MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse - Head & Neck Breast Surgery Unit (7a-7p) in Houston, Texas

Clinical Nurse - Head & Neck Breast Surgery Unit (7a-7p)

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

Nursing at

Nursing 11P 600789

Requisition #: 109366

Clinical Nurse position on our Head & Neck Breast Surgery Unit. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, an RN license and at least 18 months experience in an acute care setting OR an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, an RN license and 2 to 5 years of recent experience in an acute care setting. Current enrollment in an RN to BSN program or a desire to enroll in a cohort program to complete an RN to BSN program strongly desired.

Shift: 7am-7pm and 26 out of 52 weekend shifts per year

The Head & Neck Breast Surgery unit provides specialized nursing care to patients with a unique complexity of needs. This is a 26 bed unit and challenge yourself to enhance your critical-thinking and knowledge of airway management, microvascular flap monitoring, and wound care.


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.


Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.


Preferred: Two years relevant clinical nursing experience.


Required: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).

Preferred: Certification in oncology or specialty practice area.


Patient care environment.

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.