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AdventHealth Careers for Veterans Stroke Program Nurse Manager
Orlando, FL


All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

Location: Apopka and Winter Garden Campus

Shift : Monday – Friday, Days

The community you’ll be caring for:

• AdventHealth Apopka is a seven-story, 120-bed hospital offering an extensive range of services including expanded surgical services, advanced surgical suites and a catheterization lab

• The hospital also features a 30,000-square-foot emergency department with pediatric-friendly beds, imaging services, a full-service cafeteria, chapel, gift shop and on-site fire station

• The hospital opened in December 2017, replacing the 50-bed hospital that AdventHealth had operated in downtown Apopka for more than four decades

The role you’ll contribute:

The Stroke Program Manager, in collaboration with stroke medical directors and campus clinical leadership, are responsible for the coordination of clinical excellence in stroke care across the continuum of AdventHealth Orlando. At multiple assigned campuses, the manager functions as a key decision maker for the interdisciplinary team, which is responsible for monitoring and improving stroke program performance as well as national accreditation requirements. The manager facilitates the development and implementation of stroke-related educational initiatives for staff, patients, community and emergency medical services. The manager leads campus interdisciplinary teams in performance improvement and the incorporation of evidence-based practice protocols into the daily operations of the stroke program. The manager is responsible for analyzing outcomes to determine root causes of variation and developing corrective actions to improve stroke outcomes and performance. The manager works with community and professional organizations to further community education and awareness about stroke prevention and treatment. The manager actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • Responsible for serving as the stroke program clinical content expert through skilled knowledge of clinical stroke evidence-based guidelines, national accreditation standards and regulatory (state and federal) stroke program requirements. Responsible for maintaining knowledge of current trends and clinical practice by attending national conferences, continuing education programs and review of current evidence-based literature.

  • Leads the stroke interdisciplinary committee(s), in partnership with the stroke medical director to improve clinical performance, standardize clinical processes, ensure compliance with accreditation and regulatory standards. Responsible for identifying variations in care and leads the development of corrective action plans to improve performance. Leads mortality and morbidity committee (as assigned) to review clinical opportunities to improve clinical outcomes.

  • Leads the initial and ongoing national accreditation process for assigned campus(es) by leading readiness rounds, mock stroke alerts, education, and maintaining documentation to meet all accreditation standards. During accreditation site visits serves as stroke program lead for the campus, including formulation of any corrective actions, in collaboration with campus Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Medical Officer to maintain stroke accreditation.

  • Coordinate the development and deployment stroke educational plans communicating updates on outcomes, process changes, stoke awareness and regulatory requirements across assigned campuses and Emergency medical services (EMS) agencies. In addition, responsible for coordinating community education events to raise stroke awareness and prevention strategies.

  • Responsible for the clinical development and ongoing review of evidence-based clinical pathways to standardize stroke care across the continuum. Continually reviews clinical guidelines and updates clinical pathways to ensure delivery of evidence-based care. Responsible for leading stakeholder and interdisciplinary committee approval process for timely implementation and updates of clinical pathways (as assigned).

  • Responsible for continuously evaluating stroke program metric performance, ensuring accurate public reporting of process and registry measures. Ensures registry outcome data accurately reflects clinical care provided, shares outcomes routinely with committees and clinical campus leadership. Responsible for providing real-time feedback to campuses on stroke patients and processes to drive performance improvement.

  • Responsible for rounding on stroke patients across the campus(es) to provide additional patient, family and staff education to improve stroke outcomes (risk factor modification, etc). Participates in multi-disciplinary rounds with stroke medical director, to identify care gap closures related to stroke to ensure a safe and timely discharge. Responds and participates in stroke alert events to support clinical team. Responsible for completing 90-Day follow-up calls to determine patient outcomes as well as to provide any additional education and support.


The expertise and experiences you'll need to succeed:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or other healthcare related field OR

  • Five years of acute care, critical care, neuroscience, or stroke related nursing experience AND

  • Two years of progressive leadership experience


· Master’s degree in Nursing or other healthcare related field (APRN, etc.)

· Critical care, neuroscience, or stroke care related nursing experience

· Experience working in large healthcare systems neuroscience service line

· Experience as stroke coordinator or with accreditation of stroke programs


· Current, valid State of Florida license as Registered Nurse

· Current BLS Certification


· Certification in a Performance Improvement methodology such as: Lean, Six Sigma, Change Management, and/or Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

· National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) Certification

· Certification in Neuroscience Nursing (CNRN) or Critical Care Nursing (CCRN)

· Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Clinical/Medical Informatics

Organization: AdventHealth Orlando

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Req ID: 23041874

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: -

  • Location: Orlando, FL

  • Job ID: 23041874

  • Job Family: Clinical/Medical Informatics

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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