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Stroke Coordinator RN, Downey, Full-time

Location: Downey, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 837269 Date posted: 11/05/2019
The Stroke Coordinator provides oversight and coordination of all elements of the Stroke Program, in collaboration with the Medical Director of the Stroke Center. Responsibilities include the planning, organizing, and evaluation of patient care within the program as well as compliance with regulatory bodies and national guidelines for stroke management. This position helps to develop and maintain high quality, evidence-based care through education and training. This position supports the Stroke Team and maintains a strong component of patient/family advocacy with day to day review and coordination of multidisciplinary services. The Stroke Coordinator co-leads the Stroke Team and may participate on assigned hospital and medical committees.

Essential Functions:

- Leadership Serves as a subject matter expert for the recommendations of the Joint Commission, the Brain Attack Coalition, & the various American Stroke Association (ASA) Physician Practice Guidelines.
- Provides internal & external consultation as a resource for education, document development, project management, assessment & treatment of stroke patients.

- Maintains knowledge of evidence based practice changes, new research, & new recommendations from the Joint Commission & the American Stroke Association.

- Serves in a leadership capacity for all program related committees.

- Collaborates w/ the Medical Director of the Stroke Program in guidance of the stroke committees, teams, & work groups.

- Education Coaches & guides the clinical team in the daily needs of the stroke patient, including guidance w/ NIHSS/mNIHSS, patient discharge documentation requirements, management of failed swallow screens, blood pressure recommendations, & necessity of order set use.

- Provides regular seminars, conferences, & in-services to nursing staff regarding competency & compliance to standards outlined by the American Stroke Association, American Heart Association, & Brain Attack Coalition in the nursing care of patients who have suffered a stroke.

- Provides education to the Emergency Department & Intensive Care Unit in best practice stroke care. This includes the needs of the stroke patient who arrives w/in the treatment window, including tPA delivery, post tPA monitoring, & management of real & potential complications.

- Educates & trains ancillary department employees in the specific expectations of primary stroke centers (i.e. turnaround time for results of CT scan, laboratory results, EKG, & door to needle times).

- Oversees the education of members of the EMS system, including paramedics & dispatch/radio nurses.

- Plans & collaborates the development of an annual community outreach event for public education of stroke awareness.

- Oversees stroke education delivery to ensure that impacted clinical staff meets the education requirements, as mandated by the Joint Commission.
- Maintains a minimum of (eight) 8 hours of stroke education annually.

- Assists in the development & coordination of patient education.

- Project Management In collaboration w/ medical center leaders & the Program Director, prepares the medical center for the initial Joint Commission certification review survey.

- Once certified, maintains all necessary standards required for ongoing certification.

- Rounds w/ nurses weekly to ensure compliance w/ Joint Commission standards; guides them when deficiencies are identified.

- Identifies opportunities for improvement & reports this information to the Medical Director & performance improvement teams.

- Ensures that reports are developed to demonstrate stroke performance over time.
- This job description is not all encompassing.
Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum seven (7) years of clinical experience.
- Minimum three (3) years in the development and management of hospital based clinical programs.
- BSN required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current CA RN License required.

Additional Requirements:
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work with peers in self-managed teams to meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated conflict resolution and mediation skills with ability to secure action from persons outside their supervision.
- Ability to use sound judgment and to handle potentially charged issues independently but with the knowledge and ability to escalate and ask for help when needed.
- Ability to multi-task and manage time in order to perform well on long-term projects while being flexible enough to assimilate short term projects on an on-going basis.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Minimum three (3) years of experience working with stroke patients.
- Experience working in a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Program.
- Emergency Department or critical care nursing experience as an RN and/or a clinical nurse specialist.
- MSN OR six (6) years of experience in a directly related field preferred .

- Occasional weekends and nights as needed.
Primary Location: California,Downey,Downey Medical Center 9333 Imperial Hwy. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nursing Licensed Department: Nursing Administration Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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