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Senior Stroke Program Coordinator Job

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Date: May 2, 2022

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


Serves as the Lead Stroke Program Coordinator by providing mentorship, guidance, and support to Stroke Program Coordinators across the MLH system. The incumbent provides professional, clinical nursing, and technical knowledge, skills, and expertise for the development and continuous improvement of comprehensive stroke patient care.  Researches, develops, and applies evidence based practice in clinical care, patient and staff education, and the development and adherence of policies, procedures and treatment protocols, and overall plan of care.  Provides data management oversight, data analysis, and reporting to identify patterns of care, benchmarked best practices, and opportunities for improvement.Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience





Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited program.


Eight (8) hours of initial and ongoing annual education and trainings related to or focused on cerebrovascular disease and treatment of acture stoke patients is required for all associates in this role.




Five (5) years experience in clinical nursing with neurological and/or cardiovascular patients including one (1) year of experience with stroke patients.


R.N. with current license to practice as a professional nurse in the state where work is performed, or compact license


BLS required.



Masters degree in nursing such as MSN, FNP, ANP, or GNP


Experience in a lead capacity preferred.










  • Progressive knowledge in Stroke care methods including data and outcomes management gained through independent clinical decision making skills.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to evaluate and appropriately respond to verbal and nonverbal communication from patients with diverse states of

    development (adult, geriatric).

  • Ability to coordinate and organize work.
  • Teaching skills and ability to develop/mentor others.
  • Ability in public speaking.
  • Applied knowledge utilizing tools/methods to perform clinical research and analysis in support of clinical quality Improvement activities.
  • Ability to review and summarize data observations and findings, present the findings in a clear and concise way, and assist with decisions related to performance improvement opportunities.
  • Ability to establish collaborative working relationships with patients, coworkers and community.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals and ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as the Lead Stroke Program Coordinator by providing mentorship, guidance, and support to Stroke Program Coordinators across the MLH system.
  • Provides clinical expertise to evaluate stroke patients, stroke protocol/processes, and associated data collection systems to support effective patient care delivery.
  • Coordinates with the healthcare staff to identify and diagnose patient care problems, implement approaches to these problems, and evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions.
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of an educational program designed to convey specialized knowledge and skills to the healthcare staff, patients, families, and the community.
  • Coordinates Stroke Center Program goals using a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Actively identifies, plans, and participates in research related to stroke patients.

Physical Requirements

  • 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.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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