Clinical Nurse II - Cardiology ICU
Company: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Department Description: The CCU is an 8-bed cardiac intensive
care unit that uses advanced therapies and technologies to care for
acute patient populations. The staff works together to address
complex patient needs in a supportive environment. We are seeking
candidates interested in advancing their nursing practice and
learning alongside outstanding clinical mentors. As a
multidisciplinary unit within a major academic medical center,
extensive training is provided to our nurses to grow their skills
via a phased approach.
The team works with patients with acute coronary syndromes,
arrhythmias, and those who've experienced cardiac arrest. The CCU
is also involved in caring for individuals with congestive heart
failure, including patients implanted with a ventricular assist
device (VAD) or other heart pumps. Mechanical circulatory support
in the CCU will soon include the use of ECMO. In addition, CCU
nurses manage patients requiring invasive monitoring, vasoactive
medications, continuous renal replacement therapies, and ventilator
In spring 2023, the unit will move into a new inpatient building, a
state-of-the-art patient care environment. The spectacular new
space is designed to optimize the experience for patients and
providers and includes a rooftop healing garden for patients,
families, and caregivers..
Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Req ID: 47398BR
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 Clinical Nurse II utilizes the
nursing process as the frame of reference for practice as a
professional registered nurse and provides direct nursing care to
patients and families. Training, evaluation and competencies for
this role are overseen by a Nurse Leader to the department.
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
Coordinates the care of patients and directs assistive personnel in
order to provide safe, effective, efficient, equitable and timely,
patient-centered care. Demonstrates awareness of environmental
forces on health care of patients and their families. Demonstrates
the ability to identify resources necessary to implement the plan
Works in a collegial and collaborative relationship with other
health professionals to determine healthcare needs of patients and
families. Develops relationships with patients and families that
maintain and communicate trust and respect. Communicates
effectively in the exchange of information. Demonstrate the ability
to act as a patient advocate.
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. Participates in activities
that contribute to professional development of self May participate
in quality improvement activities.
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: Graduate from an accredited Nursing
Program required. Baccalaureate degree in Nursing strongly
License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life
1-3 years related work experience required.
Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic
level within web-based applications.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a teaching hospital and
specialty area expertise
Competencies: 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.
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.
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
Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and
effectively in written English with internal and external
Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English
to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients,
families and external customers.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of
standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the
ability to use them in 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 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
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
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