MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - Diagnostic Imaging in Houston, Texas
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.
The primary purpose of the Outpatient Clinical Nurse position is to coordinate and implement patient care across the continuum of care. The Outpatient Clinical Nurse is accountable and responsible for providing quality, evidence-based patient care through the appropriate use of resources in collaboration with the inter-professional team. Acts as a patient and family advocate to uphold patient rights. Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team; trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.
Caring: By our words and actions we demonstrate caring toward everyone.
We are sensitive to the concerns of our patients, their loved ones and our colleagues.
We are respectful and courteous to each other and practice cultural humility.
We promote and reward teamwork and inclusion.
Integrity: We work together with professionalism to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve in all that we do.
We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for our work - decisions and data - and for practicing our values and ethics.
We advocate for diversity and equity for our workforce, for those we serve and for our community.
We communicate frequently, honestly, openly and responsibly.
Discovery: We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge from diverse perspectives.
We encourage continuous learning, seeking out information and new ideas.
We team with each other to identify and resolve problems.
We seek personal growth and enable others to do so.
Safety: We provide a safe environment - physically and psychologically - for our patients, for our colleagues and for our community.
We create a sense of security and empowerment and are committed to keeping one another free from harm.
We embrace a framework and best practices for the highest quality of care and service.
We inspire trust by modeling excellence in our work and acceptance of each person's contributions.
Stewardship: We protect and preserve our institutional reputation and the precious resources - people, time, financial and environmental - entrusted to us.
We prioritize the health and well-being of each other.
We act responsibly to safeguard the institution's finances.
We ensure the proper care and use of time, data, materials, equipment and property afforded to us.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Transformational Leadership and New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvement Transformational Leadership: The Clinical Nurse is responsible for the provision of care to patients and families consistent with the unit's values, beliefs, and behaviors to meet the demands of the future.
a. Participates in daily unit operations to achieve and maintain the financial goals by utilizing all resources effectively and efficiently.
•Provides quality and fiscally responsible patient care.
•Proactively anticipates patient and family needs in collaboration with the Charge Nurse, Clinical Nurse Leader, and Nurse Manager.
•Utilizes available material resources responsibly for direct patient care.
b. Practices autonomously within the scope of professional nursing practice - patient care competency.
c. Participates in change initiatives.
•Demonstrates loyalty and commitment to the unit's inter-professional team.
•Incorporates the process of change in daily practice.
d. Fosters peer relationships and participates in coaching and mentoring.
e. Supports an environment that values and respects the diversity of staff and patients - patient care competency.
New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements: The Clinical Nurse is responsible and accountable for providing exemplary nursing practice and has an ethical and professional responsibility to contribute to innovation, improvement, and new knowledge.
a. New Knowledge
•Applies new and existing evidence in patient care standards, incorporating new knowledge, innovations, and improvements in clinical practice and the patient care delivery system - professionalism competency.
•Complies with regulatory standards.
•Fosters an environment that challenges the status quo, embraces and promotes change.
•Practices within the established patient care delivery system, consistent with the Professional Practice Model.
•Demonstrates proficiency in the application of technology in providing care to patients and families.
•Participates in assessing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the delivery of safe and effective patient and family care utilizing evidence-based and empirical outcome measurements.
Structural Empowerment The Clinical Nurse engages in problem solving in order to meet unit goals and achieve desired outcomes.
a. Provides feedback to the Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager and Charge Nurse, through the evaluation of performance of clerical and clinical staff.
•Supervision: Fosters an environment conducive to Just Culture by holding self and staff members accountable.
•Evaluation: Participates in the evaluation of staff members' clinical performance through contributions to the annual evaluation and professional development processes
•Productivity: Maximizes performance within the scope of practice to accomplish unit goals and achieve desired outcomes.
b. Demonstrates effective communication, collaboration, conflict management, and resolution - oral communication competency.
c. Contributes to an innovative environment where strong professional practice flourishes and positive patient and family outcomes are achieved.
d. Strengthens practice, builds strong relationships and develops partnerships to improve patient and family outcomes on the unit.
Exemplary Professional Practice and Empirical Outcomes Exemplary Professional Practice: The Clinical Nurse applies exceptional professional practice in relationship with patients, families, and the inter-professional team, and understands how new knowledge and evidence is applied.
a. Practices evidence-based, quality clinical nursing consistent with current nursing research, the Professional Practice Model, the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas, institutional and national practice standards. Adheres to the use of unit's standard operating procedures.
b. Delivers care using a systematic approach to achieve measurable, outcome focused, patient care; identifies, implements, and evaluates opportunities for improvement.
c. Communicates and collaborates effectively with leaders, departments, other disciplines, staff members, patients, and families - professionalism competency
d. Integrates ethical principles into clinical practice
e. Maintains and integrates knowledge of current clinical practice and technological proficiency; provides clinically competent, compassionate, direct patient care consistent with the Professional Practice Model.
f. Seeks opportunities to broaden knowledge relevant to the Clinical Nurse role and healthcare through engagement in professional organizations and commitment to life-long learning.
Empirical Outcomes: The Clinical Nurse is responsible for seeking out and maintaining knowledge regarding relevant empirical outcomes, including the impact of quality improvement initiatives and institutional best practices on the patient population, nursing workforce and institution, as reflected in unit and institutional metrics.
Other duties as assigned
Analytical Thinking - Gather relevant information systematically; break down problems into simple components; make sound decisions.
Oral Communication - Express ideas clearly and concisely in groups and one-to-one conversations; create an environment with open channels of communication.
Team with Others - Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; encourage collaboration and input from all team members; value the contributions of all team members; balance individual and team goals.
With Inclusion , you understand that your ideas and contributions are valued. You promote the same for others. You address your own biases while promoting diversity and equity. (Competencies: Cultural Humility, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Intelligence)
With Drive , you see that you can serve as a leader whether you have a formal leadership role or not. You tackle problems, move past setbacks and hardships, and don't lose sight of your goals. (Competencies: Self-Confidence, Analytical Thinking, Innovative Thinking, Technical Expertise)
You demonstrate Professionalism by setting the example for others and consistently modeling MD Anderson's values and service standards. You communicate effectively in a variety of ways. (Competencies: Inspire Trust, Oral Communication, Written Communication)
Through Emotional Intelligence , you maintain awareness of your own emotions and the emotions of those around you. Use nonverbal cues and feelings to engage others in an inclusive and responsive way. (Competencies: Active Listening, Teaming, Self-Reflection)
Having Coachability means you are engaged in relentless learning. You constantly ask questions and stay curious. You understand that the organization constantly evolves, and you should as well. (Competencies: Develop Oneself, Adaptability)
Education Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Education Preferred: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.
Experience Required: One year of experience in an acute care setting
Experience Preferred: Two years relevant clinical nursing experience.
Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Certification in oncology or specialty practice area. 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: 151199
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: Days
Fund Type: Hard
Work Location: Onsite
Pivotal Position: Yes
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 90,000
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 114,000
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