MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse, Outpatient - Ambulatory Treatment Center in 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.
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, discovery, safety and stewardship.
MD Anderson provides medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology services along with a range of supportive programs at all of its Greater Houston area locations. Patients in Katy, Memorial, Spring Branch and the surrounding Energy Corridor have convenient access to top-ranked, comprehensive cancer care at MD Anderson West Houston.
The primary purpose of the Clinical Nurse position is to positively affect patient outcomes by providing, coordinating, and supporting evidence based direct patient care across the continuum of care. The highest quality of patient care, and the appropriate use of resources, is achieved in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team
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.
Assures continuity of care as patients transition across the continuum through appropriate patient education and coordination of services.
Practice autonomously within the scope of professional nursing practice.
Active member in shared decision making model at unit level
Accountable for identifying barriers to patient care and solutions
Active in developing strong relationships and partnerships with the organization to improve patient outcomes.
Exemplary Professional Practice:
Trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.
Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area.
Effectively and consistently functions in related roles as required; i.e. charge nurse, preceptor, clinical coach, protocol manager.
Demonstrates clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies.
Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and other services.
Responsible for coverage for Surgical Oncology and Infusion patients as necessary.
Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes.
Acts as a patient and family advocate in order to uphold patient rights.
New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvements:
Improves practice by integrating results and theories of research studies.
Participates in /leads evidenced based practice projects.
Participates in the redesign of care delivery for unit/center patient population.
Empirical Quality Results:
Ensures integration of safety and quality standards into practice and delivery of team care.
Minimizes at risk behavior in self and others.
Actively reports using the Good Catch and incident reporting systems.
Collaborates with others in quality and performance improvement efforts.
Documents care according to established standards.
Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
All clinical nurses with less than one year of registered nurse (RN) work experience will be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program.
At least one year of experience as a Registered Nurse.
LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION
Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).
Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) certification if working in the following department: ASC Post Anesthesia (600761).
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) if working in the following departments: ASC Post Anesthesia (600761) or Pedi - Child & Adolescent Center (113200).
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
Requisition ID: 162020
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
Work Week: Days
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 66,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 97,000
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 128,000
FLSA: exempt and eligible for overtime, paid at a time and a half rate
Fund Type: Hard
Work Location: Onsite
Pivotal Position: Yes
Referral Bonus Available?: Yes
Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes
Science Jobs: No