Henry Ford Health System RN Stroke Coordinator / Neuro Stroke Stepdown / Detroit / 40 hours in Detroit, Michigan
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Acute Stroke and Neurosurgery Intermediate Care – I6 / F5S
The Acute Stroke and Neurosurgery Intermediate Care Units have a total of 26-beds with all private rooms. They specialize in caring for acute ischemic stroke, administration and monitoring of patients receiving tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), transient ischemic attack and post operation neurosurgery monitoring. As a comprehensive stroke center, the units have continuous bedside monitoring and provide a nurse to patient ratio of 1:3. Nurses on this unit get a unique experience as they complete critical care classes, NIHSS certification and TPA administration. If a patient needs to leave the unit for testing / procedures, the nurse will travel with them to assure 24-hour monitoring and assessments
Under the direction of the Medical Director and Stroke Program Administrator and in collaboration with team members, the Stroke Nurse Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of care of the stroke patient across the continuum. As a key member of the multidisciplinary team, the Stroke Coordinator continually analyzes and monitors practices and program guidelines consistent with the criteria outlined in national stroke certification manuals (i.e. The Joint Commission) as well and national guidelines from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The Stroke Coordinator is active in clinical, educational, quality improvement, research, and stroke registry components of the Stroke Program.
Full Time 40 Hours/ week
Monday-Friday with flexibility for 4 days/week when needed
Full Time Benefit Package
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors Degree in Nursing with minimum three years of clinical nursing experience, at least two years in the area of neuro/stroke; Masters Degree preferred
Two or more years experience with project management and/or quality improvement
Current RN licensure in the state of Michigan
ACLS certification to be obtained within one year of position and maintained
Stroke-certified RN (SCRN) or neuro-certified RN (CNRN) within two years from hire
Critical care course completed successfully within six months
Must complete the acute stoke unit specific competencies
Eight hours of stroke-related continuing education annually
Track record of working successfully with physicians and healthcare teams in collaborative practice model
Demonstrated expert clinical knowledge of care management of the stroke patient and family
Understanding and application of concepts of strategic planning, quality improvement principles, and quantitative analysis. Self-directed and highly motivated
Ability to take necessary actions to develop and maintain personal job competencies/expertise and to improve performance on an ongoing basis; keep current regarding medical and technological trends in stroke care
Demonstrated excellent coaching and mentoring skills
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now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one
of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the
health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s
major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and
remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical
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in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,
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