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Spine and Neurosurgery Program Coordinator (RN)

Company: Good Shepherd Hospice
Location: Smithtown
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Spine and Neurosurgery Program Coordinator (RN)

Facility: St Catherine of Siena Med Ctr Location: Smithtown, NY Department: Operating Room Category: Nursing / Nursing Leadership Schedule: Full Time Shift: Varied hours Hours: varied ReqNum: 6020784

Spine and Neurosurgery Program Coordinator (RN)

At Catholic Health, our primary focus is the way we treat and serve our communities. We work collaboratively to provide compassionate care and utilize evidence based practice to improve outcomes to every patient, every time.

We are committed to caring for Long Island. Be a part of our team of healthcare heroes.

Catholic Health is also proud to be voted one of Newsday's Top Places to Work on Long Island in 2018 and 2019 and Modern Healthcare's Best Place to work in both 2019 and 2020.

Position Summary

The aim of this position is to research, plan, develop, implement and evaluate education and healthcare services for those patients undergoing ortho/neuro spinal surgery and neuro surgery. The Spinal Surgery Coordinator's responsibilities are to: establish, monitor, and update processes and related policies and procedures; compile statistics and quality improvement measures; collaborate with personnel to facilitate accurate and efficient flow of patient through the healthcare continuum; assist in the development of educational and public relations material; manage the BrainLab navigation system and AIRO CT imaging unit including Quality Controls (QC); act as a resource for patient care and processes related to the program. The incumbent is guided by a broad knowledge of current nursing theories and practices, research methodology, computer applications, familiarity with organization and department functions and knowledge of principles of leadership, management and education.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, Baccalaureate degree or working towards degree required. Master's Degree preferred.

  • Minimum 2 years recent clinical experience in a medical/surgical setting, Surgical Intensive Care or ambulatory surgery setting. OR experience preferred. Bio-medical engineering or IT experience a plus.


  • Responsible for participation in and oversight of Spine Surgery/Neuro Surgery Program.

  • Responsible for participation in and oversight of Perioperative Services Performance Improvement as it relates to Spine and Neuro Surgery

  • Develops standardized, pre-printed pre-operative, post-operative, transfer and discharge orders.

  • Develops Clinical Care Plans.

  • Assists with education of staff

  • Assists with education of patients and significant others

  • Develops process for, and monitor, HIPPA-compliant data related to patient, age, weight, BMI, gender, race, insurance, length of stay, comorbidities, revisions, readmissions, reoperations, complications, deaths, procedure, CPT code, and date of service to track, trend and improve outcomes.

  • Attends Spine/Neuro Surgery related seminars, conferences and provides information and education to patients, staff, hospital administrators, and other coordinators. Incorporates latest information from conferences and seminars into current programs.

  • Assists with quality management/performance improvement related to the Spine/Neuro Surgery program.

  • Attend appropriately related committee meetings

  • Responsible for attendance at Performance Improvement meetings and other meetings as requested.

  • Initiates and assists in research studies designed to assess nursing care, plans and implements creative strategies to deliver exceptional nursing care.

  • Collaborates with quality assurance/hospital performance Collaborates with quality assurance/hospital performance improvement. Maintains required statistical records as well as Performance Improvement reports.

  • Serves as a resource for the development, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement initiatives

  • Plans and implements programs to strengthen the professional competency and meet educational needs of staff.

  • Assume leadership role to ensure ongoing development and review of clinical policies and procedures, standards of care, patient education materials and patient care review activities.

  • Assist with procurement and maintenance of equipment

  • Assist with the maintenance and control of supplies

At Catholic Health Services of Long Island your well-being comes first, with comprehensive compensation and benefits; our offerings go beyond the basics. In addition to multiple medical plans, life insurance, generous paid time off and flexible spending accounts, we also offer substantial tuition reimbursement, an employer funded pension plan and several savings plan options for your future.

Keywords: Good Shepherd Hospice, Westport , Spine and Neurosurgery Program Coordinator (RN), Other , Smithtown, Connecticut

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