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Outpatient Clinical Nurse - Ambulatory Treatment Center (ATC) - League City

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Nursing
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Southeast Region 601101
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144648 Requisition #
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MD Anderson is seeking an Outpatient Clinical Nurse - Ambulatory Treatment Center (ATC) for its League City location.

Ideal candidate will have at least two years of RN experience, preferably in an oncology outpatient setting. Prefer candidates that have chemo infusion therapy experience and are an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN).  Experience with IVs and accessing ports is a plus.

The primary purpose of the Clinical Nurse position is to positively affect patient outcomes by providing, coordinating, and supporting evidence based direct patient care across the continuum of care. The highest quality of patient care and the appropriate use of resources is achieved in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.

Transformational Leadership: Clinical Nurse must lead others (co-workers, patients, families, significant others) to where they need to be in order to meet the demands of their future care needs. Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team which includes but not limited to the following patient care activities administration of: Organizes and prioritizes work of  the patient care team which include but is not limited to administration of chemotherapy/biotherapy agents,  pump connects /disconnects, administration of antibiotic therapy, administration of IV fluids, rapid response to chemotherapy reactions/ emergencies, IV starts, etc. Assures continuity of care as patients transition across the continuum through appropriate patient education and coordination of services. Practice autonomously within the scope of professional nursing practice.

Structural Empowerment: Clinical Nurse is empowered to problem solve in order to meet organizational and unit goals and achieve desired outcomes. Active member in shared decision-making model at unit level. Accountable for identifying barriers to patient care and solutions. Active in developing strong relationships and partnerships with the organization to improve patient outcomes.

Exemplary Professional Practice: Clinical Nurse has a comprehensive understanding of the role of professional nursing in the institution that is demonstrated in the relationships with patients, families, and interdisciplinary team members. Trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources. Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area. Effectively and consistently functions in related roles as required; i.e. charge nurse, preceptor, clinical coach, protocol manager. Demonstrates clinical competency and compassion in providing care, using technology, administering medications, performing procedures and managing emergencies. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and other services. Responsible for coverage for Surgical Oncology and Infusion patients as necessary. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes. Acts as a patient and family advocate in order to uphold patient rights.

New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvements: Clinical Nurse is responsible for the integration of innovation and research-based findings into daily patient care practices. Improves practice by integrating results and theories of research studies. Participates in /leads evidenced based practice projects. Participates in the redesign of care delivery for unit/center patient population.

Empirical Quality Results: Clinical Nurse seeks solutions to problems inherent in our institution rather than creating work arounds.

Ensures integration of safety and quality standards into practice and delivery of team care. Minimizes at risk behavior in self and others. Actively reports using the Good Catch and incident reporting systems. Collaborates with others in quality and performance improvement efforts. Documents care according to established standards.

Other Duties as Assigned

EDUCATION

Required: Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing

Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

Required: 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).

Preferred: Certification in Oncology

EXPERIENCE

Required: None

Preferred: Two years of relevant clinical nurse experience, preferably in an oncology outpatient setting. Chemo Infusion therapy, starting IVs and accessing ports experience is preferred.  

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.

 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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