Stroke Registered Nurse 24 hours

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 161873-1A
Date Posted: Jul 31, 2020
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Position Summary: The Stroke Registered Nurse is accountable for care coordination from admission to discharge for patients diagnosed with an acute Ischemic/Hemorrhagic Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). The Stroke Registered Nurse functions in concert with the Stroke Team, Patient Care Facilitators and the rest of the interdisciplinary care team and physicians to aid patients through the continuum of care and achieve optimal patient outcomes. The Stroke Registered Nurse acts as a liaison between hospital departments and supports the collection and analysis of data related to patient outcomes and the effective use and access to resources to support patient outcomes.

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 monitor and record patient progress and response to diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
  3. To provide stroke education and counsel to patients, families and support networks.
  4. To facilitate interdisciplinary team meetings to ensure coordinated and efficient care to stroke patients.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To collaborate with unit educators, Medical Director of the Stroke Program, and Stroke Nurse program Coordinator 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.
  8. To collaborate with community agencies and the Public Relations Department to provide community education on stroke recognition, response, and risk reduction.
  9. To report the results of the Stroke Program Quality Improvement Plan annually to Quality and Safety.
  10. To share responsibility with the nursing educators for unit-specific performance improvement to measure stroke patient outcomes, service delivery, and customer satisfaction
  11. 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.
  12. To maintain the CSC (Comprehensive Stroke Service) and PSS (Primary Stroke Service) Regulations.
  13. To work in collaboration with the Stroke Nurse Program Coordinator and be able to perform all Stroke RN duties (as needed) including but not limited to:
    1. Rounding on all patients with a diagnosis of TIA and Ischemic Stroke or Intra-cerebral hemorrhage on a daily basis (weekdays). 
    2. Pull daily census for Neurology Inpatient, Neurocritical Care, Neurology Consult, and Neurosurgical patients and review provider documentation for compliance with core measures in a timely fashion addressing any lack of documentation.
    3. Reviewing provider documentation and test results to help improve documentation, raise Case Mix Index, and work with CDI specialists to identify opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse, BLS Certification

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:   Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work independently and interact professionally with all levels of clinical personnel. Experience working with Microsoft excel and access programs preferred.

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

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

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