Job Information

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


Open Date 12/21/2023

Requisition Number PRN37263B

Job Title PS Nurse Manager

Working Title Complex Epilepsy Nurse Manager

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Opportunities for a hybrid telework schedule may be available if supported by operational needs after the initial six months.

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 $60,700 to $109,649

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, the Complex Epilepsy Nurse Manager ( CENM ) will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling all aspects pertaining to optimizing the patient experience across the spectrum of complex and surgical epilepsy care. This includes all components related to clinical workflow, patient relations and education, research recruitment and execution, programmatic outreach and expansion functions of the Pediatric Complex Epilepsy Program ( PCEP ), as administered collaboratively through the Departments of Pediatrics (Division of Pediatric Neurology), Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, and Brain and Spine Center (Primary Children’s Hospital).

Primary responsibilities for the CENM are four-fold and targeted to ensure the best possible patient experience within the PCEP . Responsibilities include: oversight and management of in- and out-patient workflow processes (with focus on inpatient environment and invasive/noninvasive EEG application); facilitation of the clinical and research goals within the PCEP , including (but not limited to) enrollment into and execution within the Personalized Medicine Program; oversight of the specialty clinical services (ketogenic diet, RNS / VNS , epilepsy surgery clinic); and oversight and facilitation of the Epilepsy Surgery program. Responsibilities will invariably require skill in the domains of customer service, clinical staff management, and financial operations/management.

The CENM goals, in addition to the processes described above, will include: optimizing EEG utilization; refining specialty clinics ( ESC , VNS / RNS , SUDEP ); liaising with institutional representatives (e.g. NTU Nurse Manager, Director of Surgical Services, Outpatient Clinic Manager, etc.) on behalf of the PCEP ; elevating nursing education standards; initiating and executing quality improvement projects; enhancing community outreach and public relations; development of a successful philanthropy program; and mentorship of junior clinical staff. Ultimately, all areas relevant to establishing the best patient experience possible will fall under the duties of the CENM . The CENM will be expected to pursue lifelong learning career opportunities, particularly an administrative leadership course within two years of starting in this position.

The CENM will function as an equal partner within leadership of the PCEP , working closely with both the Medical and Surgical Directors (Doctors Sweney and Bollo), and will report directly to PCH Brain and Spine Center Leadership, specifically Medical Director (Josh Bonkowsky, MD/PhD), Surgical Director (Rob Bollo, MD), and PCH Brain and Spine Program Director (Seth Andrews, MBA ).

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 (\_OE-only.pdf)


Essential Functions

Clinical Operations:

  • Address scheduling issues pertaining to clinical workflow. Review conflicts, set up meetings, and respond to inquiries.
  • Assist in developing optimal models that address multifaceted aspects of complex epilepsy patient care/communication (phone support, electronic-based communication, clinical staffing, telehealth, specialty clinics)

Research Operations:

  • Assist in supervising research staff and student hires. Ensure competency of staff through training and development. Assign work tasks and ensure project deadlines are met.
  • Assist in developing databases specific to clinical care, with focus on expanding this to potential research applications.
  • Expand therapeutic options for patients by assisting in the evaluation of new clinical trials.
  • Interface with pharma and device companies for recruiting into clinical trials.

Education and Community Outreach:

  • Develop curricula to be applied at all levels of nursing (inpatient, outpatient clinics, community/school)
  • Manage and regularly update the Epilepsy websites of the Department of Pediatrics and of the Brain and Spine Center.
  • Provide educational symposia to the community, specific to epilepsy care
  • Performs other related duties as needed.

Programmatic Development:

  • Lead in expanding the service footprint and enhancing care delivery within PEP . This will require proactive communication and engagement to augment the profile of the PEP locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Create a sense of community and shared direction amongst a disparate and diverse program team. Ability to build credibility, trust, and rapport with stakeholders at all levels, internal and external to the organization, will be critical.
  • Ensure that costs incurred are monitored against budget.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with all stakeholders, within the team, within the organization and community (including philanthropic entities), and beyond.
  • Manage and resolve conflict generated by competing interests within the PEP .
  • Be responsible for program quality and embed quality processes into the program from the outset.
  • Report overall program status to the steering group at regular intervals and on an ad-hoc basis.


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.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

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

A Utah RN license is required for this position. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education) and four years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Preferences Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

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.


Department Specific Preferences

  • Master’s degree in Heath Leadership preferred.
  • Prior University and Primary Children’s pediatric complex epilepsy experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in the following areas: clinical operations, clinical research, and community engagement.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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