MD Anderson Cancer Center *$7280 unit differential annually* Clinical Nurse - Clinical & Translational Research Center in Houston, Texas
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.
The primary purpose of the Outpatient Clinical Nurse position is to coordinate and implement patient care across the continuum of care. The Outpatient Clinical Nurse is accountable and responsible for providing quality, evidence-based patient care through the appropriate use of resources in collaboration with the inter-professional team. Acts as a patient and family advocate to uphold patient rights. Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team; trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.
Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC) is an on-site resource for M.D. Anderson investigators performing early clinical trials; and where patients receive intensive monitoring for complex, early-phase clinical trials.
The ideal candidate will have at least three years of clinical nursing experience preferably in oncology, research, med/surg and/or cardiac.
Typical shift is 12:00pm - 10:30pm with rotating weekends and holidays.
The CTRC nurse has the competence and competencies regarding all aspects of administering and monitoring a variety of systemic cancer therapies and other injectable infusions to an adult population in the Clinical & Translation Research Center.
Infusions administered may include (but are not limited to) research protocols and standard of care chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy, blood products, IVIG, growth factors, antibiotics, electrolytes and hydration.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills. Has the ability to assess and educate patients and family/caregivers to ensure future care needs are met.
Develops collaborative, professional relationships with physicians and all members of the heath care team, including research teams. Specific competencies include: IV insertion and venous access device management; Accurate administration and monitoring of infusions via a variety of routes (oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous); Performing an independent double-check for chemotherapy administration; Safe handling and disposal of chemotherapy to minimize patient and staff exposure to hazardous drugs; Management of treatment- related side effects and adverse reactions; Minimizing the risk for infection among patients who are actually or potentially immunocompromised; Knowledge needed to facilitate early detection of specific side effects that lead to effective self-management of the side effect when it does occur.
Other duties as assigned
Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing (RN).
Preferred: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
Preferred: Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 years of medical oncology experience, research nursing experience accepted in lieu of 1 year of medical oncology experience.
Required: Current State of Texas professional nursing license (RN).
Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification if working in the following department: Nrsg Post Anesthesia Care Unit (600160).
Preferred: Oncology Nurse Certification (OCN)
All clinical nurses with less than one year of registered nurse (RN) work experience will be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program.
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
Requisition ID: 150862
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: exempt and eligible for additional compensation for hours worked beyond your usual schedule, paid at a time and a half rate
Work Week: Rotating
Fund Type: Hard
Work Location: Onsite
Pivotal Position: Yes
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 90,000
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 114,000
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