MD Anderson Cancer Center Coordinator, Clinical Care - Main Operating Room (Day/Evening) in Houston, Texas

Clinical Care Coordinator opportunity in the Main Operating Room Nursing (Day/Evening)


The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Clinical Care position is to coordinate the daily surgery schedule in conjunction with OR Nursing Management Team and Anesthesia Medical Director and Chief CRNA. Participates in the coordination of various projects such as performance improvement initiatives, data collection for reports, etc. Impacts the flow and on time delivery of patient care in the main operating room through the coordination of the daily surgery schedule.

Ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and five years of recent clinical nursing experience in the Operating Room. Prefer candidates with five years relevant clinical experience in the Operating Room and two years supervisory experience including staffing accountability, employee and/or peer evaluation. Must be flexible with shift to work days and evenings.


Transformational Leadership and New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvements

Transformational Leadership: The Clinical Care Coordinator is responsible for providing daily shift by shift leadership and support to the Associate Directors and Nurse Managers in the transformation of the unit's values, beliefs, and behaviors to meet the demands of the future.

a. Leads daily unit operations to achieve and maintain the financial goals by utilizing all resources effectively and efficiently

•Monitors, modifies and anticipates daily patient care assignments in collaboration with the Associate Director and Nurse Manager, to ensure quality and fiscally responsible patient care. Proactively anticipates future shift needs in collaboration with the Associate Director and Nurse Manager

•Coordinates and manages human resources by creating patient care assignments based on acuity and nursing skill level

b. Serves as a resource and role model for staff to practice with autonomy.

c. Implements change initiatives

•Promotes loyalty and commitment among the unit's inter-professional team through relationship-centered care

•Champions the importance, necessity, effect and process of change.

d. Serves as a professional nursing role model by fostering peer relationships and participating in coaching and mentoring

e. Coordinates and manages available material resources for direct patient care.

f. Supports an environment that values and respects the diversity of patients and staff

New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvements: The Clinical Care Coordinator is responsible and accountable for providing daily and shift-to-shift leadership, empowering professionals, and exemplary practice. They have an ethical and professional responsibility to contribute to patient care, the organization, and the profession in terms of new knowledge, innovations, and improvements daily and shift-to-shift.

a . New Knowledge

•Leads the shift-to-shift application of new/existing evidence in patient care standards, incorporating new knowledge, innovations, and improvements in unit clinical practice, patient care delivery models, and work design for designated shift

•Ensures staff compliance with regulatory standards, coordinates and completes shift specific unit regulatory activities

•Demonstrates support for fostering an environment that challenges the status quo, embraces change, and promotes effective change

b. Innovation

•Facilitates and provides support for the application of the patient care delivery system and the professional practice model

•Demonstrates proficiency in the application of technology in patient care delivery, and patient care processes

c. Improvement

•Assesses, coordinates, implements, and evaluates the delivery of safe and effective patient care utilizing evidenced-based and empirical outcome measurements

Structural Empowerment: The Clinical Care Coordinator empowers and assists staff to problem solve in order to meet organizational and unit goals and achieve desired outcomes.

a. Provides feedback to the Associate Director and Nurse Manager in evaluating performance and productivity of the clinical and clerical staff

•Recruitment: Guides top talent in patient care activities through effective performance development

•Retention: Surveys staff for career counseling and personal and professional growth and development

•Supervision: Incorporates the principles and practices of Just Culture into professional practice that facilitate non-punitive accountability for performance

•Evaluation: Facilitates ongoing communication to nurse manager about daily staffing activities that pertain to staff performance

•Productivity: Motivates staff to accomplish organizational and departmental goals to achieve desired outcomes

b. Demonstrates effective communication, collaboration, conflict management, and resolution

c. Facilitates, on a shift-to-shift basis, an innovative environment where strong professional practice flourishes and the mission, vision and values promote positive patient outcomes believed to be important for the organization

d. Assists the staff in the improvement of health and patient outcomes by strengthening practice, building strong relationships, and developing partnerships on the unit

Exemplary Professional Practice and Empirical Outcomes

Exemplary Professional Practice: The Clinical Care Coordinator supports the role of nursing on the unit and its application to patients, families, and the inter-professional team, and understands how new knowledge and evidence is applied.

a. Role models and supports evidence-based, quality clinical nursing practice consistent with current nursing research, the professional practice model, the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas, institutional, and national practice standards

b. Supports a measurable, outcome focused, systematic approach to patient care delivery; participates in identifying, implementing, and evaluating opportunities for improvement

c. Role models effective communication and collaboration with other leaders, departments, disciplines, staff, patients, and families

d. Demonstrates the understanding and integration of ethical principles in clinical practice

e. Maintains and integrates knowledge of current clinical practice and technological proficiency; assists team members in providing clinically competent, compassionate, direct patient care consistent with the Professional Practice Model

f. Seeks opportunities to broaden knowledge relevant to the Charge Nurse role and healthcare though engagement in professional organizations and commitment to life-long learning

Empirical Outcomes: The Clinical Care Coordinator is responsible for communicating relevant empirical outcomes, including the impact of quality improvement initiatives and institutional best practices on the patient population, nursing workforce and institution, as reflected in unit and institutional metrics to nursing staff on an assigned shift.

a. Collaborates with unit leadership in measuring and monitoring unit outcomes data

b. Implements action plans that improve and sustain outcomes on the unit by hardwiring practices

c. Coordinates and completes shift specific activities that affect patient safety outcomes

d. Participates in and leads performance improvement projects as guided by the leadership team

e. Shares and participates in the implementation of institutional best practices with staff on an assigned shift

Other duties as assigned


Education: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Level Degree

Certification: Current State of Texas Professional

Preferred Certification: CNOR Certification or specialty practice area.

Experience: Five years of clinical nursing experience.

Preferred Experience: Five years relevant clinical experience and two years supervisory

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.

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 79,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 99,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 119,400