HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Stroke Program Coordinator in Richmond, Virginia

CJW Medical Center have been caring for stroke patients longer than any other hospital in the area, providing the fast response and effective treatment needed to save the brain and safeguard the quality of life during a stroke. Designed individual treatments and well-being in mind, our specialized HCA Virginia neuroscience intensive care units (NSICUs) with transitional step-down facilities set the standard in the region for quality stroke care. Our comprehensive stroke care and stroke recovery program offers a complete range of medical and surgical interventions, as well as stroke rehabilitation services for inpatients and outpatients.

All HCA Virginia hospitals have an advanced stroke center accredited through The Joint Commission.. The campus of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis is certified by DNV Healthcare as an advanced primary stroke center, and Johnston-Willis Hospital is comprehensive certified by DNV and is the only non-academic facility certified as such in the commonwealth. This means we meet and exceed standards that ensure the best stroke care and stroke recovery care. When we're notified of a potential stroke patient, our HCA Virginia stroke care team calls a “Code Neuro.” That's our well-established and highly integrated process for response, diagnosis and treatment of stroke, linking local first responders, outlying community hospitals and all HCA Virginia hospitals in Richmond. With this system, our care begins before patients even get to the hospital.

At the direction of Neuroscience Administrator, the Stroke Program Coordinator will: * Coordinates, guides and assures patients follow stroke protocols from the time of arrival to the time of discharge. * Assures continuous quality improvement through data collection, analysis and process improvement. * Provides comprehensive education pertaining to stroke intervention, prevention and rehabilitation forinpatients and the community. * Identifies educational needs and collaborates with nursing management to develop and implement staff education. * Makes regular rounds on stroke patients to evaluate appropriateness of treatment plan and nursing intervention.

EXPERIENCE * Required – Three to five years’ experience as an RN, including recent clinical experience with neuro patients, with demonstrated leadership and management skills. Must have knowledge of “evidence-based” medicine practice. Must possess excellent communication, organization and critical thinking skills. * Preferred – Recent Emergency department experience and ACLS certification. Demonstrated expertise and experience in acute stroke research and in stroke awareness, prevention, risk identification and stroke scale measurements.

EDUCATION * Required – Graduation from an accredited school of nursing * Preferred – Bachelor or Master degree in Nursing. Advanced study in the field of neurological nursing.

LICENSURE * Licensed or eligible for license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Title: Stroke Program Coordinator

Location: Virginia-Richmond-Chippenham Hospital

Requisition ID: 00035-33764