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

MD Anderson's advanced practice registered nurses work as clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners in the primary, acute and critical care settings. APRNs work independently and in collaboration with other health care professionals to provide the highest standard of care to our patients.

Summary

The primary purpose of the Advanced Practice Provider is to provide direct diagnostic and therapeutic patient care under physician supervision.

APRN opportunity at LBJ Houston Area Location. Ideal candidate will be an Adult APRN with at least two years of experience as an APP. *Current or previous experience in Oncology is a plus. * Department will consider new graduates.

Key Functions

To perform clinical patient care duties:

Attend clinics and as assigned inpatient responsibilities with physician. Conduct preliminary assessments of physician's new and follow-up clinic patients. Document clinic progress notes on physician's follow-up patients, PMEs on new patients, and consultation notes on his new consults. Write outpatient orders, including those for chemotherapy, IV fluids, transfusions, growth factors, etc. Assist with physician's clinic-related paperwork (e.g., completing x-ray and scheduling requests, writing prescriptions and chemotherapy orders). Assist with physician's miscellaneous clinic activities (e.g., scheduling biopsies and consultations, retrieving lab x-rays and pathology reports, contacting consulting physicians). Screen patients' telephone calls and refer to physician when appropriate. Evaluate physician's clinic and Emergency Center "drop-in" patients. Assume responsibility for physician's clinic patients (either scheduled or "drop-in"), even if staffed by another attending in physician's absence. Attend department meetings pertinent to patient care. Assist physician with in-patient care when needed. Work with another physician in physician's absence, if directed by physician. Perform other patient care related activities and various administrative duties pertaining to patient care and/or clinic operations as assigned by the Medical Director of clinic, the attending physician, or the APP Supervisor. Manage patients in the hospital when assigned (inpatient responsibilities as assigned).

To perform a variety of research related duties during non clinic hours, as directed by physician:

Screen patients for eligibility for clinical trials. Obtain charts and x‑rays as needed for analysis of clinical trials. Help prepare chemotherapy orders for clinical trials. Perform other patient care related activities and various administrative duties pertaining to clinical trials as assigned by the Medical Director of the clinic, the attending physician, or the APP Supervisor.

To assess patients for protocol eligibility, which includes teaching:

Evaluate patients and perform physical examinations. Write information and clinic notes to and for the physician. Review patients' charts and verbally present patient history and physical examination to attending physician. Assist research nurses in identifying patients who may benefit by protocol registration. Explain protocol treatment options and plans to patients. Perform other patient care related activities and various administrative duties pertaining to patient care and/or clinic operations as assigned by the Medical Director of the clinic, the attending physician, or the APP Supervisor.

To maintain records:

File, sort, distribute, and copy all pertinent paperwork. Be able to handle material of a technical and/or confidential nature. Prepare reports and work out details of presentations. Dictate letters to referring physicians by keying medical records dictation number and codes on telephone keypad and by speaking into a hand held telephone receiver. Collect patient charts from Medical Records. Perform other patient care related activities and various administrative duties pertaining to patient care and/or clinic operations as assigned by the Medical Director of clinic, the attending physician, or the APP Supervisor.

To coordinate the services from different departments within the institution to complete potential projects:

Take the initiative in making decisions and taking action which will further the department's goals. Be able to assimilate pertinent information in order to compose written correspondence. Display the ability to organize and disseminate information in a clearly understood manner. Perform other patient care related activities and various administrative duties pertaining to patient care and/or clinic operations as assigned by the Medical Director of the clinic, the attending physician, or the APP Supervisor.

EDUCATION

Required: Master's Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice. May be waived for applicants who obtained recognition as an Advanced Practice 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.

EXPERIENCE

Required: None

Preferred: Prior experience in an APRN role and prior inpatient experience.

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION

Required: All of the following:

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

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

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

__ No

__X Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

__ No

__X Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

__ No

__X Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

X No

__ Yes

Exposure to radiation

_X No

__ Yes

Exposure to animals

X No

__ Yes

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent

Never

0%

Occasionally

1-33%

Frequently

34-66%

Continuously

67-100%

Standing

X

Walking

X

Sitting

X

Reaching

X

Lifting/Carrying

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Pushing/Pulling

Up to 10 lbs

X

10lbs to 50 lbs

X

More than 50 lbs

X

Use computer/keyboard

X

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