Perioperative Clinical Nurse II

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
June 17, 2021
Boston, Massachusetts
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Perioperative Clinical Nurse II

Boston, Massachusetts

Department: Operating Room

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
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Department Description: The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Perioperative Nurse Entry Program (PNEP) provides preparation and education to Registered Nurses who wish to begin or transition their practice to the operating room. Eligible Nurses are either recent graduates or those previously employed in non-OR nursing positions. New graduate nurses from a college/university with a BSN and BIDMC employed CN IIs with a BSN, ADN or Diploma in Nursing are able to apply. The 9-month program consists of strategic and innovative approaches to utilize instructive and autonomous on-line learning, simulation, as well as concurrent clinical practice in the operating room with a dedicated preceptor. Nurses learn the foundational skills of perioperative nursing using AORN Periop-101™ resulting in validation of 26 specific fundamental skills. The scheduled start date for the PNEP Fall 2021 is September 13, 2021.If you or someone you know would like to apply, please follow the instructions below. Becoming a nurse in the Operating Room may require a lifestyle change and on-call requirements to cover off-shifts, weekends and holidays. Please be sure to note the hiring timeline and scheduling information below.

If you are an entry-level nurse, please apply to requisition # 40068BR CNI-Clinical Nurse Entry - “

If you are a nurse with more than a year of professional nursing experience, please apply to requisition # 40067BR Clinical Nurse II -

The positions will be available for applications through 11:59 PM, June 29, 2021. Your cover letter should clearly articulate your interest or experience in the Operating Room. We will invite a select number of candidates to participate two Zoom Sessions. The first is an informational presentation which will be held on Thursday, July 22nd (TBD). The second is an interactive zoom on Wednesday Morning, July 29th, from 7:00AM – 9:00AM. This event is by invitation only and is an interactive interview with clinical staff and leaders and therefore attendance is essential. The Nursing Directors will interview the finalists on August 3rd & 4th.

Entry into the program requires a two-year commitment. Those in the PNEP program work 8-hour shifts, 40 hours/wk. for at least the first year. Shift schedules are subject to change as you join the respective OR clinical team and are determined by your Nursing Director based on patient and staffing needs. Operating Room staff takes call and must arrive at the medical center within 30 minutes.

Candidates selected for the Perioperative Nurse Entry Program will practice in one of our three Operating Room Suites.

OR East Campus consists of 20 operating rooms caring for patients undergoing gynecology, general surgery, urology, oncology, orthopedics (general, total joints and sports medicine), ophthalmology, robotics, interventional pulmonology, ENT and plastic surgery procedures.

OR West Campus consists of 10 operating rooms caring for Inpatient Level I Trauma Surgery as well as patients undergoing a wide variety of surgical procedures including bariatric, neurosurgery, ENT, orthopedic trauma, spine, major plastic reconstruction, robotic surgery, and kidney and liver transplants.

Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) Operating Room consists of 10 operating rooms caring for patients undergoing highly complex cardiac, vascular/endovascular, and thoracic surgery procedures. The CVI OR has two state-of-the-art Endovascular Suites and one Hybrid Cardiac OR.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 40067BR

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.

Essential 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
  2. 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 of care.
  3. 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.
  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. Participates in activities that contribute to professional development of self May participate in quality improvement activities.
  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

Required Qualifications:

  1. Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required. Baccalaureate degree in Nursing strongly preferred.
  2. License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
  3. 1-3 years related work experience required.
  4. Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in a teaching hospital and specialty area expertise


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  7. 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.
  8. 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, 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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