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Clinical Coord Nursing, Stroke Outreach, 20 hours

Job ID 148121 Date posted 05/04/2018

Essential Duties and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

1. To act as a member of the Stroke Response Team to evaluate and identify
potential
t-PA candidates.
2. To provide stroke education and counsel to patients, families and support networks.
3. To assess the quality of nursing interventions provided to stroke patients and provide mentoring and leadership directed at assuring quality nursing care to stroke service patients.
4. To communicate with Nursing Director/Supervisors of any unit providing stroke patient care regarding nursing issues and participate as requested in corrective action plans and/or staff education.
5. To collaborate with unit educators and the Medical Director of the Stroke Program to develop and implement stroke educational programs for all levels of health care providers based on current evidence-based practice; trends in stroke care, and identified learning needs.
6. To collaborate with community agencies and the Public Relations Department to provide community education on stroke recognition, response, and risk reduction. Including but not limited to stroke awareness month in May each year.
7. To assess, review, and incorporate stroke management trends, stroke risk reduction recommendations and establish stroke standards of care through literature review, networking, and attendance at appropriate meetings and conferences.
8. To maintain the PSS (Primary Stroke Service) Regulations.
9. To work in collaboration with the Stroke Manager and be able to perform all duties (as needed) including but not limited to:
a. Rounding on all patients with a diagnosis of TIA and Ischemic Stroke on a daily basis (weekdays).
b. Reviewing provider documentation for compliance with core measures in a timely fashion and addressing any lack of documentation.
c. Communicate any documentation concerns with nurses, advanced practitioners and physicians to ensure that required documentation is completed in a timely fashion.
d. Communicate with nurses and EMS from affiliated institutions regarding specific patient transfers and related quality metrics.
e. Review patient orders to ensure all necessary tests are ordered to meet the stroke core measures.
f. Participate in ongoing process improvement in collaboration with the stroke team.
g. Monitoring all stroke patients from their Emergency Department admission through stabilization and/or discharge.
h. Provide feedback to staff and providers regarding stroke care.
i. Assist with department policy and procedure development
j. - Chart review abstraction/data entry into the Quintiles Outcome Registry

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

Graduate of an accredit school of nursing
Minimum of 5 years experience with stroke programs preferred
BSN or higher strongly preferred

Certification/License:

Current Massachusetts RN License
BCLS Certification Required
ACLS Certification Required

Scheduled Hours

20 hours per week, M-F, 8 hour shifts