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Clinical Nurse-Urology & Ortho-P9 (eve/nights)

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MD Anderson is among 1% of hospitals nationwide who have earned four consecutive Magnet Recognition Program® designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

This is a 32 bed Surgical Urology & Orthopedic unit for adult patient population. This fast paced environment has rapid turnover for surgical procedures which include: postoperative prostatectomy, cystectomy, penectomy, nephrectomy, and orthopedic surgeries.

Function 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.


Required:Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing. 


Required: 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. 

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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