Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center



A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is renowned for excellence in patient care, biomedical research, teaching and community service. Located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts’s Longwood Medical & Academic Area, it hosts nearly three quarters of a million patient visits annually in and around Boston.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation's top hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” edition, placing among the leaders in 10 clinical specialty categories.

According to the magazine, BIDMC is among an elite group of 170 hospitals nationally – only 3 percent of the nation's 5,453 hospitals – to rank in at least one of 16 specialties.

BIDMC ranked in the Top 50 among the nation's hospitals in the care and treatment cancer; ear, nose and throat; endocrinology; gastrointestinal disorders; geriatric care; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; kidney disease; respiratory disorders; and urology. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation's top hospitals in the US News & World Report “Best Hospitals” edition, placing among the leaders in 10 clinical specialty categories.

 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide extraordinary care, where the patient comes first, supported by world-class education and research. Our mission is supported by a workforce committed to individual accountability, mutual respect and collaboration.

We recognize that the diversity, talent, innovation, and commitment of all of our employees contribute to our strength and are a major component of our success. We greatly value the leadership and participation of our trustees, overseers and donors who make an invaluable contribution to our ability to carry out our mission to serve patients, students, science and our community.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center values and welcomes every member of our diverse community. We believe that everyone has the right to receive the medical and behavioral health care they need. We welcome all patients regardless of race, religion, country of origin, immigration status, disability or handicap, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, military services or source of payment.

Patient Care

BIDMC believes patients should receive the right care, at the right time, in the right place. We have a growing presence in Eastern Massachusetts with many hospitals and clinical affiliations. Our world-renowned experts provide care wherever our patients call home - from Newburyport to Plymouth, from Lexington to Quincy.

  • 621 licensed beds, including 419 medical/surgical beds, 77 critical care beds and 60 OB/GYN beds
  • Approximately 5,000 births a year
  • A full range of emergency services, including a Level 1 Trauma Center and roof-top heliport; and
  • The Beth Israel Deaconess Learning Center, offering patients and families up-to-date health information and access to current research on a wide range of medical conditions.
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is the Official Hospital of the Boston Red Sox. Our relationship provides us with unique opportunities to serve our community and patients.
Biomedical Research
  • BIDMC consistently ranks among the top four recipients of biomedical research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Research funding totals nearly $200 million annually. BIDMC researchers run more than 2500 active sponsored projects and 500 funded and non-funded clinical trials.
  • The Harvard-Thorndike Laboratory, the nation's oldest clinical research laboratory, has been located on this site since 1973.
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shares important clinical and research programs with institutions such as the Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center, the Joslin Diabetes Center, and Children's Hospital.
Teaching
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has 1,200 physicians on the active medical staff (including over 800 full-time staff physicians). Most of these physicians hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School.
  • In addition to its medical students, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides clinical education to students in nursing; social work; radiologic technology, ultrasound and nuclear medicine; and physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies.
  • The Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research provides medical students and physicians in training with an on-site centralized educational facility, a state-of-the-art computer lab, and a variety of educational resources that let students diagnose, manage, and learn technical skills on simulated patients.
A Network of Care
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, a direct affiliate of the medical center, brings tertiary level care to the residents of Needham and surrounding communities.
  • Through a close relationship with the Joslin Clinic, BIDMC is known for treatment of diabetes, with outstanding results in cardiology, vascular surgery, podiatric care, eye care, pregnancy, and pancreatic transplantation.
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has two multi-specialty regional outpatient centers in Lexington and on the Chelsea/Revere border,
  • The medical center incorporates primary care physician offices in many communities throughout the greater Boston area.
  • Through the Community Care Alliance, BIDMC is affiliated with community health centers in downtown Boston, Dorchester, Roxbury, Allston-Brighton, Quincy, and other areas.
A Caring Employer
  • Over 6,000 diverse employees, including approximately 800 full-time staff physicians; 1,100 full-time registered nurses; and 4,000 non-clinical employees.
  • Beth Israel Deaconess is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Under the direction of the Director, Outpatient Clinics provides administrative support to the outpatient specialty clinics. Verifies insurance eligibility, benefits, referral and authorization requirements for the Clinics. Ensures all exams requiring a Prior Authorization and/or Referral are coordinated through the appropriate insurance provider or intermediary, and documents in electronic medical record. Requires knowledge of CPT codes and ICD-10 codes. Provides administrative support for physicians by answering and screening telephone calls, and taking accurate messages. Schedules patient surgeries, coordinating and communicating with other hospital staff as needed. Types correspondence, manuscripts and documents that may require complex formatting. Checks in patients in CCC as needed. Schedules office appointments and imaging exams as necessary. Manages physician billing as needed.The highest regard for patient confidentiality is an expectation at all times. Acts in a...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Provides support for leadership positions and a division or department by leading and coordinating administrative work, projects and staff. Performs various administrative functions requiring in-depth knowledge of departmental programs, operations and services and hospital policies and procedures. Essential Responsibilities: Screens telephone calls and access for high-level position(s) deciding which individuals need face to face meetings, which can be refer to other managers or when possible, resolves the situation. Schedules and prepares for diverse and complex appointments, meetings and travel arrangements. Oversees planning and preparation for committees. Distributes minutes, prepares agenda, materials and committee work. Plans, coordinates and makes recommendations in preparation for high-profile programs and events for the department. Independently composes and edits complex and sensitive correspondence, reports and documents for final approval by manager. Compiles, analyzes...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Responsible for screening research subjects for participation in clinical research projects, enrolling research subjects onto these studies, monitoring protocol implementation, completing required forms and reporting results. Works closely with other clinical research staff. Essential Responsibilities: Independently or in conjunction with other clinical research staff and/or research nurse, recruits and enrolls research subjects onto clinical research projects according to study protocols. May assess research subjects' eligibility for inclusion in a particular protocol based on contracts with physicians and nurses and knowledge of the protocol. Checks all eligibility and ineligibility criteria with the research subjects' medical record. Verifies information with clinical research nurse and/or principal investigator. Discusses informed consent with research subjects. Interacts with research subjects prior to entering the study and throughout the entire treatment. Assists with...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Under the direct supervision of the principal investigator or designee, assist research staff in conducting a variety of routine experiments using molecular, biology and/or biochemistry techniques. Assist in recording of test results, calculations, transcriptions and basic data analysis. Essential Responsibilities: Assist research staff in conducting routine tests following established procedures, which may include assays, DNA sequencing, tissue culture, protein purification, Southern blotting, PCR analysis, electrophoresis and chromatography. Use standard research equipment such as microscopes, incubators, autoclaves, centrifuges. Assist in the research and collection of basic study data through monitoring devices and maintain daily logs/basic records of methodologies and test results. With direct supervision, using databases, may summarize data and interpret results using descriptive statistics and basic hypothesis testing. Assist in conducting literature searches and library...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
A Research Student will be trained through a mentor in the principles, conduct and interpretation of research in conjunction with a related or unrelated educational program. Essential Responsibilities: Learns and conducts routine tests following established procedures, which may include assays, DNA sequencing, tissue culture, protein purification, Southern blotting, PCR analysis, electrophoresis, and/or chromatography. Learns and uses standard research equipment such as microscopes, incubators, autoclaves, centrifuges. Collects basic study data through monitoring devices and maintains daily logs/basic records of methodologies and test results. With supervision, using databases, may summarize data and interpret results using descriptive statistics and basic hypothesis testing. Attends Medical Center lectures regarding all safety requirements/conditions. Attends courses, lectures, and conferences to further own knowledge of research. May perform literature searches and library...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Reporting directly to the Practice Manager and Senior Director of Nursing, the Team Nurse position is responsible for performing the duties of a RN/LPN in an outpatient primary care or family medicine practice and serves as a clinical resource for the medical practice. The Team Nurse provides high quality, direct patient care in a team based model to our Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare ( BIDHC) patients. The Team Nurse is responsible for enhancing the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of patient care through the support and delegation of clinical and administrative functions as appropriate to the Medical Assistant (MA) staff. Responsible for educating and training our MA team and patients with both general and focused health education for preventive, chronic and episodic health care issues. Assumes responsibility, in collaboration with primary care providers to coordinate patient-centered care, support transitions between levels of care and counsels, educates and supports...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
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: 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 Coordinates the care of patients and directs assistive personnel in order to provide safe, effective,...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Reporting directly to the Practice Manager and Senior Director of Nursing, the Team Nurse position is responsible for performing the duties of a RN/LPN in an outpatient primary care or family medicine practice and serves as a clinical resource for the medical practice. The Team Nurse provides high quality, direct patient care in a team based model to our Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare ( BIDHC) patients. The Team Nurse is responsible for enhancing the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of patient care through the support and delegation of clinical and administrative functions as appropriate to the Medical Assistant (MA) staff. Responsible for educating and training our MA team and patients with both general and focused health education for preventive, chronic and episodic health care issues. Assumes responsibility, in collaboration with primary care providers to coordinate patient-centered care, support transitions between levels of care and counsels, educates and supports...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Under the direction of the CT Technical Director and CT Manager this position supports Advanced Imaging in the 3D lab as a shared function of the responsibilities as a CT scanning Technologist on the floor. The time allocated to either advanced imaging or direct CT scanning will be determined on a daily basis by the leadership team. Essential Responsibilities: Follows departmental guidelines and protocols in the performance of all CT imaging. Monitors scan performance to ensure accuracy and completeness of image data. Makes adjustments when judged to be necessary, taking into account the patient's condition. May recommend changes in protocol or additional instructions to provide additional diagnostic information. Starts intravenous lines on patients requiring IV contrast for the examination with consideration to exam protocoled and patient's pain tolerance, anxieties and fears. Documents and monitors patient for contrast reactions and reports any problems to a radiologist and/or...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Performs a wide range of radiology exams and procedures. This position meets the scope of practice as defined by the ASRT practice standard guidelines. Essential Responsibilities: Prepares and positions patients for diagnostic exams of various parts of the body which includes setting up equipment and patient in relation to each other to provide best demonstration of body part under study. Enters instructions into computers,monitors and evaluates images for accuracy and completeness of order. Makes necessary adjustments when judged to be necessary. Evaluates radiographs for image quality and completeness. Responds to patient's physical and psychological needs. Explains all procedures in a clear and concise manner without causing unnecessary anxiety. Uses Proper Hand Hygiene before and after patient contact. Observes patient's condition and reports any change to nurse or physician. Required Qualifications:Vocational or Technical training in Medical Radiography required. Associate's...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Performs multiple clinical and practice support responsibilities in coordination with a team of healthcare providers to expedite the flow of patients in an urgent care setting and provides the best experience and care for patients. Essential Responsibilities: Prioritizes and completes responsibilities delegated by nurses and physicians. Maintains a calm and professional demeanor while working in a fast pace, highly demanding environment. Demonstrates effective problem solving skills, strong communication skills, act as a positive member of the care team, display a commitment to providing outstanding customer service and attention to detail. Performs a variety of patient care duties including but not limited to EKGs, vital signs, wound care, splinting, crutch walking, and assisting patients in activities of daily living. Assists providers in the delivery of care and assists patients who have physical and psychological limitation Performs phlebotomy, specimen collection and point of...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Collaborates with a nursing team to provide quality patient care. Essential Responsibilities: Collaborates with a registered nurse on developing a patient's care plan. Develops and maintains competencies as delegated by a registered nurse, including sterile dressing changes. Maintains the safety of patients who have been identified at risk for preventable injury by the implementation of nursing safety interventions or the use of protective devices/equipment under the supervision of the registered nurse. Reports all patient activity to the registered nurse in a timely manner. Required Qualifications:High School diploma or GED required. 0-1 years related work experience required. Patient care experience required through any of the following areas: CNA (or LNA), MA, ED Tech, EMT, PCT certificate or currently enrolled nursing student who has completed at least one clinical rotation. Completion of BIDMC in-house training program. Allied Health and Physician Assistant program...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
The Registered Nurse is responsible for direct and indirect nursing care, health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and rehabilitation. The Registered Nurse collaborates with physicians and other disciplines to ensure quality, cost effective patient care. Department Specific Job Responsibilities: Identifies quality improvement opportunities and participates in improvement initiatives. Essential Responsibilities: Mutually formulates outcome with the patient, significant others and health care team when appropriate Effectively delegates appropriate patient care activities to co-workers with appropriate knowledge and skill level. Holds co-workers accountable for completing delegated tasks in a timely manner Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the population groups of patients regularly served; seeks assistance from resources if other population groups need care. As required, performs patient teaching and provides...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
The nursing technician assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care to non-acutely ill patients and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment. The nursing technician functions under the direction and supervision of the RN. Under the supervision of the Clinical Director/Nurse Manager or delegate, the nursing technician assists in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the activities occurring in the nursing station by performing clerical and receptionist duties and maintaining the physical environment of the area. This position deals with a patient population ranging in age from adolescence to geriatrics with surgical/medical clinical focus. Essential Responsibilities: Consistently demonstrates a familiarity with the duties required of a nursing technician and performs all duties accurately in accordance with departmental policies and procedures; readily observes or assists others to obtain further knowledge Consistently...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Collaborates with a nursing team to provide quality patient care. Essential Responsibilities: Collaborates with a registered nurse on developing a patient's care plan. Develops and maintains competencies as delegated by a registered nurse, including sterile dressing changes. Maintains the safety of patients who have been identified at risk for preventable injury by the implementation of nursing safety interventions or the use of protective devices/equipment under the supervision of the registered nurse. Reports all patient activity to the registered nurse in a timely manner. Required Qualifications:High School diploma or GED required. 0-1 years related work experience required. Patient care experience required through any of the following areas: CNA (or LNA), MA, ED Tech, EMT, PCT certificate or currently enrolled nursing student who has completed at least one clinical rotation. Completion of BIDMC in-house training program. Allied Health and Physician Assistant program...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
The Registered Nurse is responsible for direct and indirect nursing care, health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and rehabilitation. The Registered Nurse collaborates with physicians and other disciplines to ensure quality, cost effective patient care. Department Specific Job Responsibilities: Identifies quality improvement opportunities and participates in improvement initiatives. Essential Responsibilities: Mutually formulates outcome with the patient, significant others and health care team when appropriate Effectively delegates appropriate patient care activities to co-workers with appropriate knowledge and skill level. Holds co-workers accountable for completing delegated tasks in a timely manner Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the population groups of patients regularly served; seeks assistance from resources if other population groups need care. As required, performs patient teaching and provides...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Under the supervision of the Clinical Director/Nurse Manager or delegate, assists in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the activities occurring in the nursing station by performing clerical and receptionist duties and maintaining the physical environment of the area. Essential Responsibilities: Performs all patient record activities and charting transcriptions with close attention to detail and accuracy. Ensures that complete information is filled in on all forms/requisitions, transfers, work order, dietary requisitions and keeps current census sheets. Delivers completed forms to the proper departments, as necessary. Initiates chart forms for patient admissions, transfers, discharges and expirations; maintains patient's charts in appropriate organizational and sequential order; files reports and test results in a timely manner with a high degree of accuracy. Identifies correct patient charts and reports before filing; verifies that all information is correct and...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Reporting directly to the Practice Manager and Senior Director of Nursing, the Team Nurse position is responsible for performing the duties of a RN/LPN in an outpatient primary care or family medicine practice and serves as a clinical resource for the medical practice. The Team Nurse provides high quality, direct patient care in a team based model to our Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare ( BIDHC) patients. The Team Nurse is responsible for enhancing the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of patient care through the support and delegation of clinical and administrative functions as appropriate to the Medical Assistant (MA) staff. Responsible for educating and training our MA team and patients with both general and focused health education for preventive, chronic and episodic health care issues. Assumes responsibility, in collaboration with primary care providers to coordinate patient-centered care, support transitions between levels of care and counsels, educates and supports...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Reports to: Practice Manager or Ambulatory Practice Coordinator with input from assigned physician(s), nurses or other health care providers. Responsible for delivering the highest quality service to patients while contributing to the smooth functioning of practice operations. Essential Responsibilities: Serves as a communication resource. Asks appropriate questions and solves problems. Takes complete and accurate information from patients in person and by phone, prioritizing and communicating the information to providers appropriately. Responds quickly and courteously to phone calls and requests. Seeks assistance from supervisor and others appropriately. Greets patients and escorts to exam rooms. Ensures availability of x-rays, lab slips, medical records and other pertinent info. Obtains vitals, weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature, performs EKGs, injections and/or phlebotomy, and assists providers. Performs departmental screening, lab tests and specimen collection....
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
Sep 28, 2020
Working under the direction of the Director of Research Compliance the Senior Research Compliance Specialist is responsible for contributing to the success of the compliance program by assisting with the development, oversight and monitoring of the research compliance functions of BILH, through interpretation of BILH policy and local, state, and federal laws and regulations. The Senior Research Compliance Specialist should have a strong background in multiple areas including, but not limited to: bench and laboratory research, animal research; human subjects research; international research activities; data protection and sharing; research privacy; grants management; and controlled substances. The Senior Research Compliance Specialist maintains and enhances research regulatory knowledge by continuous review and exploration of external publications and resources. Contributes to BILH Compliance initiatives and promotes a positive work environment. Essential Responsibilities: Assist...