Clinical Nurse - Endoscopy Center

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 .

SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Outpatient Clinical Nurse position with the Endoscopy Center is to coordinate and implement patient care across the continuum of care. The Outpatient Clinical Nurse:

Endoscopy Clinical Nurse
  • Utilizes objective and subjective assessment skills.
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills to recognize and solve patient problems.
  • Utilizes the nursing process and nursing standards to anticipate, prevent and manage actual/potential patient problem in the Endoscopy setting.
  • Identifies and participates in problem identification and resolution for patients, families and team.
  • Serves as a patient advocate.
  • Utilizes knowledge of age-specific care for patient age profiles including early, middle, and late adulthood.
  • Maintains a highly professional and positive attitude regardless of workload and stress level.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with MD, Endoscopy Technologists, PSC and leadership members.
  • Participate in activities to increase and improve knowledge, nursing and Endoscopy skills.
  • Identify personal education and professional growth goals
  • Consistently provides reasonable, safe and responsible nursing care.
  • Mentors technical, new and clerical staff
  • Carries out charge nurse responsibilities in the absence of Assistant Nurse Manager.
  • Documents according to MDACC and JCAHO standards.
  • Reconciles allergy and mediation list as per policy > 95% of time
  • Collaborates/Leads unit process improvement projects and works with staff to define problem and develop a plan.
  • Supports and implements change to achieve identified team goals
  • Demonstrates competency of endoscopy procedures
  • Compliant with all mandatory unit and institution competencies
  • Inputs, retrieves and interprets data from multiple manual and computer-based information systems.
  • Exhibits professional and verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Utilizes time in an efficient manner by completing assigned duties.
  • Performs procedures in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Participates in meeting the educational needs of self and others.
  • Supports and implements change to achieve identified team goals.
  • Completes identified goals in the ePerformance evaluation system.
  • Is considerate of colleagues and co-workers.
  • Complete documentation requirements accurately and timely.
  • Identify and communicate problems to Assistant Nurse Manager, PC Nurse Manager and Clinical Administrative Director
  • Complies with all policies.
  • Completes all other clinical and administrative duties as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned


REQUIREMENTS

Required Education. Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Level Degree

Required Experience: All clinical nurses with less than one year registered (RN) work experience will be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program.

Preferred Experience: Two years relevant clinical nursing experience.

Certification: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

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: 142661
  • 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, Varied
  • 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