Registered Nurse (RN) Stroke Coordinator
Position Summary: The Stroke Services Coordinator ensures quality, timeliness and effectiveness of stroke care delivery for BRRH and is responsible for program assessment, planning, organizing, implementation, budgeting, performance improvement, education, stroke program hospital services utilization, community outreach, pre-hospital education, and marketing/communications. The Coordinator also works in a multidisciplinary role to promote quality in clinical practice for a specific patient population with the goal of providing superior quality, competitive value, and outstanding service to patients, families and the community.
Registered Nurse with particular expertise in neurological and/or neurosurgical evaluation, treatment, and specialized expertise in critical care for patients with severe and/or complex neurological/neurosurgical conditions
MINIMUM three years of stroke patient care nursing experience as an RN with an emphasis in critical care
Previous stroke nursing education experience
Excellent knowledge and understanding of stroke patient care in a complex acute care setting
Demonstrated success in program development preferred in a leadership role
Knowledge with stroke data bases and Joint Commission standards for primary stroke certification
Stroke committee participation.
Current Florida RN license
Current BLS & ACLS issued by the American Heart Association
Position Expectations & Responsibilities:
Coordinates and provides direction to the BRRH Stroke Center and oversees the systems and programs that are involved in stroke care in collaboration with the Stroke Center Medical Director. Works collaboratively with the medical staff and hospital departments to assure there are effective Stroke Care services in place. Works collaboratively with hospital neurologists and emergency room physicians to provide well-coordinated services to the patient
Reviews and maintains policies and procedures specific to the Stroke Center
Coordinates and provides direction to the facility's stroke care team including communication and coordination with the medical staff, quality, nursing and others as assigned by providing accurate and timely information and written communication. Acts as co-chair or facilitator of the stroke committee and stroke care improvement teams
Maintains the Stroke Center PI Plan in conjunction with the Quality Improvement Department
Provides accurate and timely clinical data to appropriate committees or groups and identifies opportunities for improvement in conjunction with the Quality Improvement Department. Understands databases and data collection methodologies specific to the stroke program
Accountable for development of performance improvement and action plans
In conjunction with the Stroke Center Medical Director coordinates and provides support to the clinical peer review process for stroke center patients. Acts as a resource with regulatory agencies and makes recommendations for compliance and maintains mandatory documentation as required. Maintains responsibility for knowledge and skill of clinical requirements in nursing specialty.
Responsible for initial and ongoing education programs and development of content for Stroke Center caregivers in compliance with mandatory standards.
Functions as a role model in the use of nursing process focusing on best practice initiatives in stroke and neurological nursing care.
Develops and implements a comprehensive plan of care for the stroke patient through multidisciplinary collaboration, as well as serving as an active participant in the hospital's research process. Incumbent may be required to perform emergency duty before, during
and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency, crisis situation or disaster (man-made or natural) including evacuation sites.
The person in this position will work in a smoke-free location, and is expected to adhere to all smoking restrictions.
In the spirit of wellness for both our employees and patients, Boca Raton Regional Hospital has instituted a mandatory influenza prevention vaccination program. Current employees must receive the influenza prevention vaccination free of charge during the recognized flu season.
As a condition of employment, new hires will be required to comply with all program rules. This is a mandatory program with the exception of documented medical or religious reasons for not receiving the vaccine. For further information on this progressive program, please contact Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Human Resources Department at 561-955-4075.