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Nurse Specialist

Boston, Massachusetts

Department: PCS Administration

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: Interventional cardiology at BIDMC is an exciting, progressive, and dynamic environment focused on all aspects of percutaneous coronary intervention procedures. Our team is nationally and internationally recognized, performing over 6000 procedures annually. We are leaders in developing and evaluating novel technologies for the treatment of complex cardiovascular disorders..

Our interventional suites consist of 4 cardiac catheterization rooms, three hybrid ORs, three electrophysiology labs, and a 15 bay cardiac holding area. We support state-of-the-art catheter-based clinical and investigational treatments, perform peripheral angiography and highly complex EP interventions, including 3D mapping, sophisticated ablation techniques, device implants, and lead extractions.

The structural heart program is a national leader in transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR), valvuloplasty, PFO, ASD and VSD repair. Our fast-paced Interventional Cardiology unit performs cardioversions and TEE procedures and provides highly specialized pre and post-procedure care.

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Req ID: 42880BR

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. Nurse specialists are graduate prepared nurses who have acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision making skills, and clinical competencies for expanded practice. The Nurse Specialist (T1) acts as a clinical leader with the primary goal of continuous improvement of patient outcomes and safe nursing practice. Clinical and professional leadership of the nurse specialist involves partnering with the Nursing Director in leading the professional practice at BIDMC, maintaining current professional knowledge/competencies and contributing to the advancement of nursing practice at the unit, system, local, and/or national level. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by an Associate Chief Nurse.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Acts as a clinical leader who supports the development and evaluation of staff utilizing the latest evidence-based practice relative to safe, innovative cost-effective, and optimal nursing care. Provides expert coaching and models clinical expertise, assisting nurses to integrate new evidence into practice.
  2. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team, providing individual patient consultation to integrate the holistic nursing approach into a comprehensive plan of care for the patient/family. Identifies and prioritizes nursing care needs for a select population of patients/families.
  3. Develops patient education for patients and populations, including care conferences, programs, or written education. Designs and evaluates innovative educational programs for patients/families, the community, and other healthcare providers.
  4. Leads and participates in systematic quality improvement and safety initiatives based on precise problem/etiology identification, gap analysis, and process evaluation. Creates and updates nursing policies, protocols, and procedures using evidence-based data to develop nurse-sensitive indicators in order to achieve positive outcomes.
  5. Collaborates with multidiscisciplinary teams to develop and implement new practice and programs.
  6. Collaborates with nurse specialists, unit based educators, and nursing directors on creation and implementation of orientation, clinical competencies, and other clinical educational program development. Mentors nurses in the acquisition of new skills, the effective incorporation of evidence into practice, and in career development. Plays a critical role in evaluating outcomes of training programs.
  7. Participates in the identification, selection, implementation and evaluation of products and equipment.
  8. Collaborates with nursing colleagues and other health care professionals in interpreting and using research, evaluating practice, conducting research and publishing scholarly works, representing BIDMC, locally and nationally.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Master's degree in Nursing required.
  2. License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
  3. 3-5 years related work experience required.
  4. 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. Five years of successful work experience in nursing with two years in a specialty area.
  2. Current Clinical Nurse Specialist certification. Current Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) license to practice in Massachusetts.
  3. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. Professional certification in specialty area.
  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 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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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. Learn more about this requirement

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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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