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.
Oncology nursing excellence is a central pillar in MD Anderson's worldwide reputation for cancer care. MD Anderson nurses are bright, motivated and caring. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. Our nurses have access to multiple opportunities for reward and professional growth, while still being able to balance their work and personal lives. We value our nurses, treat them professionally and provide an environment where they can achieve the utmost job satisfaction. Our values are caring, integrity and discovery.
A 25- bed post-surgical gynecology/radiation unit, divided into two microsystem pods, Northeast and Southeast. Gynecology oncology medical/surgical, gynecological malignancies and patients undergoing radiation therapy (internal & external) are the three primary populations. We also serve as the overflow unit for Stem Cell, Lymphoma and Leukemia patients. Other services include both medical and surgical services. Our inpatient rooms are built with concrete and lead, specially constructed for our radiation therapy patients to prevent radiation exposure.
Ideal candidate will have 12 months recent RN experience. Shift is 7pm-7am and 26 out of 52 weekend shifts per year.
Manages patient outcomes by providing, coordinating and supporting clinical aspects of direct patient care across the continuum of care.
Scope Impacts quality of patient care, patient outcomes and use of resources in a designated area in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
Essential Job Functions
Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and multidisciplinary team. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes. Improves practice by integrating results and theories of research studies. Participates in data collection for current studies.
Demonstrates clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies. Documents care according to established standards. Accesses, inputs and retrieves information from computer systems. Assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services. Acts as a patient and family advocate in order to uphold patient rights. Trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
EXPERIENCE: No experience required.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: 12 months recent RN experience.
All clinical nurses with less than one year registered nurse (RN) work experience will be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program. Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) certification and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification if working in the following department: Nrsg Post Anesthesia Care Unit (600160).
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. [Register to View]
- Requisition ID: 140435
- 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: Evening/Night, Rotating, Weekends
- 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