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Nurse Resident

Boston, Massachusetts

Department: PCS

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


  • Collaboration

  • 401k/Retirement Savings

  • Continuing Education

  • Amenities

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • $5 Red Sox Tickets

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Department Description: BIDMC Transition to Practice Program: ADN to BSN
BIDMC is offering an innovative, 2-year program for Associate Degree-licensed nurses who are interested in working at an Academic Medical Center while obtaining their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This program will allow you to put your nursing education to work, earn a competitive salary and benefits, and progress towards your BSN in a supportive, cohort setting.
Who is Eligible?
In order to be eligible for this opportunity, applicants must:
• Be a graduate of an accredited Associate’s Degree in Nursing program
• Obtain MA licensure by September 1, 2022
• Be able to participate in online learning modalities
• Be interested in building a career in nursing at an Academic Medical Center
• Be highly motivated and set high standards for self
• Be available to work 36 hours/week while also going to school
Highlights of the program:
• Hired into BIDMC as a Nurse Resident
• Enrolled into the RN to BSN evening program at Emmanuel College (tuition fully paid by BIDMC)
• Membership in BIDMC’s Transition to Practice Nurse Residency program, which includes onsite and online curriculum aimed at developing leadership, clinical judgement, and decision- making skills as a nurse
Applicants must upload the following documents for this online application to be complete.
Transcript from Associate Degree Nursing Program
Statement of Interest/Cover Letter: Please answer the following questions in your statement of interest (500 word limit)
Why are you interested in working as a nurse at BIDMC?
What qualities and skills do you have that make you an excellent candidate for this program?
This program will involve both clinical care and academic work. What past experiences have prepared you for this challenge?
• Letters of Recommendation (2 required: 1 clinical supervisor/preceptor; 1 supervisor/professor); 1 optional additional letter

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Req ID: 46027BR

Job Summary: BIDMC is seeking Associates-prepared and Massachusetts licensed nurses who are interested in working at an Academic Medical Center while obtaining their BSN and continuing to build their careers in the organization.

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 Nurse Resident 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. This is an entry-level nursing position for Associate Degree-prepared nurses who are committed to earning their BSN. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by a Nurse Leader to the department. This is a 36-hour role, with 32 hours of clinical work and 4 hours protected time for educational/training activities. Successful completers of this residency and educational program will progress to a Clinical Nurse II position after completion.

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. Associate's degree required.
  2. License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required., and American Heart Association for BLS
  3. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  4. Matriculates into RN to BSN Program at Emmanuel College as part of Nurse Residency Program cohort and maintains timely academic progress in pace with the cohort and in accordance with Emmanuel policies.
  5. Participates in cohort meetings and mentor meetings as scheduled within BIDMC.
  6. Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.
  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, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, 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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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. BILH requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

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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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