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MD Anderson Cancer Center Per Diem Nurse - Thoracic Center in Houston, Texas

Per Diem Clinical Nurse in the Thoracic Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center

This position will provide support to the Thoracic Medicine and Surgery sections of the center. Hours for the position will vary between 8am-5pm, working a maximum of 19 hours per week. All shifts will fall between Monday-Friday, 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 institutional nursing orientation program.

Salary: $46 per hour

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. As one of the nation's top cancer centers, MD Anderson offers the highest level of expertise and care in lung cancer. Our multidisciplinary approach includes world-renowned experts in lung cancer diagnosis, state-of-the-art equipment, and the most-advanced treatments - ensuring the best clinical practice. MD Anderson's Thoracic Center provides personalized care for every type and stage of lung cancer and other cancers in the chest region. Our nationally recognized expertise allows us to offer hope for lung cancer patients whose disease may be considered untreatable elsewhere. Our surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists create a multidisciplinary treatment plans based on the patient's exact diagnosis. It is our mission to ensure our patients have the best possible life after cancer, by using advanced treatment techniques to preserve lung function.

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.

Oncology nursing excellence is a central pillar in MD Anderson's worldwide reputation for cancer care. MD Anderson nurses are bright, motivated and caring. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. Our nurses have access to multiple opportunities for reward and professional growth, while still being able to balance their work and personal lives. We value our nurses, treat them professionally and provide an environment where they can achieve the utmost job satisfaction. Our values are caring, integrity and discovery.


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.


Required: One year of relevant clinical nursing experience.

Preferred: RN experience in a clinic setting would be ideal.


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

Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care 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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 128413

  • 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: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 45,448

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 45,448

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 45,448