• Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • $66,725.00 -120,340.00/year*
  • Winston Salem, NC
  • Healthcare - Nursing
  • Full-Time
  • 5902 Friendship Ledford Rd

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RN Stroke Quality Coordinator / Data Analyst - Lexington Medical Center

40 hours per week, day shift

Location: Lexington Medical Center

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the identification of patients with a diagnosis meeting Stroke criteria, abstracts charts for stroke registry information, and assures accurate coding of the diagnoses and procedures utilizing ICD-codes. Maintains the Stroke Registries and all quality assurance issues related to stroke for WFBH. Works in collaboration with various medical, clinical and administrative staff to achieve desired outcomes and compliance with evidence based practice, requirements from The Joint Commission (TJC), CMS and other accrediting bodies. Responsible for providing leadership to ensure validity of measurement, accuracy of data, patient safety and regulatory compliance with quality improvement, reporting and regulatory initiatives. Uses a combination of nursing, quality and informatics knowledge to manage data, process and information systems. Objectives would include improving clinical care as well as clinical documentation and reporting for treatment, prevention and drug administration regimens, record keeping practices, workflow procedures, medical decision-making practices and pay-for-performance programs.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Graduation with a degree from an accredited School of Nursing with two years' experience in a specific clinical specialty required. BSN with two years' experience working with projects/teams requiring data management and project planning preferred.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) in North Carolina.


1. Performs medical record abstraction for the purpose of quality improvement or reporting. Reviews and analyzes healthcare data and records, validating accuracy and quality documentation to ensure compliance with program requirements.

2. Acts as primary resource and consultant for healthcare providers in regards to a complete and accurate medical record. Ensures that medical records meet regulations. Consults with healthcare provider or quality initiative team regarding missing documentation and ensures that the correct data is entered. Assures registry data is accurate and reporting deadlines are met.

3. Maintains a comprehensive listing of patients with diagnoses meeting Stroke criteria. Validates stroke data and prepares and reviews monthly data summaries to assure data entries are complete.

4. Organizes and maintains database to ensure conformance to registry operational standards. Collects and enters data needed for performance improvement including data dictionary and definitions.

5. Reports, according to procedure, any relevant cases to Stroke leadership, Quality/Performance Improvement, and Neurosciences Service Line leadership for review.

6. Answers/researches technical inquires related to the Stroke Registry.

7. Participates in the development of in-services, huddle messages, leadership presentations, medical staff updates, and process owner presentations.

8. Provides education to healthcare providers on best practice patient care as well as documentation, interpretation and compliance of the medical record. Collaborates with medical providers on the documentation for the elements of care for certain patient populations. Design Education and Communication Strategies for all stakeholders.

9. Assists in the development of patient care instructional material to promote optimal patient care partnerships.

10. Presents statistical information in concise, understandable manner within various levels of the organization that promotes a culture of high reliability.

11. Works collaboratively with Systems Analysts in Quality and IS to track and collect data.

12. Participates in ongoing updates and changes in abstraction and submission requirements that address optimal patient care standards.


  • Proficient using computer hardware/software for the Stroke Registry, performs routine backups and computer virus checks of the stroke data
  • Demonstrates use of computerized database systems, spreadsheets and word processing
  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and understanding of key evidence based practice standards in conjunction with regulatory compliance to promote exemplary results for patients
  • Effective written communication that provides regular recurring updates, strategies, and improvement work

  • Clean, well-lit, comfortable environment
  • Possible exposure to infections and contagious diseases
  • Possible/occasional exposure to patient illnesses
  • Occasionally subject to irregular hours

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    35% 65% 100% N/A Activity
    X Standing
    X Walking
    X Sitting
    X Bending
    X Reaching with arms
    X Finger and hand dexterity
    X Talking
    X Hearing
    X Seeing
    Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
    X 20 lbs. maximum
    X 50 lbs. maximum
    X 100 lbs. maximum

    Associated topics: asn, coronary, hospice, intensive care, nurse, nurse clinical, nurse rn, registed, staff nurse, unit

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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