CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
The Coordinator demonstrates mastery of the specific knowledge and skills required for a specialty in nursing. The coordinator is responsible and accountable for the development and application of standards and evidence-based practice to enhance the quality of care to the patient and family. The Coordinator's primary function is that of an expert with essential education, consultant, research and managerial role components. Serves as the clinical resource in providing direct and indirect care for patients aimed at optimizing patient assessment, continuity of care, education, , and facilitation of on-going treatment. Serves as primary contact for physicians, referring physicians, hospitals, patients and families to facilitate the collaboration and coordination of patient care services to provide the highest level of care possible. Provides leadership for the Stroke Committee. Responsible for reporting all performance measurements and quality initiatives.
Assists in the planning and implementation of a Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center to enhance the development of a regional referral center. Maintains all necessary standards required for ongoing certificationEnsures all policies are current and reviewed annuallyEnsures all educational requirements are up to date and participates in the development of patient education materialsConducts monthly Stroke Committee Meetings to review quality measures and implement improvement plans.Educates multi-disciplinary team about stroke protocols and ensures on-going competency in conjunction with Nursing Education and medical staffSupports community screening and educational activities related to cerebrovascular diseaseProvides internal and external consultation as a resource for education, document development, project management, assessment and treatment of stroke patientsMaintains knowledge of evidence based practice changes, new research and new recommendations from appropriate agenciesCollaborates with the Medical Director of the program in guidance of the stroke committee, teams and workgroupsCoaches and guides the clinical team in the daily needs of the stroke patient, including guidance with NIHSS/mNIHSS, patient discharge documentation requirements, management of failed swallow screens, blood pressure recommendations and order set utilizationResponds to acute stroke codes and participates in daily rounds for stroke patientsProvides regular seminars, conferences and in-services to nursing staff regarding competency and compliance to standards outlined by the American Stroke Association, American Heart Association and Brain Attack CoalitionProvides education to the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit in best practice stroke care. This includes the needs of the stroke patient who arrive within the treatment window, tPA delivery, post tPA monitoring, and management of real and potential complicationsEducates and trains ancillary department employees in expectations of primary stroke centers (i.e. turnaround time for CT scan, laboratory results, EKG and door to needle times)Oversees the education of members of the EMS systemPlans and collaborates the development of annual community outreach events for public education of stroke awarenessManages stroke quality improvement activities. Oversees patient and program data input through the GWTG database, prepares statistical reports as required/requested, and uses data for program improvementServes as a resource/liaison to appropriate departments, physician practices, external programs and outreach network for transfer issues and facilitation of patient flow from point of entry to interventionDevelops or supervises research activity and coordinates data management for the stroke programOther duties as assigned by management.
Associate or Bachelor's degree Graduate of an accredited nursing program
Nursing license in TN
Demonstrated competence in nursing specialty as evidenced by minimum of 3-5 years' experience as an RN in practicing specialty.
PREFERRED: BSN or Master's Degree. Certification in specialty or related area
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External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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