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Nursing Director

Boston, Massachusetts

Department: HealthCare Associates

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

Rewards

  • Collaboration

  • 401k/Retirement Savings

  • Continuing Education

  • Amenities

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • $5 Red Sox Tickets

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Responsibilities


Department Description: Healthcare Associates (HCA) is a primary care group practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offering comprehensive health services to enhance quality of life for our patients. We provide adolescent, adult, and geriatric care.

Our patients benefit from a team-based approach led by staff physicians who are certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Our care team also includes: Internal medicine residents, fellows, certified nurse practitioners and clinical nurses, licensed clinical social workers, community resource specialists, pharmacists, and support personnel.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 39785BR


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 Nursing Director provides accountability for the unit or program and operationalizes the core values of the organization by developing and sustaining an environment that supports excellence in clinical practice and the care of patients. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by an Accountable Nurse Leader to the department.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Develops and sustains an environment that supports excellence in clinical practice and patient care. Communicates and models institutional values for patient care, clinical education, and clinical investigation. Maintains a safe and caring environment for patients and staff.
  2. Anticipates and communicates change in the health care environment, and interprets implications for the patient care unit. Encourages creativity and innovation in response to a need for change. Provides leadership for the change process. Demonstrates leadership and influences others in both the internal and external environments
  3. Allocates resources to achieve clinical care goals. Develops the staffing pattern, personnel needs, and recruitment plan. Assumes full responsibility for the selection of staff with authority to evaluate, counsel, or terminate.
  4. Provides guidance to clinical nurses to identify developmental needs and strategies that foster effective problem-solving, collaboration, consultation, and sound clinical judgment.
  5. Demonstrates and promotes collaboration in establishing the unit's or program's patient care goals. Teams effectively with others to accomplish the organization's strategic priorities.
  6. Has the responsibility to lead and support managers and directors in developing and improving operations to create optimal performance levels. Direct Reports: More than 7 Indirect Reports: 21-50

  7. Has full responsibility for planning, monitoring and managing department budget.

Required Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree in Nursing required. Master's degree in Nursing, Business Administration, Healthcare Finance or Hospital Administration preferred.
  2. License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
  3. 3-5 years related work experience required and 0-1 years supervisory/management 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. 1-3 years supervisory/management experience
Competencies:
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions with significant, broad implications for the management and operations of a major department or multiple departments. Participates in decisions on overall strategy and direction of the organization.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are broad, complex and abstract, often involving Medical Center-wide issues and requiring substantial creativity, resourcefulness, staff engagement, Lean diagnostic techniques, negotiation and diplomacy to develop solutions.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to set direction and vision for major departments or multiple departments. Establishes priorities, develops policies and allocates resources.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate complex information in English effectively in writing to all levels of staff, management and external customers across functional areas.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to verbally communicate complex concepts in English and address sensitive situations, resolve conflicts, negotiate, motivate and persuade others.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate broad and comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex and/or unprecedented situations across multiple functional areas.
  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 lead operational initiatives to meet or exceed customer service standards and expectations in assigned unit(s) and/or across multiple areas 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:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

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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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