MD Anderson Cancer Center APRN - Multidisciplinary Brain Metastasis Clinic in Houston, Texas

MD Anderson's advanced practice registered nurses work as clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners in the primary, acute and critical care settings. APRNs work independently and in collaboration with other health care professionals to provide the highest standard of care to our patients.

APRN opportunity in our Multidisciplinary Brain Metastasis Clinic. Ideal candidate will be an Adult APRN or FNP with at least one year of experience as an APP. Previous experience in medical oncology or neurology related field is preferred. The patient population includes adults only.

SUMMARY

To promote, provide and maintain patient care under physician supervision for patients with cerebral metastasis in the Multidisciplinary Brain Metastasis Clinic (Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Neuro-Oncology and Medical Oncology).

ACCESS

Interacts with referring physicians and patients in order to obtain the medical information necessary to ensure the appropriate, timely and efficient entry of highly complex and/or special patients into the Brain Metastasis Center. This activity will include assisting the Business Center staff to screen referrals for appropriateness of care and reviewing completed new patient consult materials in order to request additional information needed for specific patients.

Assists in the referral/consult process for highly complex patients by directing referrals to appropriate service and treatment modality.

Serves as a resource for Business Center Staff.

ASSESSMENT

Conduct initial and ongoing physical examinations including comprehensive neurological examinations based on age and diagnosis, and psychological status.

Facilities communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team.

PLANNING

Develop and manage clinical treatment plans, monitor outcomes, and initiate appropriate care. Use appropriate judgment to work autonomously and collaborate with the healthcare team to manage patient care throughout the continuum in a variety of settings.

IMPLEMENTATION

Order consultations for ancillary services. Order diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures in a timely manner. Dictate specific notes as directed by supervising physicians and departments.

EVALUATION

Promote quality health care through integration of current research into practice. Personally reviews radiographs and results dictated by radiologist. Contributes to the research efforts of the departments and applies pertinent research to clinical practice.

EDUCATION:

Required: Master's Degree in Nursing. May be waived for applicants who obtained recognition as an Advanced Practice 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: One year experience as a clinical APP in medical oncology or neurology related field.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

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

Preferred: Current AHA BLS certification. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) if mandated by clinical service

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

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position requires working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic). Refer to the Position Description for specific ADA requirements.