MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse, Outpatient - Head and Neck 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.
MD Anderson Cancer Center is seeking an Outpatient Clinical Nurse for its Head & Neck Center. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of RN experience. Oncology experience is a plus.
Function Manages patient outcomes by providing, coordinating and supporting clinical aspects of direct patient care across the continuum of care.
Scope Impacts quality of patient care, patient outcomes and use of resources in a designated area in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
Essential Job Functions
Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and other services, using clinical skills and visual, aural and analytical abilities. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes. Integrates knowledge of age-specific care needs, principles of oncology practice, institutional goals and standards and current professional practice standards in providing care for patients. 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. Assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services. 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.
Marginal Job Functions Other duties as assigned.
Required: Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing
Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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 in Oncology or related specialty practice area
Preferred: Two years of relevant clinical nurse experience, preferably in an oncology outpatient setting. Oncology experience is a plus
All clinical nurses with less than one year of registered nurse (RN) work experience will be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program.
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
Onsite Presence: Is Required
Requisition ID: 150930
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
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