MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - Leukemia (G16) - Day / Evening in Houston, Texas

The G16 unit serves an adult Leukemia population, age range 17-92. Primary Responsibilities include: Chemotherapy administration, Research Protocols, Blood product Administration, and Quality Improvement Projects.

The ideal candidate will be a RN with at least 18 months of Medical/Surgical experience. Prior Oncology experience; Chemotherapy Certification preferred.

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. Nearly 3,000 professional nurses work in our clinics and hospital as direct care providers, research nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, case managers and in numerous other roles. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care.

KEY 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's of Science in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE

Required: None

Preferred: At least 18 months of Medical/Surgical experience

Preferred: Prior Oncology experience; Chemotherapy Certification

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION

Required: Current State of Texas professional nursing license (RN).

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