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MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Lymphoma / Myeloma 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." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

Oncology nursing excellence is a central pillar in MD Anderson's worldwide reputation for cancer care. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Clinical patient care duties:

Conduct preliminary assessments of physician's new and follow-up clinic patients. Dictate clinic progress notes on physician's follow-up patients, dictate PMEs on new patients, and dictate consultation notes on his new consults.

Write admission notes and orders for physician's patients admitted into the hospital.

Write outpatient orders, including those for chemotherapy, IV fluids, transfusions, growth factors, etc.

Assist with physician's clinic-related paperwork.

Assist with physician's miscellaneous clinic activities.

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 bone marrow aspiration procedures.

Research related duties:

Screen patients for eligibility.

Obtain charts and x-rays as needed for analysis.

Help prepare chemotherapy orders.

Perform other patient care related activities and various administrative duties as assigned by the Medical Director of the clinic and/or the attending physician.

Assess patients for eligibility:

Evaluate patients and perform physical examinations.

Write information and clinic notes to and for the physician.

Assist research nurses in identifying patients who may benefit by registration.

Explain treatment options and plans to patients.

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

Preferred: Minimum of 1 year in APRN role.

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION

Required: 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.

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

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: 133850

  • 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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