Outpatient Clinical Nurse, Ambulatory Treatment Center - The Woodlands

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 rankings. It is one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

MD Anderson provides medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology services along with a range of supportive programs at all of its Greater Houston area locations. While MD Anderson - The Woodlands treats all types of cancers, the faculty has particular expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of the following cancers: Breast; Colorectal; Dermatology and skin; Endocrine; Genitourinary; Gynecologic; Head and neck; Neurologic; Thoracic.

Ideal candidate will have two or more years of RN experience in Oncology (specifically Infusion Therapy)

The primary purpose of the Clinical 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.

Transformational Leadership: Clinical 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.

Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team which includes but not limited to the following patient care activities administration of

Organizes and prioritizes work of the patient care team which include but is not limited to administration of chemotherapy/biotherapy agents, pump connects /disconnects, administration of antibiotic therapy, administration of IV fluids, rapid response to chemotherapy reactions/ emergencies, IV starts, etc.

Assures continuity of care as patients transition across the continuum through appropriate patient education and coordination of services

Practice autonomously within the scope of professional nursing practice.

Structural Empowerment: Clinical 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.

Exemplary Professional Practice: Clinical 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Responsible for coverage for Surgical Oncology and Infusion patients as necessary.

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

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

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

Improves practice by integrating results and theories of research studies.

Participates in /leads evidenced based practice projects

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

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

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

Minimizes at risk behavior in self and others

Actively reports using the Good Catch and incident reporting systems

Collaborates with others in quality and performance improvement efforts

Documents care according to established standards

Other Duties as Assigned.

EDUCATION

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

EXPERIENCE

Required: One years of experience is an acute care setting.

Preferred: Two years of experience is an acute care setting. Experience in Oncology (specifically Infusion Therapy).

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

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: 141013
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and eligible for additional compensation for hours worked beyond your usual schedule, paid at a time and a half rate
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 65,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 87,500
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 110,000
  • Science Jobs: No