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There is one (1) opening for a permanent full-time Nursing Consultant, Institutional (NCI) within the Division of Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA), Community Health Systems.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Emergency Care system, this position provides clinical consultation and training on stroke care, care transitions, and quality improvement to hospital stroke coordinators, emergency medical services personnel, and other providers along the continuum of care. This includes training of stroke program managers, analysis of stroke data, development and implementation of quality improvement initiatives, and consultation on stroke care policy and national guidelines. This position provides technical consulting to stroke programs through focused quality improvement activities, analysis, and feedback that continuously improves stroke care.
•Provides clinical consulting services and technical assistance to hospital stroke program coordinators, emergency medical services personnel, and post-acute health professionals on stroke care, quality improvement, and care transitions.
•Develops and manages the quality improvement component of the Washington Coverdell Acute Stroke Program (WACASP) consistent with the national stroke measures and program goals.
•Provides and promotes training and educational programs for stroke coordinators and other health professionals along the continuum of care.
•Develops and writes educational materials to support stroke coordinators in meeting their responsibilities.
•Provides consultation and guidance to agency staff on the development of standards for stroke centers, determining compliance with stroke center requirements, and support stroke coordinators in achieving compliance with standards.
•Participates in Coverdell Program planning, reporting, evaluation, and grant application preparation.
•Collaborates with a broad spectrum of public health constituents and participants, including federal, state and local public health officials, government officials, private individuals, physicians, nurses and other health professionals regarding stroke care and stroke systems.
•Participates as part of the DOH emergency response team during public health emergencies and training events.
NOTE: Experience may have been gained concurrently. •A Bachelor of Science or higher in Nursing. •Licensed as a Registered Nurse or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in Washington State OR comparable license in another state and eligible to obtain licensure in Washington State within 6 months of hire.
•Two years working experience and operational knowledge of hospitals and stroke (preferred), cardiac, or trauma services at the level of coordinator/program manager, emergency nursing supervisor, or higher.
•Demonstrated experience in hospital quality improvement, including data abstraction, analysis, and designing and conducting quality improvement projects.