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MD Anderson Cancer Center Experienced Clinical Nurse - Nursing Isolation Unit - Day Shift - $8,320 TMC Inpatient Differential in Houston, Texas

The Clinical Nurse on the Nursing Isolation Unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center manages patient outcomes by providing, coordinating and supporting clinical aspects of direct patient care across the continuum of care. They impact quality of patient care, patient outcomes and use of resources in a designated area in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.

Ideal candidate will have an RN license and at least twelve months of recent RN experience in medical/surgical or an acute care setting.

Shift will be 7am - 7pm and 26 out of 52 weekend shifts per year.

The Nursing Isolation Unit cares for a mix of medical, surgical, hematological and ICU patients that have a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. The patient population is mostly adults ages 18 and older. Our nurses have the opportunity to learn a variety of disease processes and manages patient outcomes by providing, coordinating and supporting clinical aspects of direct patient care across the continuum of care. Our organization's guiding principles during this time has been to protect our patients, ensure the health of our workforce, and reduce the impact of the pandemic on our community. Quality and patient outcomes are at the heart of our practice, and the team actively participates in evidence based practice, grounding breaking care and research.

Our safety protocols focus on multiple lines of defense to protect our patients and employees, including testing, vaccination, personal protective equipment (PPE) and managing the number of people on our campuses. The single point of entry allows for better controls and awareness for all staff. In addition, the isolation unit is supported by a separate air handling system and all rooms are designated as negative pressure rooms, which makes the unit ideal to serve suspected and confirmed cases. The team continues to use video and iPad communication when appropriate to minimize entering patient rooms.

Hourly breakdown of salary range:

Minimum $31.73 - Midpoint $46.15 - Maximum $61.54

MD Anderson offers our nurses:

  • Three 12 hour shifts per week, 1872 hours per year (minimum)

  • $8,320 annual inpatient differential

-Paid employee medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day

  • Minimum 24.5 days paid leave in first year (PTO & holidays)

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Teacher's Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan

  • Employer paid short-term disability, life & accidental death insurance

  • Certification pay and State of Texas longevity pay

  • No State income tax

  • Relocation assistance

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.

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.


Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing would be a plus.


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. This position is not eligible for the residency program.

Preferred: Must have at least one year of clinical nursing experience in an acute care setting.


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

Preferred: Certification in oncology or other nursing specialty. 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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 153732

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Day/Evening, Varied, Weekends

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 96,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 128,000

  • FLSA: exempt and eligible for overtime after 80 hours worked in a two week period, paid at a time and a half rate

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No