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Stroke Coordinator

2131 South 17Th Street
Wilmington, NC
Job ID: 11313
Date Posted: Nov 3, 2022

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Job Description

Description

About NHRMC

NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Department: Comprehensive Stroke Center

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 1.000000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: STD HRS - Standard-Exe or Office w flex

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

What You'll Do

Summary:

The Stroke Coordinator promotes optimal patient care through clinical activities, professional and public education, research and quality assurance activities. The Stroke Coordinator works under the supervision of the Manager Comprehensive Stroke Center to achieve improvements in patient outcomes, operational performance and reduction in variability of stroke care provided. This is a multifaceted role, incorporating expertise in clinical practice, data analysis, research, and performance improvement methodologies in order to achieve measurable improvements in the 5 pillars, with emphasis on quality and successful Stroke Certification surveys. The coordinator will help develop, implement, and sustain the Comprehensive Stroke Program for New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The coordinator monitors the day-to-day clinical activities of the Stroke Program and serves as primary contact with clinical areas throughout New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the Coastal region. This person is responsible for the organization and presentation of concurrent data, response process operations, and dissemination of information to the clinical teams. The Stroke Coordinator acts as an effective leader, resource, champion for change, and role model for quality stroke care.


Responsibilities:

1.Maintain in-depth knowledge of AHA/ASA Stroke Guidelines.

2.Respond to Code Stroke, Code ELVO and Code Neuro when possible to help facilitate the reperfusion process and monitor standard work.

3.Conducts concurrent reviews on each Stroke, ELVO, and Neuro case. Collects key data elements and provide feedback to providers within 48 hours. Follows through process improvements on outliers through resolution and loop closure. Documents accurately and thoroughly.

4.Coordinates the aggregation and presentation of concurrent data and performance improvement information to the Comprehensive Stroke Center.

5.Facilitates and participates in or meetings and or teams related to stroke performance improvement. Organizes and prepares stroke debriefings with appropriate attention to details as needed.

6.Is proficient with Lean processes (attends Lean Bootcamp).

7.Assists with stroke education at NHRMC and throughout the region in early identification and treatment of Stroke patients.

8.Provide assistance to the Manager of the Comprehensive Stroke Center in implementing improvement processes.

9.Participates in daily multidisciplinary rounds on stroke patients.

10.Serves as a resource and consultant on issues of standards of care for stroke patients.

11.Assist and participate on the Stroke Teams.

12.Participates in all preparatory and maintenance activities necessary to facilitate successful Stroke Certification surveys.

13.Maintains and adjusts schedule to enhance team performance.

Position Requirements

Credentials:
Essential:
* Registered Nurse

Other information:

Experience: Three to five years of clinical practice, preferred experience in emergency medicine or neurology care. Combined clinical experience including research, data management or program management will be considered. Advanced degree may be considered in lieu of clinical experience.

Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence. 

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Individual will possess commensurate combination of education, experience and qualifications. 


Key Words: Comprehensive Stroke Center, NHRMC, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Novant Health, Neurology, Neuro, Wilmington, NC

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