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Clinical Nurse, Outpatient Ambulatory COVID Testing Site

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Nursing
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COVID-19 MDA Sites 710991
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144386 Requisition #
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Ideal candidate will have graduated from an accredited school of professional nursing, an RN license and at least twelve months of recent RN experience.    

Rotating 7a-5p shift working every other weekend. 

 SUMMARY

The primary purpose of the Outpatient Clinical Nurse position is to coordinate and implement patient care across the continuum of care. The Outpatient Clinical Nurse is accountable and responsible for providing quality, evidence-based patient care through the appropriate use of resources in collaboration with the inter-professional team. Acts as a patient and family advocate to uphold patient rights. Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team; trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.

Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so.

New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements: The Clinical Nurse is responsible and accountable for providing exemplary nursing practice and has an ethical and professional responsibility to contribute to innovation, improvement, and new knowledge.

New Knowledge

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

Complies with regulatory standards

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

Innovation

Practices within the established patient care delivery system, consistent with the Professional Practice Model

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

 

 Improvement

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 the Clinical Nurse engages in problem solving in order to meet unit goals and achieve desired outcomes.

 

Provides feedback to the Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse, and Clinical Nurse Leader through the evaluation of performance of clerical and clinical staff

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

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

Productivity: Maximizes performance within the scope of practice to accomplish unit goals and achieve desired outcomes

Demonstrates effective communication, collaboration, conflict management, and resolution - oral communication competency

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

 

Exemplary Professional Practice and Empirical Outcomes Exemplary Professional Practice: The Clinical Nurse applies exceptional professional practice in relationship with patients, families, and the inter-professional team, and understands how new knowledge and evidence is applied.

 

Practices evidence-based, quality clinical nursing consistent with current nursing research, the Professional Practice Model, the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas, institutional and national practice standards. Adheres to the use of unit's standard operating procedures

Delivers care using a systematic approach to achieve measurable, outcome focused, patient care; identifies, implements, and evaluates opportunities for improvement

 Communicates and collaborates effectively with leaders, departments, other disciplines, staff members, patients, and families - professionalism competency

Integrates ethical principles into clinical practice

 Maintains and integrates knowledge of current clinical practice and technological proficiency; provides clinically competent, compassionate, direct patient care consistent with the Professional Practice Model

        Seeks opportunities to broaden knowledge relevant to the Clinical Nurse role and healthcare through engagement in professional organizations and commitment to life­ long learning

Empirical Outcomes: The Clinical Nurse is responsible for seeking out and maintaining knowledge regarding relevant empirical outcomes, including the impact of quality improvement initiatives and institutional best practices on the patient population, nursing workforce and institution, as reflected in unit and institutional metrics.

Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.

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.

Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) certification if working in the following department: ASC Post Anesthesia (600761). Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) if working in the following departments: ASC Post Anesthesia (600761) or Pedi - Child & Adolescent Center (113200).

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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