MD Anderson Cancer Center Outpatient Nurse - Breast Center in Houston, Texas

The Outpatient Clinical Nurse position in the Breast Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center coordinates and implements patient care across the continuum of care. They are accountable and responsible for providing quality, evidence-based patient care through the appropriate use of resources in collaboration with the inter-professional team, and acts as a patient and family advocate to uphold patient rights.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Most new patients who come to MD Anderson every year are treated in one of our specialized cancer care centers or clinics, which embody the multidisciplinary, team approach to cancer care that has become an MD Anderson trademark. Our Nellie B. Connally Breast Center is named for a fierce breast cancer advocate and former First Lady of Texas. With Nellie in mind, we strive to treat each breast cancer patient with personalized attention, the best diagnosis and treatment options, and follow-up care to maximize life after cancer. We are one of the largest breast cancer centers in the United States, treating 40,000 patients a year. This gives us a level of experience that is second to none. Our team of experts uses this knowledge to create highly specialized treatment plans for all types and stages of breast cancer.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

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.

Employment Status: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Salary Range: $56,000 - $78,500 - $110,000

Shift: Monday-Friday, day shift with no weekends or holidays required

EDUCATION:

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: No experience required.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

Required: Current State of Texas professional Nursing License (RN).

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