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MD Anderson Cancer Center Outpatient Clinical Nurse - Interventional Radiology (IR) - West Houston in West Houston, Texas

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 was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 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 - West Houston 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.

SUMMARY

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.

Clinical Nurse opportunity in Interventional Radiology. The ideal candidate will be a RN with a minimum of 2 years of experience. Prior IR, ICU, ER, Cath Lab, Endoscopy, or Telemetry experience is a plus.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Transformational Leadership :

Participates in daily unit operations to achieve and maintain the financial goals by utilizing all resources effectively and efficiently.

Provides quality and fiscally responsible patient care.

Proactively anticipates patient and family needs in collaboration with the Charge Nurse, Clinical Nurse Leader, and Nurse Manager.

Practices autonomously within the scope of professional nursing practice.

Fosters peer relationships and participates in coaching and mentoring.

Supports an environment that values and respects the diversity of staff and patients - patient care competency.

New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements :

Applies new and existing evidence in patient care standards, incorporating new knowledge, innovations, and improvements in clinical practice and the patient care delivery system.

Complies with regulatory standards.

Fosters an environment that challenges the status quo, embraces and promotes change.

Demonstrates proficiency in the application of technology in providing care to patients and families.

Participates in assessing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the delivery of safe and effective patient and family care utilizing evidence-based and empirical outcome measurements.

Structural Empowerment:

Fosters an environment conducive to Just Culture by holding self and staff members accountable.

Participates in the evaluation of staff members' clinical performance through contributions to the annual evaluation and professional development processes.

Demonstrates effective communication, collaboration, conflict management, and resolution.

Contributes to an innovative environment where strong professional practice flourishes and positive patient and family outcomes are achieved.

Strengthens practice, builds strong relationships and develops partnerships to improve patient and family outcomes on the unit.

EDUCATION

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing

EXPERIENCE

Required: one year of clinical RN experience in an acute care setting.

Preferred: 2 to 4 years RN experience/clinical experience e.g. interventional radiology, intensive care unit, emergency room, endoscopy, cath lab, or telemetry.

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. Certification in Oncology or Specialty practice 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: 141830

  • 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

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