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MD Anderson Cancer Center Per Diem Nurse- Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) in Houston, Texas

Position Title: Per Diem Nurse

Department: Clinical & Translational Research Center

Division: Ambulatory Operations

Reports to: Assistant Nurse Manager

Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary purpose of the Per Diem Nurse position is to positively affect patient outcomes by providing, coordinating, and supporting evidence based direct patient care across the continuum of care. The highest quality of patient care and the appropriate use of resources is achieved in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.

Core Values

Caring Behaviors

  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times

  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; Is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers

Integrity Behaviors

  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly

  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values

  • Safety: Notices a safety concern and brings it to someone's attention; Models safe behaviors (wears badge, washes hands, keeps work area clean and orderly)

Discovery Behaviors

  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas

  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so

    Key Functions

  1. Transformational Leadership : Per Diem 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 .

  2. Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team

  3. Assures continuity of care as patients transition across the continuum through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services

  4. Practice autonomously within the scope of professional nursing practice.

  5. Structural Empowerment: Per Diem Nurse is empowered to problem solve in order to meet organizational and unit goals and achieve desired outcomes.

  • Active member in shared decision making model at unit level

  • Accountable for identifying barriers to patient care and solutions

  • Active in developing strong relationships and partnerships with the organization to improve patient outcomes .

  1. Exemplary Professional Practice : Per Diem 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.

  2. Trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.

  3. Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area.

  4. Effectively and consistently functions in related roles as required; i.e. charge nurse, preceptor, clinical coach, protocol manager

  5. Demonstrates clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies

  6. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and other services.

  7. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes.

  8. Acts as a patient and family advocate in order to uphold patient rights

  9. New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvements : Per Diem Nurse is responsible for the integration of innovation and research based findings into daily patient care practices.

  10. Improves practice by integrating results and theories of research studies.

  11. Participates in /leads evidenced based practice projects

  12. Participates in the redesign of care delivery for unit/center patient population

  13. Empirical Quality Results: Per Diem Nurse seeks solutions to problems inherent in our institution rather than creating work arounds.

  14. Ensures integration of safety and quality standards into practice and delivery of team care

  15. Minimizes at risk behavior in self and others

  16. Actively reports using the Good Catch and incident reporting systems

  17. Collaborates with others in quality and performance improvement efforts

  18. Documents care according to established standards

  19. Other Duties as Assigned

    Core Competencies

  • IC – Analytical Thinking:

  • Gather relevant information systematically;

  • Break down problems into simple components; and

  • Make sound decisions.

  • IC – Build Relationships:

  • Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; and

  • Show sincere interest in others and their concerns.

  • IC – Innovative Thinking:

  • Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness; and

  • Offer new ideas, solutions and/or options.

  • TC - Patient Care:

  • Demonstrates population-based competencies (age-specific, diversity) which cross the continuum of care

  • Functions within their professional scope

  • TC – Professionalism:

  • Demonstrates commitment to collaborative professional relationships with physicians and all members of the heath care team

  • Demonstrates a high level of responsibility, ethical practice, sensitivity to a diverse patient population and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements

  • Demonstrates a commitment to excellence (i.e. proper hand washing practices) and on-going professional development.

  • IC - Self-Adaptability:

  • Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change

  • Deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks

  • Demonstrate flexibility.

  • IC - Technical/Functional Expertise:

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job

  • Possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession

  • Provide technical expertise to others.


Required: Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Science in Nursing


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

Preferred: Certification in Oncology or specialty practice area.


Required: None

Preferred: Two to four years relevant clinical experience.

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

X__ No

__ Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

__ No

X Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

__ No

X Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

__ No

X__ Yes

Exposure to radiation

__ No

X Yes

Exposure to animals

X No

__ Yes

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent


















Up to 10 lbs


10lbs to 50 lbs


More than 50 lbs



Up to 10 lbs


10lbs to 50 lbs


More than 50 lbs


Use computer/keyboard


Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing. One year of relevant clinical nursing experience. 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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 124850

  • Employment Status: Per Diem

  • 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, Days, Evening/Night, Evenings, Nights, Rotating, Varied, Weekends

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 45,448

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 45,448

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 45,448

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