MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse, Outpatient (Medical Oncology) - Sugar Land in Sugar Land, Texas

Clinical Nurse, Outpatient (Medical Oncology) - Sugar Land

Location: United States, Texas, Sugar Land, Sugar Land at

Nursing at

Southwest Region 601104

Requisition #: 109486

Ideal candidate will have a current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN) and two years of relevant clinical nursing experience, preferably in Oncology in an ambulatory setting.

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 are achieved in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.

Key Functions

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 IV starts, administration of chemotherapy/biotherapy agents, pump connects /disconnects, administration of antibiotic therapy, administration of IV fluids, rapid response to chemotherapy reactions/ emergencies. Assures continuity of care as patient’s 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.


Required: Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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

Preferred: Certification in Oncology or specialty practice area.


Required: None

Preferred: Two to four years relevant clinical experience preferably in oncology in an ambulatory setting.


This position requires:

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

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.