MD Anderson Cancer Center Per Diem Nurse - Head & Neck Center in Houston, Texas

Per Diem Clinical Nurse in the Head & Neck Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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. Treating cancers that occur in the tiny spaces of the head and neck region require extraordinary skill to achieve the best possible outcome. MD Anderson's Head and Neck Center has a remarkable depth of expertise gained by seeing more than 50,000 patients a year with cancers and benign tumors of the head and neck. We treat head and neck cancers with a diverse team of oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, neuro-radiologists, dental oncologists and plastic surgeons with special training in head and neck cancers. Together, they design customized treatment plans that may include proton therapy, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, targeted therapies and advanced reconstructive surgery methods.

This position will work a maximum of 19 hours per week and will provide support to the dental, ophthalmology, and head & neck sections of the center. Hours for the position will vary between two-8 hour shifts or three-6 hour shifts per week. All shifts will fall between Monday-Friday on the day shift, and the time to report will depend on location assigned. The first few weeks of employment will require a full-time commitment to complete our nursing orientation program.

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

Salary: $46 per hour

EDUCATION:

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

EXPERIENCE:

Required: None.

Preferred: At least two years of relevant clinical nursing experience.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

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

Preferred: Certification in Oncology or related specialty practice 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html