Reports to the Manager, Cardiology Services (MHO). Participates in designing compassionate, timely, comprehensive, patient centered care to the stroke patient. Provides patient, family, community and professional education. Coordinates work to achieve and maintain Primary Stroke Center designation from an accrediting body. Collects data to achieve and maintain AHA Get With The Guidelines for Stroke designation. Works closely with physicians to meet needs of the stroke patients and the organization. Coordinates research data, community physicians and Beacon Health System/Memorial Hospital resources into a seamless model of access and care that benefits patients, participating physicians and family members.
MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS
MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.
VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.
SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.
Education and Experience
The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of an accredited nursing program. Current license to practice as an RN in Indiana is required. A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is required. Prior experience managing and/or coordinating the care of neuro or stroke population is desirable. Prior clinical experience on a stroke unit or clinical unit that manages the care of stroke patients.
Knowledge & Skills
Requires thorough knowledge of nursing clinical care practices, procedures and techniques, with a focus in neurosciences and/or trauma.
Demonstrates analytical, problem-solving and organization skills.
Demonstrates the communication skills (which includes verbal, written and listening) necessary to effectively counsel patients and their families.
Demonstrates the interpersonal skills necessary to promote and maintain cooperative, courteous and sincere relationships with patients, family members, physicians, staff and the public.
Demonstrates sensitivity and the ability to use tact when working with patients and their families.
Requires time management skills and the ability to independently prioritize and organize work activities; also requires the ability to work effectively under pressure.
Demonstrates the computer skills and knowledge necessary to effectively use and support various computer programs.
Works in various environments with frequent changes in job demands.
Requires travel to referral sources, satellite and other locations.
Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.