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MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Stem Cell Transplantation 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 primary purpose of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, in the department Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, is to promote and maintain the health of SCT&CT patients across the care continuum. This position is required to work weekends per staffing model.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Knowledge:

Demonstrates knowledge that includes an understanding of pathophysiology, patient presentation, differential diagnosis, patient management, surgical principles, health promotion, and disease prevention.

Demonstrates core knowledge about established and evolving biomedical and clinical sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care in their area.

Demonstrates an investigatory and analytic thinking approach to clinical situations, including: management of general medical and surgical conditions to include understanding, indication, contraindication, side effects, interactions and adverse reactions of pharmacologic agents and other relevant treatment modalities.

Demonstrates knowledge of scientific studies related to their patient's health problems.

Demonstrates an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger system of health care to provide patient care that is cost-effective and demonstrates resource allocation that does not compromise quality of care.

Patient Education:

Counsels and educates patients and their families about disease and illness in addition to providing health care services and education aimed at preventing health problems or maintaining health.

Is committed to collaborative professional relationships with physicians and all members of the health care team and administration.

Demonstrates a commitment to excellence and ongoing professional development.

Engages in critical analysis of their own practice, experience, medical literature, and other information resources for the purpose of self-improvement.

Participates in processes to assess, evaluate, maintain and improve their patient care practices.

Patient Care:

Provides patient care appropriate to the population(s) served.

Demonstrates care that is effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of wellness.

Functions within their professional and personal limitations.

Demonstrates a high level of responsibility, ethical practice, sensitivity to a diverse patient population and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements

Advocates for quality patient care and assists patients in dealing with system complexities.

Accepts responsibility for promoting a safe environment for patient care and recognizes and participates in the correction of system-based factors that negatively impact patient care.

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:

At least two years of APRN experience.

Prior experience in Stem Cell Transplantation.

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.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) If working in the following departments: Pediatric - Patient Care (113100).

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 Canc 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: 138873

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 93,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 117,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 140,400

  • Science Jobs: No

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