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
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