MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - Gynecology/Radiation Unit - 7pm-7am in Houston, Texas

Clinical Nurse on Gynecology/Radiation Unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center

The Gynecology / Radiation Unit is a 25 bed unit, comprised of 2 thirteen bed pods. One pod has lead lined rooms for the care of patients receiving radiation therapy. The other pod cares for patients receiving care for gynecological cancers. The Radiation unit cares for patients of all ages. We have gynecology, thoracic, head and neck, ophthalmology and pediatric patients receiving their radiation treatment on this unit. Gynecological surgical and medical oncology patients receive care on this unit as well. We are also the designated overflow for the Stem Cell Transplant service and some patients with hematological cancers will receive care on this floor too.

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. MD Anderson nurses are bright, motivated and caring. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. Our nurses have access to multiple opportunities for reward and professional growth, while still being able to balance their work and personal lives. We value our nurses, treat them professionally and provide an environment where they can achieve the utmost job satisfaction. Our values are caring, integrity and discovery.

Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, an RN license and at least eighteen months of recent RN experience in medical/surgical setting. Experience in radiation and/or gynecology would be a plus. Shift will be 7pm – 7am and 26 out of 52 weekend shifts per year.

SALARY RANGE

Minimum: $56,000 Midpoint: $78,500 Maximum: $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.

Education:

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Experience:

Required: None.

Preferred: 18 months of recent RN experience.

Licensure/Certification:

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

Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.

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