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Associate Nurse Executive - Gracewood Campus

Job Description

East Central Regional Hospital located in Augusta Georgia is currently seeking qualified

candidates for the position of Associate Nurse Executive for the Gracewood Campus.

The Gracewood campus is an ICF/MR and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) that provides care and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Gracewood consists of living areas, activity areas, administrative and support buildings spread over a 420 acre campus.

Job Description:

Plans, organizes, and directs all nursing activities in assigned facility. Responsible for the quality of nursing care delivered in hospitals, public health facilities, and community based programs. Directs subordinate supervisors and staff.


Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

  • Coordinates response to disaster and emergencies
  • Develops and manages the budget and makes cost effective decisions
  • Develops policies, sets standards and plans objectives for the nursing program in accordance with established policies
  • Develops staffing patterns
  • Evaluates nursing standards and nurse protocols for all nursing programs
  • Initiates and participates in the development of community wide policy to improve the health status of the stakeholder
  • Interprets policies and communicates changes in regulations and procedures
  • Makes long-range plans and regularly reviews activities, problems and functions of services being delivered
  • Organizes and plans a systematic and continuous quality/performance improvement program for the practice of nursing
  • Oversees the collection of data for statistical records
  • Plans and directs the work of nursing or other professional staff and assures an adequate level of nursing care
  • Provides staff development including orientation, in-service training, workshops and continuing education for all levels of nursing staff
  • Reviews state, federal, and other regulatory standards information in order to direct the quality improvement activities and achieve compliance
  • Knowledge of the administration and organization of nursing services
  • Knowledge of professional nursing theory, procedures, and techniques
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing the practice of nursing and the provision of health care to clients
  • Skill to plan, organize, manage and evaluate the delivery of a variety of nursing services
  • Ability to interpret policy to nursing personnel


A current Georgia license to practice as a registered professional nurse AND Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university AND Four years of experience as registered professional nurse, including two years in an administrative or supervisory capacity 




Master's degree in nursing, nursing administration, public health or directly related area AND One year in an administrative or supervisory capacity 




Eight years of experience as a registered nurse, including two years in an environment related to the area of assignment and three years of supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to those who, in addition to meeting the above qualifications, also possess the following:

  • Experience directing a nursing program at a state or private hospital or directing a similar large, complex nursing program


In addition to a competitive salary (), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade 17 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at East Central Georgia Regional Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.

While Augusta is known worldwide for the Masters® and the coveted green jacket, you'll find that Georgia's second-oldest and second-largest city - also known as the "Garden City" of the South - is full of history, atmosphere, Southern charm, and activities to engage everyone's interest.

Discover the historic charm of the classic South with Augusta's tree-lined streets and majestic antebellum mansions. Enjoy dozens of shops and restaurants, cultural attractions and entertainment. Meander along the banks of the Savannah River as you stroll Riverwalk Augusta. Canoe the river or the adjacent Augusta Canal.

Whatever your interest, you'll find something to satisfy it in Augusta.

Applying for this job

ADDITIONAL STEP: To be considered for this position, please also click on the link below and provide the information requested:


Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: RNJobsEC@dbhdd.ga.gov

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Associate Nurse Executive - Gracewood Campus If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.