Stroke Nurse Navigator - Stroke Program - Full Time (1.0) - Day

Mohawk Valley Health Systems - New Hartford, NY3.6

Job Summary
Under the direction of and collaborating with the Program Coordinator, Stroke this position is responsible for deploying tactics developed by the Stroke Program Leadership to assist in meeting the goals and objectives of the stroke program. Systematically evaluates stroke patient care delivered across the pre, intra and where appropriate post hospital continuum identifying opportunities for process improvement and assists the relevant process owners in their improvement efforts. In collaboration with the Program Coordinator, Stroke and the Stroke Outreach Nurse plan and implement materials, programs and services to support post stroke survivors and caregivers.

Core Job Responsibilities
1 Applies clinical expertise and nursing experience to concurrently and/or retrospectively analyze patient care delivery documentation from all available sources to evaluate process timeliness and effectiveness, education needs, compliance issues or questions of clinical judgement.
2 Sees every newly hospitalized stroke-related diagnosis patient. Provides welcome package & reviews contents. Explains Stroke Team Member roles, describes what to expect during hospitalization. Participates in Team Rounds. Documents in patient record when appropriate.
3 Reviews each active patient chart daily. Provides direct feedback to process managers, clinicians and staff related to opportunities for improvement and rewards/recognitions for performance that meets or exceeds targets.
4 Responds to all Code Strokes (inpatient & ED) at the St. Luke's Campus. Assists the team in clinical care, documentation and process support. Facilitates communication with the StrokeTeam and other functions as required. Provides on the spot educational support to ensure consistency of patient care delivery.
5 Based upon care delivery observations, makes recommendations for initiatives to improve process and outcome performance and participates in support of those initiatives
6 In collaboration with stakeholders, makes recommendations for education relevant to case finding, including training of internal resources, patient education materials and support groups.
7 Participates in establishing and maintaining communication between ancillary departments and physicians, nursing personnel and other health care professionals.
8 Sees all hospitalized stroke-related diagnosis patients prior to discharge. Reinforces discharge plan, emphasizing medication and follow-up appointment compliance. Discusses and encourages participation in Stroke Support Group. Collects post discharge contact information. Conducts all required 30 and 90 day follow-up call sand he associated documentation. Coordinates and leads inpatient and post discharge stroke survivor and caregiver activities; leads efforts to continually improve the breadth and depth of services provided.

Education Requirements
Required Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Licensure /Certification Registration Requirements
Required Valid, unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the state of New York

Preferred Certification in clinical specialty

Required Experience
Required Recent clinical nursing experience in specialty and/or patient education
Preferred Leadership experience; Knowledge of program management and development