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MD Anderson Cancer Center Associate Director- Nursing Programs|Nursing Administration Department in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


The primary purpose of this position is to cultivate relationships with Deans of schools of nursing and programs for unlicensed staff to enhance the career pipeline of nurses into the organization; lead the clinical placements for students, Professional Student Extern Program, Rising Star Program and the Residency Program; attract top talent through strategic retention efforts to retain and grow nursing teams; Develop and continuously assess retention metrics and benchmarks;. collaborate across all nursing team settings; partner closely with the institutional wellness team to develop and enhance wellness programs and offerings in support of MD Anderson nursing teams.


Workforce Development

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining collegial relationships with nursing school Deans, including routine sessions to review programs, students and needs

  • Provide direction and oversight for the new nurse residency program (certified and recognized by the American Nurses Association)

  • Lead efforts related to the rising stars program benefitting future leaders across the organization

  • Direct all efforts related to student nurses including contracts with schools of nursing and the placement of students within the organization

  • Partner with nursing leaders and education leaders to ensure student placement requirements are met

  • Nursing Career Pipeline

  • Lead nursing recruitment strategies in collaboration with nursing leaders and Human Resources

  • Ensure online and in person presence promoting MD Anderson Division of Nursing

  • Lead efforts promoting nursing at national and regional professional meetings and conferences

  • Nursing Recruitment and Retention

  • Develop retention programming, metrics and benchmarks for nursing teams across the care continuum

  • Collaborate with nursing leaders throughout the institution with the goal of positively impacting retention of all nursing team members

  • Through continuous process improvement and literature research, partner with nursing leaders on current initiatives to positively impact retention

  • Lead efforts to routinely seek feedback regarding retention

  • Nursing Wellness

  • Develop and implement wellness initiatives for nursing team members throughout the organization

  • In collaboration with the institutional wellness team, create and implement a nursing focused wellness plan and measure the impact to recruitment and retention

  • Routinely seek feedback regarding wellness and value proposition for nursing teams

  • Participate in divisional activities related to patient care, performance improvement, and nurse recognition.

  • Assure development, implementation and evaluation of evidence based, quality clinical, educational, and administrative nursing practice consistent with current research, institutional, and national standards.

  • Demonstrate professional accountability by maintaining proficiency in assigned role and involvement in professional organizations. Seek opportunity to broaden professional perspective and knowledge.

  • Participate in institutional Magnet activities in support of ongoing requirements and quadrennial application efforts.

  • Other duties as assigned.



Required: Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related field.

Preferred: Master's Degree in Nursing or above.


Required: Five years of professional nursing or healthcare experience to include two years in cancer care and two years of management experience. Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience. Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

Preferred: Master's Degree or above.


Required: 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.

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 155888

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Day/Evening

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 106,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 132,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 159,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No