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MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - G11E Leukemia Unit (7 pm - 7 am) in Houston, Texas

Clinical Nurse Opportunity on our G11E - Leukemia Unit (7 pm - 7 am)

G11 Leukemia is one of three units dedicated to the care of the acute/chronic and remission Leukemia patient. The Leukemia patient is on the receiving end of some novel therapies for the treatment of their respective cancer such as Autologous Chimeric Antigen Receptor-T Cell (CAR-T cells) which has shown great clinical promise and standard/ investigational or consolidation chemotherapies. Nurses are responsible for organizing the care of the patient including the administration of chemotherapy, blood products, electrolyte replacements, monitoring the patient on telemetry and any cardiac drips. The primary nurse is also responsible for working with the primary team towards a successful discharge inclusive of patient and family teaching.

Ideal candidate will have graduated from an accredited school of professional nurse, TX RN license with a minimum of 12 months recent RN experience in an inpatient setting on a Medical/Surgical unit. Prior Oncology / Hematology experience a plus. BLS and/or ACLS certification required.

Function: Manages patient outcomes by providing, coordinating and supporting clinical aspects of direct patient care across the continuum of care.

Scope: Impacts quality of patient care, patient outcomes and use of resources in a designated area in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.

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.

Marginal Job Functions Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

PREFERRED EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: No experience required.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One year of recent experience in an inpatient setting on a Medical / Surgical Unit. Prior Oncology / Hematology experience a plus.

All clinical nurses with less than one-year registered nurse (RN) work experience will be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program. Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification if working in the following department: Nursing Post Anesthesia Care Unit (600160).

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

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 139371

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and eligible for additional compensation for hours worked beyond your usual schedule, paid at a time and a half rate

  • Work Week: Nights

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 65,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 87,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 110,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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