the individuals by implementing the plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary treatment team Provides clinical oversight and direction to direct care staff related to health care needs.Assures that medications and treatment supplies are current and properly ordered, stored and accounted for.Administers medications and completes treatment procedures according to current nursing standards.Maintains accurate medical records regarding medications, treatment, symptoms and conditions including anticipated and adverse response to medications and/or treatments.Observes individuals, charts and reports changes in conditions, including anticipated and any adverse response to medications and/or treatments. Conducts purposeful patient rounds in accordance with unit requirements and accurately documents patient observations. Modifies milieu according to developmental needs of the patients in collaboration with Treatment Team and professional registered nurse. Takes necessary action to ensure safety and positive outcomes.Measures and records vital signs as needed. Reports results as indicated by orders or based on findings.Provides health care and treatments, such as treating decubitus, dressing wounds, giving enemas, performing catherizations, assisting with measuring and monitoring weights, and administering tube feedings. Assists individuals with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) including positioning, transferring, and ambulation, as needed. Records and reports food and fluid intake and output when indicated.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
    Graduation from an LPN program with a minimum of one year of licensed practical nursing experience with a preference for psychiatric mental health nursing experienceCurrent license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in the State of GeorgiaCurrent American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification
Preferred Qualifications Experience as an LPN in a long term care or inpatient psychiatric setting.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability to implement proper medication administration techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to assist with health-related aspects of care.
  • Ability to communicate information effectively to members of the health care team (oral, written, electronic).
  • Ability to perform routine nursing procedures.
  • Ability to maintain accurate medical records of symptoms, conditions, medications, treatments and individual's responses.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.
Shift/Salary/Benefits Shift: PRN (.49 FTE or 19.6 hours per week) Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position. Recruitment Period: Until FilledConditions 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.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.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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