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Epilepsy Program Coordinator | Le Bonheur Job

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Date: Nov 9, 2021

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Summary

The Epilepsy Program Coordinator provides professional, clinical nursing, and technical knowledge, skills, and expertise for the coordination of epilepsy patient care across disciplines. Researches, develops, and applies evidence based practice in clinical care, patient and staff education, and the development and adherence of policies, procedures and treatment protocols, and overall plan of care. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

Education/Experience/Licensure

 

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

REQUIRED:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Minimum of three years of clinical experience in assigned area

Licensed to practice as a professional nurse in the state where work is performed or compact license.

 

BLS Certification

PALS Certification

PREFERRED:

Advanced degree preferred.

Pediatric experience preferred.

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SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

N/A

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Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Progressive knowledge in epilepsy care methods including data and outcomes management gained through independent clinical decision making skills.
  • Proficient in computer operations acquired either through work experience or education, including word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Ability to understand and prepare moderately complex written materials.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of workflow.
  • Understanding of basic research principals and scientific methods.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures related to the unit as well as governing agencies.
  • Independent clinical decision making skills.
  • Advanced problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the medical care of patients in the program of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.
  • Assists patients and parents in understanding the diagnosis and educates them regarding epilepsy care, testing options, and hospital procedures. Guides patients and families through the treatment process.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for the overall coordination of multidisciplinary teams and physicians, collaborates with support departments for patient services, and works closely with the surgery scheduling team to arrange procedures in the operating room.
  • Performs utilization review to include authorization of insurance and obtaining specialty medications and equipment needed for the care of epilepsy patients.
  • Serves as a data resource for investigators in support of screening potential participants to ensure eligibility.
  • Participates in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program according to all Neuroscience Institute programmatic needs.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: light work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.


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