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RN Charge - Admissions

at State of Georgia

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Reference #: HEA03NF

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Charge Nurse on the Admissions Units at Georgia Regional Hospital - Atlanta, located in Decatur, GA.


Job Description:

Plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care for a unit or shift. Ensures that staff assess client health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Oversees the provision and quality of nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled clients. Advises clients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Supervises and plans work of assigned staff.


Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

Supervises and plans work of assigned staff

Administers prescribed medications or starts intravenous fluids, and notes times and amounts on clients' charts

Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate client care plans 

Maintains accurate, detailed reports and client records

Modifies client treatment plans as indicated by clients' responses and conditions Monitors all aspects of client care, including diet and physical activity

Monitors, records and reports symptoms and changes in clients' conditions Observes nurses and visits clients to ensure that proper nursing care is provided

Prepares clients for, and assists with, examinations and treatments

Prepares rooms, sterile instruments, equipment and supplies, and ensures that stock of supplies is maintained

Provides education to client and family

Provides health care, first aid, immunizations and assistance in convalescence and rehabilitation.


Technical Competencies:

Ability to assess, plan for, and provide basic nursing skills; knows procedures including developing, implementing and revising plan of care

Knowledge of nursing policies, procedures, protocols, treatments, standards of care and nurse practice act

Knowledge of the procedures for medication administration and can administer oral, sublingual and IV medications; knowledge of pharmacology

Knowledge of immunization regulations and protocols

Ability to perform CPR and for some sites, AED Skills in supervision/leadership, including team leadership, performance management, training/teaching, decision making and delegation; knowledge of employee job classifications and responsibilities

Ability to plan for unit needs.


Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university OR Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND current Georgia license as a Registered Professional Nurse AND One year of professional nursing experience.


One (1) year of clinical experience