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Augusta University
  • Position Number: 2964861
  • Location: Augusta, GA
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Job ID

Augusta University

Full/Part Time


Required Qualifications
Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program with two years' experience in professional nursing.

Active Advanced Practice Registered Nursing licensure in Georgia with a current certification to practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through approval by the Georgia Nursing Board.


Advanced Practice Register Nursing license in Georgia.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification.
Prescriptive authority in Georgia.
BLS through the American Heart Association.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to problem-solve in an unpredictable environment.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Experience in mental health, psychiatric, and/or developmental disabilities nursing.
Knowledge of nursing theory and practice.
Knowledge of management theory and practice.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.
Skills in evaluation, decision-making, prioritizing, delegation, and time management.

Preferred Qualifications
ACLS/PALS certification
Experience working in a mental health practice and/or environment
Management experience

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.

Responsibilities to include but not limited to:
The PMHNP will provide Integrated mental healthcare for patients with mental health, substance use, and co- morbid mental and physical conditions. Provides a range of brief prevention, treatment, and recovery services, as well as longer-term treatment and support persons with persistent Illnesses. Collaborates with 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. Prescribes medication for acute and chronic mental Illness In accordance with Scope of Practice as allowed by Georgia Nurse Practice Act.
Counsels and educates 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. Communicating with community referral sources to obtain information relating to patients. Provides information to other care providers about the health care needs of person being discharged. Helps to develop and maintain community and referral relationships.
Ensures quality assurance measures are met and maintained in programmatic areas. Participates 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.
Collaborates with nursing leadership to Identify and deliver ongoing educational programs. May perform direct teaching or provide guidance to others in providing these services; responsible for assuring that education and training content meets professional standards.
Other job-related duties as assigned.

Shift: Days M-F (Work outside of normal business hours may be required).

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

Recruitment Period: Until filled.

Conditions 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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