DJJ Staff Nurse – Atlanta, GA 40 hrs/week

Job ID: 261465
Location: Metro RYDC
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Full Time – 40 hours per week

Base rate of $39.50 per hour

41 paid days off per year

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare provider.

Established in 2017, the Department of Juvenile Justice Health Services was established through a unique collaboration between Augusta University Health System and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice with the goal of delivering high-quality health services to the state of Georgia's justice-involved youth in 25 facilities.


Metro RYDC

1300 Constitution Road, SE

Atlanta, GA 30316

College/Department Information

Our mission in the Department of Juvenile Justice Health Services is to transform young lives by providing evidence-based rehabilitative treatment services and supervision, strengthening the well-being of youth and families, and fostering safe communities.

Each youth will receive appropriate, individualized care to improve their health knowledge and their potential for wellness.


Duties to include but are not limited to:

Under the general direction of the Lead Nurse – responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Guides patient teaching, nursing activities, and ancillary personnel. Also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our youth, facility staff, family, and outside vendors.

Required Qualifications

  • Licensed as an RN in the State of Georgia.
  • 1 year of previous experience in a clinical setting.
  • Good organizational and decision-making skills; good physical and mental health; able to work under pressure; must relate well to patients, security staff, visitors, and co-workers.
  • Functions within the Georgia Board of Nursing Nurse Practice Act.
  • Must have current Health Care Provider BCLS Certification, obtained through American Heart or Red Cross Program.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs. Normal bending, reaching, stooping. Standing and sitting for long periods of time. Must be able to move quickly in cases of emergency (within 4 minutes). Normal levels of hearing and seeing, if necessary, with corrective appliances. Must be able to perform BCLS.
  • Security Clearance by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice


Shifts may vary and depend upon the availability of each site.

Visit our Benefits Link for detailed information: Benefits & Data Management (augusta.edu)

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are to complete and successfully pass Pre-Employment requirements. This includes a Criminal History Record Release (and when applicable, a Physical Examination and Drug Screen).

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, 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.

AAEEO/Condition Statement

Department of Juvenile Justice is a Division of Augusta University. We are an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

All candidates are to complete and successfully pass Pre-Employment requirements. This includes a Criminal History Record Release (and when applicable, a Physical Examination and Drug Screen).

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today! https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/

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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