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.
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.
Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue
Wearing Protective Equipment
Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
Exposure to Radiation
Fine finger movement
Attention to detail
Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
Responding in emergency situations
Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Preferred: Minimum two years of RN experience.
Preferred: Prior Endoscopy experience.
LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION
Current State of Texas professional Nursing License (RN).
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