Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Nursing Director, GCRC in Boston, Massachusetts
Nursing Director, GCRC
Department: Research-Clinical Research Center
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Department Description:The BIDMC Clinical Research Center serves a dedicated research unit at BIDMC, supporting ambulatory and overnight research activity. The Clinical Research Center (CRC) provides the staff, environment and resources to carry out medical research studies for investigators in all clinical disciplines at BIDMC. The CRC is a resource to investigators providing excellent clinical research nursing, specialized testing, a research bionutrition program, and clinical research coordination assistance. The staff of the Clinical Research Center uses a collaborative practice model designed to respond to the care requirements of the CRC patient population, which currently range from late adolescents to frail elders. Staff may carry out studies throughout the medical center, and in the local community. Using modern techniques of study design, data acquisition, and data analysis, research protocols are implemented, while maintaining the high standard of patient care for which the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is known.
Job Location:Boston, MA
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 Nursing Director provides accountability for the unit or program and operationalizes the core values of the organization by developing and sustaining an environment that supports excellence in clinical practice and the care of patients. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by an Accountable Nurse Leader to the department.
Department Specific Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Clinical Research Center and works collaboratively with the Administrative Director, Clinical Research Programs in administration of the unit. Responsible for ensuring that the CRC environment and equipment are in compliance with research and sponsor requirements.
Responsible for overseeing the clinical research staff and their work in implementing and conducting clinical research studies. Ensures that clinical research projects are performed according to best practices and are compliant with BIDMC research and clinical polices, Good Clinical Practices (GCP), requirements of sponsors/funding agencies, and other applicable regulatory agencies.
Ensures compliance and excellence in clinical research and assumes responsibility for developing and maintaining standard operating procedures for research conducted with support of the Clinical Research Center. Ensures all employees and staff have appropriate training in the conduct of clinical research. Provides direct care and carries out research protocol tasks when needed
Reviews proposed research protocols to assess feasibility and recommends modifications intended to facilitate successful conduct of studies. Oversees CRC staff development of implementation plans for protocols requesting CRC support.
Oversees conduct of research staff from other units working on the unit to ensure competencies and adherence to study protocol, research and clinical polices and other regulatory requirements.
Develops and sustains an environment that supports excellence in clinical practice and patient care. Communicates and models institutional values for patient care, clinical education, and clinical investigation. Maintains a safe and caring environment for patients and staff.
Anticipates and communicates change in the health care environment, and interprets implications for the patient care unit. Encourages creativity and innovation in response to a need for change. Provides leadership for the change process. Demonstrates leadership and influences others in both the internal and external environments
Allocates resources to achieve clinical care goals. Develops the staffing pattern, personnel needs, and recruitment plan. Assumes full responsibility for the selection of staff with authority to evaluate, counsel, or terminate.
Provides guidance to clinical nurses to identify developmental needs and strategies that foster effective problem-solving, collaboration, consultation, and sound clinical judgment.
Demonstrates and promotes collaboration in establishing the unit's or program's patient care goals. Teams effectively with others to accomplish the organization's strategic priorities.
Has the responsibility to lead and support managers and directors in developing and improving operations to create optimal performance levels. Direct Reports: More than 7 Indirect Reports: 21-50
Has full responsibility for planning, monitoring and managing department budget.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing required. Master's degree in Nursing, Business Administration, Healthcare Finance or Hospital Administration preferred.
License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
3-5 years related work experience required and 0-1 years supervisory/management experience required
3-5 years of previous clinical research experience
Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
1-3 years supervisory/management experience
Advanced practice nursing certification preferred
Decision Making:Ability to make decisions with significant, broad implications for the management and operations of a major department or multiple departments. Participates in decisions on overall strategy and direction of the organization.
Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are broad, complex and abstract, often involving Medical Center-wide issues and requiring substantial creativity, resourcefulness, staff engagement, Lean diagnostic techniques, negotiation and diplomacy to develop solutions.
Independence of Action:Ability to set direction and vision for major departments or multiple departments. Establishes priorities, develops policies and allocates resources.
Written Communications:Ability to communicate complex information in English effectively in writing to all levels of staff, management and external customers across functional areas.
Oral Communications:Ability to verbally communicate complex concepts in English and address sensitive situations, resolve conflicts, negotiate, motivate and persuade others.
Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate broad and comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex and/or unprecedented situations across multiple functional areas.
Team Work:Ability to lead and direct multiple collaborative teams for large projects or groups both internal and external to the Medical Center and across functional areas. Results have significant implications for the management and operations of the organization.
Customer Service:Ability to lead operational initiatives to meet or exceed customer service standards and expectations in assigned unit(s) and/or across multiple areas 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, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus