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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Nursing Supervisor (Per Diem) in Needham, Massachusetts

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Nursing Supervisor (Per Diem)

Department Description:Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham (BID Needham) is a licensed 58–bed acute care hospital offering the same care as our direct affiliate Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in your community.

This close affiliation with BIDMC, since 2000, has facilitated the clinical integration of staff and resources in emergency medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalists), cardiology, radiology, orthopaedics, general surgery, pathology and oncology. Physicians in Needham maintain very close relationships with the staff at BIDMC; so in cases where patients need to be transferred from Needham to Boston for more advanced care, there are systems in place to make that transition happen quickly.

Job Location:Needham, MA

Req ID:38739BR

Job Summary:The Nursing Supervisor directs and coordinates the activities of the Hospital on his/her shift to ensure that patient care is consistent and in conformance with established hospital policy and procedures and professional standards. The supervisor acts as the on-site administrative representative for his/her shift in the absence of the Vice Presidents and President/CEO.

The Nursing Supervisor participates in the development, and in collaboration with the Nursing Director, oversees the implementation and evaluation of programs and processes to provide necessary patient care services using appropriate resources. Inherent in the role is active involvement and leadership in quality improvement activities and regular monitoring to enhance patient care and improve service. Additionally, The Nursing Supervisor participates in the development of and implementation of care and performance standards to ensure that identified patient care needs and regulatory requirements are met and/or exceeded.

The Nursing Supervisor routinely reports to a Nursing Director and collaborates with physicians and other disciplines to ensure quality, cost effective patient care.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Nursing Director, assures that clinical practice of the nursing and non-nursing staff and the delivery of patient care meets hospital standards

  • In collaboration with area managers/leaders implements processes and programs to ensure patient focused care and services

  • Sustains an environment that supports clinical excellence

  • Assesses patients' and family members' response to care

  • Ensures that care is consistent with hospital standards and medical orders

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required. Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred.

  • License Nursing License required.

  • 5-8 years related work experience required in acute care setting, preferably ICU and/or Emergency.

  • Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.


  • 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 lead collaborative teams for larger projects or groups both internal and external to the Medical Center and across functional areas. Results have implications for the management and operations of multiple areas of the organization.

  • 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.