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Neuro Nurse Expert Job
The Neuro Nurse Expert oversees and coordinates care of the complex Neuro patient throughout the continuum of the Comprehensive Stroke Program. This position is responsible for maintaining quality standards of care, maintaining daily concurrent review, maintaining professional documentation, supporting current policies and procedures, coordinating care during transfers from outside facility, coordinating and supporting care within University and responding to code strokes throughout the hospital. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Must have least five years of experience with care of neurovascular patients and critical care.
RN with a current license to practice as a professional nurse in the state where work is performed, or compact license.Advanced Stroke Life Support, BLS, ACLS.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN).
Previous experience working with stroke patients.
Demonstrated knowledge of research principles, quality improvement principles, departmental and Hospital guidelines related to patient care.
Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the Neuro Team, Stroke Program Medical staff, Physicians, and other staff members in a professional manner.
Ability to evaluate and appropriately respond to verbal and nonverbal communication from patients with diverse states of
development (adult, geriatric).
Exhibits demonstrated leadership, decision-making, independent judgment, customer service, good organization, communication, and planning skills.
Demonstrated understanding of DNV Certification process and professional standards for Scope of Practice.
Key Job Responsibilities
Provides advanced practice nursing consultation on complex stroke patients, functioning as a resource for patients, family, and nursing staff.
Facilitates daily interdisciplinary rounding on all stroke patients, ensuring a smooth transition of care from one level to the next ensuring quality stroke care.
Performs concurrent and retrospective chart review to ensure compliance with Clinical Practice Guidelines and Quality Measures.
Designs and implements neuro/stroke education across all healthcare disciplines, in collaboration with nursing leadership and other departments, ensuring certification requirements are met.
Performs administrative duties and services related to quality, safety, education, and policy & procedure development.
Performs root cause analysis and direct feedback to nursing leadership, in conjunction with data specialist, for fall out cases.
Provides acute stroke assessment through attending stroke alerts, as appropriate. Collects and analyze stroke alert data.
Provides acute stroke nursing support for Urgent Transfer Line by carrying assigned on-call pager. This is a shared responsibility with other stroke center staff 24/7.
Supports development of nursing staff through real experience coaching of assessment, patient education, and core metrics.
Participates in design and delivery of community education and outreach.
Ensures patients’ needs, as a total person (physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, cultural, etc.) are addressed and consistent with patient’s age and development level.
Facilitates best practice based on relevant Clinical Practice Guidelines, adhering to Workplace Ethics, Compliance Program Standards, policies and procedures and participates in organizational effectiveness activities.
Performs other job functions as assigned or requested.
The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
Must have good balance and coordination.
The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.