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Operating Room Specialist (Registered Nurse)



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Company Description:

We are creating the future of brain-computer interfaces: building devices now that have the potential to help people with paralysis regain mobility and independence and invent new technologies that could expand our abilities, our community, and our world.

Team Description:

The Surgery Research and Development team is responsible for ensuring Neuralink’s various implanted devices are installed safely and efficiently. Our team’s job extends beyond electrode insertion. We must own the entire surgery experience of a potential Neuralink customer in a way that scales. While our initial focus was electrode implantation, we recognize that the full user experience of obtaining Neuralink devices must be safe, quick, and non-traumatic for them to truly help the millions we hope it can. Our team works towards our mission of safely installing our implant through in-depth preclinical studies by conducting surgeries and diving into data analysis.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

The OR Specialist will be the subject matter expert and product specialist responsible for surgical case coverage in the Operating Room during implantation of the implant as well as Neuralink Surgery process improvement projects including scaling, e.g., reducing surgical time, OR room utilization, turnover time, etc.

  • Conduct surgical data collection and analysis
  • Write, edit and oversee all surgery-related SOPs
  • Support staff in product-related matters including VNS diagnostics, troubleshooting, and programming assistance
  • Collaborate with surgeons and hospital staff supporting case coverage for clinical trials
  • Provide feedback to design engineers and anyone working on surgery process improvements
  • Organize the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure timely delivery
  • Purchase and maintain surgical equipment, instruments, and supplies
  • Anticipate the needs of team members with respect to the requirements of a particular surgical procedure
  • Ensure the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize a successful outcome

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree in health sciences-related field, or equivalent experience
  • 2 years of experience as a Registered Nurse
  • 1 year of experience working in an operating room

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership or administrative experience
  • Experience with clinical trials and PMA
  • Technical writing
Pay Transparency: The following details are for Texas individuals only:
Texas Pay Transparency
$89,000$147,000 USD
For Full-Time Employees, your compensation package will include two major components: salary and equity. Guidance on salary for this role will be determined according to the level at which you enter the organization, with the ability to gain more over time as you contribute. In addition, Full-Time Employees are eligible for the following benefits listed below.

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and most talented experts from different fields
  • Growth potential; we rapidly advance team members who have an outsized impact
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through a PPO plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Commuter benefits
  • Meals provided
  • Equity + 401(k) plan *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Parental leave *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Flexible time off *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded

Multiple studies have found that a higher percentage of women and BIPOC candidates won't apply if they don't meet every listed qualification. Neuralink values candidates of all backgrounds. If you find yourself excited by our mission but you don't check every box in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Neuralink provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.

If you need a reasonable accommodation at any point in the interview process, please let us know. Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in those processes. Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Documents in alternate formats or read aloud to you
  • Having interviews in an accessible location
  • Being accompanied by a service dog
  • Having a sign language interpreter present for the interview