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Clinical Nurse I - variable

Boston , Massachusetts
Department: OB/GYN

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.

Success Profile

  • Team Player
    10
  • Adaptable/Flexible
    9
  • Patient Focused
    8
  • Self Confident
    8
  • Dependable
    7
  • Compassionate
    7
10
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Positive
  • Motivated
  • Committed
  • Self-Starter

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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nursing Job at BIDMC

Rewards

  • Collaboration

  • 401k/Retirement Savings

  • Continuing Education

  • Amenities

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • $5 Red Sox Tickets

Responsibilities


Department Description: The Mother and Baby Unit at BIDMC is a comprehensive unit made up of 60 private rooms split into 3 units spread over 2 floors. The two postpartum units are 5 + 6 Feldberg (21 beds each) and each has a level 1 newborn nursery and the antepartum unit (18 beds) is located on 6 Stoneman. The staff is one staff for all three units and anyone joining will eventually be oriented to all three practice areas. Cardiac telemetry monitoring is used when needed. In addition, the antepartum unit utilizes a centralized fetal monitoring system linked to Labor and Delivery.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 25233BR


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 Clinical Nurse I utilizes the nursing process as the frame of reference for practice as a professional registered nurse and provides direct patient care to patients and families. A variable position may be flexed down up to 12 hours per week while maintaining full time benefits. This is an entry-level nursing position for new graduate nurses. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by an Accountable Nurse Leader to the department.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Provides direct care to patients and makes necessary nursing judgments. Responsible for systematically assessing the health care needs of individuals or groups and for the formulation of a care plan, its implementation and evaluation. Demonstrates the ability for decision making by integrating theoretical knowledge with practical experience in caring for patients.
  2. Coordinates the care of patients and directs assistive personnel in order to provide safe, effective, efficient, equitable and timely, patient-centered care. Demonstrates initial awareness of environmental forces on health care of patients and their families.
  3. Develops a collegial and collaborative relationship with other health professionals to determine healthcare needs of patients and families. Learns to develop relationships with patients and families that maintain and communicate trust and respect. Communicates effectively in the exchange of information. Begins to demonstrate the ability to act as a patient advocate.
  4. Maintains annual mandatory education requirements, which include emergency skills and unit based competencies. Identifies needs for continued growth and development in conjunction with the unit based educator or clinical nurse specialist.
  5. Demonstrates a commitment to patients, staff, and to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The individual nursing practice reflects the goals of the Medical Center. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own nursing practice and patient safety.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree in Nursing required.
  2. License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
  3. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  4. Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.
Competencies:
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  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 full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
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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