HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Stroke Coordinator Nurse Practitioner (NP), FT in Aurora, Colorado

The Medical Center of Aurora has thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of stroke patients. In 2017, TMCA was recertified for the 6th time as a Primary Stroke Center and received a Certificate of Distinction through the Joint Commission. TMCA was also awarded with the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from Get With The Guidelines in 2016 and 2017.

At The Medical Center of Aurora, our comprehensive stroke care includes: * Stroke Alert Program to provide better care to stroke patients * 24/7 on-call neurology coverage for stroke patients * 24/7 neurosurgical services for hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke patients * A specially trained skull-base neurosurgeon who specializes in cerebrovascular services, including aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations * Interventional neuroradiology services with the latest generation of bi-plane technology. Bi-plane technology is imaging equipment that allows the cerebrovascular team to have 3D images of the blood vessels/vascular system in the brain. This allows us to locate the clot and identify the best treatment for reestablishing blood flow to the brain. * Stroke support group to offer resources for life after stroke * Neurorehabilitation through our physical, occupational and/or speech therapy as well as Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital – comprehensive stroke rehabilitation with more certified staff than any other Colorado facility * AirLife Denver – the region’s first dedicated and certified stroke transport teams Position Summary: This position supports the mission of The Medical Center of Aurora. It is focused on optimizing the quality of life for all those served by expanding beyond traditional medical care to meet the needs of the whole person. The/Stroke Coordinator Nurse Practitioner (NP)/exemplifies professional nursing practice through expert education, consultation, research, and management/leadership activities. The Stroke Coordinator NP is a leading nurse expert in stroke and related cardiovascular care across all settings, and acts a resource for, support to, and leader of Stroke and Stroke related cardiovascular resources within the hospital. In a collaborative manner, the Stroke Coordinator NP leads in the design, implementation, and evaluation of new programs, projects, and systems regarding Stroke Care. When need arises, will perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

The Medical Center of Aurora expects our core values to be reflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients and family members, and with others in the community. The intent of these values is to assure that TMCA creates the environment where individuals choose to work, and that patient care services are of the highest quality.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current licensure in the State of Colorado as a Registered Nurse. BLS, ACLS Healthcare provider. Board Certification by the State of Colorado as a Nurse Practitioner (NP), CCRN preferred; requirement after 1 year in position.

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Masters degree in nursing as an NP required; specialty area in Acute & Critical Care or similar preferred

Experience: Minimum two years clinical nursing experience in CV or related services; some critical care experience preferred, one year of experience in NP or related role preferred.

Special Qualifications: Demonstrates good organizational skills, ability to plan and provide for delivery of programming and education to nursing and non-nursing personnel. Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, and other health care team members in order to develop outstanding rapport and good adherence to Stroke Program goals and care initiatives. Demonstrates knowledge and competence in working with interdisciplinary teams to ensure completion of projects. Must be able to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of adult learning principles, nursing theory, nursing standards and practice and educational design and delivery. Must demonstrate proficient computer skills, including data analysis, professional communication documents and slide presentations. Must have effective verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong presentation skills with the ability to adapt to multiple audiences, including other care providers and community partner groups. Strong critical thinking skills a must.

Degree of supervision required: Involves general guidance and direction by the Service Line Director of Neurosciences with additional support and guidance from the Stroke Medical Director. Employee will be expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Stroke Coordinator Nurse Practitioner (NP), FT

Location: Colorado-Aurora-The Medical Center of Aurora

Requisition ID: 03191-68695