Supervises, assesses, plans, coordinates facilitates, and evaluates patient care and staff development; determines and maintains unit or program needs and standards (using nursing process and evidence –based information). Assumes responsibility and accountability for incorporating the vision, values, mission, and critical goals of the organization into their job performance. Assists the Clinical Director, in the management of the unit's assigned staff and patient population. May provide direct patient care according to needs of the unit/program and collaborates with physicians in executing the medical plan of care.
All RN staff who have direct responsibility for the care of stroke patients must have knowledge of:
• Stroke symptoms and warning signs
• Protocols and pathways used to identify, evaluate and management of stroke patients
• NIHSS and Modified Rankin Stroke scales
• Code Brain activation and protocol
• Stroke quality indicators
• Available stroke patient education materials and community resources
• Educational requirements
• Stroke Center website resources
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN, BScN) from an accredited NLN/CCNE institution.
Legally licensed to work as a registered nurse in the State of Arizona.
All staff who have direct responsibility for the care of stroke patients must have 8 hours of initial stroke specific education, and then 1 hour annually.
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years as a Registered Nurse (RN).
CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE: RN state licensure. Certification in BLS for healthcare workers. May require additional certification in specialty areas.