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MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Endocrine Neoplasia and HD in Houston, Texas

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. 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 ideal candidate will be a FNP with at least 1 year of experience. Prior Endocrine strongly preferred.

The primary purpose of the Advanced Practice Nurse position is to provide quality patient care in relation to the patient's prescribed diagnosis, treatment, age group, development, and other identified needs.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Provide Direct Medical Skills Within Scope of Practice:

Has primary responsibility for working with department faculty physicians to assist in covering the outpatient and inpatient clinical practice for the Endocrinology and Endocrinology—Diabetes and/or Pediatric Endocrinology services.

Must be able to independently initiate monthly assignments without supervision.

Attend Endocrinology Multidisciplinary Conference weekly.

Attend Division of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds and/or Division of Pediatric Grand Rounds.

Share responsibility, with other department advanced practice professionals, for coverage of faculty clinics, attending-on-service (AOS) and inpatient services, triage of Endocrine Center new patients and consultations, and coordination of the scheduling of these patients.

Primary area of assignments listed below vary based upon the needs of the clinical practice and available staff:

Outpatient Services: Endocrinology (Adult and/or Pediatric) or Endocrinology—Diabetes

Attend clinic with physician and conduct preliminary assessments on physician's new, consult and follow-up clinic patients.

Maintain independent outpatient clinics, under supervision from a faculty physician, as assigned.

Inpatient Services: Endocrinology (Adult) or Endocrinology--Diabetes

Attend Inpatient Rounds under the direction of the Endocrine and/or Diabetes Attending's on Service and Fellow(s).

Perform inpatient consultations and follow-up visits, as assigned by the Endocrine and/or Diabetes Attending's on Service.

New Patient and Consultations Triage and Evaluation.

Provide Quality Patient Care:

Provide quality patient care in relation to the patient's prescribed diagnosis, treatment, age group, development and other identified needs.

Perform and record histories, physical assessments and progress notes within 24 hours. Order routine tests appropriate to the services provided under such orders. Access biopsy and laboratory reports.

Order patient medications and treatments within authorized limited prescriptive authority consistent with institutional delegated prescriptive authority policies and procedures.

Perform routine admission procedures.

Education / Research / Collaboration:

Participate and collaborate on clinical research protocols, under direct supervision of faculty physicians.

Interview patients and review the eligibility criteria to identify potential patients for protocol studies.

Schedule and conduct follow-up appointments.

After first year in position, serve as Team Leader for advanced practice professionals in rotation schedule, 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.

EXPERIENCE

Required:

None

Preferred:

Minimum of 1 year as FNP.

Prior experience in Endocrine.

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION

All of the following:

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

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

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.

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 129818

  • 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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