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Director, Stroke Program

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NorthShore University Health System
Physical Address
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Job Description

Director, Stroke Program (70108)

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a premier integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked as a Top 15 Teaching Hospital in the U.S. Headquartered in Evanston, IL, NorthShore is comprised of four hospitals – Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park and Skokie. The system includes a 900 physician multispecialty group practice with 130 locations across Chicagoland. NorthShore has annual revenues of $2.1 billion and employs over 10,500 people.

Position Overview

As the Stroke Program Director, you will join our highly-engaged Stroke Program team of APNs, Manager of Data Quality and Transformation and data extraction that are responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating services and activities associated with the NorthShore University HealthSystem Stroke Program, including Joint Commission Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Center. This position acts as a clinical liaison and communications link to physicians, office personnel, nursing staff, allied healthcare professionals and patients and their families. This position is responsible for understanding and maintaining quality standards for responsive service and professional documentation, maintaining current and accurate policies, procedures and practices.

This is a full-time, salaried position based at the Evanston campus with the expectation to travel between all NorthShore campus locations.

Essential Functions

In this role, you will:

  • Responsible for the program development, organization, and implementation of the stroke program and any other assigned clinical activities.
  • Responsible for managing and coordinating the care of acute stroke patients across the care continuum which include coordination of multidisciplinary care team, development of standardized patient teaching materials, and analysis of educational needs of stroke patients and implementing individualized teaching plan with patients and families.
  • Collaborates with the Stoke Program Medical Director, medical staff, site-based and nursing leadership on development and promotion of neurological nursing standards of care, implementation of policies, and forms throughout the continuum. Ensures program is up to date and meets current national guidelines for management of patients with stroke. Acts as expert resource on current research and nationally-recognized guidelines in care of the patient with stroke. Supports the development and introduction of new technologies, services, and programs to meet the needs of the community in a timely, efficient, and professional manner.
  • Participates in continuing education and provides on-going stroke training and education to hospital/medical staff, EMS, other health care professionals, and the public.
  • Ensures performance improvement through data collection, analysis and process improvement and compares system performance data to compare to national data. Continuously monitors quality of care delivered and assists in developing PI indicators Prepares a monthly report for stroke management to be shared at medical staff and hospital staff meetings as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with research coordinator and medical group administration to help manage clinical inpatient and outpatient data gathered through standardized clinical documentation. Oversees implementation and adherence to established treatment protocols and clinical trial protocols.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred.
  • Master’s degree in nursing, and Advanced Practice Nurse certification preferred.
  • Experience in neurological nursing or related field.
  • Experience with Joint Commission expectations survey experience required.
  • General principles of hospital and financial administration.
  • Knowledge of professional standards and practice for areas of responsibility.
  • Experience with stroke neurological/neurosurgical services and neurointerventional services.
  • Knowledge of research principles.
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrates good leadership, decision-making and judgment skills.
  • Must be flexible, innovative, and creative in planning and problem-solving. Communicates, advises, writes and consults in a professional manner.
  • Exhibits excellent organizational, written and verbal communication and planning skills.

Please explore our website () to better understand how NorthShore continually achieves high quality and professionalism. Also, visit our careers page () to learn why we’re consistently recognized as a top employer in Chicagoland.

NorthShore University HealthSystem is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please refer to the main career page for more information.


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