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MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse, Outpatient- Lymphoma/Myeloma 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.

The primary purpose of the Clinical Nurse, Outpatient position is to provide and coordinate clinical and/or research aspects of patient care across the continuum with the multidisciplinary team and external sponsors in order to achieve quality patient and clinical trial outcomes.

Key Functions

1.Clinical

a.Utilize the nursing process and nursing standards to prevent or manage actual/potential patient problems in the ambulatory setting.

b.Manage clinic duties in collaboration with medical staff to facilitate and optimize the care of the patient.

c.Participate in nursing and medical research components and requirements for protocol management.

d.Incorporate knowledge of research components and requirements for protocol management.

e.Utilized knowledge of specific cancers and cancer risks, chemotherapy regimens and the treatment options to provide information that assists the patient/family in making informed decisions.

2.Administrative

a.Use organization skills to assure continuity of care in collaboration with other disciplines through appropriate planning, education, and coordination of services.

b.Act on behalf of patients and family to ensure care that is safe and appropriate with consideration for values, diversity and human rights.

3.Financial

a.Serve as protocol manager assuming responsibility for the financial parameters of the protocol, as well as coordination, evaluation and monitoring of patients participating in clinical trials.

b.Serve as a liaison and contact person between patients, external sponsors and clinical trial investigators.

4.Oral & Written Communication

a.Identify patient/ family learning needs and ensure they are met.

b.Perform on-site and on-call duties as required utilizing various means of communication while acting as primary contact for the ambulatory care needs of the patient and other internal and external customers.

  1. Other Duties as assigned.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Education

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.

Experience

Required: None.

Preferred: Two years relevant clinical nursing experience.

Licensure/Certification

Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area. 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.

Other

Required: 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: 129224

  • 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: Day/Evening, Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • 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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