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MD Anderson Cancer Center Per Diem APP, Lead Care Mgr-askMDAnderson in Houston, Texas

MISSION STATEMENT: MD Anderson Cancer Center

The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas , the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Available coverage will be Monday-Friday from 5pm-8am and weekends 24/7.


The primary purpose of the Clinical Programs ask MDAnderson Nurse is to provide transitions in care via phone and online communication for patients, family, and caregivers (hereto for clients) after they have visited the MDAnderson Cancer Center. This programs supports our clients need for access to care evenings and weekends and serves as the front-line customer service resource for anyone who needs clinical support. This position requires a wide depth and knowledge pertaining to cancer care and demonstrate consistently strong communication skills, motivational interviewing, and knowledge of cancer and MD Anderson services and resources. Shifts vary full-time and part-time with coverage

8 am to 11pm Monday thru Friday and 8am to 7pm Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. On-call may also be available when hours extend to 24/7. The APP will maintain a clinical practice necessary to maintain licensure, certification, and appropriate clinical knowledge.


Caring: By our words and actions we demonstrate caring toward everyone.

  • We are sensitive to the concerns of our patients, their loved ones and our colleagues.

  • We are respectful and courteous to each other and practice cultural humility.

  • We promote and reward teamwork and inclusion.

Integrity: We work together with professionalism to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve in all that we do.

  • We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for our work - decisions and data - and for practicing our values and ethics.

  • We advocate for diversity and equity for our workforce, for those we serve and for our community.

  • We communicate frequently, honestly, openly and responsibly.

Discovery: We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge from diverse perspectives.

  • We encourage continuous learning, seeking out information and new ideas.

  • We team with each other to identify and resolve problems.

  • We seek personal growth and enable others to do so.

Safety: We provide a safe environment - physically and psychologically - for our patients, for our colleagues and for our community.

  • We create a sense of security and empowerment and are committed to keeping one another free from harm.

  • We embrace a framework and best practices for the highest quality of care and service.

  • We inspire trust by modeling excellence in our work and acceptance of each person's contributions.

Stewardship: We protect and preserve our institutional reputation and the precious resources - people, time, financial and environmental - entrusted to us.

  • We prioritize the health and well-being of each other.

  • We act responsibly to safeguard the institution's finances.

  • We ensure the proper care and use of time, data, materials, equipment and property afforded to us.


  1. CONNECT discharge phone call program:

  2. Responds telephonically or by online communications to clinical alerts (medication questions, care instructions, follow up appointments, post discharge DME, home health, or others resource needs necessary to prevent unnecessary re-admissions, emergency room visits, or unnecessary burden or stress) for all clients.

  3. Closes all care gaps using approved resources, and expert oncology clinical expertise.

  4. Performs a proactive assessment preventing unnecessary sequelae and reminds clients to

complete survey.

  1. Provides quality patient care in relation to the patient's prescribed diagnosis, treatment, age group, development and other identified needs. This involves talking to patients and patient's families. Must be able to verbally communicate findings to physician and family members. Assesses health status by performing the medical history, physical examination and psychosocial assessment. Must be able to communicate in a clear and understandable manner. Must be able to visually read and write findings and to verbally communicate with patients and family members.

  2. Provides quality and responsible patient care and practices autonomously within the scope of professional nursing practice Helps physicians and patients understand, initiate and navigate the MD Anderson referral process.

  3. Uses comprehensive communication and interviewing skills to respond to information requests. Responds with accuracy and in accordance with all ask MDAnderson and MD Anderson policies and procedures.

  4. Utilizes standard medical, legal disclaimers to ensure appropriate interpretation of professional role

  5. Translates technical information to language/literacy level of each client and uses active motivational interviewing and listening skills to verify understanding.

  6. Participates fully in all customer service data collection and management processes, using standard or customized software with proficiency and accuracy.

  7. Renders timely, accurate call and e-mail follow-up to all consistently meeting program standards.

  8. Handles inquiries from difficult, challenging customers using effective communication skills to reduce anxiety and assuage customer frustration and convey necessary clinical expertise and knowledge.

  9. Conducts service recovery and utilizes Patient Advocacy and ask MD Anderson HIS as resources to assess customer satisfaction and any further needs.

  10. Provides appropriate documentation on all materials in CONNECT program and electronic medical record.

  11. Reviews team's closure and response to alerts and after hours support for timely response and accuracy. Provides health care throughout the disease process: diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, palliative and terminal care. Facilitates use of agency resources. Facilitates communication between patient/family and interdisciplinary team and coordinates services related to patient care.

  12. Provides health education to the patient and his/her family (i.e., management of side effects, anticipatory teaching).

  13. Knowledge Acquisition and Management

  14. Acquires and competently demonstrates core knowledge of cancer and MD Anderson resources and practices, efficiently utilizing internal databases and approved resources.

  15. Seeks and maintains knowledge regarding relevant empirical outcomes, including the impact of quality improvement initiatives and institutional best practices for the patient populations, nursing workforce, and institutions metrics.

  16. Successfully passes ONCC certification and case management certification within 1 year of employment.

  17. Participates actively in all required continuing education requirements and demonstrates mastery and retention of content.

  18. Masters use of computer and telephony equipment and software.

  19. Reads new materials and information daily and integrates new knowledge into program operations.

  20. Identifies program resource gaps and independently conducts research to address needs.

  21. Uses experience and resource knowledge to proactively help colleagues respond to difficult inquiries, participates in change initiatives, and demonstrates loyalty and commitment to the interdisciplinary team. Evaluates team members weekly, quarterly, and yearly and assesses growth and development strategies.

  22. Upon demonstration of competence and knowledge of program operation participates in new employee training and/or conduct continuing education programs.

  23. Uses telephone-system-generated data to assess personal work performance, practices and customer service issues. Adopts departmental standards as performance achievement goals.

  24. Serves as a resource for certification requirements and promotes to each team member.

  25. Performs quality checks with Project Manager and provides feedback to the team and prepares quarterly reports for Director and Patient Experience Team.

  26. Customer Service and Quality Assurance

  27. Assesses the information needs of each client by using active listening/motivational interviewing skills and presents a positive manner, shows interest and responds in clear and timely client expressed needs.

  28. Tailors appropriate response to each customer's individual needs and integrates solutions to help meet client needs and anticipated unspoken needs.

  29. Verifies that caller understands the information provided and ensures caller satisfaction before terminating call. Problem solves with clients to ensure needs have been fully met.

  30. Contributes to total program quality assurance measures; incorporates new information or procedures into practice as adopted by the program.

  31. Provides quality control review of all call and e-mail documentation, data and mail-out materials requirements.

  32. Participates in periodic monitoring of inquiries. Utilizes performance feedback to refine quality of service provided.

  33. Actively identifies new processes that could help improve quality and customer service. Communicates to caller in a reassuring and non-defensive manner and educates team members.

  34. Utilizes performance feedback to refine quality of service provided, routinely assess calls of team members and utilizing coaching skills suggests methods for improvement .

  35. Seeks opportunities to broaden knowledge relevant to the Clinical Nurse role and healthcare through engagement in professional organizations and commitment to lifelong learning.

  36. Demonstrates exemplary clinical practice incorporates new knowledge and innovation and instructs others in best practices

  37. Team Involvement and Personal Leadership

  38. Leads project teams.

  39. Participates fully in Team Anderson activities.

  40. Contributes to creative problem-solving; evaluates progress and identifies and/or reports obstacles/barriers.

  41. Leads team or departmental activities, including staff meetings, as assigned.

  42. Adheres to MD Anderson and ask MDAnderson policies and procedures

  43. Adheres to a just culture by holding self and staff members accountable.

  44. Participates in yearly evaluation and professional development processes for self and others.

  45. Strengthens practice, builds strong relationships and develops partnerships to improve client outcomes.

  46. Other Duties As Assigned


  • IC - Self-Adaptability:

  • Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change; and

  • Deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks; and

  • Demonstrate flexibility.

  • IC - Oral Communication:

  • Express ideas clearly and concisely in groups and one-to-one conversations; and

  • Create an environment with open channels of communication.

  • IC - Written Communication:

  • Convey information clearly and concisely through both formal and informal documents; and

  • Adapt writing style to fit the audience.


Supervisor: Clinical Director /Supervisor askMDAnderson

EDUCATION: Degree requirements as defined by the TSBPAE or TSBNE, as required for clinical licensure as an Advanced Practice or Physician Assistant.

EXPERIENCE: Two years Advanced Practice Provider experience in an oncology setting. REQUIRED: Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) or Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) to function as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN or ACNP or ACNPC or ACAGNP or AGACNP or ACNPC-AG or AGACNP or AGNP or ACPNP or ANP or AGNP or AGPCNP or FNP or GNP or PNP or PMHNP or WHNP or APNP) or Physician Assistant. Related authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population. Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.

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: 152927

  • Employment Status: Per Diem

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Evenings, Nights, Varied, Weekends

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Remote (within Texas only)

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 79,040

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 79,040

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 79,040

  • Science Jobs: No