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Stroke Coordinator-Advanced Practice Provider

Location: Lewiston, NY, United States

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Job Description

Salary: 50.82-76.22 USD

Facility: Mount St. Mary's Hospital

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Work Schedule: Days

Hours: 8-4

Summary:

The Clinical Stroke Coordinator-Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is responsible for the oversight of the Stroke Program at Mount St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH). The Stroke Coordinator APP works in collaboration with the Comprehensive Stroke Center leadership, Medical Director of Stroke at MSMH and MSMH Nursing Administration to lead process improvement, meet core measures for stroke, lead certification processes, and ensure providers and nurses have met educational requirements. The Stroke Coordinator APP provides the leadership of the facility's stroke program and facilitates the bedside clinical care of Stroke/TIA, and other complex cerebrovascular patients to assure that all patients receive comprehensive and timely treatment interventions that are consistent with evidence based care as defined by Clinical Practice Guidelines. Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary health team, is responsible for providing comprehensive care to patients by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care. Position focuses mainly on inpatient care, though may also work in outpatient clinical practice. This position requires some travel between acute system hospitals and provides general neurology and acute stroke care to Emergency Department patients, Observation Unit patients and inpatients, specifically cares for patients with neurological disease and/or stroke. May work at multiple sites on any given day depending on patient volume. It may be necessary to spend time at 4 sites during the day. This position will participate in virtual rounds with the neurology attending via a telemedicine mobile unit. Participates in patient and family teaching. Provides leadership by working cooperatively with health care team members in maintaining standards for professional practice in the clinical setting. Supports delivery of evidence-based acute stroke assessment and management. Provides expert nursing consultation and practice oversight. Develops and delivers acute stroke continuing education programs. Participates in performance improvement processes. Participates in Comprehensive Stroke research.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION

  • Graduate of an accredited school for Nurse Practitioners
  • Masters of Science degree required
  • Maintains a current New York State Professional RN License and New York State Professional Nurse Practitioner License
  • Maintains Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner Certification
  • Meets credentialing requirements as appropriate through the Medical Staff office
  • Or graduate of an approved National Commission on Certification or Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the AMA (CAHEA) accredited Physician Assistant training program

EXPERIENCE

  • Three (3) years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner preferred
  • Two (2) years of experience in the neurosciences preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY

  • CPR Certified
  • ACLS Certified
  • Management of intracranial hypertension
  • Cerebral perfusion studies
  • Ventriculostomy management
  • Acute cerebrovascular rescue
  • Ability to perform IV Thrombolysis
  • Competency in interpretation of CT and MRI of the central nervous system
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Competency in leverage telemedicine equipment and virtual monitoring systems
  • Computer Literate

WORKING CONDITIONS

ENVIRONMENT

  • Subject to inside environmental conditions
  • Must be able to work in hectic environment making sound decisions at all times
  • Work is demanding and stressful at times
  • Visual and auditory acuity are essential
  • Considerable walking and standing during the tour of duty
  • Knowledge and utilization of proper body mechanics is essential as lifting, pulling and pushing patients and equipment are required
  • Works indoors in a well-lit, well ventilated area
  • May be exposed to communicable diseases
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