MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse Leader - Rehab/Neuro Unit in Houston, Texas

Clinical Nurse Leader on the Rehab/Neuro Unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center is responsible for the lateral integration of care, achieving quality patient outcomes, and maintaining patient safety at the microsystem level.

The population is adults, some other pediatrics or late adolescents' patients. It is a 29 bed unit and the unit cares for neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and in-patient rehab patients. Quality and patient outcomes are at the heart of our practice. The Rehab/Neuro Unit team participates in Evidence Based Practice, unit and hospital based committees, and local and national conferences.

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.

Essential Job Functions:

Provides clinical leadership to the nursing and interdisciplinary team. Advocates for improvements in health care systems, policies, procedures, and the professional roles of nurses and other health care providers. Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team. Assures continuity of care as patients transition across the continuum through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services. Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area. Educates, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes.

Employment Status: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $90,000 - $112,500 - $135,000

EDUCATION:

Required: Master's degree in nursing with an emphasis on the Clinical Nurse Leader role.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Two years clinical nurse experience in inpatient hospital setting.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN) and Clinical Nurse Leader Certification.

Preferred: Certification in Oncology or specialty practice 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