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MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Lymphoma/Myeloma (Inpatient) in Houston, Texas

This position will cover the weekends and have a 4/10 work schedule of Friday through Monday.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Patient Assessment:

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

Assesses health status by performing the medical history, physical examination and psychosocial assessment.

Makes daily rounds on each patient and reports findings and test results to attending physician.

Monitors laboratory, clinical radiographic and procedural data for daily rounds.

Reviews the findings of the history and physical, pertinent laboratory data, radiographic data, plan for further diagnosis and therapeutic management as outlined in collaboration with the attending physician.

Intervention/Evaluation:

Prevents, minimizes and manages symptoms/toxicities/health abnormalities related to disease or treatment in collaboration with physician and other allied personnel.

Evaluates health care provided and modifies care as needed (under the supervision of a physician if medical acts are required).

Provides psychological support to patients and families.

Provides health care throughout the disease process: diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, palliative and terminal care.

Facilitates use of agency resources.

Facilitates communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team and coordinates services related to patient care.

Schedules consultations, diagnostic tests or procedures, future appointments for patients in coordination with the attending physician.

Performance of diagnostic/therapeutic procedures:

Undergoes training of specific medical procedures at MDACC by a physician.

Demonstrates competency of specific procedure under the direct supervision of a physician leading to certification to perform the procedure.

Performance of medical procedures may include: obtaining blood form arterial and venous punctures including central lines; venous catheters and heparin locks; administration of drugs as needed including intravenous, intra-arterial, intrathecal, intra-ventricular, intra-pleural and intraperitoneal; lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, bone marrow biopsy, multiple bone marrow aspirations, paracentesis or other medical procedures under the supervision of an M.D.

Perform outpatient and/or inpatient Bone Marrow Aspiration (BMA) procedures.

Educator/Researcher/Consultation:

Provides health education to the patient and his/her family.

Participates in formal and informal instruction of nursing students, professional nurses and other health professionals.

Researcher:

Contributes to research efforts of department/section by identifying clinical problems amenable to research methods and initiating or collaborating in research projects.

Applies pertinent research to clinical practice.

Consultation:

Provides consultation to colleagues and allied personnel.

Collaborates with medical, nursing and other disciplines regarding plan of care, follow-up and evaluation.

Recommends therapeutic measures for relief of symptoms.

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: Prior experience in APRN role.

Preferred: Prior experience in Oncology.

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.

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: 130326

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days, Weekends

  • 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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