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Clinical Nurse Leader- Head & Neck Breast Surgery Unit (P11)

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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 Clinical Charge Nurse on the Head & Neck Breast/Surgery Unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center specializes in nursing care with a unique complexity of needs.


Job Summary
Function Responsible for the lateral integration of care, achieving quality patient outcomes, and maintaining patient safety at the microsystem level.

Scope Impacts patient care and clinical operations for the nursing division.

Essential Job Functions Provides clinical leadership to the nursing and interdisciplinary team. Advocates for improvements in health care systems, policies, procedures, and the professional roles of nurses and other health care providers. 


Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team. Assures continuity of care as patients transition across the continuum through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services. Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area. Educates, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes.


Other duties as assigned.


Supervision

Received Associate Director or designee.
Given Assigned staff.

Requirements 

Education 
Required: Master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis on the Clinical Nurse Leader role.
Preferred: None.

Experience
 
Required: Two years clinical nurse experience in inpatient hospital setting.
Preferred: None.

Licensure/Certification 
Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN) and Clinical Nurse Leader Certification. Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Preferred: Certification in Oncology or specialty practice area. 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.

Other 
Required: None.

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

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