Stroke Coordinator RN

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 155813-1A
Date Posted: Jun 24, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Position Summary: The stroke coordinator registered nurse (SCRN) is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the Stroke Program.  This position will coordinate care across the continuum, including planning and implementing of clinical protocols and practice management guidelines, monitoring the care of in-hospital patients, and serving as a resource for clinical practice.  This individual will work collaboratively with the Medical Director of the Stroke Program and under the direct supervision Nurse Manger of Neurology.


The SCRN is a full time registered nurse, who is responsible for the organization of services and systems necessary for a multidisciplinary approach to care.  The SCRN will assume day-to-day responsibility for stroke program process improvement activities as they relate to nursing, ancillary personnel (such as Radiology and Emergency Services) and assist the neurology residents in carrying out their stroke-related responsibilities.


The SCRN will be responsible for stoke patient billing compliance, concurrent case review, and evaluation of stroke patient care.  The SCRN will provide feedback regarding patient care and outcomes to EMS staff though their clinical educator, to nursing staff through their nurse manager and to providers through collaboration with the Medical Director of the Stroke Program utilizing a peer review process.


Performance Improvement

Responsible for monitoring clinical outcomes and systems issues related to quality of care delivery, developing quality filters, audits, and case reviews, identifying trends and sentinel events, and helping to outline remedial actions while maintaining confidentiality.



Will serve as a liaison to administration and representing the Stroke Program on various hospital and community committees to enhance and foster optimal stroke care management.


Supervision of the Stroke Registry

Responsible for collecting, coding, scoring, and developing processes for validation of data and designing the registry to facilitate performance improvement activities, trend reports, and research while protecting confidentiality.


Consultant/Liaison for Stroke Program

Responsible for navigating the complex network of stroke care disciplines, serving as an internal resource for all staff in all departments, and acting as an extended liaison for Emergency Medical Services and the community.


Designation as a Primary Stroke Service

Will ensure that the facility meets all standards necessary for designation as a Primary Stroke Service by the Department of Public Health and will maintain this designation for the time which the facility sets forth as a strategic initiative.

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program.  Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing required.  Academic training in neurology strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse, BLS Certification. Certification by the American Board of Neuroscience Nurses.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:   Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work independently and interact professionally with all levels of clinical personnel.

Experience:  Minimum of two years’ experience in neurologic, critical and/or emergency care setting.