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Clinical Nurse II

Boston, Massachusetts

Department: Operating Room

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.

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Success Profile

  • Team Player 10
  • Adaptable/Flexible 9
  • Patient Focused 8
  • Self Confident 8
  • Dependable 7
  • Compassionate 7
Traits are on a scale of 0 to 10

Additional Traits

  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Positive
  • Motivated
  • Committed
  • Self-Starter

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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


  • Collaboration

  • 401k/Retirement Savings

  • Continuing Education

  • Amenities

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • $5 Red Sox Tickets

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Department Description: The Perioperative Nurse Entry Program is designed for experienced and clinical entry nurses new to the operating room, who wish to practice by contributing to our legacy of nursing excellence through compassionate caring and advocacy for our patients. We facilitate the transition into this new role through a comprehensive 26 week orientation program, which is anchored by the AORN Periop 101™ curriculum. This program utilizes online learning, simulation, didactic and clinical orientation by perioperative clinical experts. Your experience will be facilitated by a dedicated nurse educator. We teach the basics of evidence based clinical practice preparing nurses to join our dynamic teams. We practice in teams consisting of RNs, surgical technologists and ancillary personnel working collaboratively with the surgeons and anesthesiologists to provide care during surgery. The scope of our nursing practice includes the facilitation of the nursing process in both the scrub and circulating roles. We practice using a shared governance model which engages clinical staff in crafting our practice.


The positions will be available for applications through 11:59 PM July 24th. Your cover letter should articulate your interest or experience in the Operating Room. A select number of candidates will be invited to an interactive session on Wednesday Morning, August 7th, from 7:00AM – 9:00AM. This event is by invitation only. Finalists will be interviewed on Tuesday, August 13th. Interviews for the PNEP will occur at this session, and therefore, attendance for invited candidates is essential.


Entry into the program requires a two year commitment. During the first year those selected for the PNEP, work 8 hour shifts, 40 hours/wk. Shift schedules are subject to change as you join the respective OR clinical staff team and will be determined by your Nursing Director based on patient and staffing needs. Operating Room staff is expected to take call and arrive at the medical center within 30 minutes

Should you ultimately join one of our Operating Rooms, you will be expected to take call as described below. If staff can not arrive at the Medical Center within 30 minutes when on call.

Candidates selected for this cohort of the Perioperative Nurse Entry Program will practice in any of our three Operating Rooms, as described below.

OR East Campus: OR East consists of 20 operating rooms and cares for patients undergoing gynecology, general surgery, urology, oncology, general orthopedics and sports medicine, ophthalmology, robotics, ENT and plastic surgery procedures. **Staff work 8 and 10 hour shifts and cover call on nights, weekends and holidays.**

OR West Campus: OR West consists of 10 operating rooms and focuses on Inpatient Level I Trauma Surgery. The team cares for patients undergoing a wide variety of surgical procedures including bariatric, neurosurgery, orthopedic trauma, spine, major plastic reconstruction, robotic surgery, and kidney and liver transplants. **Staff work 8 and 10 hour shifts and cover call on off-shifts, weekends and holidays.**

CardioVascular Institute (CVI) Operating Room: Patients undergo highly complex cardiac and vascular/endovascular and thoracic surgery procedures. The CVI OR boasts a state-of-the-art Endovascular Suite and two Hybrid Cardiac ORs. **Staff work 8 and 10 hour shifts and cover call on off-shifts, weekends and holidays.**

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 30714BR

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 II utilizes the nursing process as the frame of reference for practice as a professional registered nurse and provides direct nursing care to patients and families. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by a 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 awareness of environmental forces on health care of patients and their families. Demonstrates the ability to identify resources necessary to implement the plan of care.
  3. Works in a collegial and collaborative relationship with other health professionals to determine healthcare needs of patients and families. Develops relationships with patients and families that maintain and communicate trust and respect. Communicates effectively in the exchange of information. 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. Participates in activities that contribute to professional development of self May participate in quality improvement activities.
  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. Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required. Baccalaureate degree in Nursing strongly preferred.
  2. License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
  3. 1-3 years related work experience required.
  4. Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Experience in a teaching hospital and specialty area expertise
  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 communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with 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 act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
  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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