MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - PACU (12:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.) in Houston, Texas

Clinical Nurse - PACU (12:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.)

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at https://mdanderson.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/9968/other-jobs-matching/location-only

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Nrsg Post Anesthesia Care Unit 600160

Requisition #: 112603

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation’s top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals.” MD Anderson’s mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

The Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is a fully monitored unit staffed by registered nurses who are highly skilled in the post-operative management of a variety of surgical patients. Our nursing staff is diverse and representative of the patients we serve. All nurses maintain ACLS and PALS provider status as our patient population includes both pediatrics and adults. Nearly one half of our nurses are certified in Post Anesthesia Nursing or Pain Management.

Ideal candidate must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing and have at least 2 years recent PACU, ICU or Acute Care RN experience. The s hift is 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with alternating weekends and occasional on call.

Salary Range: $55,000 - $76,000 - $95,000

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and multidisciplinary team. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes. Improves practice by integrating results and theories of research studies. Participates in data collection for current studies. Demonstrates clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies. Documents care according to established standards. Accesses, inputs and retrieves information from computer systems. Assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services. Acts as a patient and family advocate in order to uphold patient rights. Trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.

EDUCATION

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE

Required: None.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).

Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html