MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse, Outpatient - Proton Therapy Center in Houston, Texas
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.
Clinical Nurse, Outpatient opportunity at Proton Therapy Center. Shift is Monday through Friday from 0800 to 1630 (occasional back-up coverage for early/late shift).
The ideal candidate will have at least two years nursing experience and possess strong critical thinking and ambulatory assessment skills. Candidates with pediatric experience, IV insertion/port access skills, EPIC experience is a plus.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Transformational Leadership: Clinical Nurse must lead others (co-workers, patients, families, significant others) to where they need to be in order to meet the demands of their future care needs. Organizes and prioritizes work of the patient care team which include but is not limited to administration of chemotherapy/biotherapy agents, pump connects /disconnects, administration of antibiotic therapy, administration of IV fluids, rapid response to chemotherapy reactions/ emergencies, IV starts, etc.
Structural Empowerment: Clinical Nurse is empowered to problem solve in order to meet organizational and unit goals and achieve desired outcomes.
Exemplary Professional Practice: Clinical Nurse has a comprehensive understanding of the role of professional nursing in the institution that is demonstrated in the relationships with patients, families, and interdisciplinary team members.
New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvements: Clinical Nurse is responsible for the integration of innovation and research based findings into daily patient care practices.
Empirical Quality Results: Clinical Nurse seeks solutions to problems inherent in our institution rather than creating work arounds.
Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Preferred: Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
Required: None. All clinical nurses with less than one year of 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.
Preferred: Two years relevant clinical nursing experience; possess strong critical thinking and ambulatory assessment skills. Pediatric experience, IV insertion/port access skills, EPIC experience a plus.
Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing License (RN). Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Requisition ID: 129926
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, Evening/Night
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