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Clinical Navigator/Data Abstractor - Stroke Program - Full Time/Days

Antelope Valley Hospital • Lancaster, CA

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care

Job Description

Job Objective: This position works under the direction of the Stroke Coordinator and Data Coordinator to support the needs and operations of the Stroke Program. Responsible for oversight and coordination of clinical care provided to patients in the program during the hospital stay. Works collaboratively with multiple disciplines to ensure care provided is in line with current standards and clinical practice guidelines. Actively involved in education and psychosocial support process for patient and families. Performs call-backs for patients discharged from the program. Utilizes the Stroke Program’s electronic database to collect and track patient data concurrently and retrospectively to support quality and performance improvement endeavors. Assists and supports routine and special functions of the Stroke Program as needed. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains the current list of active patients in the program via the electronic database. Conducts concurrent review of patients within the program through their hospital stay, reviewing plan of care for compliance with standards and clinical practice guidelines.
  • Identifies variations or gaps in care and communicates deficiencies to involved care providers to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Assists and participates in the coordination of patient care, performs patient assessments and nursing interventions as needed, communicates with members of the care team as needed to ensure continuum of care. Performs psychosocial support with patients and families as needed.
  • Performs and documents patient education and goal setting as per the program’s current process. Oversees and evaluates education process concurrently to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Attends Code Stroke events in the hospital and acts as a resource and support during the process to ensure timely assessments, interventions, and standards of care are met.
  • Keeps Stroke Coordinator and Data Coordinator informed of patient status and reports any unusual or trending variances to support active and timely performance improvement.
  • Review medical records and other source documents to collect clinical data of patients in the stroke program according to the specifications and guidelines of the applicable data element.
  • Responsible for accurate collection of stroke data and entry into the electronic database(s) to include data required by regulatory agencies and data used for internal program monitoring and improvement.
  • Abstracts information in a timely manner within established time frames.
  • Responsible to remain up to date with data definitions as related to abstraction of the data.
  • Perform timely call-back surveys for patients discharged from the program and enter responses into the electronic database. Perform education reinforcement as needed and referral of concerns or complaints to the appropriate party.
  • Under the direction of the Data Coordinator will participate in tasks to ensure inter rater reliability and validity.
  • Abstraction accuracy shall achieve as close to 95% as possible but now lower than 85% for more than 1 quarter.
  • Assists the Data Coordinator in data analysis
  • Works collaboratively with team members as required during review of the medical record
  • Assists the Stroke Coordinator with concurrent review and the coordination patient care within the program as necessary.
  • Assists with Joint commission/EMS survey preparations
  • Completes required continuous training and education, including department specific requirements
  • May assist in performance improvement or special projects as needed
  • Protects the confidentiality of the medical record as mandated by law, professional standards, and the hospital’s policies
  • Confidentiality —
  • Refrains from disclosing confidential information acquired in the course of work, except when authorized and unless legally obligated to do so
  • Refrains from using or appearing to use confidential information acquired in the course of work for unethical or illegal advantage either personally or through third parties
  • Follows Administrative policies on Confidentiality and Privacy Practices

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned by the Stroke Coordinator 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 


  • Medical Terminology and stroke care knowledge strongly preferred 


  • Strong communication skills to include group presentations 


  • Critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to organize information, people and resources
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Ability to multitask 

Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:


Action Oriented

Customer Focused


Effective Communication 


Ethics & Values

Integrity & Trust 

Education and Experience:


  • Associate’s  Degree in Nursing required;  BSN preferred 


  • Minimum of two years acute care experience
  • Medical Terminology and stroke care knowledge strongly preferred. 

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • CPR
  • California Registered Nurse
  • Maintains competency through appropriate education and training as demonstrated by the following: 
  • Work is often performed under stressful, emotional and physical conditions for the office environment    
  • Work is performed both in an office and nursing unit environment
  • Must be able to make walking rounds and conduct record reviews and/or speak with patient/family as needed throughout the hospital
  • Possible lifting of computer equipment
  • In emergency situations may be asked to assist with patient care including lifting, transporting, CPR, assessments and coordination of care. 

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job ID: 509425
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