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DJJ Clinical Practitioner - Atlanta, GA 24 hrs/week

Augusta University

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DJJ Clinical Practitioner - Atlanta, GA 24 hrs/week

Job ID: 256451
Location: Metro RYDC
Full/Part Time: Part Time


Part Time - 24 hours per week

Base rate of $50.00 per hour

20 paid days off per year

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at

Established in 2017, the Department of Juvenile Justice Health Services was established through a unique collaboration between Augusta University Health System and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice with the goal of delivering high-quality health services to the state of Georgia's justice-involved youth in 25 facilities.


Metro RYDC

1300 Constitution Rd, SE

Atlanta, GA 30316

College/Department Information

Our mission in the Department of Juvenile Justice Health Services is to transform young lives by providing evidence-based rehabilitative treatment services and supervision, strengthening the well-being of youth and families, and fostering safe communities.

Each youth will receive appropriate, individualized care to improve their health knowledge and their potential for wellness.


Duties to include but are not limited to:

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

Required Qualifications
  • 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.


Shifts may vary and depend upon the availability of each site.

Visit our Benefits Link for detailed information: Benefits & Data Management (

Conditions of Employment

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).

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during 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 every day 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.

AAEEO/Condition Statement

Department of Juvenile Justice 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).

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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