Tower Health

  • Stroke Program Coordinator

    Job Locations US-PA-Pottstown
    Requisition ID
    2018-22837
    Hospital
    Pottstown Hospital
    Shift
    1-Day
    Department
    Clinical Quality Management
    Category
    Hidden (24278)
    # of Openings
    1
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

     

    With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

     

    Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

     

    At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives

    Job Summary

    The Stroke Program Coordinator (SPC)  will collaborate with all health care professionals to establish the standards of stroke care, and assure that all areas are current with American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) and The Joint Commission (TJC) requirements.  The SPC is responsible for directing the Stroke Quality Improvement components required to maintain accreditation standards. The SPC is responsible for promoting and generating greater medical staff/hospital staff/community awareness regarding Stroke through community outreach activities.  The SPC performs other duties as assigned and reports to the Chief Quality Officer. The SPC is responsible for promoting stroke care based on evidence based clinical practice guidelines for Stroke care.  The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary health team.  Supported by the Multidisciplinary Stroke Committee (MSC), the SPC maintains a strong component of patient advocacy, with day to day review and coordination of multi-disciplinary services.  Provides formal and informal education for professional, technical and ancillary personnel, and serves as a liaison between the hospital and regulatory agencies. 

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Post graduate nursing or education degree required.  
    • Must document 8 hours of ongoing stroke specific education annually. 

     

    Experience:

    • RN with a minimum of 5 years critical care experience 
    • Cardiovascular experience desirable.

    Licenses/Certificates:

    • RN License and currently registered in the Commonwealth of PA
    • Current CPR for HealthCare Provider required.

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