Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Clinical Advisor in Boston, Massachusetts

Clinical Advisor

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Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts

Req ID 18482BR

Department Description: nullJob Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 18482BRJob 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.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.