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

The Outpatient Clinical Nurse in the Thoracic Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center coordinates and implements patient care across the continuum of care. They are accountable and responsible for providing quality, evidence-based patient care through the appropriate use of resources in collaboration with the inter-professional team, and acts as a patient and family advocate to uphold patient rights.

As one of the nation's top cancer centers, MD Anderson offers the highest level of expertise and care in lung cancer. Our multidisciplinary approach includes world-renowned experts in lung cancer diagnosis, state-of-the-art equipment, and the most-advanced treatments - ensuring the best clinical practice. MD Anderson's Thoracic Center provides personalized care for every type and stage of lung cancer and other cancers in the chest region. Our nationally recognized expertise allows us to offer hope for lung cancer patients whose disease may be considered untreatable elsewhere. Our surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists create a multidisciplinary treatment plans based on the patient's exact diagnosis. It is our mission to ensure our patients have the best possible life after cancer, by using advanced treatment techniques to preserve lung function.

KEY 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.

Employment Type: Full-Time

Shift: Monday-Friday, day shift

EDUCATION:

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: None.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

Required: Current State of Texas professional Nursing License (RN).

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

  • Employee Status: Regular

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

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

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