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APN - NICU

Boston, Massachusetts

Department: NICU

At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center our nurses make a difference each and every day. Here you will work in a collaborative environment where our patients come first. You are a patient advocate delivering compassionate care while ensuring safe nursing practices. We are Harvard with a heart and strive to build on our legacy of nursing excellence.

  • Full Time
  • Level: 1 + Years
  • RN License
  • Indeed

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  • 2,955

    nurses at BIDMC, ensuring
    every patient receives
    personalized care

  • 92%

    of our nurses have a
    bachelor's, master's,
    or doctorate degree

  • 130,000

    dollars in scholarships awarded annually for
    academic advancement
    in nursing

Rewards

  • Collaboration

  • 401k/Retirement Savings

  • Continuing Education

  • Amenities

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • $5 Red Sox Tickets

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Responsibilities


Department Description: Level 2/3 NICU and Special Care Nursery focused on family centered care

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 38766BR


Job Summary: The BIDMC Nursing Mission is to build on a legacy of nursing excellence by caring with compassion, advancing the art & science of nursing, and advocating for the health of patients, families, and communities. The APN - NICU provides guidance and situational support to nursing staff and other disciplines. This person assists the program medical director with the development and implementation of program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by a Nurse Leader to the department.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Assumes responsibility for assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of the plan of care for a panel of patients and/or episodic needs according to professional and organizational standards for quality and productivity.
  2. Assesses total needs of patient population including pre-admission and post-discharge scenarios and continuing care needs.
  3. Collaborates with other health care disciplines within the medical center and community to develop effective patient care programs and to analyze cost-benefit and value.
  4. Identifies learning needs of patients and staff and collaborates with other team to determine priorities for educational programs. Participates in interdisciplinary education programs of the unit and provides clinical precepting for nursing students, nurse practioner students, medical students and others.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Master's degree in Nursing required.
  2. License Nurse Practitioner License required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required., and Certificate 2 NRP required.
  3. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  4. DEA and MCS numbers for prescription writing practices. This is completed through credentialing.
  5. Licensed by the state of Massachusetts as Nurse Practitioner (RN/NP).
  6. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. 1-3 years previous NICU experience.
  2. Certification by the NCC the National Certification Corporation - The National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties
Competencies:
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to lead and direct multiple collaborative teams for large projects or groups both internal and external to the Medical Center and across functional areas. Results have significant implications for the management and operations of the organization.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 m.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.

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Let me just give you a quick overview of why it's different here. You'll be heard, respected, valued. Your ideas will be sought, your input welcomed. There's a real commitment to keeping it collegial and collaborative.

-Marsha M., RN, MS, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services CNO

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