MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Critical Care 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. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse opportunity in Critical Care. The ideal candidate will be an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with a minimum two years of experience.

Salary Range: min - $90,000 mid - $112,500 max - $135,000

KEY FUNCTIONS

Advanced Practice Providers in the critical care unit are responsible for:

Conduct comprehensive patient history and physicals; develop a treatment plan.

Evaluate patient outcomes in coordination with attending physicians.

Get rounding reports for all Attendings when rotating on the Silver Team.

Calculate the SOFA score and reporting it to the primary teams daily.

Enter Apache scores for their patients at the end of 24 hours post admission.

Dictate patient care notes within 24 hours.

Submit appropriate charges within 24 hours.

Procedures:

Actively participate in Class III procedures.

Dictate procedure notes within 24 hours.

Submit appropriate charges within 24 hours.

Keep a weekly log of all procedures performed.

Other duties as assigned:

Assist Attendings with completing M&M slips.

Take the ICU Discharge Data Report and M&M slips to morning rounds.

Turn in the completed slips to the department's Qualify & Safety Officer each week.

EDUCATION

Master's Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice. May be waived for applicants who obtained recognition as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse from the Texas State Board of Nursing prior to 1/1/2003. Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.

EXPERIENCE

Required: None

Preferred: Minimum of two years in ACNP role.

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION

Required:

All of the following: Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing to function as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. MAY BE REQUIRED: Authorization for limited prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing.

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