ECRH Ast Director of Nursing

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7152714 (Ref.No. ej-4240345)
Posted: June 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

ECRH Ast Director of Nursing

Job ID: 258470
Location: Aug Univ CON-ECRH Partnership
Full/Part Time: Full Time


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 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 30912Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information
At the College of Nursing, we champion diversity and nurture individual student success while providing a rigorous but accessible education that prepares you for the nursing workplace, academia and leadership as you progress throughout your career. You'll be encouraged, challenged and supported whether pursuing an entry-level bachelor's or master's degree or a doctor of nursing practice or Ph.D. degree. It starts with our undergraduates. The College of Nursing approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and that's thanks to our innovative, challenging and contemporary curriculum offered across all our various degree programs. Advanced degree options are available for the bachelor and masters prepared nurse with our Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, PhD in Nursing, and Post Master's Certificates. CON graduates leave our programs ready to lead and serve our nation's patients.

Job Summary
Under the direction of the ECRH Director of Nursing, assists with the planning, organizing, and directing of all nursing activities in assigned area/facility. Responsible for the assistance with quality of nursing care provided. Assists with directing subordinate staff.

The duties include, but are not limited to: General Management
  • Assists with direction and supervision to the department of Nursing (DON); assists with assuming responsibility and accountability for the delivery of nursing services on the ECRH Gracewood Campus.
  • Assists with allocating department resources in an efficient and economic manner to enable each resident to attain or maintain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.
  • Provides assistance in the collaboration with other departments, medical professionals, consultants, and organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups, to assist in the development, support and coordination of resident care, related administrative functions, and to provide assistance in representing the interests of the hospital.
  • Assists with developing, maintaining, and implanting nursing policies and procedures that conform to current standards of nursing practice, hospital philosophy, and operational policies while maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Provides assistance with communicated and interpreting policies and procedures to nursing staff, and assists with monitoring staff practices and implementation.
  • Provides assistance with participating in daily or weekly management team meetings
  • to discuss resident status, census changes, personnel, or resident complaints or concerns.
  • Assists with evaluating the work performance of all nursing personnel, assists in the determination of wage increases, and implements discipline according to operational policies.
  • Assists with ensuring delivery of compassionate quality care and nursing supervision as evidenced by adequate services and staff coverage.
  • Assists with overall supervision of resident assessments and care plans.
  • Assists in the collaboration with physicians, consultants, and staff, to improve the quality of services and to resolve identified problems.
  • Assists with overseeing and supervising development and delivery of in-service education to equip nursing and other direct care staff with sufficient knowledge and skills to provide compassionate, quality care and respect for residents.
  • Assists with preparing staff for regulatory and accreditation surveys, instructing staff on matters of conduct and disclosure, being interviewed by surveyors, immediate corrections of problems noted by surveyors, etc.
  • Assists with making long-range plans and reviewing of activities, problems and functions of services being delivered.
  • Assists with organizing and planning a systematic and continuous quality/performance improvement program for the practice of nursing.
  • Assist in collaboration with physicians, consultants, and staff to complete Mortality Reviews.
Financial Management
  • Assists with participating in the development for the nursing department personnel and supply budget.
Human Resources
  • Assists with managing human resources and employee relations functions of the DON. Assists with maintaining staffing in the DON to ensure the most effective and efficient use of resources as measured by cost and quality criteria.
  • Assists with maintaining statistics on nurse staffing and utilization.
  • Assists with developing staffing patterns.
  • Assists with participation in recruitment and selection of nursing staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited university with a minimum of two years of related clinical and/or management experience OR Associate's degree in Nursing (ADN) from an accredited college or university with five years of related clinical and/or management experience and successful completion of the Nurse Leadership Academy within one year of employment OR eight years of experience as a registered nurse, including two years of experience in Developmental Disabilities and three years of supervisory experience.

Other Required Qualifications
Current active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience
Experience with assisting and direction of a nursing program at a state or private hospital.
Experience as a supervisor in the Developmental Disabilities setting.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to interpret policy to nursing personnel.

Knowledge of the administration and organization of nursing services.
Knowledge of professional nursing theory, procedures, and techniques.
Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing the practice of nursing and the provision of health care to clients.

Skills to plan, organize, manage and evaluate the delivery of a variety of nursing services.

Shift: Days/Nights/Weekends (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)

Pay Grade: 23

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: 5/23/23 - 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.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. 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.

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! University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the universitySelect 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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