The Neuromedicine unit at Highland Hospital is the result of a close collaboration between neurosurgeons, neurologists, and an extended team of specially trained nurses, patient care technicians, rehabilitation therapists. Co-managed care is an emerging trend in medicine and Highland is at the forefront.
Thirty percent of all hospitalized patients have some type of neurological problem. As our population ages, we'll see more patients with age-related neurological disease such as stroke, Alzheimer's and other complex conditions.
The neuromedicine unit at Highland allows us to provide complex neurological care in an environment that is designed for the comfort of our patients and their families. Each room is private, spacious, and equipped with intercranial pressure monitors (ICP) that enable doctors and nurses to closely watch and respond to the health needs of neurosurgery and neurology patients. Six rooms are specially equipped to monitor patients that need intensive care.
Highland Hospital received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. The distinction is the highest honor of its kind and recognizes Highland's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients.
Highland Hospital is affiliated with the University of Rochester Medical Center, where research into stroke, Alzheimer's, and other brain diseases currently accounts for nearly one-third of all research dollars.The Nurse Manager maintains 24-hour-a-day accountability for all patients and nursing activities on East 7. The Nurse Manager oversees and directs unit activities, including standards development, implementation and management, human resource management, assessment and monitoring of resource needs and utilization, staff professional development, unit-based research and performance improvement, new program development and implementation, and communication within nursing practice across disciplines and departments. The Nurse Manager represents the unit and service on committees at all levels within the institution. The Level V Nurse Manager may assume an expanded department role as available and assigned by the Director of Nursing.
Qualifications:1. Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master's degree preferred2. Experience (minimum) 5 to 8 years progressive nursing leadership experience3. License/Certification Required: Current NYS license as a Registered Professional Nurse. AHA Health Care Provider BLS CPR Certification required. 4. Skills (to include equipment, software, etc.) word processing, financial spreadsheet applications, e-mail, internet and intranet use, patient care equipment on the unit.
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