Jun 11, 2021

RN, Behavioral Health

  • Emory Healthcare
  • Decatur, GA 30030, USA

Job Description

RN, Coord. Education

Emory Decatur Hospital
Campus Location
Decatur, GA, 30033
Campus Location
DEC-Behavioral Health Unit
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Number
Job Category
Standard Hours
40 Hours


Heart. Soul. Expertise. That’s what defines an Emory nurse. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet®-recognized hospitals: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopedics and Spine Hospital and Emory Johns Creek.

Our nurses are integral members of inter-professional teams in hospitals and clinics that are committed to outstanding patient care. We’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We are an 18 bed crisis stabilization unit. Patients are 18 years old or older. Most of our patients are admitted from the Emergency Department. Our patient ratio is 1:9 at maximum. The average length of stay is about 3.5 days.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?


The shift for this position is 7a-4p.


  • Identifies training needs and participates in planning, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of staff development programs within an assigned area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrates expertise in the roles of teacher, practitioner, manager, and researcher.
  • Provides input into the development of the departmental budget.
  • Acts as an educational consultant to nursing staff.
  • Develops and delivers training content.
  • Assist in development and in the production of educational packets.
  • Handles logistics for training seminars by establishing program agendas, arranging for facilities and refreshments, and scheduling speakers.
  • Serves as a preceptor in the development of nurse teachers and/or nurse managers.
  • Develops methods and materials to communicate the availability of training programs.
  • Maintains course participation records.
  • Develops and conducts training courses by determining and using the most appropriate methods for adult learning.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.
  • Four years of nursing experience which includes one year of teaching experience.
  • BLS certification required, ASCL preferred.
  • Masters degree required.
  • MSN in Nursing Education preferred.


(MediumMax 25lbs): up to 25 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 25 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.


Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.