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

Advanced Prac Registered Nurse- Neuro Oncology

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

Nursing at

Neuro Oncology 408000

Requisition #: 109359

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. Assesses the physical and psychosocial status of clients through interview, health history, physical examination, diagnostic studies and documents/dictates the progress notes, care plans, and discharge summaries.

  2. Works in collaboration with a physician in formulating treatment plans for health problems, writes prescriptions for medication, blood products based upon laboratory results, routine diagnostic and follow up studies, therapeutic measures, and post-discharge care in accordance with written practice protocols, limited prescriptive authority and institutional guidelines.

  3. Initiates appropriate actions to facilitate the implementation of therapeutic plans that are consistent with the continuing healthcare needs of the client.

  4. Performs diagnostic procedures to include lumbar puncture, lumbar puncture with chemotherapy instillation, ommaya tap, ommaya tap with chemotherapy instillation or ommaya tap for indium DTPA instillation and obtains specimen ( such as CSF) as indicated.

  5. Conducts or participates in inpatient rounds and ensures appropriate and quality care for patients in the neuro- oncology service (Applicable to inpatient assignment).

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.