MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - Pediatrics Intensive Care Services Unit (7pm - 7am) in Houston, Texas

Clinical Nurse Position on our Pediatric Care Intensive Care Unit

The Pediatric Intensive Care Services Unit at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital is looking for nurses that are enthusiastic about family and patient-centered care and passionate about pediatric oncology care. MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital has been ranked number 29 in U.S. News & World Report latest ranking of pediatric cancer hospitals.

Our Pediatrics Intensive Care Services Unit is a 9 bed pod providing an inter-professional team approach to care for all pediatric patients including: Medical/Surgical Pediatrics Intensive Care Services consisting of Immune Effector Cell Therapy, oncologic emergencies, acute oncology surgical procedures, and supportive care.

Ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, TX RN license and at least one year of recent Pediatrics, Pediatrics Hematology, Pediatrics ICU or Medical/Surgical ICU and Oncology experience.*

Shift: 7pm - 7 am and 26 out of 52 weekends per year.

Salary Range: Minimum $56,000 – Mid-Point $78,500 – Maximum $110,000

SUMMARY:

Function: Manages patient outcomes by providing, coordinating and supporting clinical aspects of direct patient care across the continuum of care. Scope: Impacts quality of patient care, patient outcomes and use of resources in a designated area in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.

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.

SUPERVISION:

Received: Manager, Director or designee.

Given: Assigned staff.

EDUCATION:

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE:

Preferred: 1 year recent RN experience in Pediatrics, Pediatrics Hematology, Pediatrics ICU or Medical/Surgical ICU and Oncology.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

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

Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.

WORK CONDITIONS:

Patient care environment.

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