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MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Practice Provider (APRN or PA) - Diagnostic Imaging in Houston, Texas

The ideal candidate will have an interest in radiology and scrubbing into procedures. Will accept new grads.

Shift : Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. One rotating 8 hour shift starting at 6:30 a.m.


The mission of The University of Texas MD 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 Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Advanced Practice Provider (APP) position is to provide diagnostic and therapeutic patient care under the direct supervision of a physician. The scope is patient management before, during and after diagnostic and therapeutic radiological procedures in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit.


Clinical Management and Patient Care

  1. Performs history and physical examination focused on the specific body region/system(s) relevant to the DI procedure. In this role, knowledge of human anatomy and physiology must be appropriate and complete.

  2. Ordering and interpreting of pertinent laboratory and diagnostic studies/imaging. Patient satisfaction will be derived from above average interpersonal skills while describing the procedure, its risks and benefits, alternatives, patient and family education as well being able to answer questions, and obtaining informed, written consent.

  3. The advanced practice provider will be expected to write prescriptions and orders with in their licensed scope of practice.

  4. Participates in procedures either as an assistant to faculty or primary proceduralist with physician supervision. This will require above average manual dexterity for the use of needles, syringes, and catheters to assist in biopsies and lumbar punctures. The knowledge of sterile techniques will be essential for proper patient preparation.

  5. Participates and collaborates in clinical research protocols. Research duties including clinical/data collection, management and obtaining informed consent when delegated to.

  6. Manages post-procedure care involving for both outpatients and inpatients. Outpatients post procedure care includes coordinating with primary service for subsequent procedures and repeat imaging as well as providing appropriate expectations and instructions for follow-up.

  7. Other duties as assigned.

Practice-Based Learning and knowledge

  1. Holds an integral role in the patient management team. This will include above average telephone and personal communication skills for consultation with patients, physicians, nurses and other medical team members.

  2. The Diagnostic Imaging Advanced Practice Provider also is called to evaluate patients in recovery to identify and manage post procedure problems. The APP is expected to formulate a plan with the DI physician and primary team regarding subsequent management and or procedure(s). Will also be involved in catheter and procedure related issues and or complications.

  3. Understanding the role of imaging techniques and applying appropriate dose and following guidelines and policy when performing procedures.

  4. The use of a radiology lead apron will be necessary in the procedure rooms. No physical limitations as such are permitted. Exposure to radiation will occur and will be controlled in appropriate limits set by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). No access to such will be permitted while pregnant


  1. By setting the example for others and consistently modeling MD Anderson's core values and service standards without compromising. You communicate with a clear, compelling message, effectively using a variety of ways to get your message across to both internal and external stakeholders.

  2. Respond and communicate timely with other clinician and peers. Promote inclusiveness and collegiality by demonstrating respect, tolerance, professionalism, and courtesy to others at all times. Adapt communication to the needs of the audience in a culturally competent manner.

  3. Model safe, ethical behavior, mitigating risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures, and Service Excellence standards.

  4. Commit to practices that show accountability for yourself and uphold an environment of high reliability.

  5. Express and convey ideas/information clearly, concisely through both formal and informal documents and in a culturally competent manner to groups and one-on-one conversations; create an environment with open channels of communication while adapting writing style to fit the audience.

Other duties as assigned

PA Required Education : Master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant (PA) program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), except for Physician Assistants who graduated from a PA program prior to 2013.

APRN Required Education : 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.

PA Required Experience : None

APRN Required Experience : None

PA Required Certifications :

All of the following: PA certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.

Licensed by the Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners.

MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.

Must meet the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) , ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support

APRN Required Certifications :

All of the following: Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing to function as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN or ACNP or ACNPC or ACAGNP or AGACNP or ACNPC-AG or AGACNP or AGNP or ACPNP or ANP or AGNP or AGPCNP or FNP or GNP or PNP or PMHNP or WHNP or APNP). Related authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population. Basic Life Support (BLS).

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

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 166697

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 115,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 144,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 173,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No