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. Nearly 3,000 professional nurses work in our clinics and hospital as direct care providers, research nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, case managers and in numerous other roles. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care.
The Pediatric Unit in the MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital
is looking for experienced Clinical Nurses who are flexible, enthusiastic about family and patient-centered care, and passionate about pediatrics care. Our 35-bed unit will allow you to care for all pediatrics patients in the following services lines: Pedi oncology, pediatrics surgical, pediatrics stem cell transplant and cellular therapy and young adult stem cell transplant and cellular therapy.
Clinical Development Specialist
Function Serves as a clinical nursing expert in various modalities. Assesses patient care and the clinical competency of nurses and provides education, development and quality improvement initiatives for a department.
Scope Impacts the clinical competency of the nursing staff.
Essential Job Functions
Assesses patient care provided in a variety of patient care areas and clinical competency of nursing staff.
In collaboration with area management and the nursing educator, designs tools and methodologies to identify needs and gaps in knowledge, skills and competencies of nursing staff.
Provides educational opportunities to the nursing staff which fosters professional growth, strengthens problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Incorporates oncology nursing standards, and institutional policy and procedures into practice.
Evaluates outcome driven interventions.
Collaborates with staff and the interdisciplinary team to improve patient care.
Participates in organizational initiatives directed at improving clinical practice and patient outcomes.
Other duties as assigned.
Education Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Education Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
Experience Required: Five years registered nursing experience.
Experience Preferred: Five years of clinical nursing experience to include two years of staff development or formal clinical education.
Licensure/Certification Required All of the following: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN) Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Licensure/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. Any of the following: Board certified (RN-BC) in Professional Development by the American Credentialing Center. Certified as an Oncology certified Nurse (OCN) by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.
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: 163264
- Employment Status: Full-Time
- Employee Status: Regular
- Work Week: Day/Evening, Days, Evening/Night, Evenings, Nights, Rotating, Varied, Weekends
- Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 98,500
- Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 123,000
- Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 147,500
- FLSA: exempt and eligible for overtime, paid at a straight rate
- Fund Type: Hard
- Work Location: Onsite
- Pivotal Position: No
- Referral Bonus Available?: No
- Relocation Assistance Available?: No
- Science Jobs: No