Facility Stroke Coordinator

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Cardiovascular Disease Management
Hours / Pay Period
Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz
Standard Hours
3 days week / 7a-3p
Work Schedule
8 Hour


About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. 


Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz County’s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital’s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.


In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.



The Dignity Health Stroke Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and implementing services and activities related to the Stroke Services Center. This position functions as a liaison between physicians, nursing staff, allied healthcare professionals, patients and their families to coordinate and facilitate the care of the stroke patient throughout the continuum and to ensure the clinical care path is followed as appropriate. The Stroke Coordinator participates in program development as it relates to the Stroke Center. This includes, but is not limited to staff education, community education and marketing. The Stroke Coordinator is also responsible for planning, developing and implementing Stroke Center initiatives including quality, safety, service and efficiency strategies into the plans, policies, and organizational processes that affect the Stroke Center's operations, strategic direction and certification. The stroke coordinator assists with chronic disease self management clients as directed by the service line manager. All employees are expected to perform their duties in alignment with the vision and values of the organization.



  • Minimum of three (3) years of critical care experience including care of stroke patients or neuroscience clinical required
  • Working knowledge of performance improvement, licensure and regulatory/accreditation requirements
  • Experience working with patients in the hospital and in the community with chronic disease management issues, including advanced valve disease and CHF.
  • Experience working in a Certified Primary Stroke Center is preferred
  • Demonstrated skills for teaching; organizing, planning and establishing objectives; data analysis and action planning; developing and maintaining strong and positive working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to create and present to a wide variety of audiences (C-Suite, clinical/nonclinical staff, patients and their families, community)
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet required
  • The ability to be self-motivated and effective problem-solving techniques


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Current BLS


  • Current California State Nurse License or advanced practice RN 
  • Current NIH Stroke certification


  • Advanced Practice RN in Clinical Specialty
  • Current ACLS preferred and may be required within 12 months of hire into this position 
  • Five (5) years experience in these areas is preferred


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