MD Anderson Cancer Center Perioperative Clinical Development Specialist - Ambulatory Service Center OR and PACU in Houston, Texas

Perioperative Clinical Development Specialist - Ambulatory Service Center OR and PACU

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Nursing at

Perioperative Services 177200

Requisition #: 116459


General Responsibilities

Serves as an expert in OR and PACU patient care issues. Participates in OR and PACU performance improvement initiatives. Serves as a consultant for OR and PACU Policy and Procedure development. Co-Chairs the OR and PACU Education Committee. Analyzes SI event trends reported for trends and identifies areas of educational opportunity/competency for both OR and PACU.

Clinical Resource

Makes daily rounds in OR and PACU serving as a key resource for staff regarding policy/practice/standards/competency. Communicates weekly with Nurse Managers regarding practice/competency issues and learning needs of employees. Collaborates with management team and Institutional Education Instructor to develop educational interventions to increase competency levels of staff incorporating Perioperative Guidelines, Institutional and Professional practice standards. Identifies and analyzes aggregate competency data and designs appropriate strategies to address identified competency issues. Serves as an expert on OR and PACU Perioperative patient care issues. Serves as a member of the clinical practice committee.

Orientation of Employees

Collaborates with management team, Institutional Education Instructor and Quad education Coordinator (QEC) on clinical orientation pathways of newly hired OR and PACU employees. Develops and assesses orientation competencies of OR and PACU employees. Uses PBDS feedback and new employee assessment data to design individualized learning plan for orientees. Works with Institutional Education Instructor to identify resources and strategies to implement the learner’s individualized plan. Works with coaches, management team, Institutional Education Instructor and QEC to monitor and document progress of learner activities. Provides coaching & development for clinical coaches.

OR and PACU Residency/InternshipProgram

Participates in selection of candidates for RN Residency program. Coordinates labs and clinical experiences for RN Residents/interns. Assists Institutional Education Instructor in coordinating classroom activities for residents in clinical as needed. Teaches selected classes. Evaluates progress of residents/interns. Meets regularly with management team, Institutional Education Instructor, QEC and coaches/learners to discuss progress.

Continuing Education

Identifies potential CE offerings for OR and PACU employees. Collaborates with Institutional Education Instructor in the implementation of CE Offerings. Serves as a back up to Institutional Education Instructor for the coordination of CE offerings. Serves as resource to QECs in development of Quad/Service specific education modules. Attends “Coach Connections” offerings.

Inservice Education

Designs, develops, implements and coordinates inservice education for OR and PACU employees based on identified learning needs. Provides responsive just-in-time inservice education to meet learning needs identified on rounds, etc. Ensures all documentation and attendance records of Inservice Education offerings are maintained.

Competency Assessment

Works with Institutional Education Instructor to ensure all organizational/Nursing Division competency requirements are met. Identifies core role-specific employee competencies for OR and PACU. Assesses competency needs to be addressed for OR and PACU employees based on aggregate data collected. Coordinates annual clinical competency assessment strategies in collaboration with QECs, management team, Institutional Education Instructor and members of Education Team.


Minimum: $79,600 – Midpoint: $99,500 – Maximum: $119,400


Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Preferred: Master’s Degree in Nursing.


Required: Five years registered nursing experience in a perioperative setting to include three years of experience with staff development or formal clinical education experience.


Required: 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.