The Stroke Services Coordinator ensures quality, timeliness and effectiveness of stroke care delivery for BRRH and is responsible for program assessment, planning, organizing, implementation, budgeting, performance improvement, education, stroke program hospital services utilization, community outreach, pre-hospital education, and marketing/communications. The Coordinator also works in a multidisciplinary role to promote quality in clinical practice for a specific patient population with the goal of providing superior quality, competitive value, and outstanding service to patients, families and the community.
Position Expectations & Responsibilities: •Coordinates and provides direction to the BRRH Stroke Center and oversees the systems and programs that are involved in stroke care in collaboration with the Stroke Center Medical Director. •Works collaboratively with the medical staff and hospital departments to assure there are effective Stroke Care services in place. •Works collaboratively with hospital neurologists and emergency room physicians to provide well-coordinated services to the patient •Reviews and maintains policies and procedures specific to the Stroke Center •Coordinates and provides direction to the facility's stroke care team including communication and coordination with the medical staff, quality, nursing and others as assigned by providing accurate and timely information and written communication. •Acts as co-chair or facilitator of the stroke committee and stroke care improvement teams •Maintains the Stroke Center PI Plan in conjunction with the Quality Improvement Department •Provides accurate and timely clinical data to appropriate committees or groups and identifies opportunities for improvement in conjunction with the Quality Improvement Department. •Understands databases and data collection methodologies specific to the stroke program •Accountable for development of performance improvement and action plans •In conjunction with the Stroke Center Medical Director coordinates and provides support to the clinical peer review process for stroke center patients. •Acts as a resource with regulatory agencies and makes recommendations for compliance and maintains mandatory documentation as required. •Maintains responsibility for knowledge and skill of clinical requirements in nursing specialty. •Responsible for initial and ongoing education programs and development of content for Stroke Center caregivers in compliance with mandatory standards. •Functions as a role model in the use of nursing process focusing on best practice initiatives in stroke and neurological nursing care. •Develops and implements a comprehensive plan of care for the stroke patient through multidisciplinary collaboration, as well as serving as an active participant in the hospital's research process.
Minimum Qualifications: •Registered Nurse with particular expertise in neurological and/or neurosurgical evaluation, treatment, and specialized expertise in critical care for patients with severe and/or complex neurological/neurosurgical conditions •BSN, master's degree preferred •MINIMUM three years of stroke patient care nursing experience as an RN with an emphasis in critical care •Previous stroke nursing education experience •Excellent knowledge and understanding of stroke patient care in a complex acute care setting •Demonstrated success in program development preferred in a leadership role •Knowledge with stroke data bases and Joint Commission standards for primary stroke certification •Stroke committee participation. •Current Florida RN license •Current BLS & ACLS issued by the American Heart Association
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the Boundaries of Medicine. Born out of compelling community need in 1967, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s ...health and emergency medicine, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceTM for the ninth year in a row and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012 and 2013, both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also recognized for the third consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-2014 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area.