30% Clinical Support
The Nurse Educator is responsible for providing clinical support to ensure that hospital emergency department staff are successful in treating acute ischemic stroke. The Nurse Educator ensures the IDHI Stroke Programs clinical protocols, keeping all current with best practices. Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the IDHI Stroke Program and develops solutions within assigned IDHI Stroke Program hospitals and telemedicine facilities. Utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to provide guidance to the ED physicians and care teams on the care of stroke patients that is family and patient centered. The Nurse Educator participates in formal quality, performance improvement and research projects annually or as needed. Consults directly with the IDHI Stroke Program Director of Operations and the Assistant Director.
There is routine in-state travel with some overnight stays required for this position.
Participates in outreach activities for the UAMS IDHI Stroke Program. Routine on-site visits with assigned hospitals, within a region, are conducted to review AHA AIS treatment time targets, identify opportunities for improvement through QI data analysis perform clinical case reviews and review contract deliverables. In addition, the Nurse Educator conducts quality reviews of live tele-stroke consults and provides feedback to the hospital Nurse Facilitator for areas of improvement within the consult including the NIHSS assessment and the administration of alteplase. The Nurse Educator provides leadership to hospital management and care team providers through appropriate means when corrective actions are required. The Nurse Educator will assist assigned hospitals with required community outreach initiatives as needed.
Maintains the IDHI Stroke Programs training and clinical protocols keeping all current with best practices. Continually evaluates the program to address identified deficiencies/learning needs within IDHI Stroke Program hospitals, telemedicine facilities. Understands and assures the use of appropriate IDHI Stroke Program clinical education program initiatives and imparts this knowledge to hospital faculty/staff across Arkansas as appropriate. Identifies barriers or concerns which interfere with the learning process and suggest alternatives for resolution.
10% Other duties as assigned.
Takes proactive approach towards hospitals and agencies. Always respectful of others. Always uses appropriate communication, both verbal and written. Maintain privacy/confidentiality. Available and responsive to medical personnel, organizations, agencies and schools. Always follows the UAMS Code of Conduct policy and the UAMS Core Values.
- Bacalaureate Degree in Nursing or related health field
- Experience presenting to healthcare professionals; i.e., serving as a preceptor, presenting education to peers
- 3 years RN experience; 3 years emergency department nursing experience; 2 years leadership experience as charge nurse, nurse management or other leadership experience
- Arkansas RN License; CPR certification
- Proficient in: Microsoft office software including Excel, Word, and PPT; working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook e-mail/calendar and electronic medical record software.
- Ability to push, pull, and assist with carrying the inflatable mega brain (approx. 100 lbs); standing for lectures/teaching events.
- Baccalaureate or higher degree in Nursing; BS in health field or organizational management field, or 3 years experience in customer service or sales
- Experience with primary or comprehensive stroke center care; clinical experience specific to stroke care or experience working with hospitals to implement and maintain a patient care service.
- Specialized certifications in ED, stroke, or other nursing specialty
- Advanced skill with Microsoft Office applications and data analytics software
This is a safety sensitive position and subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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