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MD Anderson Cancer Center Patient Care Technician (Nursing Assistant)- General Internal Medicine Unit (P4A) Day/Eve Shift in Houston, Texas

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.

This unit is a 16-bed one-pod intermediate care medical oncology unit providing care to adult and geriatric patients ranging in age from 18 -95. Patients treated on P4A include those with solid tumor cancers, such as colorectal, gastrointestinal, and lung cancer who are on a spectrum of cancer care from pre-diagnosis to end of life. Patients are provided treatment for side effects and complications of their cancer care, as well as supportive care. Patients are typically admitted to the unit to manage effects of cancer treatment agents including infection, significant GI complications, cardiac complications, renal failure, hypotension, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia. Nursing interventions are focused on management of symptoms and side effects, as well as evaluation of patients' safety needs for disposition planning. Patient care also includes management of acute non-cancer related medical problems, collaboration with the inter-professional team for non-medical needs that may impact patient safety, and transition to supportive care as appropriate.

The ideal candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent and preferably at least one year of recent experience working in direct patient care. Must be able to work 7am-7pm, 7am-3pm and/or 3pm-11pm, including rotating weekends and holidays.

Summary

Provides patient care services as assigned by a registered nurse.

Scope

Impacts patient comfort and outcome of care.

Essential Job Functions

Acts as member of a multidisciplinary team that identifies and addresses patient care needs. Assists in completion of activities of daily living, mobilization, admit/discharge and obtaining vital signs. Updates and retrieves patient information. Ensures patient environment is maintained in a clean, safe and orderly manner. Acts as part of an assigned care team.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Education

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience

Required: None.

Preferred: Experience in an acute care setting as a Nursing Assistant.

Licensure/Certification

Required: None.

Preferred: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Other

Required: Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

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: 140616

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Day/Evening, Rotating, Varied, Weekends

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 28,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 36,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 43,200

  • Science Jobs: No

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