ECRH Licensed Practical Nurse

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7151958 (Ref.No. ej-4236317)
Posted: June 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

ECRH Licensed Practical Nurse

Job ID: 230695
Location: Aug Univ CON-ECRH Partnership
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us
GroupBox1 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 9,000 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.

Augusta University -Our Health Sciences Campus:1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information
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.

Job Summary
Job Posting Refresh 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.

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 catheterizations, 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 accredited LPN Program; Current, Active licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Georgia; Current 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 maintain confidentiality. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases. 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.

Current, Active Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in good standing and current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.

*Multiple Positions Available*Shift: Days/Evenings/Nights; Rotating Weekends.Pay Grade: 12Salary: $17.56-$23.18 hourly.Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position.Recruitment Period: Until Filled. Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.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.Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.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 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today! search job ID: 230695.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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