Summary: The Stroke Coordinator provides oversight and coordination of all elements of the Stroke Program, in collaboration with the leadership and the Medical Director. 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.
Minimum 2 years clinical experience required. Clinical expertise caring for stroke patient populations required.
Must document a minimum of 8 hours of Stroke specific education, and an additional 8 hours of other cardiovascular related education within 90 days and annually-Required.
CPR and ACLS required.
Familiarity with (GWTG) Get With The Guidelines - Stroke American Heart Association Preferred.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) - Required, or in pursuit of Masters Degree Preferred
Responsibilities: In collaboration with nursing and other team members, monitors ongoing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of outcomes of stroke and heart failure patients. Provides ongoing clinical education relating to the medical management of primarily stroke patients. Works closely with medical staff and interdisciplinary clinicians to proactively identify clinical needs of the CV service line and develop a plan to meet those needs. Identifies and adapts criteria of evidence based medicine to ensure appropriate care. Daily monitors appropriateness of care based on evidence based medicine. Recommends clinical pathways and current best practices to obtain better clinical outcomes. Performance Improvement: Through evaluation of data and outcomes, identifies opportunities for improvement, works with team to develop a plan for improvement, implements the improvements and evaluates success followed by modifications to plan if necessary by monitoring data. Clinical resource for care and education of the stroke patient and/or caregiver. Development of patient teaching programs directed at stroke/TIA patients. Decision Making: Ability to make sound decisions regarding case management of medical CV patients. Remains current in knowledge of TJC disease specific standards to assure compliance as a Primary Stroke Center. Performs statistical analysis of quality data for trending.
Credentials: Essential: * RN - Registered Nurse * BLS - Basic Life Saving certification * ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
Education: Essential: * RN Diploma/RN Graduate Program * Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (Magnet Recognition)
Location: Hospital-Main Campus
Shift : Flexible-hours/shifts may vary depending on department needs
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.