MD Anderson Cancer Center GN - Clinical Nurse - Medical Oncology Unit (7p-7a) in Houston, Texas

GN - Clinical Nurse - Medical Oncology Unit (7p-7a)

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

Nursing at

Nursing G17 600116

Requisition #: 109403

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.” MD Anderson’s mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

Oncology nursing excellence is a central pillar in MD Anderson’s worldwide reputation for cancer care. MD Anderson nurses are bright, motivated and caring. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. Our nurses have access to multiple opportunities for reward and professional growth, while still being able to balance their work and personal lives. We value our nurses, treat them professionally and provide an environment where they can achieve the utmost job satisfaction. Our values are caring, integrity and discovery. At MD Anderson, we are building a community of exceptional nurses engaged in extraordinary practice.

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.

The Inpatient stem cell transplant unit is one of the largest of its kind in the country performing more than 800 hematopoeitic stem cell transplants each year. Over half are comprised of Allogeneic cells from sources that include matched identical, syngeneic, matched unrelated, haploidentical and cord blood donors. Approximately half of the more than 400 autologous stem cell transplants are performed as outpatient procedures. Nurses on the inpatient units are responsible for the primary care of the SCT patients including the administration of the preparative chemotherapy regimens, infusion of stem cell transplants, administration of supportive intravenous and blood product therapies during the engraftment period, and patient and family teaching up to and including the patient’s discharge to the outpatient setting.

Manages patient outcomes by providing, coordinating and supporting clinical aspects of direct patient care across the continuum of 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: Bachelors’ of Science in Nursing.


Required: None.

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.