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Clinical Nurse- Palliative Care Unit (G12NW) 7pm-7am

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Oncology nursing excellence is a central pillar in MD Anderson’s worldwide reputation for cancer care. MD Anderson nurses are bright, motivated and caring. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. Our nurses have access to multiple opportunities for reward and professional growth, while still being able to balance their work and personal lives. We value our nurses, treat them professionally and provide an environment where they can achieve the utmost job satisfaction. Our values are caring, integrity and discovery.

The Palliative Care Unit at MD Anderson provides an approach that improves the quality of life of the patients and their families facing the problems associated with life threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment and treatment of all physical, psychological and spiritual symptoms. Conventional and complimentary therapies are utilized on the Acute Palliative Care Unit through an Interdisciplinary Team approach to improve the quality of life for both the patient and family through disease process. Intermediate Level Unit with 12 private rooms focused on providing symptom managements for patients that are at the end-of-life.


Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, an RN license and at least twelve months of recent RN experience in an acute care setting.


Shift will be 7 am – 7 pm and 26 out of 52 weekend shifts per year.

 

Job Summary

Manages patient outcomes by providing, coordinating and supporting clinical aspects of direct patient care across the continuum of care.
Scope Impacts quality of patient care, patient outcomes and use of resources in a designated area in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.


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.


Marginal Job Functions

Other duties as assigned.

 

Supervision
Received Manager, Director or designee.
Given Assigned staff.

REQUIREMENTS

 

Education
Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Experience
Preferred: One year of relevant clinical nursing experience.

Licensure/Certification
Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).
Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialist practice area.

Work Conditions 
Patient care environment.


All clinical nurses with less than one year 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. Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 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.


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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