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Nursing Coop


Department Description: NEU Co-op Nursing and Allied Health Program




VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will be having an Open House for the Fall 2021 Co-op PCT Program on Friday March 5th from 3:30PM to 5:00PM. Please RSVP to iacholon@bidmc.harvard.edu


Coop Start Date: July 6th, 2021 to December 31st, 2021

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 38112BR


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. This role collaborates with a nursing team to provide quality patient care. Reporting to a registered nurse, this person is someone enrolled in a University's Nursing Co-Op program and seeking additional hands-on experience. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by a Nurse Leader to the department.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Provides basic supportive care to patients including specific treatments and procedures related to Activities of Daily Living.
  2. Develops and maintains competencies as delegated by a registered nurse including sterile dressing changes.
  3. Collaborates with nursing staff to determine patient care plans.
  4. Reports all patient activity to the Registered Nurse in a timely manner.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Vocational or Technical training in Nursing required.
  2. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  3. Enrolled in a University's Nursing Co-op program 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 based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to read, and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively with patients, families and other medical center staff; and respond to basic questions.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to understand spoken English in order to follow basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively in basic English with patients, families and medical center staff in response to routine questions.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required.
  7. Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests 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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