The Stroke/Sepsis Coordinator RN leads and facilitates the development, implementation and ongoing adherence to the identification and treatment of the stroke and septic patient population.
Essential Job Duties:
The Stroke/Sepsis Coordinator is responsible for all programmatic responsibilities including, but not limited to:
- Ensures the evidence based screening and treatment protocols become the standard of care within the facility.
- Collaborates with medical and hospital staff to provide multidisciplinary care to patients with a diagnosis of stroke, sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock.
- Reviews and analyzes clinical data and presents the data in an understandable and meaningful context to staff and physicians to motivate adherence to protocols.
- Observes clinical processes and conducts surveillance activities, with immediate intervention (just-in-time) as indicated.
- Forms idea for process improvement, develops and engages team solutions.
- Provides education and clinical expertise to care team (physicians and staff), patients and families.
- Collaborates with physicians and staff in an effort to maximize timely evidence based care to decrease morbidity, mortality, length of stay, and re-admissions.
- Leads stroke/sepsis committee meetings with physician and nursing champions.
- Leads hospital, medical staff and shared governance meetings focusing on stroke and sepsis as needed.
- Participates in multidisciplinary rounds and proactively responds to patient needs to improve patient outcomes and positively impact overall patient experience.
- Works in collaboration with the care team to develop and implement individualized teaching plans for patients and families.
- Collects and analyzes stroke and sepsis program data to drive the programs.
- Serves as a liaison between physicians and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists relative to stroke or sepsis diagnoses.
- Participates in hospital, division and corporate wide collaboration for stroke care and sepsis care and treatment.
- Maintains knowledge and understanding of changing performance measurements for high quality patient outcomes.
- Locates, accesses, and understands local and national best practice benchmarks related to patient experience and outcomes. Interacts with patients/families regarding experience. For less than expected care experience, facilitates action and resolution with leadership, and provides timely written correspondence for case closure.
- Graduate of accredited school of nursing required, MSN preferred.
- Licensed as a CA Registered Nurse required.
- Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) required (may be obtained within one year of position acceptance/hire date).
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider required.
- Minimum of 3 years of recent clinical experience.
Associated topics: ambulatory, bsn, care, coronary, domiciliary, hospice, infusion, intensive care, psychiatric, recovery