MUSCP - Registered Nurse - Neurosurgery

Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC, United States

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Posted Date 2/10/2022
Description Job no: 539969
Entity: MUSC Physicians University Medical Associates
Department: Bu/College Of Medicine
Sub Department: UMA01-005-DPT/Neurosurgery
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: MUSCP - Staff
Location: Charleston, SC-Downtown
Categories: Nursing
Pay scale: MUSCP-G13: $47,446.88 - $64,094.99 (min - mid)

Entity/Organization: MUSC Physicians (MUSCP)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Pay Basis/FLSA: Hourly/Non-Exempt

Job Summary/Purpose: The Department of Neurosurgery is recruiting for an RN. The Clinical Nurse will coordinate the care of patients including improving access, standardizing care and facilitating accurate and efficient flow of patients throughout the system. The Clinical Nurse communicates with referring physicians and collaborates with members of the Neurosurgery team which include the attending faculty, advanced practice providers and residents to help develop an appropriate plan of care for the patients and family. Under general supervision, the Clinical Nurse will participate as a clinical expert in a variety of direct and indirect patient care activities in support of mid level providers, physicians, and residents. The Clinical Nurse will use advanced clinical pathway guidelines to provide individualized goal directed quality care to patients and their families.

Required Minimum Training and Education: Minimum qualifications include two years experience as a Registered nurse in addition to licensure as a RN by the State of South Carolina Board of Nursing. Prior experience caring for the Neurosurgical spine patient also preferred but not required. Also requires certification in Basic Life Support. Organizational ability, excellent interpersonal skills, intelligence and maturity to handle work deadlines and stress while maintaining a high degree of initiative and sound judgement. Ability to honor confidentiality. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Must possess an ability to establish cooperative working relationships with diverse groups and individuals, medical staff and other health care disciplines and a thorough understanding of the consultative process.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Licensure as a RN by the State of South Carolina Board of Nursing.

Degree of Supervision: The incumbent will work under the direct joint supervision of the Chair of Neurosurgery and Vice-Chair for Administration & Finance. The Clinical Nurse III after a brief period of orientation will be expected to deal effectively with stressful situations involving patient care.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews appointments in Epic prior to clinics to manage services needed prior to clinic, W/U packets, medications, ancillary services, etc. Serves as a liaison between referring physicians, inpatient services, outpatient services, residents, nurses and providers. Provides coordination between disciplines to ensure that the care of neurosurgery/neuro-oncology patient and their families is efficient, consistent and timely.
  • Work with clinical support staff to maximize efficiency in clinic scheduling, follow up care, and especially patient messaging. Documents all patient care activities in EPIC including disposition of patient telephone calls, medication lists, etc. Generates radiology requests in Epic; updates medicines as needed in Epic. Responds to patient messages and calls in a timely manner.
  • Works with department leadership to measure quality metrics and improve workflow processes in the clinical environment. Triages messages in EPIC for all pools and tracks appropriate response times. Follows up on patient satisfaction items to improve quality of care in department.
  • Coordinates care and acts as a liaison between patient and provider assisting with prescription refills, completing forms, etc.
  • Prepares weekly reports on pre-cert, appointment scheduling, message turn-around, and other data for submission to department leadership.
  • Attend and actively participate in education and team learning opportunities. Attends departmental Case & Topic and M&M conferences on a weekly basis. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of evidence-based guidelines.

Physical Requirements: Continuous requirements are to perform job functions while standing, walking and sitting. Ability to bend at the waist, kneel, climb stairs, reach in all directions, fully use both hands and legs, possess good finger dexterity, perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders, reach in all directions. Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. Maintain 20/40 vision corrected, see and recognize objects close at hand and at a distance, work in a latex safe environment and work indoors. Frequently lift, lower, push and pull and/or carry objects weighing 50 lbs (+/-) unassisted, exert up to 50 lbs of force, lift from 36” to overhead 25 lbs. Infrequently work in dusty areas and confined/cramped spaces.


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