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MD Anderson Cancer Center Nurse Manager - Cardiopulmonary Center in Houston, Texas


The primary purpose of the Nurse Manager role in the Cardiopulmonary Center is to direct overall clinical operations, coordinate staff management, patient care, and customer service.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and five years of professional nursing experience to include two years of management experience in a high acuity hospital or clinic environment. Proficiency with EPIC is a must. Cardiopulmonary experience is a plus.

Schedule will be: Monday - Friday between the clinic operating hours of 8AM - 5PM. No weekends, no holidays.


Transformational Leadership

  1. Designing, implementing, and evaluating nursing staffing plans, in collaboration with leadership, considering skill mix, staff, and patient care requirements

  2. Assists in the implementation and monitoring of the budget and participates in the development of strategies needed to effectively balance competing demands

  3. Creates and supports an environment where staff practice with autonomy at the highest level of their licensure

  4. Serves as a change agent, leading others in understanding the importance, necessity, effect, and process of change

  5. Manages human resource activities including recruitment, retention, supervision, evaluation, and productivity

  6. Fosters a cohesive team through effective communication, collaboration, and conflict management and resolution

Exemplary Professional Practice

  1. Develops, implements, and evaluates evidence-based, quality clinical nursing practice consistent with current nursing research, the Professional Practice Model, the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas, institutional, and national practice standards

  2. Cultivates an environment that fosters an understanding and integration of ethical principles into clinical practice

  3. Demonstrates professional accountability by maintaining clinical practice knowledge, relevant technological proficiency, and knowledge of the healthcare environment

  4. Incorporates patient satisfaction feedback into area goals aimed at improving the patient experience

Empirical Outcomes

  1. Initiates, monitors, manages, and improves unit performance and processes based on outcome data

  2. Leads unit-based performance and process measurable improvements using Evidence-Based Practice and outcomes

  3. Implements change processes and hardwire practices for sustainability

Other duties as assigned


Analytical Thinking - Gather relevant information systematically; break down problems into simple components; make sound decisions.

Business Acumen - Understand the impact of the job within the institution; have and use cross-functional knowledge to understand interdepartmental connections.

Change Leadership - Understand the position of the institution within the industry; anticipate the impact of technological, social, and economic trends on the institution.

Coach and Develop - Assess strengths and development needs of employees; provide challenging development opportunities; provide relevant, timely feedback; mentor others.

Develop Oneself - Pursue learning and self-development; actively seek feedback; transfer learning into next steps; set high standards of performance; drive for results and achievement.

Influence Others - Present a compelling case for proposals and ideas; advocate for support and commitment from others; mobilize others to take action for benefit of the institution.

Innovative Thinking - Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness; offer new ideas, solutions and/or options.

Oral Communication - Express ideas clearly and concisely in groups and one-to-one conversations; create an environment with open channels of communication.

Provide Direction - Provide clear direction and priorities toward a common vision; clarify roles and responsibilities for employees; promote empowerment.

Self-Adaptability - Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change; deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks; demonstrate flexibility.

Strategic Thinking - Define strategic goals and issues clearly; apply broad knowledge and experience when addressing strategic issues; foresee obstacles and opportunities relating to change or improvement.

Equipment Usage and Safety Preparedness - Employee maintains expectations for safety preparedness, including but not limited to: Orientation to new equipment, Employee Education Event, CPR training, fire drills.

Medical Knowledge - Employee demonstrates medical knowledge as defined by position description.

Patient Care - Employee demonstrates population-based competencies (age-specific, diversity) that cross the continuum of care; Employee functions within their professional scope.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement - Employee participates in on-going learning and demonstrates application of it in his/her role.

Professionalism - Employee demonstrates commitment to collaborative professional relationships with physicians and all members of the heath care team.

Systems-Based Practice - Employee demonstrates his/her impact on the system of care.

Team with Others - Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; encourage collaboration and input from all team members; value the contributions of all team members; balance individual and team goals.

Written Communication - Convey information clearly and concisely through both formal and informal documents; adapt writing style to fit the audience.

  • With Inclusion , you understand that your ideas and contributions are valued. You promote the same for others. You address your own biases while promoting diversity and equity. (Competencies: Cultural Humility, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Intelligence)

  • With Drive , you see that you can serve as a leader whether you have a formal leadership role or not. You tackle problems, move past setbacks and hardships, and don't lose sight of your goals. (Competencies: Self-Confidence, Analytical Thinking, Innovative Thinking, Technical Expertise)

  • You demonstrate Professionalism by setting the example for others and consistently modeling MD Anderson's values and service standards. You communicate effectively in a variety of ways. (Competencies: Inspire Trust, Oral Communication, Written Communication)

  • Through Emotional Intelligence , you maintain awareness of your own emotions and the emotions of those around you. Use nonverbal cues and feelings to engage others in an inclusive and responsive way. (Competencies: Active Listening, Teaming, Self-Reflection)

  • Having Coachability means you are engaged in relentless learning. You constantly ask questions and stay curious. You understand that the organization constantly evolves, and you should as well. (Competencies: Develop Oneself, Adaptability)

  • You must first hold yourself accountable through Professionalism. When you move to Accountability for others, you must communicate in a way that compels them into action and drives them to achieve goals. (Competencies: Strategic Thinking, Provide Direction, Influence, Interpersonal Communication)

  • When you demonstrate Knowledge Sharing , you create a culture of learning within your team. You instill in others a drive to learn and develop. (Competencies: Knowledge Transfer, Business Acumen)

  • When you take on Capacity Building , you continuously motivate the talent within your team; you value the strength that diversity brings and provide ongoing growth and development to every team member. (Competencies: Coach and Develop, Change Leadership, Inclusive Leadership)



Required: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

Preferred: Master's Degree in Nursing.


Required: Five years of professional nursing experience, including one year of supervisory experience in direct patient care activities. Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience.

Preferred: Two years management experience in a high acuity hospital or clinic environment. Proficient with EPIC. Cardiopulmonary and cancer care experience.


Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

Onsite Presence: Is Required





Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue

Exposure to Radiation

Hazardous Chemicals and Materials



Operating Equipment

Patient Contact

Physical Proximity

Sedentary Environment

Wearing Protective Equipment

Wet Conditions

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Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 141841

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and eligible for additional compensation for hours worked beyond your usual schedule, paid at a straight rate

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 102,400

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 129,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 155,600

  • Science Jobs: No