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MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse, Outpatient - Cancer Prevention Center in Houston, Texas

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. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care.

The Cancer Prevention Center offers a range of services to help you learn how to reduce your cancer risk or to detect cancer early.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced RN with prior Oncology experience. Ambulatory experience strongly preferred.

The primary purpose of the Outpatient Clinical Nurse position is to coordinate and implement patient care across the continuum of care. The Outpatient Clinical Nurse is accountable and responsible for providing quality, evidence-based patient care through the appropriate use of resources in collaboration with the inter-professional team. Acts as a patient and family advocate to uphold patient rights. Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team; trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Transformational Leadership and New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvement :

Transformational Leadership

Participates in daily unit operations to achieve and maintain the financial goals by utilizing all resources effectively and efficiently.

Provides quality and fiscally responsible patient care.

Proactively anticipates patient and family needs in collaboration with the Charge Nurse, Clinical Nurse Leader, and Nurse Manager.

Practices autonomously within the scope of professional nursing practice.

Participates in change initiatives.

Fosters peer relationships and participates in coaching and mentoring.

Supports an environment that values and respects the diversity of staff and patients.

New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvement

Applies new and existing evidence in patient care standards, incorporating new knowledge, innovations, and improvements in clinical practice and the patient care delivery system.

Complies with regulatory standards.

Fosters an environment that challenges the status quo, embraces and promotes change.

Demonstrates proficiency in the application of technology in providing care to patients and families.

Participates in assessing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the delivery of safe and effective patient and family care utilizing evidence-based and empirical outcome measurements.

Structural Empowerment :

Provides feedback to the Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse, and Clinical Nurse Leader through the evaluation of performance of clerical and clinical staff.

Participates in the evaluation of staff members' clinical performance through contributions to the annual evaluation and professional development processes.

Maximizes performance, within the scope of practice, to accomplish unit goals and achieve desired outcomes.

Contributes to an innovative environment where strong professional practice flourishes and positive patient and family outcomes are achieved.

Exemplary Professional Practice and Empirical Outcomes:

Practices evidence-based, quality clinical nursing consistent with current nursing research, the Professional Practice Model, the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas, institutional and national practice standards. Adheres to the use of unit's standard operating procedures.

Delivers care using a systematic approach to achieve measurable, outcome focused, patient care; identifies, implements, and evaluates opportunities for improvement.

Communicates and collaborates effectively with leaders, departments, other disciplines, staff members, patients, and families.

EDUCATION

Required:

Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred

Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE

Required: None

Preferred: Minimum 2 years of RN experience.

Preferred: Prior Ambulatory, or Oncology, experience a plus.

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION

Required:

Current State of Texas professional nursing license (RN).

Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred:

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

All clinical nurses with less than one year registered nurse (RN) work experience will be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program. Foreign trained nurses who have not practiced nursing as an RN in the United States for at least one year will also be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program.

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: 126954

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 56,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 78,500

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

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