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Clinical Nurse II

Boston, Massachusetts

Department: Podiatry

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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Quote

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

Rewards

  • Collaboration

  • 401k/Retirement Savings

  • Continuing Education

  • Amenities

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • $5 Red Sox Tickets

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Responsibilities


Department Description: The Division of Podiatry provides high quality, advanced foot and ankle care in a compassionate environment at 11 convenient office locations. We treat thousands of patients each year and perform specialized surgical procedures for a variety of simple and complex conditions.

Our foot surgeons are nationally and internationally known for their expertise in diabetic foot care and reconstructive foot surgery. We also conduct podiatry research to improve patient care and train the next generation of podiatrists.

The Clinical Nurse supports the very busy Boston practice, which is heavily focused on wound care, but also provides reconstructive foots care, complex diabetic foot care, and sports medicine and trauma care. The clinical nurse works closely with the MAs and podiatrists keeping this vey busy clinic flowing. The ideal candidate must be a team player and strong communicator, with relevant nursing experience; wound experience a plus, but not necessary.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 32655BR


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 in an office-based setting. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by an Accountable Nurse Leader to the department.

Department Specific Job Responsibilities:
  1. Supports very busy podiatry clinic, providing nursing level support to patients, while supervising and supporting the role of medical assistants. Gathers information for H&P. Performs initial review of medication lists in OMR, performs med reconciliation when appropriate. Performs and documents evaluations and assessments of patient. Assists in ordering labs, x-rays, and diagnostic procedures.
  2. Works in collaboration with providers, to provides patient education on relevant to podiatric issues and wound care, as well as other diabetic health and nutritional issues. Assists in development of patient/family educational materials. Participates in patient rounds and case conferences.
  3. Preparation and application, under supervision when appropriate, of casting, boots, gauze, and other dressings, and orthotics. (Examples include: offloading pad and dressing, Unna compression wraps, total contact cast (TCC)). Dispense and measure surgical shoes, braces, CAM boots (or similar devices).
  4. Wound management: Performs removal of dressings, bandage changes, and basic wound cleaning/management, and application of dressings, including use of topical solutions or ointments. Assists providers with prep and application of skin substitutes and other tissue products.
  5. Provide support for common, routine procedures such as nail procedures, wart removal, wound debridement after completion of competency training, and removal of sutures and staples.
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.
  2. License Registered Nurse required., or Registration Manual Verif. RN License required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
  3. 1-3 years related work experience required.
  4. American Heart Association - Basic Life Support Certification
  5. 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
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 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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