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 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.
MD Anderson's advanced practice registered nurses work as clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners in the primary, acute and critical care settings, nurse anesthetists, and as APRN leaders. APRNs work independently and in collaboration with other health care professionals to provide the highest standard of care to our patients. As dedicated professionals, APRNs are part of MD Anderson's Community of Exceptional Nurses Engaged in Extraordinary Practice.
Minimum: $90,000 – Midpoint: $112,500 – Maximum: $135,000
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Obtains medical history and performs physical exam on patients. Interprets diagnostic tests and radiographic results and come up with a management plan for patients in concert with faculty physicians. Takes responsibility for patient assessment, triage, and therapeutic management of patient needs as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team. Dictates in chart for all patients seen. Reviews/orders diagnostic tests and radiographic results. Formulates and manages patient treatment plans and outcomes. Performs procedures, prescribes treatment, and signs prescriptions in accordance with institution and state requirements. Screens physician calls to educate patient/family on care and resources. Manage pre-operative and post-operative patients in coordination with the attending physician and Fellows. An in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of both cancer as well as surgical process and wound healing is necessary. Provide patient education which requires good interpersonal skills and a working knowledge of urologic oncology. Coordinate patient care with multidisciplinary team to include but not limited to Physician, Mid-levels, providers from other hospital services, in-patient and outpatient nurses, Case Managers, Social Workers, Physical Therapist, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists and other Allied Health team members.
Required: Master's Degree in Nursing. May be waived for applicants who obtained recognition as an Advanced Practice Nurse from the Texas State Board of Nursing prior to 1/1/2003. Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.
Required: Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing to function as an Advanced Practice Nurse. MAY BE REQUIRED: Authorization for limited prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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