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Clinical Nurse- Rehab/Neuro Unit- P8 (7am-7pm)

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The Clinical Nurse on the Rehab/Neuro Unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center provides patient focused care through a multidisciplinary team approach. The population is adults, some other pediatrics or late adolescents’ patients. It is a 29 bed unit and the unit cares for neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and in-patient rehab patients. Quality and patient outcomes are at the heart of our practice. The Rehab/Neuro Unit team participates in Evidence Based Practice, unit and hospital based committees, and local and national conferences. 

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. 

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

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

 

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. 

Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing. 

No experience required. 

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.


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