MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - Infusion Therapy/Vascular Access Unit (8:30pm-7am) in Houston, Texas

Clinical Nurse Opportunity in Vascular Access/Infusion Therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson's Vascular Access (Infusion Therapy Team) is believed to be the oldest, largest and most durable IV team in the country. The team is specialized in vascular access and provides peripheral and central vascular access devices for patients requiring IV therapy. Services provided include catheter insertion, maintenances, problem management and patient/family education.

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 ideal candidate will have a BSN, licensed RN with a minimum of 18 months experience in an acute care setting and recent Infusion experience preferred.

The shift is 8:30pm – 7am, and 26 out of 52 weekends per year.

SALARY RANGE: Minimum: $56,000 Midpoint: $78,500 Maximum: $110,000

UNIT Operation:

• Provides vascular access services to inpatient and outpatient

• 2 outpatient clinics and a dedicated port clinic

• Varied Shifts and 26 out of 52 weekends per year

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.

EDUCATION:

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE:

Preferred: 18 months or more of relevant clinical nursing experience in infusion.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

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

Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.

WORK CONDITIONS:

Patient care environment.

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