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MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Outcomes Specialist - Nursing P8 Rehab / Neuro in Houston, Texas

The Clinical Outcomes Specialist on the Nursing P8 Rehab / Neuro unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas serves as a clinical expert in nursing to improve the quality of care. Impacts patient care and clinical operations.

The ideal candidate will have experience in nursing quality or clinical nurse leadership. The shift will be Monday - Friday day shifts, with rotating holidays required.

The Rehab/Neuro unit is a 32-bed unit and the unit cares for neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and in-patient rehab patients. The patient population is mostly adults ages 18 and older. Our unit focuses on acute care patients and Neuro Progressive Care patients who require more hands on monitoring the first 24 hours post-surgery. Quality and patient outcomes are at the heart of our practice, and the team actively participates in Evidence Based Practice, unit and hospital-based committees, and local and national conferences.

The acute care rehabilitation service helps to safely transition patients to a community setting. Rehabilitation services include bowel and bladder retraining, dysphagia management, tracheostomy and ostomy management, wound care and medication management.

Nursing division surgical units provide care for patients that require complex postoperative nursing care, including pain management, frequent monitoring, management of complex wounds and cardiac monitoring. Complex surgical procedures, common to MD Anderson, include hemipelvectomies, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPECs) and microvascular reconstructive surgeries. Services across this cohort provide specialized care that would otherwise be provided in an intensive care setting.

MD Anderson offers our employees:

  • Paid employee medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for employees who work 30 or more hours per week

  • Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage

  • Paid time off (PTO) and Extended Illness Bank (EIB) paid leave accruals

  • Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs

  • Tuition Assistance Program after six months of service

  • Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans

  • Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program

  • Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts

  • Fertility benefits

  • State of Texas longevity pay

  • Extensive wellness, recognition, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups.

New hires relocating from 100+ miles from MD Anderson will also qualify for up to $10,000 in relocation assistance!

Nurses in all areas of MD Anderson are integral members of interdisciplinary teams that are leading the way in setting standards for innovative cancer care, including advances in immunotherapy and personalized medicine. With one of the largest clinical trial programs in the world, MD Anderson offers a collaborative environment that empowers nurses to lead in the administration of research therapies and the required ongoing monitoring. As treatments become more complex, our nurses continue to develop and implement new discoveries.

MD Anderson is among 1% of hospitals nationwide who have earned five consecutive Magnet Recognition ProgramĀ® designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Our nursing community transforms nursing care through clinical practice, education and research. Each day, more than 4,400 registered nurses deliver compassionate, evidence-based cancer care to patients and their families.

Essential Job Functions:

Identifies quality and process improvements. Leads and collaborates with the inter-professional team in planning delivery and evaluation of patient-focused care. Coordinates and integrates care with the inter-professional team for a cohort of patients from admission through discharge. Analyzes patient data and outcomes.


Required: Bachelor's degree in Nursing and Master's degree in a healthcare field.

Preferred: Master's degree in Nursing with a quality concentration.


Required: Five years clinical nursing experience to include three years of oncology nursing experience. With preferred degree, three years of oncology nursing.

Preferred: Experience in nursing quality or clinical nurse leadership.


All of the Following are Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN), Certification in quality or specialty focused area, and Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 165276

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 108,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 137,750

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 167,000

  • FLSA: exempt and eligible for overtime, paid at a straight rate

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No