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Network Stroke Program Clinical Manager

Company: Ascension
Location: Austin
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Ascension is hiring a Network Stroke Program Clinical Manager!


This position is a key network-level leader within the Neuroscience service line and Quality team responsible for maintaining and elevating excellence in stroke care throughout Ascension Texas, which includes 5 certified stroke centers: 2 comprehensive, 1 primary plus (thrombectomy capable), and 2 primary stroke centers; and has a close relationship with the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School faculty.

What You Will Do:

Manage quality programs, policies, practices and resources.

  • Maintains knowledge and understanding of Stroke certification requirements and latest evidence-based guidelines. Serves as subject matter expert and liaison to certification bodies. Collaborate with clinical staff, physicians, and leaders to ensure measures and certification requirements are met.
  • Manages and analyzes network Stroke measure data.
  • Leads network-level educational and process improvement efforts that support compliance with Stroke program measures. Develops and revises as necessary
  • Network policies, procedures, protocols, ordersets, and educational materials for Stroke Services.
  • Leads network level, multidisciplinary Stroke meetings. Serves as liaison to national service line; represents Ascension Texas in regional meetings with external partners and national meetings within service line.
  • Directs work of site Stroke Coordinators, Community Outreach Coordinator, and Stroke Navigator.
  • Serve as organizational leader to facilitate accreditations survey activities, survey preparations, survey leadership and survey follow-up and completion to ensure organizational accreditation. Develop comprehensive approach to achieve external standards for quality, safety, and reliability including data
    management and outcomes reporting.
  • Aggregate data, provide reports/graphs to management, and participate in audits of departments/processes for compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements.
  • Lead communication, networking, and knowledge transfer of accreditation and regulatory information and data outcomes across the health system.
  • Manage staff relations including performance management, staff satisfaction and conflict management. Perform and oversee scheduling, recruitment and payroll.
What You Will Need:


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience required.
  • 5 years of experience preferred.
  • 1 year of leadership or management experience preferred.
Additional Preferences:


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred; Master of Science in Nursing is ideal. Strong education background preferred.
  • Stroke-specific certification (e.g., SCRN, CNRN) preferred.
  • Performance improvement training/certification preferred.

Work Experience: 

  • Minimum 2 years acute care experience, preferably in the ED or ICU, strongly preferred. Stroke care experience strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a Stroke Coordinator, ideally with multi-site leadership strongly preferred.
  • Management experience preferred.
  • Experience and proficiency related to computers, registry data, care operations, performance improvement, presentations, education, and development of professional relationships with physicians, internal leaders, and external partners strongly preferred.
Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Seton, based in Austin, Texas, has provided thousands of associates and caregivers a rewarding career in healthcare since 1902. We strive to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services for all. We operate more than 100 clinical locations in central Texas, including 3 teaching hospitals, Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and Dell Children's Medical Center, where candidates can find both career and clinical education opportunities. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, explore a career with us today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Seton is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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