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RN COORD NEUROSCIENCE CARE

Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

UNM Hospitals participates in the Clinical Advancement Program (CAP) and depending on your Nursing Education and National Certifications, you'll work towards one of five CAP levels that offer increasing compensation. You may earn up to $8.00 in addition to base pay.

Department: Clinical Neuroscience Center
FTE: 1.00
Full Time
Shift: Days

Position Summary:
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.

Detailed responsibilities:
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
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 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
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"
PATIENT CARE - Acts as the Epilepsy Coordinator working in the clinical Neuroscience Center (CNC Neurology Clinic); works closely in a multidisciplinary team of NAEC level 4 epilepsy center; serves as the primary point of contact for the overall care coordination of the multidisciplinary teams, including physicians of epileptologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-radiologist, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists, social worker, advanced practitioners, EEG lab, nurses in EMU and clinic, and other support departments
COORDINATE - 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
TRAINING - Educates the patient and families about their diagnosis, self-management of seizures, and medical and surgical treatment options

Qualifications
Education:
Essential:
Program Graduate
Nonessential:
Bachelor's Degree
Education specialization:
Essential:
Nationally Accredited Nursing Graduate
Nonessential:
Nursing

Experience:
Essential:
3 years directly related experience

Nonessential:
2 Years Neurocritical Care Experience
Experience in epilepsy or neurology such as EMU, NSI, Neuroscience ward or clinic

Credentials:
Essential:
CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
RN in NM or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by NM
Advanced Cardiac Life Support w/in 30 days of position

Physical Conditions:
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.

Working conditions:
Essential:
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
May work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends

Department: Registered Nurse

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Albuquerque , RN COORD NEUROSCIENCE CARE, Other , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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