Job Information

University of Utah Complex Epilepsy Clinical Nurse in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/26/2023

Requisition Number PRN35483B

Job Title PS Clinical Nurse

Working Title Complex Epilepsy Clinical Nurse

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Opportunities for a hybrid telework schedule may be available if supported by operational needs.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00861 - Pediatric Neurology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $30.51 to $36.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Utah School of Medicine is seeking a Complex Epilepsy Clinical Nurse. This position provides clinical expertise and coordination of care and services aimed at enhancing patient-centered care and maximizing outcomes across the patient care continuum – including tracking and monitoring patient care to ensure progress towards desired outcomes, addressing patient and family needs, resolving obstacles to effective care and together with the interdisciplinary team.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage ( at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (
  • 11 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction ( for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available at


Essential Functions

  • Acts as the key coordinator and contact for the patient, patient care plan, and care team.
  • Identifies, assesses, and communicates patient and family care needs throughout the patient diagnosis.
  • Assesses, plans, and implements interventions for solving patient care problems.
  • Acts as clinical resource and support for care team to address complex patient needs and assist with complex procedures.
  • Collaborates with care team to identify burden of care and assign core team members.
  • Participates in complex epilepsy management conferences once a week, brings updates on patient progress and/or concerns.
  • Some inpatient rounding with the care team on patient population will be required dependent upon need.
  • Attends and participates in team program meetings.
  • Updates and monitors nursing orders as needed based on care plan changes.
  • Develops and participates in educating patients, their families, or caregiver including – recent orders, care plan, diagnosis, medications, etc.
  • Attends clinic visits with care provider as needed.
  • Maintains communication with patient population and prepares pre-clinic visit assessments.
  • Formulates care plans for patient population and documents communication in patient record.
  • Provides guidance and direction to members of the healthcare team to ensure quality patient care.
  • Keeps current on advances in pediatric neurology nursing care by participating in educational programs and relevant associations.
  • Participates in total quality management to positively affect patient and system outcomes to improve care.

Problem Solving

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
  • Ability to provide care to the population served.
  • Demonstrated leadership, human relations, and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to function during regularly scheduled shift.
  • Ability to display mental and emotional stamina in situations dealing with difficult conversations with patients, family members, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.


Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners and behavioral health patients.

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

Minimum Qualifications


Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.


Some positions may require additional certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support ( ACLS ), Pediatric Advanced Life Support ( PALS ), or Neonatal Resuscitation Program ( NRP ) within one year of hire.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


Department Specific Preferences

  • Knowledge or interest in developing expertise in seizure or epilepsy management
  • Within six months of hire, will study for, take, and successfully obtain the Certified Seizure and Epilepsy Healthcare Professional (C- SEHP ) certification offered by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses ( AANN ). Supplies to study for the test will be provided and the exam cost will be reimbursed after successfully obtaining certification.

Applicants will be screened according to preference.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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