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Founded more than a century ago to care for Chicago's western suburbs, West Suburban Medical Center is an award-winning, 233-bed teaching hospital that has achieved impressive accreditations for certifications for clinical excellence. Located in Oak Park, Illinois, we continually seek to improve the patient and professional experience with the advanced technology and resources you need to do your finest work. If you want to realize your full potential through learning, growth and advancement, join us in this exciting opportunity.
CLINICAL STROKE COORDINATOR
West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, IL
Part-time opportunity with benefits!
Here is your chance to play a major role with an organization that has earned recognition throughout a wide array of areas, including Primary Stroke Center Certification by the Joint Commission for using efficient and high-quality stroke protocols. In addition, we have been honored as a "Straight A's Hospital" for patient safety by the Leapfrog Group for the tenth consecutive time, and are certified as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC).
The professional we select for this vital role will collaborate with the stroke center medical director and other key stroke team members to coordinate all systems related to the acute stroke center program. This individual will measure indicators for clinical outcome measurement within the acute-stroke population, monitor compliance with established protocols for stroke management, including evidence-based care and patient/physician/community education. Additional responsibilities include:
- Coordinating/facilitating the local stroke team activities with those of the stroke center medical director.
- Ensuring implementation of appropriate acute-stroke diagnosis and treatment response through stroke team members.
- Developing and maintaining clinical protocols and updating to reflect current evidence-based practices.
- Monitoring adherence to protocols, tracking variances, and reporting outcome data to the local stroke team, system teams, and other parties, including the Joint Commission.
- Analyzing, interpreting, and making treatment recommendations based on outcome-measurement results.
- Ensuring compliance with the Joint Commission Disease Specific Care Certification standards to maintain certification and completion of all intra-cycle reports.
- Serving as a clinical expert to hospital staff and other healthcare professionals within the organization and the community for complex or highly specialized care cases.
- Participating in the identification of educational needs; and coordination of planning for, implementation of, and compliance with monitoring of educational programs for core stroke team members, ED staff/physicians, emergency services medical personnel, and related teams.
- Facilitating the planning and implementation of annual community and outreach programs for stroke awareness and prevention.
- One or more years of related experience.
- Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN).
- Current licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Illinois.
- Strong leadership and organizational skills.
- MSN or APN.
- CRRN, CCRN, CNRN, or AANN.
West Suburban Medical Center provides the competitive compensation and benefits you would expect of a dedicated community leader. Become the nurse you've always wanted to be. Apply online at:
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