Nurse Practitioner - Limited Term

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7236071 (Ref:ej-5170966)

Posted: April 10, 2024

Job Description

Nurse Practitioner - Limited Term

Job ID: 269399
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 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. We are part of the University System of Georgia.


Augusta University -

Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information

Our mission is to foster positive patient outcomes by providing professional medical and psychiatric services for Augusta University students. At Student Health Services, we prioritize patient safety, quality healthcare, professionalism, and compassion as our service standards. We aim to assist each student to achieve and maintain holistic well-being in order to reach their maximum potential within the academic (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) programs at Augusta University.

Job Summary

Under an established APRN protocol with a physician, the Nurse Practitioner provides primary healthcare services to patients and performs a variety of duties in the assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients in the ambulatory clinic setting. This position is a 3-year limited term opportunity vital to the primary care and mental health services of Student Health Services (SHS). This position is responsible for the direct clinical services to the patients at the clinic.


The duties include, but are not limited to:

PATIENT EVALUATION AND CARE: Evaluate patients through effective history taking, physical assessment and determination of appropriate differential diagnoses based on clinical guidelines. Perform routine gender-based health care as well as basic medical and minor surgical procedures, and mental health screening, triage, evaluation, and management within the scope of the APRN license. Provide telehealth services via approved platform to the patient population of Student Health Services.

DEVELOP TREATMENT PLANS: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate subjective and objective findings to develop an applicable treatment plan and disposition that is consistent with clinical care best practice guidelines. Provide appropriate physician or specialty provider referrals as needed. Participate in e-prescribing as a capability in serving the patient population of Student Health Services.

PREPARE AND EXECUTE ORDERS: Prepare and execute orders for laboratory studies, vaccines, diagnostic studies (including radiology, EKG), OTC and Rx medications, office treatments, and procedures pertaining to patient care.

EDUCATION AND PREVENTION: Promote healthy living through education and primary prevention. Provide patient education based on age-specific guidelines regarding medications, mistreatments, anticipated outcomes, and referrals.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES: Performs administrative duties as dictated by clinical setting and Director. Participate in continuous quality improvement activities of the department. Attend and participate in staff meetings and committee meetings.

OTHER DUTIES: Perform all other job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Student Health Services or the University.

Required Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited Nurse practitioner program. Certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or equivalent body or Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program. Certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Active and unrestricted licensure to practice nursing from the Georgia Board of Nursing and via protocol with the Georgia Composite Medical Board. Must maintain status as a certified NP or PA, including completion of all requirements for continuing nursing and medical education or recertification. Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification. Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider ACLS certification or obtain within first year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in ambulatory care setting, preferably with college age population; experience in providing gender based healthcare and patient health education

Experience working in a team of health care providers

Experience using electronic health records.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Clinical experience (i.e., proficient in-patient evaluation procedures, medical terminology, interpretation of lab results and other diagnostic tests).

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases, to include electronic health records.


Must possess initiative, time management, and excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.


Ability to set priorities, well-organized, and must strictly maintain confidentiality.



Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.

Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider ACLS certification or obtain within first year of employment.


*This position is a limited term position (estimated time frame no more than 3 years.

Shift: Days (Monday-Friday) *Work outside of the normal business hours may be required *

Pay Grade: 25

Salary: $80,202/annually - $108,000/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.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

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 Opening ID: 269399

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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