MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse, Outpatient - Endoscopy - West Houston in West Houston, Texas

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. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. Our values are caring, integrity and discovery.

The primary purpose of the Outpatient Clinical Nurse position is to coordinate and implement patient care across the continuum of care. The Outpatient Clinical Nurse is accountable and responsible for providing quality, evidence-based patient care through the appropriate use of resources in collaboration with the inter-professional team.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Utilizes objective and subjective assessment skills.

Utilizes critical thinking skills to recognize and solve patient problems.

Utilizes the nursing process and nursing standards to anticipate, prevent and manage actual/potential patient problem in the Endoscopy setting.

Identifies and participates in problem identification and resolution for patients, families and team.

Serves as a patient advocate.

Maintains a highly professional and positive attitude regardless of work load and stress level.

Communicate regularly and effectively with MD, Endoscopy Technologists, PSC and leadership members.

Participate in activities to increase and improve knowledge, nursing and Endoscopy skills.

Mentors technical, new and clerical staff

Carries out charge nurse responsibilities in the absence of Assistant Nurse Manager.

Documents according to MDACC and JCAHO standards.

Reconciles allergy and mediation list as per policy > 95% of time.

Collaborates/Leads unit process improvement projects and works with staff to define problem and develop a plan.

Supports and implements change to achieve identified team goals

Demonstrates competency of endoscopy procedures.

Inputs, retrieves and interprets data from multiple manual and computer based information systems.

Complete documentation requirements accurately and timely.

Identify and communicate problems to Assistant Nurse Manager, PC Nurse Manager and Clinical Administrative Director.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequency

Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue

Patient Contact

Wearing Protective Equipment

Deadlines

Hazardous Chemicals and Materials

Exposure to Radiation

Occasionally 11-33%

Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Seldom 3-10%

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Frequency

Weight

Arm/Hand Steadiness

Balancing

Bending/Stooping

Climbing

Carrying

Depth Perception

Dynamic Flexibility

Eye/Hand Coordination

Fine finger movement

Foot Action

Handling

Hearing Sensitivity

Keyboarding

Lifting

Kneeling

Neck Movements

Olfactory Perception

Pushing/Pulling

Reaching

Sitting

Wrist Motion

Standing

Tactile Perception

Walking

Visual Acuity

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

Rarely1-2%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Seldom 3-10%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

Rarely1-2%

Frequent 34-66%

Rarely1-2%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Occasionally 11-33%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

5-10 lbs

5-10 lbs

5-10 lbs

COGNITIVE DEMANDS

Analytical Ability

Appropriate Behavior

Attention to detail

Comprehending

Critical Thinking

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

Following Instructions

Mathematical Skills/Reasoning

Memorizing/Remembering

Multitasking

Oral Communication

Organizing

Problem Solving

Reading Skills/Comprehension

Responding in emergency situations

Working Alone

Written Communication

EDUCATION

Required:

Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

EXPERIENCE

Required: None

Preferred: Minimum two years of RN experience.

Preferred: Prior Endoscopy experience.

LICENSURE / 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