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MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse, Outpatient - Cancer Prevention Center in Houston, Texas

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the Outpatient Clinical Nurse position is to coordinate and implement patient care across the continuum of care. The Outpatient Clinical Nurse is accountable and responsible for providing quality, evidence-based patient care through the appropriate use of resources in collaboration with the inter-professional team. Acts as a patient and family advocate to uphold patient rights. Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team; trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Transformational Leadership and New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvement:

Participates in daily unit operations to achieve and maintain the financial goals by utilizing all resources effectively and efficiently.

Provides quality and fiscally responsible patient care.

Proactively anticipates patient and family needs in collaboration with the Charge Nurse, Clinical Nurse Leader, and Nurse Manager.

Utilizes available material resources responsibly for direct patient care.

Participates in change initiatives.

Fosters peer relationships and participates in coaching and mentoring.

Supports an environment that values and respects the diversity of staff and patients.

New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements:

Applies new and existing evidence in patient care standards, incorporating new knowledge, innovations, and improvements in clinical practice and the patient care delivery system. Complies with regulatory standards.

Fosters an environment that challenges the status quo, embraces and promotes change

Demonstrates proficiency in the application of technology in providing care to patients and families.

Participates in assessing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the delivery of safe and effective patient and family care utilizing evidence-based and empirical outcome measurements.

Structural Empowerment:

Provides feedback to the Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse, and Clinical Nurse Leader through the evaluation of performance of clerical and clinical staff.

Participates in the evaluation of staff members' clinical performance through contributions to the annual evaluation and professional development processes.

Maximizes performance within the scope of practice to accomplish unit goals and achieve desired outcomes.

Demonstrates effective communication, collaboration, conflict management, and resolution. Contributes to an innovative environment where strong professional practice flourishes and positive patient and family outcomes are achieved.

Strengthens practice, builds strong relationships and develops partnerships to improve patient and family outcomes on the unit.

Exemplary Professional Practice and Empirical Outcomes:

Practices evidence-based, quality clinical nursing consistent with current nursing research, the Professional Practice Model, the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas, institutional and national practice standards. Adheres to the use of unit's standard operating procedures

Delivers care using a systematic approach to achieve measurable, outcome focused, patient care; identifies, implements, and evaluates opportunities for improvement.

Communicates and collaborates effectively with leaders, departments, other disciplines, staff members, patients, and families.

Integrates ethical principles into clinical practice.

Maintains and integrates knowledge of current clinical practice and technological proficiency; provides clinically competent, compassionate, direct patient care consistent with the Professional Practice Model.

Seeks opportunities to broaden knowledge relevant to the Clinical Nurse role and healthcare through engagement in professional organizations and commitment to life-long learning.

EDUCATION

Required:

Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred:

Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE

Preferred: A minimum of 1 year RN experience. Prior Oncology experience.

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION

Required:

Current State of Texas professional nursing license (RN).

Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) certification if working in the following department: ASC Post Anesthesia (600761). Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) if working in the following departments: ASC Post Anesthesia (600761) or Pedi - Child & Adolescent Center (113200).

Preferred Certification: Certified in Oncology Nursing, Ambulatory, Medical-Surgical or Breast Nursing.

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

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 150448

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and eligible for additional compensation for hours worked beyond your usual schedule, paid at a time and a half rate

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 90,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 114,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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