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University of Rochester Project Nurse - 217150 in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 044 Neurosurgery Management


Position Summary:

The Mobile Stroke Unit Administrator is an individual within the Comprehensive Stroke Center who oversees the daily administrative operation of the Mobile Stroke Unit.


MSU Administration

  • Provides direction, organization, and supervision for the Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) project and staff to assure high quality patient care, research and community relations.

  • Ensures compliance with regulatory and accrediting agency’s specifications to meet federal, state, and local standards.

  • Creates, writes, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, and supplies to maintain and comply with state and city ambulance, lab and CT scan licensure. These policies must be maintained and implemented with staff on a monthly basis.

  • Assists with Human Resource activities of department in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  • Directs the work of coordinators, support, clinical, physician and data collection staff to ensure efficient, timely and high quality results and adherence to research protocols.

  • Creates, identifies, and implements procedural and protocol changes to streamline processes when problems and/or trends arise.

  • Partners with Critical Care Nursing Director and Radiology Technologist Director to coordinate adequate staffing coverage and to assure all staff are current with all credentials and licensure to practice within their scope of practice on the MSU.

  • Initiates and conducts interdisciplinary meetings with all MSU staff, EMS partners, hospital Comprehensive Stroke Care team.

Regional Outreach

  • Regional Coordinator for the Comprehensive Stroke Center: Regular communication and feedback to hospital stroke coordinators re: cerebrovascular/stroke patients, QA, and outcome of transferred and/or consulted patients.

  • Hospital outreach: Routine on-site visits to all regional hospitals re: Life Image, transfer/follow-up issues, etc.; provision of status reports to insure appropriate follow-up and corrective measures for all (>15) regional hospitals covered within region.

  • Clinical resource for outreach and planning: Assist Director of Outreach with developing clinical agendas for MD education programs, proofing clinical content for development of clinical protocols, brochures, and other outreach resources/tools requiring clinical input.

Data Collection and Analysis

  • Works with regional hospital stroke staff to implement STAR-WNY data collection aimed at analyzing and assessing the care provided in those locations with a focus on improving outcomes of stroke patients

  • Oversees Neurosurgery QI Data Coordinator in the collection of patient and institutional level QA data relating to the care of stroke patients utilizing Get With the Guidelines.

  • Works with the Surgical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center and Neurosurgery QI Data Coordinator to identify deviations in guideline adherence and assist with corrective actions.

  • Oversees preparation and presentation of data reports needed to maintain CSC standards including surgical and endovascular volumes, complication rates, and compliance data and to support the STAR-WNY initiative in the region.

Clinical Educator (Internal & Regional)

  • Insures and provides ongoing teaching to associated nursing and allied staff to insure compliance with both Get With The Guidelines/Comprehensive Stroke Center standards as well as internal UR mandates

  • Provides nursing education necessary to implement care protocols for neurosurgery patients (with particular focus on patients with SAH, ICH, IVH, and/or undergoing intervention for stroke/cerebrovascular disease) with ED, floor, step-down, and neuro-ICU settings.

  • Educates lay population, EMS, and regional nursing and allied staff and other personnel via in-services, on-site visits, and conference offerings; with focus on neurosurgical and endovascular treatment for stroke/cerebrovascular disease.

Program Maintenance and Improvement

  • Updates and maintains policies and procedures to assure program operates in accordance with national standards for maintenance of comprehensive stroke certification.

  • Actively participates in hospital and regional performance improvement activities, updates and education related to cerebrovascular/stroke care.

  • Oversees ongoing review and revision of policies, treatment guidelines, benchmarks and patient care metrics as program develops and grows.


Must be a registered nurse with at least 5 years of relevant experience, including at least 2 years at a managerial level; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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