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Stroke Program Coordinator, RN, BSN
Category: Nursing Leadership
Job Requisition: 9088
Department: Nursing - ICU - Neurosurgery
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift, Monday through Friday
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC

General Summary of Position:
The incumbent in this position is responsible for providing competent professional nursing care. Working collaboratively with physicians, nurses and interdisciplinary teams, the Stroke Program Coordinator provides professional, clinical nursing and technical knowledge, skills and expertise required for the provision and continuity of comprehensive neurological and stroke patient care. The Stroke Program Coordinator provides oversight and coordination of all elements of the Stroke Program, in collaboration with the Medical Director of the Stroke Program. They will ensure the assessment, management, implementation, and evaluation of interventions set forth by the Get With The Guidelines Campaign and The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care certification. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

  • EDUCATION/TRAINING: Graduate of an accredited nursing program. BSN required; MSN preferred
  • EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of acute care nursing experience required, preferably in stroke care.
  • LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Registered Nurse license in the District of Columbia. Basic Cardiac Life Support. Advanced Cardiac Life Support. CNRN, SCRN or certification by a comparable board is preferred.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Ability to perform standard and complex nursing technologies within the critical care environment. Candidate should possess effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to set priorities and work under stress. Ability to multitask and manage time to perform well on long-term projects, while being flexible enough to incorporate short-term projects on an ongoing basis.
Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning, organizing and evaluating patient care within the program, as well as compliance with regulatory agencies and national guidelines for stroke management.
  • Based on evaluation, implements protocols as needed to ensure compliance with disease-specific care measures and national guidelines.
  • Responsible for ongoing monitoring of stroke patients while hospitalized at MGUH until successful discharge of patient.
  • Responsible for the collection and submission of Stroke Core measures to The Joint Commission and CMS.
  • Responsible for ongoing performance improvement initiatives for the Stroke Program.
  • Responds to patient and significant other’s concerns through counseling and education regarding the Stroke Program. 
  • Communicates clearly, accurately and effectively to peers, physicians, visitors, and other departments to facilitate patient care for the stroke patient. 
  • Supports unit and organization’s goals for the fulfillment of the Get With The Guidelines Campaign and The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification.
  • Maintains all necessary standards required for ongoing Stroke Center certification.
  • Delegates and supervises other nursing staff in rendering patient care in accordance with D.C. Scope of Practice, MGUH policies and procedures, and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) standards.
  • Facilitates the Stroke Steering Committee at MGUH and ensures hospital leadership is aware of progress of the Stroke Program.
  • Participates as the MGUH representative in the D.C. Stroke Collaborative group.
  • Serves in a leadership capacity for all program-related committees.
  • Participates and leads educational programs to ensure the appropriate implementation of the Get With The Guidelines Campaign and disease-specific care certification through The Joint Commission.
  • Facilitates development and implementation of education for patients and families specific to stroke.
  • Utilizes various methodologies to enhance stroke awareness in MGUH and public outreach programs.
  • Plans and organizes the development of an annual community outreach event for public awareness of stroke.  
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. 
The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive. 


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