ECRH Nurse Administrator
Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia

Posted in Education and Training

$0.00 - $100.00 per hour

Job Info

ECRH Nurse Administrator

Job ID: 274108
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 10,500 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. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at


ECRH Augusta Campus

3405 Mike Padgett Hwy

Augusta, GA 30906


ECRH Gracewood Campus

100 Myrtle Blvd

Gracewood, GA 30812

College/Department Information

At the College of Nursing, we champion and nurture individual student success in a diverse educational setting, 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.

Augusta University College of Nursing has excellent opportunities for nurses to be part of an innovative partnership that has been developed between the East Central Regional Hospital and Augusta University. East Central Regional Hospital is a state operated psychiatric facility with two campuses. The Augusta Campus is a psychiatric hospital that provides care to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. The Gracewood Campus is an ICF/IID and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) that provides care and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The nurses will be part of an inter-professional, psychiatric/mental health team that includes staff and advanced practice nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and direct care staff. Augusta University College of Nursing's partnership with East Central Regional Hospital will provide you with the opportunity to work in a variety of areas while providing the academic resources to promote high quality practice and research. We would love for you to be a part of our dynamic team.

Job Summary

The Nurse Administrator is an RN responsible for making administrative decisions for the hospital in the absence of the campus leadership. Supervises nurses and staff and ensures adequate staffing for the oncoming shifts. Handles occurrences during the shift; ensures appropriate documentation and communication with staff. Determines in consultation with staff the issues to be referred to Executive leadership and Medical Officer of the Day (MOD)/Administrator on Duty (AOD). Collaborates with clients (patients), family members, and providers (MD/APRNs) to ensure needs are met and problems are resolved. Under the direction of their supervisor, will design staffing plans and manage the personnel resources for the department. Acts 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 Federal, State and Regulatory requirements. Communicating with both internal and external professionals regarding patient disposition. Takes leadership role in assuring supportive environment for student learning. Promotes professional development of self and staff. Is a member of the Hospital Leadership Team and is assigned responsibility for the provision of quality patient care for clients admitted to the nursing unit.


The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Clinical Management -

  • Assumes overall responsibility for the hospital in the absence of the assigned campus leadership.
  • Makes clinical rounds to each unit during each shift.
  • Assures provision of quality patient care services.
  • Assures compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and communication in assuring 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 state and federal guidelines. Notifies the RHA/AOD, CNE/DON for certain issues per policy.
  • Possess sound clinical knowledge, have strong interpersonal skills, and have excellent time management skills.
  • Reviews observation flow sheets for all patients on special observation.
  • Acts as a mentor and educator for fellow nurses and direct care personnel.
  • Possess efficient problem-solving skills to manage and interact with physicians and other hospital staff and act as an advocate for the patients and their families.

Human Resources Management -
  • Designs staffing plans, schedules and assures provision of adequate levels of staff to meet identified needs.
  • Recruits, interviews, and assists with selecting candidates for nursing service positions.
  • Assures fair and reasonable enforcement of Human Resource policies and procedures.
  • Attends Nursing leadership and hospital leadership team meetings or acknowledges reading and understanding of the meeting minutes.
  • Collaborates with Nurse Manager/direct supervisor to address staff performance concerns.

Staff Performance and Development -
  • Utilizes 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 -
  • Ensures a culture of safety through interpretation implementation and monitoring of safe practices.
  • Participates in hospital wide and departmental performance improvement initiatives.
  • Assures staff awareness of safety issues to ensure a culture of safety.
  • Encourages all staff to adhere to the highest standards in patient care and conducting regular campus rounds.
  • Conducts fidelity checks and chart audits to ensure quality and safety across the campus.
  • Conducts purposeful rounding and emergency drills to ensure continuous quality, safety and readiness.

Material resource budget -
  • Assures the selection provision and control of material resources. Establishing procedures to assure proper use and prevent misuse of equipment.

Professional Development -
  • Maintains 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 duties and responsibilities.
  • Maintains compliance with mandatory training, new policies, and awareness of safety plans and implementation.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three years of related clinical and management/supervisory experience is required OR Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with four years' related clinical and/or management experience

Other Required Qualifications

Active Registered Nurse license in good standing to practice in the State of Georgia.

Active American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications

ECRH Augusta Campus Certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and MSN from an accredited college or university is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Ability to problem solve in an unpredictable environment.


Knowledge of nursing theory and practice.


Skills in evaluation, decision-making, prioritizing, delegation, and time management.

Strong communication skills


Shift: Days/Evenings/Nights (8 hour shifts available)

Pay Band: 15

Salary: $92,789.00/annually

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

Recruitment Period: 7/5/24 - 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.

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!

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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