MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - PACU/PreOp (5:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The ideal candidate will have at least 12 months experience in a PACU/PreOp or ICU setting. The shift is 5:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is a fully monitored unit staffed by registered nurses who are highly skilled in the post-operative management of a variety of surgical patients. Our nursing staff is diverse and representative of the patients we serve. All nurses maintain ACLS and PALS provider status as our patient population includes both pediatrics and adults. Nearly one half of our nurses are certified in Post Anesthesia Nursing or Pain Management.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and multidisciplinary team. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes. Improves practice by integrating results and theories of research studies. Participates in data collection for current studies. Demonstrates clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies. Documents care according to established standards. Accesses, inputs and retrieves information from computer systems. Assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services. Acts as a patient and family advocate in order to uphold patient rights. Trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.

SALARY RANGE

Minimum: $56,000 – Midpoint: $78,500 – Maximum: $110,000

EDUCATION

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE

Required: None.

Preferred: One years relevant clinical nursing experience.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).

Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.

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