Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Clinical Advisor/Nurse Manager in Boston, Massachusetts
Clinical Advisor/Nurse Manager
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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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Department Description:The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides complete obstetric and gynecology services. As the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox, we are welcoming the tiniest members of Red Sox nation into the world.
The department includes 5 divisions in all specialty areas. Office locations include Boston, Brookline, Chelsea, Chestnut Hill, Lexington, Milton, Needham, Plymouth & Roxbury, MA.
The clinical advisor will support and oversee nursing practice for obstetrics and gynecology including urogynecology and gynecologic oncology. The position will work closely with the nursing director on quality initiatives. We are looking for a candidate with prior ob/gyn nursing experience, strong communication skills and a positive attitude. The clinical advisor will be working both as a clinical nurse and in a supervisory role which requires strong team building skills.
This position is located at our main Boston, MA campus and will require occasional travel to our offsite locations as well.
Job Location:Boston, MA
Job Summary:Provides leadership in the provision of nursing services, supports the implementation and evaluation of quality nursing care to patients and families, under the direction of the nurse manager and/or director.
Coordinates the allocation of resources; acts as a clinical resource for staff; supports the nursing division by participating in performance reviews, initiating and contributing to quality improvement initiatives and standard development.
Assess patient and their family issues, level of acuity, staff and physician concerns and take appropriate action. Update nursing staff, delegate duties and ensures follow through to address patient issues.
Provides clinical consultation to nursing staff or directs them to other resources.
Communicates and interprets changes in nursing practice activities and standards of care.
Identifies self learning needs and updates clinical knowledge and skills through formal and informal education and review of current literature.
Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred.
License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
5-8 years related work experience required.
Demonstrated leadership through progressively responsible nursing assignments.
Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Bachelor's in Nursing strongly preferred.
Experience in a teaching hospital and specialty area expertise.
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.
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.
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.
Written Communications:Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
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.
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, 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.