MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse- Melanoma/Sarcoma (G10W) Day Shift in Houston, Texas

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 Melanoma/Sarcoma unit is a medical unit that sees stage 3-4 melanoma patients. Usual treatments provided include: biochemotherapy. Also see sarcoma patients that have co-morbidities and are unable to receive their treatment in the ambulatory center, usual treatment – high dose chemotherapy. For GI patients who are coming in for medical concerns such as pain control, end of life issues, etc., most have tubes and drains. Other common therapies on the floor include: intra-arterial, intrathecal, and oral bioimmunotherpay and chemotherapy. Have 4 telemetry monitored beds for patients receiving high dose bolus IL-2 with/without T-lymphocytes, with/without dendritic cells, and for solid tumor patients receiving adaptimmune therapy.

Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, an RN license and at least twelve months of recent RN experience in medical/surgical unit. Shift will be 7pm – 7am and 26 out of 52 weekend shifts per year.

SALARY RANGE

Min: $55,000 Mid: $76,000 Max: $95,000

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's of Science in Nursing.

Experience

Required: None.

Preferred: 12 months of recent RN experience.

Licensure/Certification

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

Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.

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