Full Job Description
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.
The Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is a fully monitored unit staffed by registered nurses who are highly skilled in the post-operative management of a variety of surgical patients. Our nursing staff is diverse and representative of the patients we serve. All nurses maintain ACLS and PALS provider status as our patient population includes both pediatrics and adults. Nearly one half of our nurses are certified in Post Anesthesia Nursing or Pain Management.
The ideal candidate for the Outpatient Clinical Nurse position will have at one year of recent RN experience in PACU, Emergency Room, ICU, or Telemetry. Graduated from an accredited school of professional nursing, TX RN license; CPR and/or BLS certification. Shift: 12:00pm - 12:30am
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.
Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Preferred: Bachelor's of Science in Nursing.
Required: None. All clinical nurses with less than one-year of registered nurse (RN) work experience will be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program. Foreign-trained nurses who have not practiced nursing as an RN in the United States for at least one year will also be required to participate in the Clinical Nurse Residency Program.
Preferred: At least one year of clinical nursing experience.
Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).
Preferred: 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
Requisition ID: 138048
Employment Status: Part-Time Benefits Eligible
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: Day/Evening
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