MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse Leader - Head & Neck / Breast Surgery Unit in Houston, Texas

Clinical Nurse Leader - Head & Neck / Breast Surgery Unit

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Nursing at

Division of Nursing 900088

Requisition #: 117432

The Clinical Nurse Leader in the Head & Neck / Breast Surgery Unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center is responsible for the lateral integration of care, achieving quality patient outcomes, and maintaining patient safety at the microsystem level. Impacts patient care and clinical operations for the nursing division.

The Head & Neck / Breast Surgery unit provides specialized nursing care to patients with a unique complexity of needs. This is a 32 bed inpatient post-surgical unit that will challenge your critical-thinking skills and knowledge of airway management, microvascular flap monitoring, and wound care.

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.


$90,000 - $112,500 - $135,000

Essential Job Functions:

Provides clinical leadership to the nursing and interdisciplinary team. Advocates for improvements in health care systems, policies, procedures, and the professional roles of nurses and other health care providers. Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team. Assures continuity of care as patients transition across the continuum through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services. Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area. Educates, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes.


Required: Master's degree in nursing with an emphasis on the Clinical Nurse Leader role.


Required: Two years clinical nurse experience in inpatient hospital setting.


Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN) and Clinical Nurse Leader Certification.

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.