MD Anderson Cancer Center APRN - Radiaton Oncology (Brain Mets Clinic) in Houston, Texas

MD Anderson's advanced practice registered nurses work as clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners in the primary, acute and critical care settings. APRNs work independently and in collaboration with other health care professionals to provide the highest standard of care to our patients.

MD Anderson's Radiation Treatment Center is the most comprehensive facility of its kind in the world. Our tools and expertise allow us to offer patients the most effective and advanced radiation treatments available, including new therapies that reduce or eliminate some of the side effects of radiation treatment. Most patients are referred to the Radiation Treatment Center by another MD Anderson care center. We also accept patient self-referrals and external physician referrals. Types of cancers we treat: Breast cancer; Central nervous system tumors; Gastrointestinal cancers; Genitourinary cancers; Gynecologic cancers; Head and neck cancers; Lymphoma and myeloma; Melanoma; Sarcoma; Pediatric cancers; and Thoracic cancers.

APRN opportunity in our Radiation Oncology Department Brain Mets Clinic. Ideal candidate will be an Adult APRN or FNP with at least two years of experience as an APP in an outpatient setting. *Previous experience in Radiation Oncology and or Oncology is a plus. *

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Radiation Oncology Brain Mets Clinic of the Radiation Oncology Treatment Center will work a Monday – Friday day shift in an outpatient setting. The patient population includes adults and children.

SUMMARY

To promote, provide and maintain patient care under physician supervision in the Division of Radiation Oncology. Affect patient care and outcomes throughout the disease process across the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center according to the policies and procedures provided by the UT MDACC and the State of Texas as they relate to physician assistants and advance practice nurses. Serves as a central navigator for site specific specialty clinics.

ACCESS

Interacts with referring physicians and patients in order to obtain the medical information necessary to ensure the appropriate, timely and efficient entry of highly complex and/or special patients into the Brain Metastasis Center. This activity will include assisting the Business Center staff to screen referrals for appropriateness of care and reviewing completed new patient consult materials in order to request additional information needed for specific patients' service. Assists in the referral/consult process for highly complex patients by directing referrals to appropriate service and treatment modality.

Serves as a resource for Business Center Staff:

a. Assists with the prioritization of scheduling new patients based on established

criteria

b. Serves as a resource for the Patient Access Coordinator when advanced clinical

expertise is needed or when patients do not clearly meet intake criteria

c. Educates the staff regarding new treatment protocols and treatment options

d. Coordinates the intake process for patients when needed

PLANNING

Develop and manage radiation clinical treatment plans, monitor outcomes, and initiate appropriate care. Use appropriate judgment to work autonomously and collaborate with the healthcare team to manage patient care throughout the continuum in a variety of settings.

IMPLEMENTATION

Order consultations for ancillary services. Order diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures in accordance with institution and State of Texas requirements. Dictate specific notes as directed by supervising physician (e.g. consultation notes, follow-up notes, radiation treatment summaries and Quality Assurance notes). Order interventions related to mobility, nutrition, and elimination.

EVALUATION

Promote quality health care through integration of current research into practice. Review radiographs and results dictated by radiologist.

EDUCATION:

Required: Master's Degree in Nursing. May be waived for applicants who obtained recognition as an Advanced Practice 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: A minimum of two years of experience as a Mid-level provider; Radiation Oncology and or Oncology experience is preferred.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

Required: Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing to function as an Advanced Practice Nurse.

Preferred: Current AHA BLS certification. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) if mandated by clinical service

MAY BE REQUIRED: Authorization for limited prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position requires working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic). Refer to the Position Description for specific ADA requirements.

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