RN Stroke Program Manager

  • Company: Hospital Corporation of America
  • Location: Wichita, Kansas
  • Posted: December 09, 2017
  • Reference ID: 00323-18045
The Stroke Program Manager, working collaboratively with the Medical Director and the Market Quality Director, is responsible for all operational aspects and evaluation of the Stroke Program including program development, planning, organizing, implementation, assessment, patient flow and performance improvement. The Program Manager is responsible for assuring all stroke program standards are met as required by CMS, The Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines program. The Program Manager coordinates stroke certification/recertification, and, in collaboration with Quality, reviews medical records for compliance to all standards and develops and implements action plans based on analysis of data. In collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team, is responsible for developing systems to enhance coordination of care across the continuum, community and EMS outreach and education, staff, physician and patient education and marketing communications. The role includes translating research into practice through the management of clinical pathways, order sets and other resources to support the program; acting as a resource in stroke clinical specialty to colleagues across disciplines; serving as a role model/leader in process improvement initiatives for stroke care. She/he will function as a role model in the use of the nursing process and develop, introduce and evaluate new approaches to stroke nursing practice. Assures compliance with Stroke Program standards (CMS, GWTG, TJC) Coordinates stroke certification and recertification. Develops systems to enhance coordination of care across the continuum. Provides direction to the multidisciplinary team on community outreach, education and marketing. Translates research into practice. Serves as resource in stroke clinical specialty

About Wesley Medical Center

Wesley Medical Center's physicians treat more than 24,000 patients annually, making us the most preferred hospital in Kansas and Northern Oklahoma. Our obstetricians and childbirth staff deliver more than 6,000 babies each year, more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley Medical Center is a Level 1 trauma center and the only Level 2 pediatric trauma center in Kansas.

Wesley Medical Center offers robust, comprehensive healthcare services including emergency room, cardiovascular orthopedic, and oncology specialists. The hospital recently completed a renovation of its women's hospital and is in the process of building Wesley Children's Hospital, the first and only children's hospital in Wichita. Our emergency services include a level 1 trauma center and the only level 2 pediatric trauma center in Kansas. When you are experiencing a medical emergency, you can trust our ER and trauma team to deliver outstanding care.

Wesley Medical Center has been an HCA facility since 1985.
Required Registration, Licensure and/or Certification
  • Current Licensure in the State of Kansas as an Advanced practice
    nurse (Nurse Practitioner)
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) verification course, asspecified in policy
  • Successful completion of Dysrhythmia Exam within allotted time frame, as specified in policy
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) verification course within allotted time frame, as specifiedin policy
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stroke Scale certification
    Preferred Registration, Licensure and/or Certification
  • HealthCare Quality certification
  • Critical Care Experience

    Required Education
  • Master's degree in Nursing
    Preferred Education
  • Master's degree in a healthcare-related field

    Required Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years healthcare experience
  • Minimum of 3 years experience demonstrated involvement in management of stroke patients and a solid grasp of hemodynamics
  • Supervisory and /or management experience
    Preferred Experience
  • 5 years clinical health care experience

    Required Knowledge and Skills
  • Comfortable and skilled at working with physician, health care providers and other stakeholdersin the organization
  • Capable of gaining immediate credibility with individuals throughexperience, presentation, communication skills, empathy and compassion
  • Analytical skills includinga working knowledgeof basic statisticsand statistical analysis methodologies
  • Knowledge of PC based computer software, i .e. Word and Excel
  • Ability to work independently and interdependently
  • Broad knowledge and familiarity with healthcare-related regulatory and accreditation requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of Regulatory Compliance standards of TJC, CMS, and other regulatory agency standardsaspertinent
  • Knowledge of positive process change strategies, Quality Management and Performance Improvement principles
  • Experience with continuous compliance processes

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