MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - Telemetry/Thoracic Surgery Unit (7am-7pm) in Houston, Texas

The Clinical Nurse on the Thoracic/Cardiovascular Unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center provides care to patients admitted to this unit with esophagectomies, pneumonectomies, pulmonary resections and various cardiovascular interventions, including carotid endarterectomies and vascular by-pass. Because the unit has 32 surgical telemetry beds, patients having surgical procedures who may have developed an arrhythmias will also be admitted to P7. Patients tend to be of high acuity demanding focused care.

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. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

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 institutional values are caring, integrity and discovery.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, an RN license, and at least eighteen months of recent RN experience in medical/surgical, telemetry, or ICU setting. Shift will be 7am – 7pm, with 26 of 52 weekend shifts required per year.

SALARY RANGE

Minimum: $56,000 Midpoint: $78,500 Maximum: $110,000

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 of Science in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: None.

Preferred: 18 months of recent RN experience.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

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

Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.

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