MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - Critical Care Unit (7 am - 7 pm) in Houston, Texas
Clinical Nurse Opportunity in our Critical Care Unit
The Critical Care Unit (CCU) at MD Anderson provides patient focused care through a multidisciplinary team approach. Quality and patient outcomes are at the heart of our practice. The ICU team participates in Evidence Based Practice, unit and hospital based committees, and local and national conferences.
Our ICU has 55 beds and 230 employees; the ICU at MD Anderson provides patient focused care through a multidisciplinary team approach. Quality and patient outcomes are at the heart of our practice. The ICU team participates in Evidence Based Practice, unit and hospital based committees, and local and national conferences.
Ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, RN license, Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and at least 12 months experience in ICU or an acute care setting.
Shift: 7 am -7 pm and 26 out of 52 weekends per year
Minimum: $56,000 Midpoint: $78,500 Maximum: $110,000
Manages patient outcomes by providing, coordinating and supporting clinical aspects of direct patient care across the continuum of care.
Impact quality of patient care, patient outcomes and use of resources in a designated area in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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.
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Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Preferred: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.
Preferred: 12 months of recent acute care RN experience.
Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN); Basic LifeSupport (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.
Patient care environment.
All clinical nurses with less than one year registered nurse (RN) work experience will be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program. Foreign trained nurses who have not practiced nursing as an RN in the United States for at least one year will also be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program. Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Requisition ID: 126896
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: exempt and eligible for additional compensation for hours worked beyond your usual schedule, paid at a time and a half rate
Work Week: Day/Evening, Weekends
Fund Type: Hard
Pivotal Position: Yes
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 56,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 78,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 110,000