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MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - P4A General Internal Medicince (7 pm - 7 am) in Houston, Texas

Clinical Nurse Opportunity on our P4A - General Internal Medicine Unit (7 pm - 7 am)

Ideal candidate must have graduate from an accredited school of nursing, TX RN license and two years of recent medical RN experience. BLS and/or ACLS certification required.

Shift is: 7 am - 7 pm and 26 out of 52 weekends per year

The P4A - General Internal Medicine unit is a 16-bed intermediate medical oncology unit providing care to adult and geriatric patients ranging in age from 18 – 95. Patients treated on P4A include those with colorectal, gastrointestinal, and lung cancer receiving complex chemotherapeutic and bio-immunotherapeutic regimens, management of treatment side effects and complications, and supportive care . Patients are typically admitted to the unit for a series of admissions at phased intervals. Side effects of the agents include significant GI complications, cardiac complications, renal failure, hypotension, and thrombocytopenia. Nursing interventions are focused on administration of oral, intravenous, chemotherapy, and other agents, and management of symptoms and side effects. Patient care also includes management of acute non-cancer related medical problems, cardiac monitoring, and transition to supportive care.

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 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.

Marginal Job Functions Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Education Required Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Education Preferred Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

Experience Preferred Two year's relevant clinical nursing experience in a Medical Setting.

Licensure/Certification Required Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Licensure/Certification Preferred Certification in oncology or specialty practice area. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

Other Required All clinical nurses with less than one year registered nurse (RN) work experience will be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program. Foreign trained nurses who have not practiced nursing as an RN in the United States for at least one year will also be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program.

All clinical nurses with less than one year registered nurse (RN) work experience will be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program. Foreign trained nurses who have not practiced nursing as an RN in the United States for at least one year will also be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program. Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

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: 129275

  • 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: Nights

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 56,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 78,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 110,000

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