MD Anderson Cancer Center Outpatient Clinical Nurse - Radiation Oncology (High Dose Radiation) in Houston, Texas

Outpatient Clinical Nurse - Radiation Oncology (High Dose Radiation)

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Nursing at

Radiation Oncology 115100

Requisition #: 115172

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

MD Anderson's Radiation Treatment Center is the most comprehensive facility of its kind in the world. Our tools and expertise allow us to offer patients the most effective and advanced radiation treatments available, including new therapies that reduce or eliminate some of the side effects of radiation treatment. Most patients are referred to the Radiation Treatment Center by another MD Anderson care center. We also accept patient self-referrals and external physician referrals. Types of cancers we treat: Breast cancer; Central nervous system tumors; Gastrointestinal cancers; Genitourinary cancers; Gynecologic cancers; Head and neck cancers; Lymphoma and myeloma; Melanoma; Sarcoma; Pediatric cancers; and Thoracic cancers.

Ideal candidate will have strong clinical and team skills. GYN/GU oncology experience is preferred. Experience working multiple areas/floating is a plus.


This position supports the High Dose Radiation suite for Radiation Oncology clinic. This is a new area where procedures will be performed, beginning with brachytherapy. It will serve primarily a GU and gynecology patient population. The primary shift will be M-F days; however, all nurses in Rad Oncology cover some late shifts (evenings) and weekends as needed.

This nurse will float to help in clinics if there are no procedures on the schedule. Key nursing responsibilities include patient education in preparation for treatment, extensive reinforcement of education throughout the treatment, and post-treatment education. The nurse is responsible for securing patient history, in depth knowledge of multiple pertinent medications, assisting with physical exam, coordination of care with significant complexity and multiple contact points, management of acute toxicities, administration of medications, etc. The Gynecology service supports a patient population requiring short turnaround time from referral to appointment, resulting in a rapidly changing clinic environment. Uniquely, the service also manages procedures, like HDR treatments and Seed Insertions.

Manages patient outcomes by providing, coordinating and supporting clinical aspects of direct patient care across the continuum of care. Impacts quality of patient care, patient outcomes and use of resources in a designated area in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.

Ideal candidate will have two to four years of relevant clinical experience preferably in Radiation Oncology and/or an outpatient, ambulatory setting.

Shift: Days

Salary Range:

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


Transformational Leadership: Clinical Nurse must lead others (co-workers, patients, families, significant others) to where they need to be in order to meet the demands of their future care needs. Organizes and prioritizes work of the patient care team which include but is not limited to administration of chemotherapy/biotherapy agents, pump connects /disconnects, administration of antibiotic therapy, administration of IV fluids, rapid response to chemotherapy reactions/ emergencies, IV starts, etc.

Structural Empowerment: Clinical Nurse is empowered to problem solve in order to meet organizational and unit goals and achieve desired outcomes.

Exemplary Professional Practice: Clinical Nurse has a comprehensive understanding of the role of professional nursing in the institution that is demonstrated in the relationships with patients, families, and interdisciplinary team members.

New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvements: Clinical Nurse is responsible for the integration of innovation and research based findings into daily patient care practices.

Empirical Quality Results: Clinical Nurse seeks solutions to problems inherent in our institution rather than creating work arounds.


Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelors of Science in Nursing.


Required: None.

Preferred: Two years relevant clinical nursing experience, preferably in an outpatient, ambulatory setting and/or radiation oncology experience.


Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN)

Preferred: Certification in Oncology.


This position requires working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic). Refer to the Position Description for specific ADA requirements and patient age-related information.

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.