Stroke Program Coordinator


BLS certification required
Licensure Required
RN licensure
3-5 years experience is required

Position Description/Summary:


The Central Maine Healthcare Stroke Coordinator is responsible for the development and coordination of Central Maine Healthcare accredited stroke centers. The coordinator is the lead facilitator for stroke services for the market hospitals, physicians, external agencies, facilities, nursing staff, and allied health professionals. The stroke coordinator ensures quality care for the stroke patient throughout the continuum. The coordinator works with the stroke medical director in collaboration with the stroke leadership teams and members to assure standardization of excellence and care for the stroke patient. This care encompasses clinical treatment, decisions and diagnosis for in-patients and the transfer of patients to appropriate sites of care throughout the system.  In addition the coordinator is responsible for achieving and maintaining The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification as well as relevant quality measures and regulatory compliance.


Essential Duties:


1.      Develop and maintain a coordinated stroke center at Central Maine Healthcare, obtain The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification, and CAH facilities to become The Joint Commission Acute Stroke Ready.

2.      Develops reviews and updates standards of care, policies, clinical pathways, protocols, and order sets to comply with stroke program best practices

3.      Serves as coordinator for The Joint Commission primary Stroke Center Certification

4.      Collaborates with the quality department for data abstraction/entry. Core measure compliance goal of 100%.

5.      Responsible for coordinating stroke education to nurses, physicians, all in-hospital employees (dietary, coffee shop, security, gift shop etc.), patients, families, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), communities, referring hospitals

6.      Develops performance improvement plans for stroke program that achieves and maintains positive patient outcomes

7.      Promotes a positive image of the stroke center and hospital to patients, physicians, EMS, in-hospital staff, and the community

8.      Acts as an expert resource in stroke processes and procedures

9.      Monitors and adheres to following stroke rounding procedures on multiple floors

10.  Collaborates with local physicians in the Central Maine market - ED, hospital medicine, neurologists, neuro-interventionists, radiologists, outpatient neurologists, and referring physicians

11.  Provide stroke leadership to Central Maine Healthcare facilities and referring hospitals

12.  Market the Central Maine Healthcare stroke program to local resources, community, EMS, referring hospitals, affiliated hospitals etc.

13.  Participates in appropriate hospital committees.

14.  Participation in professional organization membership(s).




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Language Ability: 

Adequate conversational English is required in order that the individual be able to take direction from management, understand how to complete job tasks, communicate adequately with patients and coworkers as necessary. Understand how to follow safety guidelines, and understand the associate handbook and applicable hospital policies.


Reasoning Ability: 

Critical thinking and ability to analyze large amounts of data.


Computer Skills:





Get with the Guidelines national database


Education and Experience:


·         BSN required.

·         Current active RN license in Maine

·         Current BLS

·         3-5 years of clinical experience

·         Management and leadership experience




This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the task that may be assigned.  This job description is subject to change and management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Employee Referral Bonus Eligible!