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MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Prac Registered Nurse- Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT) 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." As a Magnet Recognized Hospital, we have a community of nearly 3,000 professional nurses who provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care.

Summary

The primary purpose of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the department Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy is to promote and maintain the health of SCT&CT patients across the care continuum. This position is required to work weekends and off shift (i.e. evening shift – 3p-11p or 1pm – 11pm) per the staffing model. There may be some cross coverage with other hematology services.

Key Functions-

  • Performs physical exams and interviews. Documents the review of systems (ROS) and physical exam, as well as the plan of care as decided by the care team. Discusses relevant findings with the physician. Ensures appropriate medications, blood products, and follow-up are ordered and scheduled. Teach patient/family about SCT and CT processes, medical condition and follow-up. Uses critical thinking to manage care of stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy patients.

  • Participates as team member by documenting, when appropriate ROS, physical exam and plan of care in a timely manner; coordinate and collaborates with other members such nurses, case managers, social worker, etc.

  • Actively participates in nursing organizations, keep self-current with certifications as determined by the department: ACLS, NP, BCLS. Attends weekly departmental and bimonthly APRN meetings and CAR TOX meetings.

  • Demonstrates role and responsibility of SCT&CT APRN when precepting and educating new employees, nursing students and nursing.

  • Prepares patients for discharge by coordinating with receiving APRN/MD and ordering necessary tests and consults per SCT/CT standards of practice.

REQUIREMENTS

Education

Required: Master's Degree in Nursing. 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: Master's Degree in Nursing as adult, family or acute care nurse practitioner. Post graduate fellowship in oncology nursing. Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) or PhD.

Experience

Required: None.

Preferred: Three years of clinical nursing and/or two years in an APRN role in oncology and SCT/CT.

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: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.Failure to obtain interim APN recognition within two months or promotion, or to obtain formal permanent recognition as an APRN within 14 months of hire or promotion or to obtain limited prescriptive authority (if required), will result in termination of employment.

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

  • Requisition ID: 125892

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 93,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 117,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 140,400

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