St. Dominic Hospital

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SDH Stroke Program Coordinator

at St. Dominic Hospital

Posted: 12/6/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 8884
Keywords: medical, hospitals

Job Description

Location: St. Dominic Hospital
Department: NEUROSCIENCE - 6500
Employment Type: Full Time 80
Shift: Day
Other Shift Details:
Job Code: 8884


Accountable and responsible twenty-four hours per day for managing, guiding, developing, and implementing safe clinical practice and high quality patient care throughout St. Dominic Stroke Services program. Works collaboratively with EMS, hospital administrators, physicians, nursing staff, and various other hospital staff members to improve clinical outcomes and processes of care for all stroke patients at St. Dominic Hospital and throughout our network of care. Utilizes in-depth knowledge of neurology to drive improvement through various roles and alliances. This position will identify opportunities for growth and expansion throughout the state. Accountable for the development of stroke-ready programs, personnel, and quality throughout our tele- stroke network. Accountable for adherence to all regulatory and professional standards. Leads in promoting the Christian mission of healing and nurturing in the program, throughout the organization, and in the community. Reports to Neuroscience Service Line Administrator.

Major problem solving responsibilities of this position include the understanding of economic, demographic and governmental changes impacting the state healthcare system; anticipating and measures competitor strategies, market shares, and impacts on rural outreach education with patient services delivered through St. Dominic Hospital.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree in health related subject

Required Licenses

[Mississippi, United States] Other

Holds a current Mississippi license without restrictions as a health care professional.

Required Skills

Sound technical, critical thinking and teamwork skills required. Must be skilled in physical and mental health assessment, diagnosis, treatment, pharmacology and advanced clinical practice. Must demonstrate ability to recognize patients' individual needs based on medical conditions, age limitations and planned procedures.

Minimum Work Experience

Minimum of 5 years of experience in a supervisory role.


Coordinates the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of St. Dominic Stroke Services and Telemedicine Services within St. Dominic and in all partnering facilities. Facilitates integration of evidence based standards of care throughout St. Dominic Program Stroke Center and the stroke programs developed at partnering facilities. Provides education to staff at St. Dominic Hospital and all partnering hospitals to promote best practices in stroke care and through telemedicine. Updates and facilitates compliance with order sets and algorithms at St. Dominic and throughout all partnering facilities. Collects data and performs data analysis on the stroke and telemedicine programs. Creates Performance Improvement Plans based on findings. Communicates findings and action plans to all parties. Leads improvement strategies. Facilitates monthly meetings of core stroke team, Stroke Grand Rounds, Stroke Support Group, and Morbidity and Mortality Conference. Facilitates monthly meetings with partnering facilities to perform case reviews, provide continuing staff education, and evaluate customer satisfaction. Supervises, assess performance, and provides performance feedback to employees in Nursing Service, Medical Staff Services, Diagnostic Imaging, Rehabilitation Services, Laboratory, Pharmacy, and Patient Access Center. Coordinates Joint Commission activities regarding Comprehensive Stroke Center Recertification and ensures all requirements are met in regard to being a Level 1 Stroke Center in the Statewide System of Care. Assists partnering facilities in maintaining their requirements necessary to participate in the system of care. Participates in the developing, reviewing, and revising all Policies and Procedures related to the Stroke and Telemedicine programs within St. Dominic Hospital and throughout all partnering facilities.Identifies grant opportunities and completes grant submission requirements for funding of telemedicine program. Participates in extensive marketing efforts, as well as community education efforts, throughout the state of Mississippi to promote St. Dominic Stroke and Telemedicine Programs. Works to create top of mind awareness of St. Dominic Hospital services.


Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization. Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention. Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience. Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice. Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities. Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards. Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information. Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization. Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.


Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty. Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds with or without assistance. Transferring, repositioning patients.  Reaching, stooping, bending, kneeing, and crouching for patient care functions. Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required. Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or needles is essential to performing assigned duties. Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast-paced environment. Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests. Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. May be subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances. Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.

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