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Beth Israel Lahey Health Nurse Resident- Pipeline Program in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Rotating (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

BIDMC is seeking Associates-prepared and Massachusetts licensed nurses who are interested in working at an Academic Medical Center while obtaining their BSN and continuing to build their careers in the organization. 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 Nurse Resident utilizes the nursing process as the frame of reference for practice as a professional registered nurse and provides direct patient care to patients and families. This is an entry-level nursing position for Associate Degree-prepared nurses who are committed to earning their BSN. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by a Nurse Leader to the department.

This is a 36-hour role, with 32 hours of clinical work and 4 hours protected time for educational/training activities. Successful completers of this residency and educational program will progress to a Clinical Nurse II position after completion.

This program starts Monday, September 23rd, 2024.

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. 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. (essential)

  2. Coordinates the care of patients and directs assistive personnel in order to provide safe, effective, efficient, equitable and timely, patient centered care. Demonstrates initial awareness of environmental forces on health care of patients and their families. (essential)

  3. Develops a collegial and collaborative relationship with other health professionals to determine healthcare needs of patients and families. Learns to develop relationships with patients and families that maintain and communicate trust and respect. Communicates effectively in the exchange of information. Begins to demonstrate the ability to act as a patient advocate. (essential)

  4. 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. (essential)

  5. 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. (essential)

Required Qualifications:

  1. Associate's degree required.

  2. License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required., and American Heart Association for BLS J

  3. 0-1 years related work experience required.

  4. Matriculates into RN to BSN Program at Emmanuel College as part of Nurse Residency Program cohort and maintains timely academic progress in pace with the cohort and in accordance with Emmanuel policies.

  5. Participates in cohort meetings, Transition to Practice: Nurse Residency Program and mentor meetings as scheduled within BIDMC.

  6. New hires who have not completed and passed NCLEX at the time of hire, will have 8 weeks from their start date to do so.

  7. Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.


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 supervisor/manager. 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 full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

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 stressful situations.

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 - over.

Social/Environmental Requirements:

  1. Work requires periods of close attention to work with out interruption. Concentrated effort of up to 4 hours without break may be required.

  2. Work requires constant response to changing circumstances and using new information to adjust approach and to quickly respond to new needs.

  3. Potential exposure to adverse environmental conditions Daily: Protective equipment required(Respirator,earplugs,mask,gloves,eyewear etc), Potential exposure to infectious diseases and/or airborne pathogens, Potential exposure to infectious diseases and/or bloodborne pathogens.

  4. Health Care Status: HCW1: Regular, day-to-day contact; both face-to-face and hands-on (having close contact within three feet for at least five minutes). Examples: physicians, clinical nurses, phlebotomist, medical assistants, PFT tech, and x-ray tech.

Health Care Worker Status may vary by department Sensory Requirements: Close work (paperwork, visual examination), Color vision/perception, Visual monotony, Visual clarity > 20 feet, Visual clarity <3 feet, Hot/Cold, Sharp/Dull, Smell, Conversation, Monitoring Equipment, Telephone, Background Noise. Physical Requirements: 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. This job requires constant standing, Endurance-working up to 3-4 hours without a break,frequent walking, bending neck, bending waist, twisting neck, twisting waist, maintain crouch for > 5 minutes, Repetition crouch(>2 times/minutes), Reaching-above shoulder height, Reaching-below shoulder height, Pull up and/or reposition patient weighing up to 100 pounds without assistance, Pull up and/or reposition patient weighing up to 250 pounds with assistance, Pushing items weighing up to 50 lbs, Pushing items weighing up to or more than 100 lbs, Push a wheelchair or wheeled bed containing a patient weighing up to 250 pounds, with assistance.There may be occasional Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs

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. Beth Israel Lahey Health 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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