MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - Clinical Decision "Observation" Unit (7pm - 7am) in Houston, Texas

Clinical Nurse - Clinical Decision "Observation" Unit (7pm - 7am)

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Nursing at

Division of Nursing 900088

Requisition #: 115115

Clinical Nurse position in our Clinical Decision “Observation” Unit

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.” MD Anderson’s mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

Oncology nursing excellence is a central pillar in MD Anderson’s worldwide reputation for cancer care. MD Anderson nurses are bright, motivated and caring. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. Our nurses have access to multiple opportunities for reward and professional growth, while still being able to balance their work and personal lives. We value our nurses, treat them professionally and provide an environment where they can achieve the utmost job satisfaction. Our values are caring, integrity and discovery.

The Clinical Decision “Observation” Unit is a designated, 16-bed medical unit where adult patients in need of additional monitoring, diagnostic evaluation and/or treatment may be monitored while a clinical decision is being made whether to admit the patient for hospitalization or discharge the patient for further care.

The unit provides an alternative to discharge, or inpatient hospital admission for the patient who may benefit from an extended observation period; ideally less than twenty four hours. The unit was created to reduce hospitalization and health care cost for patients, provide a more comfortable area for medical care while the patient is in an observation setting and deliver outstanding patient care to better serve our patients.

This is a very fast-paced unit. Our employees possess good time management skills, excellent communication skills, comfort with the electronic medical record, ability to think critically think, and a passion for a short-stay fast-paced environment.

Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, an RN license and at least 18 months recent experience in an acute care setting.

Shift will be 7pm – 7am and 26 out of 52 weekend shifts per year.


Minimum: $55,000 Midpoint: $76,000 Maximum: $95,000


Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and multidisciplinary team. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes. Improves practice by integrating results and theories of research studies. Participates in data collection for current studies. Demonstrates clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies. Documents care according to established standards. Accesses, inputs and retrieves information from computer systems. Assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services. Acts as a patient and family advocate in order to uphold patient rights. Trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.

Refer to the Position Description for specific ADA requirements, and working conditions.


Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.


Preferred: Two years relevant clinical nursing experience.


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

Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.


Patient care environment..

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.