MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - Leukemia (G11E) - Day/Evening in Houston, Texas
G11E Leukemia is one of three units dedicated to the care of the acute/chronic and remission Leukemia patient. Nurses are responsible for organizing the care of the patient including the administration of chemotherapy, blood products, electrolyte replacements, monitoring the patient on telemetry and any cardiac drips.
The ideal candidate will be a licensed RN with prior Oncology experience. Chemotherapy administration; administration of blood products preferred. Strong Med/Surg, or Telemetry experience is a plus.
Oncology nursing excellence is a central pillar in MD Anderson's worldwide reputation for cancer care. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. 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.
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.
Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.
A minimum of 1 year RN experience. Prior Oncology experience.
Experience with Chemotherapy administration; administration of blood products.
LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION
Required: Current State of Texas professional nursing license (RN).
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