This position is an Epilepsy Coordinator working in the Clinical Neuroscience Center (CNC) Neurology Clinic. The epilepsy coordinator will work closely in multidisciplinary team of NAEC level 4 epilepsy center. This position will serve as the primary point of contact for the overall care coordination of the multidisciplinary teams, including physicians of epileptologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-radiologists, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists, social worker, advanced practitioners, EEG lab, nurses in EMU and clinic, and other support departments. The coordinator will educate the patients and families about their diagnosis, self-management of seizures, and medical and surgical treatment options. The coordinator will arrange weekly epilepsy surgery conference, work closely with the surgery scheduling team and EEG lab to arrange procedures in the operating room, and keep track of epilepsy surgery work up lists, neuromodulation therapy, and outcomes.
Preferred experience in epilepsy or neurology such as EMU, NSI, Neuroscience ward or clinic. The successful candidate has a good communication skill, ability to work in multidisciplinary team, multi-task and organizational skill, and ability to manage the HIPPA compliant secure EMU/Epilepsy Surgery database or spread sheet.
The neurosciences ICU Technical Nurse Specialist is dedicated to the acquisition, clinical operation, staff and learner training in the use of (and within their appropriate scope of practice, interpretation of) multi-modal monitoring equipment. The Nurse Specialist in neuromonitoring technology must function as a bridge between the technology and neurocritical care clinicians, ensuring data is translated into quality clinical information. This position must keep abreast of the rapidly evolving multiple modalities, devices, data streams and software for quantitative and qualitative interpretation within neurosciences critical care, and effectively spread that knowledge to all appropriate members of the care team. Ensures adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
PATIENT CARE - Serve as the technical and clinical expert for invasive and non-invasive neuromonitoring, including having technical knowledge of equipment function, software interfaces, multimodal data integration, and troubleshooting; ensure organized and accurate patient data available for clinical decision making; serve as primary liaison between clinical and research teams
PATIENT CARE - Deliver safe direct care to an assigned group of patients as required
ENVIRONMENT - Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standards
CARE PLAN - Work in collaboration with the healthcare team, implement and document individualized care plans incorporating age specific considerations, including discharge planning and patient/family teaching
EMERGENCY MEASURES - Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden, adverse developments in patients
TESTS AND PROCEDURES - Assist with special tests and procedures, ensure proper consent has been obtained
MEDICATION - Administer medication, including IV medication, via the Seven Rights; document and communicate clinical findings
MEDICAL RECORDS - Ensure that patient medical records contain necessary information
EQUIPMENT - Dedicated to the acquisition, clinical operation, staff and learner training in the use of (within appropriate scope of practice, interpretation of) multi-modal monitoring equipment; ensure adequate levels of specialty equipment and supplies are available to support ongoing patient care activities
QUALITY - Implement processes and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable quality metrics and practice expectations
EDUCATE - Is the primary resource for initial and ongoing training and education of nurses, residents, techs and providers in the use of multimodal monitoring equipment
DEVELOPMENT - Keeps abreast of the rapidly evolving multiple modalities, devices, data streams and software for quantitative and qualitative interpretation within neurosciences critical care, and effectively spread that knowledge to all appropriate members of the care team
POLICIES - Work within Hospitals, Nursing division and departmental policies
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Nursing program (nationally accredited) graduate
3 years directly related experience
Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in State of New Mexico or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by State of New Mexico
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
ACLS w/in 30 days of position
Education Requirements - Preferred:
Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
2 Years Neurocritical Care Experience
Physical Demands Requirements:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Tuberculosis testing is completed upon hire and additionally as required
Working Conditions Requirements:
May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends
May be required to travel to various work sites
May be required or is required to rotate work shifts
May be required or is required to perform on-call duties