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Coordinator, Stroke
Department: Neuro Director
Schedule: Part-Time/Benefit Eligible .5 FTE
Shift: Day
Job Details:

Varied days, Monday - Friday, day shift, 40 hours per two-week pay period, West Campus.

Position Title: Stroke Coordinator
Department: Neuroscience

Purpose: Provides for stroke quality monitoring, outcome measurements and process improvement initiatives.  Key accountabilities include:  Monitors compliance of JCAHO Primary Stroke Center standards; Collects, analyzes, trends, and reports JCAHO performance measures; Identifies performance improvement opportunities to increase the quality, safety, and outcomes of the stroke patient; Collaborates with other health care professionals within and outside the organization to enhance stroke care; Maintains and updates stroke policies, procedures, and protocols using evidence-based practice; Provides clinical expertise/education to patients, families, staff and physicians; Participates in community education forums; Participates in state level stroke planning and education; And may include other Neuroscience related functions that support the Neuroscience Service Line

Report To: Manager

Supervisory Responsibility: Direction: The job requires some accountability for scheduling, assigning or coordinating work.  Employees check the quality of work and provide guidance, instruction, training and direction to others.  Although the job does not require formal or official supervisory responsibility, the incumbent serves as group leader or acts in an informal "assistant supervisory" or "lead" role.  In addition, the employee may be expected to provide information or suggestions on human resources matters.

Materials Responsibility: Limited:  Work requires limited responsibility for material resources.  Examples of resources could include supplies, equipment, inventories, small budgets, and other similar material assets.  The employee has a limited amount of control over these resources.  The cost of errors is also limited in terms of damage, waste or financial loss.  Problems associated with material resources are not complex.  The volume of resources may vary, but the level of difficulty in dealing with these resources is uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Auditors/Review Agencies, Vendors/Clients.


Education: Bachelor's Degree

Field Of Study: Nursing

Special Training: Basic Life Support

Training Preferred: Master's Degree; Neuro nursing experience

Licensure/Registration: Registered Nurse in Iowa

Experience: More than 2 years experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Physical Demands: Low Intensity: Work requires a light or low amount of physical exertion. The job requirements for manual dexterity or physical manipulation are limited.  The need for physical stamina and endurance is of minimal or low significance.  The degree of physical strain produced on the job is somewhat taxing, but does not usually produce fatigue and require periods of rest.  Freedom of movement exists, and the job does not confine the employee to a prescribed body posture.  Body movement usually involves sitting and intermittent walking.  The position exceeds these low intensity demands rarely, 10% of the time or less.

Working Conditions: There is limited exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions.  There are some health and safety risks. Position may require safety equipment and precautions.  The amount of time the employee may experience these moderate conditions is limited to 35% or less of their work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes


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