Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant-Advanced Practice in United States

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant-Advanced Practice

Department Description: nullJob Location: Needham, MAReq ID: 14142BRJob Summary: The nurse practitioner serves as a key clinical provider and team member in the treatment and management of the surgical patient in the operative, emergency department, med/surg floor and intensive care unit settings. He/she will practice under the direction of the Chief of Surgery and other attending surgeons in a manner consistent with both the Board of Registration in Medicine regulations and hospital policy. Primarily, this individual will cover patients of BID-Needham physicians credentialed in the Department of Surgery and will also work collaboratively with the Critical Care Intensivist and Hospitalist on the med/surg floor and Intensive Care Unit. The nurse practitioner is responsible for the initial assessment and admission of patients; assisting in the evaluation and preparation of patients for surgery; caring for patients following surgery and in the intensive care unit setting.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates collaborative efforts with health team members such as nurses, social workers, infection control staff, etc.

  • Demonstrates compassion and professionalism and a commitment to excellent patient care.

  • Demonstrates compliance to the hospital's Code of Conduct and Employee Standards of Behavior.

  • Must be able to work with autonomy within Massachusetts law under direction of supervising physician.

  • Performs comprehensive and problem focused history and physical exams (where indicated) on surgical patients admitted through the Emergency Department and on those held for Observation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nurse Practitioner required.

  • License Nurse Practitioner License required., and Registration Advanced Cardiac Life Support required.

  • 0-1 years related work experience required in Postgraduate experience as a surgical nurse practitioner.

  • Must be approved by the Board of Directors BID-Needham

  • 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 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 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 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force frequently. Work is physically demanding and requires extended periods of standing and/or moving.