The Stroke Coordinator is accountable for leading the St. Mary’s stroke program and is responsible for the care of stroke patients throughout the continuum. The Stroke Coordinator works collaboratively with the Medical Director of the stroke program to improve patient care. The Coordinator is the lead facilitator of the multidisciplinary team responsible for stroke care, including hospital departments, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. The coordinator is responsible for ensuring and leading St. Mary’s continued certification as a Primary Stroke Center. The Coordinator works under the direction of the Vice President of Clinical Operations.
Key Duties include:
A. Stroke policy and procedure development and review
B. Responsible for compliance with all Federal and State regulatory statutes related to Neuroscience
C. Improves clinical outcomes by ensuring ongoing data collection
D. Interpreting the clinical data to facilitate process improvement
E. Prepare and present formal quality reports to hospital wide committees and boards
F. Implementation of quality improvement methodology to improve care
G. Initiate quality improvement projects
H. Lead stroke quality improvement teams/meetings
I. Concurrent chart review
J. Participation in the inpatient rounds for stroke
K. Responds to code strokes when possible and facilitates care of the stroke patient
L. Contributes to exceptional clinical outcomes by serving as a clinical resource for staff on Stoke care
M. Provides stroke education to physicians, nursing, health professionals and EMS providers
N. Responsible for the development and implementation of a staff stroke education plan
O. Develops and/or selects stroke education materials utilized for patient education
P. Ensures that patient educational materials are reviewed for health literacy and cultural competence
Q. Provide community stroke education through lectures, interviews and presentations to audiences
R. Maintains relationships with local health care facilities and EMS to improve care coordination
EDUCATION: BA/BSN or equivalent required. Master's Degree Required. MSN preferred,
CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, BONDING: Wisconsin RN Licensure required, Current BLS and ACLS for healthcare providers required, NIHSS certification required within 3 months of hire.
EXPERIENCE: Clinical experience with stroke patients. Experience in teaching and/or clinical program development and coordination desirable.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced Practice License preferred
Serving South Central Wisconsin since 1912, St. Mary's Hospital offers a wide variety of health and wellness services. St. Mary's offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient treatment and diagnostic services in primary care and nearly all specialties. Medical/surgical areas of special focus include: Cardiac Center, Family Birth Center, Pediatrics, Neurosciences, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Emerge...ncy Services. The St. Mary's campus includes an outpatient surgery center, and a community child care center. St. Mary's also operates an off-site Adult Day Health Center, is part-owner of a home health care organization, and is affiliated with the St. Mary's Care Center (skilled nursing facility) on Madison's southwest side.
St. Mary's and its affiliated physician group, Dean Clinic, together own and manage more than 20 primary care clinics, which includes approximately 100 physicians.
Since 1972 St. Mary's also has been affiliated with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine's three-year family practice residency program.
St. Mary's Hospital is a part of St. Louis-based SSM Health, founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary.