Quality Nurse Coordinator - Stroke Program
Req #: 62345
Job Category: Nursing
Shift: Day shift
Department: QI & Risk Management - 6390
The Quality Nurse Coordinator - Stroke Program is responsible for the clinical efficiency and effectiveness of the Northwest Stroke Program care continuum and clinical core measures or other quality goals as assigned. Under limited supervision, assists in planning, organizing, coordinating and evaluating both the Stroke Program and implementation and evaluation of Core Measure or Quality Goal Activities. Provides in-services, monitors patients care, and evaluates overall performance. Under limited supervision, the Quality Nurse Coordinator is responsible for the daily oversight and management of the Primary Stroke Center and stroke program and coordination of care for patients with stroke. This includes stroke program certification, patient and staff education, as well as oversight of interdisciplinary/interprofessional collaboration for optimal patient care and safety. The Stroke Quality Nurse Coordinator (QNC) is a recognized expert in his/her field. He/she adheres to all best practice processes implemented by department or division. The Stroke QNC exemplifies the Professional Practice Model. A key success factor is the ability to work collaboratively with all levels within the organization, across the LifeBridge system, and with our community partners. She/he works under the direct supervision and direction of the assigned Director.
To provide the best possible care and best outcomes, LifeBridge Health has established a dedicated Stroke Center. The objective of the Stroke Center is to decrease complications from the disease while increasing the efficiency of necessary care. Stroke patients require special attention and testing, especially because the first hours after a stroke are so crucial. Stroke patients frequently have multiple associated comorbidities that require continuous medical attention to reduce their risks for future stroke. The center's streamlined system allows patients to benefit from quicker treatment and discharge to a rehabilitation program, all at a lower cost. Dedicated stroke units such as this are associated with decreased mortality, death, dependency, institutionalization and length of stay.
Requirements: Basic professional knowledge equivalent to a Master's degree, BSN required, MSN required, working knowledge of theory and practice within a specialized field, 3-5 years RN experience with stroke patients (ideally in a primary stroke center), Microsoft Office Suite, basic computer skills, Cerner, standard office equipment, Nursing Process skills based on MD Nurse Practice Act, critical thinking skills, medical equipment, Maryland Registered Nurse License, American Heart Association CPR, ACLS preferred, experience in stroke is essential, experience in program development highly preferred.