Sep 17, 2021

Neuroscience Program Coordinator (RN)

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Atlanta, GA, USA

Job Description

Work Schedule/Days: Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Center for Advanced Pediatrics
Requisition #: 66301


Effectively manages responsibilities for area of the neuroscience program. Develops, implements, and supports research process by gathering data specific to subspecialty and as required by sponsored clinical trials. Performs nursing practice, professional development, and community education activities. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing


  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact or current Georgia temporary permit
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment


  • Three years of experience as a pediatric staff nurse with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and/or bachelor's degree in related field or five years of experience without a bachelor's degree and actively pursuing degree and/or specialty certification


  • Knowledge of neurology disease states


  • Must possess excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and perform as the team coordinator
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment


  1. Demonstrates expert clinical knowledge and functions as a resource in the provision of family-centered care to patients from newborn through age 21 years, considering the emotional, psychological, educational, and developmental needs of the patient.
  2. Promotes, utilizes, and facilitates proficient communication, coordination, and collaboration for patient care, departmental, and interdepartmental issues.
  3. Provides for continuity of care for patients being followed by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta specially clinics.
  4. Functions as an educator, resource person, coordinator of care/activities, and role model for other members of the healthcare team.
  5. Functions as an educator, resource person, and community advocate on the neuroscience specialty/disease state and in support of individuals with neurological impairment.
  6. Coordinates the design, development, implementation, and collection of data for approved research protocols consistent with standards set by the Institutional Review Board, Clinical Research Coordination Committee, trial sponsors, and Food and Drug Administration.
  7. Coordinates support group with identified facilitator from social work department.
  8. Demonstrates competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, including
    • N = Neonate (less than 30 days)
    • I = Infant (30 days to 1 year)
    • EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years)
    • LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years)
    • A = Adolescent (13-17 years)
    • AD = Adult
    • ALL = all ages
  9. Includes family/caregiver in patient care and provides effective eduction appropriate for learning needs of patient and family


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Not Present
Pushing/Pulling - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)


Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

Address: 1400 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA 30329
Function: Nursing - Nursing-Bedside