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

Clinical Nurse, Outpatient opportunity in Radiation Oncology (Gamma Knife procedural area). The ideal candidate will have at least two years of previous or recent oncology. Preferred candidate will have procedural experience and be a high-performer with the ability to demonstrate initiative, high-level critical thinking, and professionalism.

Shift is typically Monday – Friday 6:00am – 2:30pm will be required to occasionally work 7:00am – 4:30pm based on the needs of the department.

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. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Clinical Nurse is to positively affect patient outcomes by providing, coordinating and supporting evidence based direct patient care across the continuum of care for patients receiving radiation therapy, including brachytherapy. The highest quality of patient care and the appropriate use of resources are achieved in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.

Salary Range:

Minimum - $56,000 Midpoint - $78,500 Maximum - $110,000

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Transformational Leadership: The Clinical Nurse is responsible for the provision of care to patients and families consistent with the unit's values, beliefs, and behaviors to meet the demands of the future.

New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements: The Clinical Nurse is responsible and accountable for providing exemplary nursing practice and has an ethical and professional responsibility to contribute to innovation, improvement, and new knowledge.

Structural Empowerment: The Clinical Nurse engages in problem solving in order to meet unit goals and achieve desired outcomes.

Exemplary Professional Practice and Empirical Outcomes: Exemplary Professional Practice: The Clinical Nurse applies exceptional professional practice in relationship with patients, families, and the inter-professional team, and understands how new knowledge and evidence is applied.

Service Orientation: Provide service to our customers, including patients, patient caregivers, referring physicians and each other, in a reliable, responsive, safe, friendly and courteous manner.

EDUCATION

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE

Required: None.

Preferred: Two years of previous or recent oncology.

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. Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.

WORK CONDITIONS:

Patient care environment.

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: 124790

  • 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: 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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