MD Anderson Cancer Center Assistant Nurse Manager - Interventional Radiology in Houston, Texas

SUMMARY

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." As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we have a community of nearly 3,000 professional nurses who provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care.

The ideal candidate must be BSN and a licensed RN with a minimum of 3 years clinical nurse. Successful completion of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center New Graduate Nurse Residency Program can be substituted for two of the three required years of clinical nursing experience.

The schedule for this position will be mid-shift 9:00/9:30am – 5:30/6:00pm; *Candidate must have flexibility to support operations as needed outside of those hours Monday-Friday.*

The primary purpose of the Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Assistant Nurse Manager position in Interventional Radiology is to assist in overall clinical operations, staff management and the coordination of patient care and customer services. The Assistant Nurse Manager affects the patient care and 24/7 operations of assigned patient care area(s).

KEY FUNCTIONS

Transformational Leadership:

Implements and monitors unit budget to respond in a cost effective manner to changing patient, staff and multidisciplinary team requirements and strengthen unit.

Assists in preparation and delivery of unit staffing plans considering skill mix, staff and patient care requirements.

Analyzes plans for compliance with established budget.

Maintains required staffing level and coordinates nursing schedules.

Collaboratively coordinates staffing schedules and posts in advance according to guideline standards.

Manages the daily productivity in the assigned area(s) by flexing staff as needed.

Assures continuity of care as patients' transition across the continuum through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services.

Practice with autonomy within the scope of professional nursing

Structural Empowerment:

Helps manage human resource activities for all clinical and clerical staff including recruitment, retention, supervision, evaluation and productivity.

Participates in identifying, recruiting, developing and retaining top talent through effective communication, performance management, career counseling, and conflict resolution.

Participates as active member in shared governance model at unit and institutional level.

Accountable for identifying barriers to patient care and solutions.

Active in developing strong relationships and partnerships within and across the organization to improve patient outcomes

Exemplary Professional Practice:

Trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.

Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area.

Effectively and consistently functions in related roles as required.

Demonstrates clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies.

Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and other services.

Collaborates with physicians, other services, healthcare providers, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes.

New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvements:

Actively participates in, assists and / or leads unit, divisional and/or institutional improvement projects.

Communicates information to appropriate individuals.

Promotes innovative solutions by encouraging innovation in others.

Improves practice by integrating results and theories of research studies.

Participates in /leads evidenced based practice projects.

Participates in the redesign of care delivery for unit/center patient population.

Empirical Quality Results:

Assumes leadership role in managing the quality of services provided at the unit level, across the care delivery continuum and within the larger organization.

Ensures integration of safety and quality standards into practice and delivery of team care.

Recognizes and takes action to prevent at risk behavior.

Collaborates with others in quality and performance improvement efforts.

EDUCATION

Required: Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Preferred: None

EXPERIENCE

Required: Three years of clinical nursing experience. Successful completion of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center New Graduate Nurse Residency Program can be substituted for two of the three required years of clinical nursing experience.

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION

Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).

Preferred: None

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