MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - Critical Care Unit (7pm - 7am ) in Houston, Texas

Clinical Nurse Opportunities on our Critical Care Unit (7pm – 7am)

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at MD Anderson provides patient focused care through a multidisciplinary team approach. Quality and patient outcomes are at the heart of our practice. The ICU team participates in Evidence Based Practice, unit and hospital based committees, and local and national conferences.

Our ICU has 55 beds and 230 employees; the ICU at MD Anderson provides patient focused care through a multidisciplinary team approach. Quality and patient outcomes are at the heart of our practice. The ICU team participates in Evidence Based Practice, unit and hospital based committees, and local and national conferences.

Ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, RN license and at least 12 months recent RN experience in ICU or an acute care setting.

Shift: 7pm -7am and 26 out of 52 weekends per year

Salary range: $56,000 - $78,500 - $110,000

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and multidisciplinary team. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes. Improves practice by integrating results and theories of research studies. Participates in data collection for current studies. Demonstrates clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies. Documents care according to established standards. Accesses, inputs and retrieves information from computer systems. Assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services. Acts as a patient and family advocate in order to uphold patient rights. Trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.

Refer to the Position Description for specific ADA requirements, and working conditions.

EDUCATION

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE

Preferred: 12 month of recent acute care clinical nursing experience.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).

Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.

WORK CONDITIONS

Patient care environment.

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