Stroke Program Analyst RN - #2008567
The Stroke Program Analyst is a Registered Nurse (RN) who will support excellence in stroke care by working closely with the Stroke Program Manager and other members of the Core Stroke Team. This RN will assist with maintaining hospital stroke certification through actions such as data abstraction, data input, and data analysis. This position will assist with the continuous improvement of stroke care through the dissemination of analytical discoveries to the Core Stroke Team and assist with improvement projects as directed. Incumbent demonstrates excellent customer service performance with attitude and actions consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of MidMichigan Health and the commitment to extraordinary care for every patient.
Essential Duties & Responsibilites
- (20%)* Performs extensive medical record reviews and concurrent chart data abstraction on all regulatory required clinical indicators for all stroke patient charts relevant to core measures. (20%)* Coordinates data collection, data entry, and reporting of data appropriately.
- (20%)* Submits required data to get with the guidelines (gwtg) and other regulatory agencies as requested.
- (20%)* Assists in preparation of monthly, quarterly, and specialty reports as requested.
- (20%)* Collects ongoing data regarding outcomes of stroke program.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Attends and participates in departmental meetings.
- Uses clinical databases to identify and analyze opportunities for improvement, with the goal of improving patient care and the financial viability of the stroke program.
- Works collaboratively with stroke program manager and other department employees (such as quality and inpatient units) to communicate data and process improvement initiatives.
- Assists stroke program manager and staff to assure compliance with all required standards, especially pertaining to the primary stroke center standards.
- Participates in professional development opportunities and engages in continuous study for the entire professional field, including evidence-based practice to maintain professional competence, clinical knowledge, and skills for stroke patient population.
- Maintains core measurement knowledge through self-development and keeps current on all changes related to core measure requirements.
- Assists stroke program manager with implementing formal and informal education and training regarding stroke care to nursing and ancillary staff.
- Demonstrates confidentiality and abides by HIPAA requirements.
- Adheres to general health system standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal skills, interpersonal relationships, and team building by following hospital policies and procedures, contributing to the overall quality of services, and assuming responsibility for keeping informed about changes in policies and procedures.
- Acts as a professional role model and patient advocate.
- Other duties as assigned or designated by the stroke program manager or Director of neuroscience service line.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
- Associates Degree required, Bachelors Degree preferred.
- Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Michigan required.
- BLS required
- Required to obtain the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) certification through the National Stroke Association within six months of hire or transfer to the position.
- Data abstracting and interpretation of statistical reports skils required.
- Minimum of three years experience in clinical management of stroke patients preferred.
- MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft® Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent customer service and organizational skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with patients and professionals of all disciplines.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.
- Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.
- Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.
- Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).
- Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.
- May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.
- Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.
- Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.
- Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling.
- May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.
- Physical Demand Level: Sedentary. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 0-10 lbs.
Location: MidMichigan Health · Neuroscience Services
Schedule: Casual, Day Shift, EIP - Staff