Cambridge Health Alliance




Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a vibrant, innovative health system that serves everyone in need. With over 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, CHA is passionately local. It is proud to provide high quality, essential services like primary care, specialty care, hospital care, emergency services, maternity care and behavioral health in convenient neighborhood locations. CHA patients have seamless access to advanced care for rare or highly complex conditions at its clinical partners - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Mass. General Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

CHA's work extends far beyond patient care. It operates the nationally accredited Cambridge Public Health Department and community health programs across its service area. It collaborates closely with local governments and non-profits to improve health status and reduce barriers to care. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine, CHA is proud to train the health care providers of tomorrow.rates the nationally accredited Cambridge Public Health Department and community health programs across its service area. It collaborates closely with local governments and non-profits to improve health status and reduce barriers to care. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine, CHA is proud to train the health care providers of tomorrow.

Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Part time
CHA provides 24-hour emergency care at its Cambridge, Everett and Somerville Hospitals. We are one of the busiest emergency services in Massachusetts with approximately 100,000 combined annual visits and have been recognized nationally as one of the most efficient emergency services in the nation. Highlights include a state-of-the-art patient triage and tracking system, a streamlined admission process that helps us get the sickest patients to a hospital bed sooner, rapid assessment protocol to help prioritize our work, a BIDMC tele-stroke program, and an integrated Psychiatric Emergency Services at Cambridge Hospital. CHA Everett Hospital is a busy community hospital, offering inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital operates 112-beds and provides intensive care, telemetry, behavioral health, and medical-surgical services. EH has a (2) room OR and one (1) endoscopy room. A 24-hour emergency service is also on site. Outpatient care at this campus includes surgery, orthopedics, rehabilitation, specialty care, and behavioral health programs. The Emergency Department RN will be responsible for the following: Will provide quality care to acute patients and their families according to Cambridge Health Alliance standards of nursing practice. Will assess, plan, implement, and document patient care in a professional manner. Will also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This is a fast-paced, high-pressure, constantly changing environment with rapid patient turnover. Qualifications/Experience: RN must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Current MA RN license required. All newly hired RNs are required to have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or within one year from date of hire. 1 - 2 years of Emergency RN experience preferred. American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications required. TNCC preferred. Basic computer EMR proficiency required. All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility exam. KEYWORDS: Emergency Room RN, Emergency Room Nurse, ED RN, ED Nurse [cha063094]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Full time
Job Purpose: To provide support, analysis and review to Senior Director Business and Financial Analytics, Reporting, Budgeting and Senior Management across all areas of the department: monthly financial reporting and analysis, FTE reporting and management, revenue, reimbursement, financial planning, cost reports, external reporting, federal and state reporting, and special projects. Will utilize various systems within CHA (Meditech, Kaufman Hall, Access, EPIC, Athena) to collect, organize and prepare analysis for range of reports and filings. Support Sr. Directors, Directors, Managers in the reporting and variance analysis for both staffing and non staffing expenses. Participate in annual budget training for the organization and support identified service line Managers with budget access and preparation. Assist in the cost report preparation (Hospital, Licensed Health Centers); federal and state quarterly and annual filings; Intern & Resident program tracking; and review, correction and submission of casemix tape for state submission. Assist department in improving systems and data for more accurate, efficient reporting. Maintain appropriate supporting documentation, participate in audits and reviews. Job Duties: 1. Maintain CHA reporting and budget access tables. Set up new service lines, cost centers, expense and revenue codes as identified. Weekly review and correct new cost centers and mapping for Kaufman Hall dimensions, chart of accounts, and cost report mappings. 2. Responsible for providing a high level of customer service to assigned service lines/departments. Be fully knowledgeable on all aspects of the department functions and reporting as well as the CHA work/data flow and systems to be able to respond and resolve all issues. 3. Perform monthly review of staffing and non staffing variances, research variances and provide complete explanations for the PreCFO and CFO meetings. 4. Prepare, review and process all departmental staffing and non staffing reclasses to ensure accurate reflection of expenses. Work with the department management, staff as well as Purchasing and AP to correct any outstanding PO's or request to correct and prevent further errors. For staffing reclasses verify the correct data and/or allocation in the Meditech source data. 5. Prepare comprehensive monthly analysis of major variances at the service line and the departmental level. Provide thorough explanation of relevant factors and supporting documentation. Generate monthly report package for all service lines for Director and to be presented to SVPs. 6. Complete quarterly state filings for Bed Count, Financials, Surcharge Payors and Unmatched Payors. 7. Review and correct the quarterly casemix downloads. Improve submission quality by reducing errors. Submit to the state and follow-up on questions or issues. Develop and complete quality measures for the inpatient, ER and observation patient reporting. 8. Assist in the preparation of Hospital cost reports for Medicare and Medicaid. Prepare schedule for volume and staffing statistics as well as financial data. Complete data entry and resolve system errors to ensure accurate reporting. 9. Maintain the IRIS data base for GME reimbursement, interface with other hospitals and programs to resolve overlaps & errors and maintain appropriate documentation. 10. Coordinate and monitor Medicare Physician Time Study and the Medicaid Outreach Study. Provide training and follow-up to ensure compliance and data integrity. Qualifications: 1. Comprehensive experience in variance analysis and the ability to create and produce reports to summarize and present complex financial data to departments. 2. Strong communication skills with ability to explain financial data and concepts to non finance staff as well as provide training on financial systems and reports. 3. Demonstrated experience in a wide range of systems databases, including Meditech, Kaufman Hall budgeting and reporting software. 4. Solid working experience with monthly entries, accruals, prepaids, trial balance, and financial statements. Full understanding of financial work flow including patient accounts, accounts payable and payroll. 5. Bachelor's degree with a major in finance or accounting, along with demonstrated accounting, analytical, and database software skills. 6. Superior Excel skills necessary plus current, solid Access experience. 7. Requires eight years analytic experience with industry metrics, revenue, staffing parameters and nonstaffing expenses. 8. Experience in Hospital Finance required. [cha072516]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Per Diem
Under the Direction of the Home Care Supervisor and Clinical Home Care Supervisor, and as a member of the CHA PACE, formally Elder Service Plan, Interdisciplinary team, the Personal Care Attendant provides assistance with Activities of Daily Living for participants in their home environment and/or Day Center as prescribed in their plan of care and daily assignment. Job Purpose: Assist participant in bathing, including complete, partial or sponge in tub or shower. Assist or provide laundry service as assigned. Ensure participant home/environment is clean and tidy to promote health and safety. Communicate effectively with management, peers, and healthcare team members. Complete daily home care or day center assignment, providing support and assistance with ADLs. Completes mandatory annual education specific discipline CHA PACE Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent At least one year working with an older adult population required Experience working as a personal care attendant, home health aide, or other direct care professional preferred [cha013017]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Full time
Job Purpose: To provide support, analysis and review to Senior Director Business and Financial Analytics, Reporting, Budgeting and Senior Management across all areas of the department: monthly financial reporting and analysis, FTE reporting and management, revenue, reimbursement, financial planning, cost reports, external reporting, federal and state reporting, and special projects. Will utilize various systems within CHA (Meditech, Kaufman Hall, Access, EPIC, Athena) to collect, organize and prepare analysis for range of reports and filings. Support Sr. Directors, Directors, Managers in the reporting and variance analysis for both staffing and non staffing expenses. Participate in annual budget training for the organization and support identified service line Managers with budget access and preparation. Assist in the cost report preparation (Hospital, Licensed Health Centers); federal and state quarterly and annual filings; Intern & Resident program tracking; and review, correction and submission of casemix tape for state submission. Assist department in improving systems and data for more accurate, efficient reporting. Maintain appropriate supporting documentation, participate in audits and reviews. Job Duties: 1. Maintain CHA reporting and budget access tables. Set up new service lines, cost centers, expense and revenue codes as identified. Weekly review and correct new cost centers and mapping for Kaufman Hall dimensions, chart of accounts, and cost report mappings. 2. Responsible for providing a high level of customer service to assigned service lines/departments. Be fully knowledgeable on all aspects of the department functions and reporting as well as the CHA work/data flow and systems to be able to respond and resolve all issues. 3. Perform monthly review of staffing and non staffing variances, research variances and provide complete explanations for the PreCFO and CFO meetings. 4. Prepare, review and process all departmental staffing and non staffing reclasses to ensure accurate reflection of expenses. Work with the department management, staff as well as Purchasing and AP to correct any outstanding PO's or request to correct and prevent further errors. For staffing reclasses verify the correct data and/or allocation in the Meditech source data. 5. Prepare comprehensive monthly analysis of major variances at the service line and the departmental level. Provide thorough explanation of relevant factors and supporting documentation. Generate monthly report package for all service lines for Director and to be presented to SVPs. 6. Complete quarterly state filings for Bed Count, Financials, Surcharge Payors and Unmatched Payors. 7. Review and correct the quarterly casemix downloads. Improve submission quality by reducing errors. Submit to the state and follow-up on questions or issues. Develop and complete quality measures for the inpatient, ER and observation patient reporting. 8. Assist in the preparation of Hospital cost reports for Medicare and Medicaid. Prepare schedule for volume and staffing statistics as well as financial data. Complete data entry and resolve system errors to ensure accurate reporting. 9. Maintain the IRIS data base for GME reimbursement, interface with other hospitals and programs to resolve overlaps & errors and maintain appropriate documentation. 10. Coordinate and monitor Medicare Physician Time Study and the Medicaid Outreach Study. Provide training and follow-up to ensure compliance and data integrity. Qualifications: 1. Comprehensive experience in variance analysis and the ability to create and produce reports to summarize and present complex financial data to departments. 2. Strong communication skills with ability to explain financial data and concepts to non finance staff as well as provide training on financial systems and reports. 3. Demonstrated experience in a wide range of systems databases, including Meditech, Kaufman Hall budgeting and reporting software. 4. Solid working experience with monthly entries, accruals, prepaids, trial balance, and financial statements. Full understanding of financial work flow including patient accounts, accounts payable and payroll. 5. Bachelor's degree with a major in finance or accounting, along with demonstrated accounting, analytical, and database software skills. 6. Superior Excel skills necessary plus current, solid Access experience. 7. Requires eight years analytic experience with industry metrics, revenue, staffing parameters and nonstaffing expenses. 8. Experience in Hospital Finance required. [cha072516]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Per Diem
CHA provides 24-hour emergency care at its Cambridge, Somerville, and Everett Hospitals. We are one of the busiest emergency services in Massachusetts with approximately 100,000 combined annual visits and have been recognized nationally as one of the most efficient emergency services in the nation. Highlights include a state-of-the-art patient triage and tracking system, a streamlined admission process that helps us get the sickest patients to a hospital bed sooner, rapid assessment protocol to help prioritize our work, a BIDMC tele-stroke program, and an integrated Psychiatric Emergency Services at Cambridge Hospital. Duties and responsibilities for the Nursing Assistant II (Emergency Department Technician) include but are not limited to ability to work in a fast paced Emergency Department, answer phones, perform order entry, phlebotomy (required to perform), point of care testing, working under the direction of a registered Nurse. Candidate must exhibit excellent customer relations skills with patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. Must understand and integrate into the delivery of patient care the needs of specific ages in regard to their growth and development. Must organize daily work, prioritize, and make decisions concerning care to meet the needs of individual and groups of patients. Assist in the care and safety of all patients including behavioral health patients. Must adhere to and administer treatment according to Cambridge Health Alliance's policies and procedures. Qualifications/Experience: High School diploma or equivalent is required. Certificate of completion of a certified nursing assistant program in Massachusetts. Will also consider a nursing student who has completed a clinical rotation and or EMT certification. Emergency Room Experience required. Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification required. One year Phlebotomy preferred. All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility exam. [cha063094]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Full time
Performs referral and prior authorization requests for various services requested by third party vendors. Current services include but are not limited to: advanced imagining; surgical day procedures other specialist visits or high cost items such as sleep studies. These requests may be telephone, via paper, or other means such as web based. Verifies insurance eligibility and benefits for all new, repeat and pending referral/authorization requests. Submits, tracks and obtains referral numbers and prior authorizations from payors by submitting payor specific, medical necessity documentation to payors. Based on Epic Work Queue's, In Basket orders and/or fax requests, effectively communicate with payors to submit, track, follow-up and obtain referral/authorizations, in a timely manner via websites, software, fax and telephone. Completes correct forms and/or electronic portals with information required to facilitate referral/authorization re quests to include, but is not limited to ICD-10/CPT codes and diagnostic descriptions, number of visits, specialist information and date of service, medical record documentation, as appropriate. Obtain referrals for internal, incoming, and outgoing specialty visits. Follows department and each specific insurance company protocol to acquire referral/authorization numbers. Researches all referral/authorization cases that are pending and unable to be processed. Notifies providers immediately of denials or other problems impacting referral/authorizations. Works closely with the provider's staff to expedite the submission of additional information to the insurance company. Communicates with clinical staff regarding any issues or that which require clinical follow-up. Collect demographic and pertinent information. Enters referral information into department's computer application programs such as Epic, Meditech, etc. Qualifications: Education/Training: Associates Degree or Bachelor's degree preferred. Work Experience: A minimum of 2 years administrative experience, preferably in a medical setting. Experience in processing referrals. Working knowledge and proficiency in Epic referrals preferred. Skills: Must be an effective team player with strong communication inter-personal skills. Must have demonstrated ability to maintain dynamic and responsive interactions with patients, insurers and medical professionals. Demonstrated ability to work and make decisions in a fast paced environment. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other windows-based computer application programs. [cha072516]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Full time
$10,000 Sign on Bonus for Direct Hires NURSE MANAGER - EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT at EVERETT HOSPITAL CHA provides 24-hour emergency care at its Cambridge, Somerville, and Everett Hospitals. We are one of the busiest emergency services in Massachusetts with approximately 100,000 combined annual visits and have been recognized nationally as one of the most efficient emergency services in the nation. Highlights include a state-of-the-art patient triage and tracking system, a streamlined admission process that helps us get the sickest patients to a hospital bed sooner, rapid assessment protocol to help prioritize our work, a BIDMC tele-stroke program, and an integrated Psychiatric Emergency Services at Cambridge Hospital. Reporting to the Associate Chief Nurse of Emergency Services (ACNO), the Emergency Department Nurse Manager is an important member of the nursing leadership. The Nurse Manager will have an important leadership presence, and provide clinical support. The Nurse Manager is to ensure that the ED consistently contributes to the delivery of quality health care, and supports the overall vision and mission of the Cambridge Health Alliance. The Nurse Manager maintains 24/7 accountability, as well as the day to day operations and the fiscal , human resources responsibilities. Qualifications/Experience: Current Massachusetts RN License required Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree level or higher required. MSN completed or fully matriculated into a program 5 years Emergency Nursing experience with an additional managerial/leadership experience American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS required TNCC and CEN preferred Effective interpersonal communication skills to promote working relationships with all members of the healthcare team. Ability to provide leadership to nursing and ancillary personnel. Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, high stress environment. Effective skills in the areas of service, teamwork, communication, and time/priority management. All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility test. KEYWORDS: Nurse Manager, ED Nurse Manager, Emergency Department Nurse Manager [cha063094]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Full time
Job Purpose: The Nurse Manager assumes accountability and responsibility for translating the philosophy of the hospital, ambulatory service and the department of nursing into effective action. Responsibility is centralized in these key areas: leadership, clinical practice, professional development, financial management, performance improvement, strategic planning, and personnel management. The Nurse Manager works in collaboration with the Medical Director and Practice Manager/Operations Supervisor. The Nurse Manager consistently applies the CHA Circle values of Community, Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Learning and Excellence in an effort to improve the health status of our communities. The Nurse Manager is competent in the following Standards of Professional Performance articulated by the American Academy of Ambulatory Nurses: performance improvement, education, professional practice evaluation, collegiality, collaboration, ethics, research, environment, resource utilization and leadership. Responsibilities: This Nurse Manager will oversee Cambridge Pediatrics and Vaccine Management. Qualifications/Requirements: Education/Training: BSN required, Master's Degree in Nursing or Health Care Related Field strongly preferred. Licensure: MA. RN Licensure required Certifications: Maintains current AHA Basic Life Support "C" certification Work Experience: Five years of management experience in a health care setting. Linguistic Capabilities: Knowledge of a second language preferred. [cha051414]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Full time
Responsible for providing and coordinating screening and interventions for high prevalence mental health conditions particularly unhealthy substance use and depression in a primary care setting Works collaboratively with a team to implement evidence-based services to primary care patients utilizing tools and training from the Partners in Integrated Care project. Manage a population registry and provide outreach to individuals listed in the registry. Systematically review the caseload with the consulting psychiatrist each week, focusing on new patients and patients who have not adequately improved within specified timeframes. Clearly and effectively communicate with the patient, PCP, consulting psychiatrist, and any external providers, including informing the PCP about the patient's progress and discussing side effects and the treatment plan with the PCP. Ensure systematic screening of adults for depression and unhealthy drug and alcohol use, using evidence-based screening forms. Conduct initial visit including detailed depression history and education about the nature of depression and the goals and expectations of treatment. Use a variety of educational materials, brief intervention techniques, and community resources to engage patients, increase their motivation to change, and support patients in establishing behavior change goals and implementing plans to meet those goals. Use behavioral activation techniques with patients as an adjunct to depression treatments that they are receiving from other providers. Establish a follow-up schedule and monitor patients' progress (in person or by telephone), using a patient tracking system. Provide support for psychiatric medication management as prescribed by PCPs, by assisting with difficulties related to medication adherence, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and standardized data on all patients. Develop a maintenance plan with patients, when appropriate, to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent a reoccurrence of symptoms of depression or unhealthy substance use. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, health education, psychology, public health or behavioral health required Master's degree in social work desirable Minimum 2 years in relevant setting (health care and/or behavioral health) All relevant clearances mandated by State or regional regulations Training or certification in Primary Care Behavioral Health, IMPACT models and/or alcohol and drug consulting desired. Desired Skills, Attitudes, and Experience: Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills Comfort with a patient-centered approach that allows the patient's desires around behavioral change to inform the plan of care Clinical skills or aptitude in problem-solving and behavioral change strategies, including Motivational Interviewing and Behavioral Activation Ability to serve as a critical liaison to facilitate connections between people in a collaborative role Ability to provide accurate feedback about alcohol/drug use without judgment or discomfort Ability to advocate on another's behalf Ability and willingness to function independently and proactively in a primary health care setting Ability to maintain a professional stance if conflicts arise with other staff Flexibility to adapt to interruptions, unexpected additions to schedule. Preference given to applicants who speak Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian Creole. Effective use of the Internet and Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Suite Excellent communication skills in English. [cha051414]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Per Diem
We are an OB/GYN practice with a multidisciplinary team consisting of MD's, Midwives and Nurse Practitioners, caring for a diverse population with OB and GYN needs. We provide care to women of all ages in a culturally competent environment. The Medical assistant is an essential member of the clinical team allowing for delivery of effective and safe care to our patients and families. Job Purpose: Actively and efficiently manage patient flow, pre-visit chart medical record preparation and information gathering to optimize the visit, participate in team meetings, assist providers with clinical procedures, ability to assist w/sterile technique, manage room cleaning, stocking and set up. As well as: room patients according to protocol, check routine vitals and point of care testing based on type of visit and OB/GN protocols, perform screening questionnaires and pain score, provide clear and timely observations to providers regarding patient issues. Actively communicate with patients regarding delays and wait times, some phlebotomy, label and reconcile lab specimens, participate in process improvement initiatives, and other duties as assigned/required. Qualifications/Requirements: Must have Medical Assistant Certification from an accredited program. American Heart Association BLS certified and have a minimum of 1 yr. OB/GYN experience in an ambulatory setting. Bilingual preferred. Also, must be able to work in a complex environment and demonstrate competency is all electronic and medical systems/equipment in use. [cha010112]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Full time
CHA Everett Hospital is a busy community hospital, offering inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital operates 112-beds and provides intensive care, telemetry, mental health, and medical-surgical services. CHA Everett Hospital has a two (2) room OR and one (1) endoscopy room. A 24-hour emergency service is also on site. Outpatient care at this campus includes surgery, orthopedics, rehabilitation, specialty care, primary care, and behavioral/mental health programs. West 3 is a 25 bed Medical/Surgical and Telemetry Unit caring for patients with general and complex medical and surgical needs, often serving those with serious health issues. The skilled and compassionate nursing staff take care of approximately 20 patients each day along with an expert Hospitalist Team. Job Duties/Responsibilities: The clinical nurse leader provides and oversees quality patient care according to Cambridge Health Alliance standards of nursing practice. Assists the nurse manager in the coordination of the clinical environment by ensuring the delivery of relationship-based care in a manner consistent with safe, efficient, and cost-effective resource utilization. Serves as a resource to staff in clinical practice, staff development, and professional growth in consistent collaboration with the nurse manager. Provides functional direction to members of the healthcare team while optimizing available resources to achieve quality patient outcomes. Demonstrates advanced nursing skills in their respective clinical specialty, and possesses the necessary leadership skills to direct performance improvement initiatives. Supports the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Qualifications/Experience: Graduate of NLN Accredited School of Nursing Current Massachusetts RN license required BSN required American Heart Association BLS required Minimum of 5 years clinical experience in related field with a minimum of 2 years charge RN experience preferred. [cha063094]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Full time
The Maternity Suite at Cambridge Hospital is a beautiful unit with lovely views of downtown Boston and Harvard Square. It includes a Labor and Delivery (L&D) Unit and a Post Partum Unit and helps more than 1,100 growing families every year. The 7 bed labor unit has 3 triage bays and 2 ORs. We are proud of our multidisciplinary patient care, our culturally sensitive approach to labor and delivery, and some of the lowest C-section rates in Massachusetts. The Post Partum Unit consists of 12 private rooms with a level 1b continuing care nursery. This unit provides care for mothers and infants right after birth and through the early stages of postpartum to discharge. We foster a culturally sensitive approach to couplet care and early family bonding. Job Purpose: To provide and oversee quality patient care according to Cambridge Health Alliance standards of nursing practice. Collaborates with the nurse manager to foster skilled and quality evidence based nursing care, unit organization and cohesiveness and development of staff. The clinical leader assists the nurse manager in the overall coordination of the clinical area by assuming the responsibility and accountability for daily operations. The clinical leader assumes responsibility for and serves as a resource to the staff in clinical practice, staff development, clinical leadership, and professional growth in consistent collaboration with the nurse manager. Responsible for providing functional direction to members of the health care team while optimizing available resources to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Supports the mission, vision, and values of the organization. The clinical leader demonstrates advanced nursing skills in their respective clinical specialty, and possesses the necessary leadership skills to direct performance improvement initiatives in collaboration leadership, and other patient care areas. Serves as an expert nursing resource to the interdisciplinary team regarding patient care issues and unit operations. Facilitates clinical coordination of care to ensure a smooth patient flow and maximize patient experience. Develops a daily staffing plan to ensure adequate nursing resources based on changing patient census and acuity. Collaborates with nurse manager around effective use of staff resources and staffing issues. As charge nurse, provides leadership for unit operations on a daily basis Communicates pertinent information regarding departmental activities and leads unit practice changes. Assists in preparation of scheduling of staff. Re-evaluates and adjusts assignments as volume and acuity change. Follows through on problems by using the appropriate clinical and administrative channels. Participates in the development of annual unit based goals and objectives. Recognizes environmental and system constraints that impact unit operations. Acts as a change agent among the staff in response to the evolving healthcare environment. Serves as an expert resource to all members of the multidisciplinary team regarding unit operations and patient care issues. Provides leadership to facilitate conflict resolution in collaboration with the nurse manager. Coordinates education, implementation and monitoring of systems for acquisitions and maintenance of equipment and supplies. Collaborates within and across service lines and departments to ensure effective clinical operations and continually improve effectiveness and efficiency of systems. Acts as clinical resource for staff members using evidence-based knowledge and prevailing standards. Identifies performance problems to the nurse manager. Actively participates and facilitates staff participation in unit, department, and hospital committees. Assumes a leadership role in clinical and administrative multi-disciplinary collaborative practice activities. Participates in and facilitates monthly team training drills. Actively assists with maintaining current clinical practice policies, procedures, and guidelines for the Maternal Newborn Service line. Consider membership in specialty specific professional organization, i.e. Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN). Consider attendance at a minimum of annual specialty specific conference. Requirements: Graduate of NLN Accredited School of Nursing. BSN required Current Massachusetts licensure as Registered Nurse American Heart Association BLS required. American Heart Association ACLS required prior to the end of orientation. NRP required prior to the end of orientation. STABLE required within 6 months of hire. AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring required prior to the end of orientation. Additional unit specific certifications may apply. Minimum of 5 years clinical experience in related field with a minimum of 2 years charge experience. [cha013017]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Per Diem
Med Surg 6 is a 32 bed adult medical surgical telemetry unit with a focus on post-operative surgical care. Our goal is to promote and restore patients' health by collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members. We provide care for a diverse patient population including GI, cardiovascular, respiratory illnesses, and post-surgical procedures including General Surgery and Orthopedics. We provide care with an emphasis on assessment, education, prevention, maintenance, and restoration of health in a supportive and culturally sensitive manner. This is a fast-paced, high-pressure, constantly changing environment. Job Purpose The Hospital Aide I knows and understands the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of Nursing Service. Under the supervision of the professional nurse, the Hospital Aide provides basic nursing care to assigned patients. Qualifications/Education/Certifications: - High School Diploma or equivalent. - AHA Healthcare Provider BLS. - Good organizational habits also required. - Nursing student applicants must be open to a varied schedule Work Experience In order to be considered for the position, one of the following requirements must be met: 1. Certified Nursing Assistant with relevant acute care experience OR 2. Current Nursing Students with 1 year of clinical experience OR 3. Current Nursing Student with at least one completed semester of clinical with additional experience in direct patient care [cha013017]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 21, 2020
Full time
Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a vibrant, innovative health system dedicated to providing essential services to all members of the community. With over 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's Metro North region, CHA is a local provider of choice for primary care, specialty care, emergency services, hospital care, maternity care and behavioral health. Job Purpose: Responsible for administrative functions and nursing care in primary care service areas across the CHA network. Provides mechanisms for ensuring quality care, issue resolution, and nursing service staff competency. Supports development of primary care nursing and planned care coordination to achieve CHA strategic objectives. Responsible for managing nursing care through the strategic plan. In partnerships with Associate Chief Nursing Officer, represents the hospital and primary care nursing services in all activities related to primary care nursing care. Works collaboratively and maintains active communication with the Vice President for Primary Care, Senior Director of Finance and Primary Care, Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Ambulatory Care, Senior Medical Director for Primary Care, the Regional Directors of Operations, the Director of Primary Care Improvement, and all primary care staff. Qualifications: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Current state registration. Master's degree required. BSN or Bachelor's degree in related field required. Minimum of five years' experience in ambulatory nursing with an additional two years' experience with management responsibilities. BLS certification. Active participation in a nursing organization. Project management certification or equivalent experience. [cha051414]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 19, 2020
Part time
CHA Malden Care Center has an opening for a part-time Medical Assistant (MA). This position will provide clinical support for a practice focusing on customer satisfaction and teamwork. This position may require working some evenings, Saturdays and occasional holidays. Job Duties: Actively and efficiently manage the flow of patients through the clinic. Actively communicate with patients to set expectations, i.e., wait times and what to expect during the visit. Pre-visit chart medical record preparation and information gathering to optimize the visit. Room patients: assist providers with medical histories, appropriate documentation in the electronic health record, check routine vital signs. Perform point of care testing. Perform screening questionnaires and pain scores as needed. Initiate team huddles and participate in team/department meetings. Assist providers with clinical procedures. Participate in process improvement initiatives. Update computerized reminders and snapshot. Review and update overdue health maintenance and open orders. Book screening tests as part of the outreach process (e. g., mammograms, colonoscopies) and occasionally books follow up appointments (e.g., well child visits, vaccine booster visits). Participates in proactive population management of chronic diseases by generating MyCHArt messages, sending templated letters, and calling patients by telephone. Tracks completion of certain patient tests. Participate in shared medical appointments, including recording history and findings into the electronic health record. Participates in the education of students and residents by explaining the MA role and allowing observation of their work for training purposes. Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited medical assistant program; current experience as a Medical Assistant in outpatient setting and AHA BLS required. Knowledge of a second language is preferred. [cha051414]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
Provides communications bridge between patients with limited English proficiency, their families and community members utilizing the health care system at CHA. Assists LEP patients to access a full range of services available. Informs providers and patients of relevant cultural issues to assist providers in delivering culturally sensitive patient care. Assists with other tasks as needed including initiatives aiming at improving patient experience of care. Qualifications: Minimum Education: Undergraduate degree preferred. Required: National Certification from CCHI or NBCMI *Minimum of 1 year of Experience working as a medical interpreter in a health care setting. * Required skills: Fluent in spoken and written English and with preference for native level fluency in the language of interpreting (spoken and written fluency will be tested); professional level medical interpreting and knowledge of medical vocabulary in English, and the language of interpreting (will be tested); interpersonal skills necessary for work with patients in a hospital setting; ability to discuss key issues of cultures of the patients for which they interpret and the mainstream health care delivery system; office skills. [cha072516]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 19, 2020
Part time
CHA provides 24-hour emergency care at its Cambridge, Somerville, and Everett Hospitals. We are one of the busiest emergency services in Massachusetts with approximately 100,000 combined annual visits and have been recognized nationally as one of the most efficient emergency services in the nation. Highlights include a state-of-the-art patient triage and tracking system, a streamlined admission process that helps us get the sickest patients to a hospital bed sooner, rapid assessment protocol to help prioritize our work, a BIDMC tele-stroke program, and an integrated Psychiatric Emergency Services at Cambridge Hospital. Duties and responsibilities for the Nursing Assistant II (Emergency Department Technician) include but are not limited to ability to work in a fast paced Emergency Department, answer phones, perform order entry, phlebotomy (required to perform), point of care testing, working under the direction of a registered Nurse. Candidate must exhibit excellent customer relations skills with patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. Must understand and integrate into the delivery of patient care the needs of specific ages in regard to their growth and development. Must organize daily work, prioritize, and make decisions concerning care to meet the needs of individual and groups of patients. Assist in the care and safety of all patients including behavioral health patients. Must adhere to and administer treatment according to Cambridge Health Alliance's policies and procedures. Qualifications/Experience: High School diploma or equivalent is required. Certificate of completion of a certified nursing assistant program in Massachusetts. Will also consider a nursing student who has completed a clinical rotation and or EMT certification. Emergency Room Experience required. Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification required. One year Phlebotomy preferred. All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility exam. [cha063094]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 19, 2020
Part time
CHA Everett Hospital is one of the fastest growing local community hospitals in the Boston area, providing high quality care and customer service. The Patient Access Department is committed to providing outstanding customer service and registration support to our patients, families and the departments we service. We focus on patient satisfaction and we are committed to reach that through teamwork. The Patient Access department averages 6000 registration transaction per month which includes emergency room, inpatient and outpatient services. Job Purpose: 1. Complete ED bedside registrations, inpatient admissions and outpatient registrations 2. Bed transfers, physician changes and discharges 3. Collect and validate patient demographic and insurance information 4. Collect co-pays and self pay deposits 5. Obtain necessary consents 6. Receive and store patient valuables 7. Process electronic death certificates 8. Respond to patient and staff concerns and inquiries 9. Other duties as assigned Qualifications: 1. 2-3 years of Customer Service experience preferred 2. 2-3 years of Front desk work in a hospital or health center setting preferred 3. Must be able to use multiple computers systems and type 30 wpm 4. Ability to speak Portuguese or Spanish preferred 5. Knowledge of third party insurance preferred 6. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred 7. Knowledge of Epic strongly preferred 8. Must be flexible to be able to cover other shifts in a 24/7 setting which include overnights, holidays and on-call [cha010112]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 19, 2020
Part time
CHA Everett Hospital is one of the fastest growing local community hospitals in the Boston area, providing high quality care and customer service. The Patient Access Department is committed to providing outstanding customer service and registration support to our patients, families and the departments we service. We focus on patient satisfaction and we are committed to reach that through teamwork. The Patient Access department averages 6000 registration transaction per month which includes emergency room, inpatient and outpatient services. Job Purpose: 1. Complete ED bedside registrations, inpatient admissions and outpatient registrations 2. Bed transfers, physician changes and discharges 3. Collect and validate patient demographic and insurance information 4. Collect co-pays and self pay deposits 5. Obtain necessary consents 6. Receive and store patient valuables 7. Process electronic death certificates 8. Respond to patient and staff concerns and inquiries 9. Other duties as assigned Qualifications: 1. 2-3 years of Customer Service experience preferred 2. 2-3 years of Front desk work in a hospital or health center setting preferred 3. Must be able to use multiple computers systems and type 30 wpm 4. Ability to speak Portuguese or Spanish preferred 5. Knowledge of third party insurance preferred 6. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred 7. Knowledge of Epic strongly preferred 8. Must be flexible to be able to cover other shifts in a 24/7 setting which include overnights, holidays and on-call [cha010112]
Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, MA
Feb 19, 2020
Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), is a Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine teaching affiliate and award winning, academic public healthcare system. CHA is recruiting a full time primary care physician leader for the Regional Medical Director opportunity at our CHA Windsor Street Care Center. RMD will practice clinically and have dedicated time devoted to leadership and management of the provider team at our CHA Primary Care Windsor location Engage and participate in ambulatory strategy, primary care and specialty care integration, and site initiatives to assess and improve financial and operational performance Lead and encourage innovation, community involvement, and primary care growth Participate in ACO related initiatives including population health CHA is inclusive of three hospital campuses, an established network of 15 primary care clinics and integrated outpatient medical specialty services. We are located throughout Cambridge, Somerville and Boston's metro-north area. We serve an ethnically and socio-economically diverse patient population. CHA is clinically affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Qualified candidates will be Board Eligible/Certified in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and have demonstrated experience leading physicians and care teams. Candidates should possess a strong desire to provide the highest quality care to our diverse patient population. Interested candidates please visit www.CHAproviders.org to apply through our secure and confidential portal. Alternately, candidates may apply via email to Melissa Kelley, CHA Provider Recruiter, at ProviderRecruitment@challiance.org. CHA Provider Recruitment may be reached by phone at (617) 665-3555/fax (617) 665-3553. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.