Hours/Type: Full time, Permanent 80 hours with ADO
Classification Title: RN Grade 4B Year 1 (YX11) or Grade 3 Allied Health
Department/Unit: Stroke/Alfred Brain Program
Alfred Health delivers a comprehensive stroke service with acute care delivered on The Alfred hospital site and specialist rehabilitation and community services based at the nearby Caulfield Hospital site. As well as directly admitting over 500 acute stroke patients a year, The Alfred provides tertiary stroke services for endovascular and neurosurgical care for surrounding hospitals. There is a 24/7 thrombolysis and endovascular clot retrieval service.
This is a new full-time post and part of Alfred Health’s commitment in delivering excellence in clinical neuroscience care. The Stroke Coordinator is responsible for facilitating coordinated care for Stroke patients presenting directly or as tertiary referrals to Alfred Health. This includes the provision of services through the Emergency Department, acute inpatient wards, transfer to subacute/rehabilitation facilities and discharge into the community. It is a position for a person with a passion for stroke and patient centred care. The stroke co-ordinator will work closely with the Director of Stroke Services, the ward service stroke consultant, the nurse unit managers of 7 West (stroke) and 2 East (neurosurgery) wards, the stroke nurse educator and the stroke data manager as well as the hospital bed management team.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide a single point of contact for users of the Alfred health stroke pathway
Coordination, monitoring and evaluation of efficient and effective delivery of stroke care throughout the health service from acute, subacute and discharge planning within the interdisciplinary team.
Ensure the provision of and coordination of patient focused outcomes and implementation of evidence based stroke care
Coordinating and promoting multidisciplinary family meetings for stroke patients where appropriate
Lead the assessment, planning , and evaluation of stroke care ensuring compliance with best practice to achieve a coordinated patient journey from admission through to community reintegration
Develop, review and implement relevant pathways of care and/or clinical guidelines/policy, to ensure that care across the continuum, is consistent, effective, efficient, evidence based and equitably accessible to all patient groups
Actively participate in stroke services activities
Organise and facilitate stroke patient and family education by overseeing implementation of ‘My stroke journey’
Work with Director of Stroke and Clinical Service Director to implement Stroke models of care and monitor compliance and clinical outcomes i.e. Hyperacute Stroke Unit Care, Code Stroke
Work across Stroke and Neurosurgery to manage all patients admitted with Intracerebral Haemorrhage.
Professional Registration with relevant AHPRA Board
At least 5 years clinical experience in Stroke Care
Relevant Clinical Master’s – Advanced Practice
Be able to demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills (including time management)
Demonstrated ability to practice as part of the multi-disciplinary health care team
Staff benefits include
Discount Health Insurance
Car Parking (subject to availability)
Child care services
Applications close: Sunday 22 September, 2019
All enquiries to Craig Spiers, Alfred Brain Clinical Service Director via 9076 3317