MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Prac Registered Nurse- Leukemia in Houston, Texas

Advanced Prac Registered Nurse- Leukemia

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Nursing at

Leukemia 405400

Requisition #: 109428

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals."

Key Functions

  1. Provides quality patient care in relation to the patient’s prescribed diagnosis, treatment, age group, development and other identified needs. This involves talking to patients and patients families. Must be able to verbally communicate findings to physician and family members.

  2. Assesses health status by performing the medical history, physical examination and psychosocial assessment. Must be able to communicate in a clear and understandable manner. Must be able to visually read and write findings and to verbally communicate with patients and patient’s family.

  3. Make daily rounds on each patient and report findings and test results to attending physician. Must be able to visually check records and write findings.

  4. Monitors laboratory, clinical radiographic and procedural data for daily rounds. Must visually evaluate data and prepare written information.

  5. Reviews the finding of the history and physical, pertinent laboratory data, radiographic data, plan for further diagnosis and therapeutic management as outlined in collaboration with the attending physician. This involves setting for extended period of time and visually evaluating data from computer. Requires good perception and reading comprehension.

  6. Prevents, minimizes and manages symptoms/toxicities/health abnormalities related to disease or treatment in collaboration with physician and other allied personnel.

  7. Evaluates health care provided and modifies care as needed (under the supervision of a physician if medical acts are required).

  8. Provides psychological support to patients and families.

  9. Provides health care throughout the disease process: diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, palliative and terminal care.

Master's Degree in Nursing. May be waived for applicants who obtained recognition as an Advanced Practice Nurse from the Texas State Board of Nursing prior to 1/1/2003. Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population. All of the following: Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing to function as an Advanced Practice Nurse. MAY BE REQUIRED: Authorization for limited prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing. 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.