Nurse Practitioner, Mental Health Specialty
Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia 30912

Job Description

Nurse Practitioner, Mental Health Specialty

Job ID: 251905
Location: Augusta University
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 30912

College/Department Information
The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine, and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

Job Summary
The nurse practitioner in collaboration with the physician, treats mental health conditions and Is accountable for the delivery of psychiatric health care to patients; collaborates with the Health Care Team to enhance the delivery of care to eligible patients in accordance with individual patient needs, using social and behavioral health protocols as general guidance. Educates nurses and other members of the health care team as needs are identified.

The duties include, but are not limited to: Precribe medications for acute and chronic mental illnesses as well as physical therapy, occupational therapy and other rehabilitation treatments in accordance with Scope of Practice as allowed by Georgia Nurse Practice Act Counsel and educate patients and families on health behaviors, self-care skills and treatment options, communicating as needed with the inter-professional team about the comprehensive care plan; Communicate with community referral souces to obtain information relating to patients; Provide information to other care providers about the health care needs of person being discharged; Assist in developing and maintaining community and referral relationships Ensure quality assurance measures are met and maintained in programmatic areas; Participate as member for performance improvement initiatives as needs arise; May assist in staff training, education and mentoring to improve quality care; and assists in the education and preceptoring of students Collaborate with nursing leadership to identify and deliver ongoing educational programs; Perform direct teaching to provide guidance to others in providing these services as needed; responsible for assuring that education and training content meets professional standards Perform other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
Masters degree in Nursing from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program. AND Two years' experience in professional nursing AND Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.

Preferred Qualifications
Active Advanced Practice Registered Nursing licensure In Georgia. Current certification to practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through approval by the Georgia Nursing Board. Qualified to obtain prescriptive authority in the State of Georgia.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to formulate diagnoses based on examination and interpretation of test results. Ability to identify deviations from the norms and Intervene or make appropriate referrals. Ability to complete nursing assessments, develop and implement nursing care plans, and revise plans as appropriate. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.

Shift: Days Mon-Fri.
Pay Grade: 25
Salary Minimum: $80,202-$112,283 Annually.
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the 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.For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). 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:251905.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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Preferred Years Of Experience:

2 Year(s)

Education Required:

Masters Degree - MS

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Date Posted : 04/25/2023