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MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Practice Provider - Neuro Oncology in Houston, Texas

The primary purpose of the Advanced Practice Provider position is to conduct comprehensive health assessments, identify normal/abnormal health characteristics, develop treatment plans, initiate appropriate care, perform delegated functions under the supervision of the physician and continuously evaluate care outcomes.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of clients through interview, health history, physical examination, diagnostic studies and documents/dictates the progress notes, care plans, and discharge summaries.

Works in collaboration with a physician in formulating treatment plans for health problems, writes prescriptions for medication, blood products based upon laboratory results, routine diagnostic and follow up studies, therapeutic measures, and post-discharge care in accordance with written practice protocols, limited prescriptive authority and institutional guidelines.

Initiates appropriate actions to facilitate the implementation of therapeutic plans that are consistent with the continuing healthcare needs of the client.

Performs diagnostic procedures to include lumbar puncture, lumbar puncture with chemotherapy instillation, ommaya tap, ommaya tap with chemotherapy instillation or ommaya tap for indium DTPA instillation and obtains specimen ( such as CSF) as indicated.

Conducts or participates in inpatient rounds and ensures appropriate and quality care for patients in the Neuro-Oncology service or Cancer Neurology service. (Applicable to inpatient assignment)

Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

Required: Degree requirements as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) or Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) as required for clinical licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant.

EXPERIENCE

Preferred: At least 1 year of experience in Advanced Practice Provider role.

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION

Required:

Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) or Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) to function as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant. Related authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.

Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

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

Preferred:

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

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: 149813

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 100,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 125,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 150,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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