RN Coordinator - Stroke Program in Urbana, IL at Carle Health System

Date Posted: 3/23/2021

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Position Summary:
The Stroke Program Coordinator oversees the daily activities of the Stroke Program. This position collaborates with various departments/physicians/staff to ensure stroke patients receive the highest quality of care possible. The Coordinator works with Education to ensure all staff have appropriate stroke related training. The Coordinator works with community outreach programs to provide stroke education to the community. Oversees certain stroke related meetings. Assists with and coordinates data management and analysis of aggregate clinical outcomes as per GWTG and DNV performance measures for TIA/Stroke care. The Coordinator leads DNV prep and survey activities. The Stroke Program Coordinator collaborates with the medical director and the Stroke Program Committee to ensure compliance for DNV requirements for current level of accreditation. The Stroke Program Coordinator collaborates with the medical directors, and relevant leadership teams to move the program to the next level of achievement.

Bachelors Nursing

Registered Nurse (RN) Illinois and Basic Life Support (BLS). Attend and satisfactorily complete all required continuing education regarding the care of acute stroke patients.

Five (5) years Related Field. Extensive nursing knowledge and five (5) years healthcare administrative experience in a variety of clinical areas. Strong systems assessment and problem solving skills. Ability to interpret and assimilate clinical information from varied sources in order to communicate with providers, nursing, and administrators as well as evaluate if metrics are achieved. Experience in designing, implementing and evaluation of educational and quality programs. Ability to lead physicians, administrators, and staff. Strong presentation skills with various audiences such as: physicians/providers, hospital administrators, nurses, community members, interdepartmental leaders, etc.

Neuro/Stroke experience preferred. Comfortable interacting with all levels of providers. Proficient in the use of excel spreadsheets/databases/graphics/presentations. Project Management experience preferred and use with EMR. Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work independently and within a team.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyzes data and health records from stroke patients; able to identify educational and quality opportunities for the stroke program.
  • Conducts gap analysis.
  • Coordinates Carle's response to national, state, regional and local changes in neuroscience care delivery models during healthcare reform, recognizing implications of actions and engaging neuroscience leadership team in financial decisions that impact patient outcomes.
  • Collaborates with regional providers to implement neuroscience/stroke clinical protocols at the regional level to enhance quality neuroscience care.
  • May act as a research liaison among the IRB, research staff, and principal investigator on studies relevant to stroke/neurosurgery/neurosciences.
  • Keeps neuroscience leadership appraised of barriers to meeting regulatory standards including, but not limited to: DNV, ISO 9000, IDPH, CMS, and collaborative research.
  • Leads Carle to maintain Comprehensive Stroke Center designation.
  • Monitors stroke patient satisfaction with Carle's Neuroscience program.
  • Provides specialty knowledge, input and oversight of the neuroscience data collection/reporting and analysis of the neuroscience program.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and oversight of neuroscience/stroke education at Carle, regional hospitals and in the community.
  • Attends inpatient stroke related meetings as needed.
  • Leads certain meetings within the stroke program, providing both agenda and minutes.
  • Provides staff education or inservice at Neuro inpatient staff meetings or other staff meetings as directed. Attends provider meetings assigned to provide education and current stroke data.

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