MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse- Vascular Access & Procedures (7pm-7am) in Houston, Texas
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, discovery, safety and stewardship.
MD Anderson's Vascular Access (Infusion Therapy Team) is believed to be the oldest, largest and most durable IV team in the country. The team is specialized in vascular access and provides peripheral and central vascular access devices for patients requiring IV therapy. Services provided include catheter insertion, maintenances, problem management and patient/family education.
Vascular Access Unit (Infusion Therapy) mission is to promote excellence in vascular access and infusion nursing practice through standards education, advocacy and networking with colleagues to ensure the highest quality, most cost-effective care for all individuals that require infusion therapies. To be the premier vascular access team in the nation and the world through the staff's expertise, skills, innovation, creativity, compassionate care and discovery.
The ideal candidate will have a BSN, licensed RN with a minimum of 12 months experience in an acute care setting and recent Infusion experience preferred.
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.
Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Preferred: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.
Preferred: 12 months of recent clinical nurse experience in an acute care setting and one year of recent infusion experience preferred.
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.
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).
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
Requisition ID: 141106
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: Day/Evening
Fund Type: Hard
Pivotal Position: Yes
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 65,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 87,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 110,000
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