Prime Healthcare

RN Stroke Coordinator

Facility St. Francis Medical Center
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type


Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! St. Francis Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.


St. Francis Medical Center is one of the leading comprehensive healthcare institutions serving Southeast Los Angeles. St. Francis is dedicated to providing vital healthcare services for the 700,000 adults and 300,000 children who count on the hospital for high quality and compassionate medical care. St. Francis is recognized for its full range of diagnostic and treatment services in specialties including Cardiovascular, Surgical, Orthopedics, Maternal-Child Health, Behavioral Health and Emergency and Trauma Care.  In addition, the hospital offers a broad array of education and outreach programs that advance community health. St. Francis Medical Center is a Certified Primary Stroke Center, Approved STEMI Receiving Center for Los Angeles County and designated Baby-Friendly healthcare facility by Baby-Friendly USA. Please visit for more information.



The Stroke Program Coordinator is fundamental to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the stroke program directed towards the provision of quality services for patients who are experiencing stroke from a multi-disciplinary perspective throughout the continuum of care. This individual works collaboratively with the Stroke Program Medical Director in a mutually supportive relationship which is essential to the success of the program.

The Stroke Program Coordinator is an expert nurse who provides leadership for the organization of services and systems necessary for a collaborative approach to stroke care. The Stroke Program Coordinator will assume the day-to-day responsibilities of process and performance improvement activities as they relate to nursing, and ancillary personnel and assist in carrying out the same functions for all staff.

The Stroke Program Coordinator plans, implements and evaluates clinical programs to achieve high quality, patient-focused outcomes which advance patient and family care and nursing practice in stroke care.

The Stroke Program Coordinator is responsible for the Stroke Program development, quality assessment, improvement and inter/intra disciplinary communications.
The Stroke Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with all hospital on shared system and performance improvement projects.



Program Management Responsibilities:


  • Develops and establishes operational and strategic goals and objectives consistent with the American Heart and Stroke Association, The Joint Commission for Accreditation, including Performance Improvement and Patient Safety program.

  • Coordinates the development, implementation, review, and revision of Stroke Program standards, policies, procedures, and protocols.

  • Incorporates knowledge of AHA Guidelines as well as emerging science and evidence-based practice into Stroke program standards.

  • Participates in Acute Stroke Code activations when available to ensure protocols are followed.

  • Assists in coordination of the Tele-stroke Program.

  • Leads and participates in performance improvement processes.


 Administrative Responsibilities:


  • Monitors the Operational Efficiency of the Stroke Program.

  • Promotes marketing efforts for the Stroke Program to internal and external audiences that will support the Program image to the community.


Education Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver acute stroke continuing education programs. Plans, coordinates, and evaluates Stroke education for nursing, residents and providers related to the care and management of a stroke a patient in collaboration with Stroke Program Director.

  • Provides stroke related education to internal and external audiences, including planning and participating in educational programs targeting hospital personnel, EMS providers in the local and regional communities.

  • Participate in educational opportunities appropriate to professional goals.


 Committee Responsibilities:


  • Chairs relevant Stroke Program Committees related to quality improvement and regulatory adherence.

  • Actively participates on internal, local, regional, and national advisory groups to work to advance the science of care for the person experiencing stroke.


Clinical Responsibilities:


  • Supports delivery of evidence-based acute stroke assessment and management.

  • Provides expert nursing consultation and practice oversight.

  • Manages critical pathway time frames. Evaluates patient outcomes and identifies and intervenes on variances.

  • Create and implement delivery models for the transitions of complex patients between multiple specialty and primary care providers and between healthcare settings and home.






  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or healthcare related field preferred.

  • Current state RN License.

  • Five years clinical and/or management experience in a multidisciplinary health care setting which includes a minimum of two years of inpatient and relevant stroke care experience preferred.

  • Clinical experience in working with patients who have experienced neurological deficits and stroke preferred.

  • Knowledgeable on current State Laws and Regulations as applicable to facility and neuro/stroke programs.

  • Experience in program development and coordination within a complex organization.

  • Expertise in developing patient and staff education materials as well as in providing education to individuals and groups.

  • Able to provide support to other sites, if and as needed.


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics.  If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources. 


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