ECRH Charge Nurse

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7179843 (Ref:ej-4602650)

Posted: September 15, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

ECRH Charge Nurse

Job ID: 263619
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 30912

Our 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 general supervision of the nurse manager, the Charge Nurse will design staffing plans and manage the personnel resources for the department. Act as the clinical nurse expert for the interdisciplinary treatment team, and assures nursing contributions to all levels of treatment team activities. Responsible for interdepartmental communication and problem solving to assure smooth functioning of department. Responsible for compliance with all federal state and regulatory requirements. Communicate with both internal and external professionals regarding patient disposition. Take leadership role in assuring supportive environment for student learning. Promote professional development of self and staff. Is a member of the Nurse Executive team and is assigned responsibility for the provision of quality patient care for individuals admitted to the nursing unit.


The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Clinical Management

Assists Nurse Manager with overall responsibility for the nursing services of the assigned clinical unit. Assures provision of quality patient care services. Assures compliance with all policies and procedures. Promotes inter-professional collaboration and communication in assuming client centered care. Articulates and supports nursing role as member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Assures and maintains standards of care that are current and reflective of nationally agreed guidelines.

Human Resources Management

Assists Nurse Manager with staffing plans, schedules, and assures provision of adequate levels of staff to meet identified needs. Recruits, interviews, and selects candidates for all nursing service positions. Assures fair and reasonable enforcement of Human Resource policies and procedures.

Staff Performance and Development

Assists Nurse Manager with utilizing systematic processes for monitoring, guiding, and evaluating competencies and performance of staff. Promotes professional growth and development of all levels of staff supervised. Coaches staff for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Supports career development for all levels of staff.

Safety and Continuous Quality Improvement

Assists Nurse Manager with ensuring a culture of safety through interpretation, implementation and monitoring of safety practices. Participates on hospital wide and unit continuous quality performance initiatives. Assures staff awareness of safety issues to ensure a culture of safety.

Material Resource Budget

Assists Nurse Manager with assuring the selection provision and control of material resources. Establishing procedures to assure proper use and prevent misuse of equipment.

Professional Development

Assists Nurse Manager with maintaining knowledge of current trends and developments in the field through membership in professional organizations, attending related seminars and conferences. Applies pertinent new knowledge to performance of all responsibilities.

Other Duties

Perform all other duties/tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university with a minimum of one year of related clinical and/or management experience; Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification; Current, Active Georgia Licensure as a Registered Nurse in good standing

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications

Certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Ability to maintain confidentiality

Experience in psychiatric nursing

Knowledge of nursing theory, management theory and practice

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases

Excellent evaluation, decision-making, prioritizing, delegation and time management skills

Ability to problem solve in an unpredictable environment and assess patient's condition and make sound, independent decisions


Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification

Current, Active Georgia Licensure as a Registered Nurse in good standing


Shift: Days/Evenings/Nights

Pay Grade: 20

Salary: $40.55/hr

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

Recruitment Period: 9/15/23 - 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 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.

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!

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

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Job posting number:#7179843 (Ref:ej-4602650)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
United States
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