Bozeman Health STROKE COORDINATOR in Bozeman, Montana
The Stroke Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the stroke services at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. This position is responsible for overseeing the quality standards of care, professional documentation, oversight and development of policies and procedures, and program certification.
- Master's Degree
LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION
- Valid Montana RN License
NIHSS or within 6 months of hire
- Other stroke related certifications (ANVP, NVRN, CNRN, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, CEN)
- Three (3) years clinical experience in a critical care setting
Three (3) years experience in stroke care
- Experience leading a stroke program through a review
Experience writing policies, procedures, and guidelines
Two (2) years of experience in health care program management
KNOWLEDGE OF, SKILLS IN, ABILITY TO, COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULY:
- Stroke Care
Personal Computers, hardware and Microsoft Office, include Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, and Excel
- Work well with patients/families, nursing and ancillary staff, and physicians.
Write policies, procedures, and guidelines
Follow the core values of the organization
Demonstrate good organization, communication, and planning skills
Communicate, advise, write, and consult in a professional manner
COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY:
- Work independently with minimal
25% Time Spent -
Oversees Stroke Clinical Practice
Functions as expert practitioner who provides for the clinical needs of stroke patients, both directly and indirectly
Acts as a consultant, provides expertise in stroke care to nurses, prehospital providers, and other health care professionals
Available by phone if deemed necessary by stroke team
Assists in the development of nursing standards of care for the stroke patients in collaboration with appropriate disciplines
Participates in the development, implementation and ongoing assessment of stroke protocols, policies, procedures, guidelines, and the stroke packet.
Collaborates with other health care professionals to provide continuity of care to stroke patients and families from admission through discharge.
Works collaboratively with neurology consults, concurrent and retrospectively.
30% Time Spent -
Assists in the development, implementation and assessment of performance improvement programs related to stroke care
Responsible to maintain the stroke registry
Supervises data collection and monitoring of compliance
Participates in data analysis
Organizes a multidisciplinary stroke committee
Distributes reports to appropriate members, including the quality department
Participates in the development and monitoring of stroke clinical indicators and reports findings to the appropriate health care team
Coordinates the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of a performance improvement plan for the stroke program
Assists the Stroke Director in the investigation and resolution of problems and concerns in the area of stroke care
10% Time Spent -
Supervision of the Stroke Registry
Supervise collection, coding, scoring, and development of processes for validation of data. Design the registry to facilitate performance improvement activities, trend reports, and research
20% Time Spent -
Provides Stroke Education
Designs and implements stroke education acorss all healthcare disciplines in collaboration with nursing leadership and other departments, ensuring certification requirements are met.
Coordinates and collaborates on nursing educational activities necessary to meet the objectives of the stroke program
Supports development of nursing staff through coaching of assessment, patient education, and core metrics
10% Time Spent -
Provides Leadership to overall Stroke Program
Assists in formulating stroke program goals and policies
Communicates stroke program goals and policies to nursing staff
Develops the criteria for evaluation of the clinical practice of stroke nursing
Serves on hospital, nursing and/or community committees as appointed or requested
5% Time Spent -
Consultation and Liaison
- Stabilize the complex network of many disciplines that work in concert to provide high quality care. Serve as an internal resource for staff in all departments, and act as an extended liaison for EMS agencies.