MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Prac Registered Nurse - Anesthesia Assessment Center in Houston, Texas

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. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse opportunity in the Anesthesia Assessment Center. The ideal candidate will be a licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice. Prefer candidates with a background in PACU, operating room, or anesthesia. Will consider new graduates. Key Functions Outpatient Activities (Primary) Performs comprehensive medical exams for patients scheduled to undergo procedures requiring anesthesia. Performs anesthetic risk assessments, i.e. post-op nausea and vomiting, sleep apnea and difficult airway. Orders and reviews labs and other ancillary tests required for patient optimization. Works autonomously and collaborates with other members of healthcare team. Instructs and counsels patients in order to carry out Perioperative care. Conducts telephone assessments. Assists with the management of unscheduled patient visits. Assists with the management of emergency patient consultsCoordinates the scheduling of special procedures and consults. Performs clinical triaging and fast track clinic duties. Actively participates in patient education and performance improvement projects. Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

Required: Master's Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice. May be waived for applicants who obtained recognition as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse from the Texas State Board of Nursing prior to 1/1/2003. Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.

Preferred: None

EXPERIENCE

Required: None

Preferred: Two years clinical experience as an advanced practice provider.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

Required: All of the following:

Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing to function as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.

MAY BE REQUIRED: Authorization for limited prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Preferred Certification: None

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

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 90,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 112,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 135,000