RN Stroke Coordinator
General Summary of Position Identifies and coordinates care in collaboration with the attending physician and nursing staff for all patients admitted to FSMC with the diagnosis of stroke (hemorrhagic/non-hemorrhagic), TIA and/or other neurological disorders as appropriate. Leads the interdisciplinary stroke steering team. Responsible for achievement of/and maintaining Joint Commission/MIEMSS designation as Center of Excellence for Stroke. Represents FSMC to community at large and MIEMSS as stroke coordinator. Qualifications EDUCATION: Valid RN license in the State of Maryland. EXPERIENCE: 3 years clinical experience in a related field; 2 years precepting and teaching experience. LICENSE/CERT/REG: Licensure in the State of Maryland as required by discipline. Certification in area of specialty preferred. SKILLS: Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Actively participates in Care Coordination Rounds, proactively addressing patient issues and addressing stroke performance measures. Teaches nursing staff and others regarding stroke patient management. Contributes to the achievement of department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Responsible for the coordination and achievement of the Stroke Performance Measurements. Leads the hospital Stroke Steering Committee and participates as needed in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Represents the hospital at MIEMSS Stroke Meetings and other community events as appropriate. Maintains current clinical competency and current up to date evidence based knowledge regarding stroke patient care. Responsible for review and updating stroke critical paths/protocols and teaching in accordance with evidenced based practices. Monitors performance of stroke program. Works closely with clinical leadership to coordinate initiatives to promote compliance with regulatory requirements including MEIMSS and The Joint Commission. Participates in meetings and on committee and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts as required. Responds as first responder to Stroke Rapid Response Call, and, as needed, performs life saving procedures. Initiates ACLS protocols. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.