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RN, Stroke Program Coordinator

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Job ID: 32991
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking an experienced RN for a Program Coordinator role for the Stroke Program at St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington.  This is a full-time exempt position that will work Day shift.  This position will provide leadership and direction for our Stroke Program that has a Level III Stroke Center Certification.

We offer:

  • a comprehensive benefits package 
  • relocation assistance
  • A mission driven non-profit healthcare system
  • A healthcare system on the Magnet Journey

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center is a 150-bed acute care medical center with a level III trauma center, located just 40 miles North of Portland, Oregon. The Longview-Kelso area offers the best of both worlds, a peaceful lifestyle and natural beauty of a family-orientated community of 60,000, with close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Mountains, and the urban amenities of both Portland and Seattle.   Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


This position is responsible for working directly with leadership and support staff to provide leadership and direction for the Stroke Program. Assists with clinical management of stroke patients including coordination of patient care, multidisciplinary teams, performance improvement, and education activities. Further responsibilities include coordination, implementation and sustainability of various Stroke programs and services.


  1. Evaluates staff and process performance in the areas of Stroke services. Provides clinical consultation within a complex network of disciplines working in concert to provide high quality care, serving as an internal/external resource for staff and physicians
  2. Coordinates and implements process improvement for the stroke program. Identifies areas of opportunities and works closely with clinical staff/physicians and management to ensure compliance.
  3. Conducts and coordinates inter-facility, EMS and regional professional staff training for the stroke program . Participates in community education and promotion of the program and practice guidelines among current and future sites.
  4. Oversees the Stroke Program Registry (Get with the Guidelines) and data abstraction activities in collaboration with other stakeholders. Analyzes and interprets data of population under consideration. Compares outcomes against program goals. Participates in protocol design for data collection, feedback and analysis.
  5. Coordinates planning, evaluation of program effectiveness, efficiency and quality of service. Represents the program on inter-facility committees to enhance and foster optimal care. Provides ongoing assessment of program needs. Submits quality indicator information to senior leaders and Quality Council for monitoring and tracking.
  6. Provides active leadership for the Stroke program, including oversight of the telemedicine program. Provides auditing and tracking of the Stroke Program metrics.
  7. Coordinates inter-facility transfers and protocols, in-house protocols all in synchronization with the Transfer Center forthe Stroke Program.
  8. Utilizes the concepts of Quality Improvement when planning and implementing process changes.
  9. Conducts quarterly reporting of program effectiveness in order to ensure long-term sustainability.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Registered Nurse with BSN or equivalent Bachelor’s degree. Masters preferred.
  • WA State RN license & AHA BLS Provider Certification
  • Minimum of 4 years in a health care setting required.
  • Experience in EMS, prefer paramedic training, preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in providing educational seminars

Additional  Certification requirements: 

  • mRS certification within 90 days of hire and recertification every 2 years
  • NIHSS certification within 180 days of hire and recertification every 2 years
  • Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) within 1 year of hire preferred

Other Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities with skills to develop and direct a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at one time
  • Demonstrated ability to promote positive relationships and a customer-focused work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a self-directed environment
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of current National and State Stroke guidelines


  • Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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