MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition in Houston, Texas

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The ideal candidate will be a licensed APRN with a minimum of two years of experience in an APRN role. Oncology and/or Gastroenterology experience preferred.

The individual who fulfills this position is responsible for the performance of increasingly independent and complex tasks under the guidance of the attending physician in addition to duties of a more routine and standardized nature. Provides direct diagnostic and therapeutic patient care under Physician supervision. Impacts quality of patient care and patient outcomes throughout the disease process.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Provides assessment, prioritization of requested clinical service and therapeutic management. Interacts with patient and family needs throughout the disease process and assumes an integral part of patient care as a team member on the in-patient and out-patient service.

Acts under the authority and supervision of the attending physician, and in accordance with regulations, hospital policy, protocols and clinical pathways. Obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, and reviews/orders diagnostic tests including endoscopic procedures and radiographic results. Formulates and helps manages patient consultation and treatment plans and outcomes.

Prescribes treatment under the guidance of the attending physician and signs prescriptions in accordance with institution and state requirements.

Screens physician calls to educate patient/family on care and resources.

Makes rounds with the in-patient team.

Collaborates in research projects and protocols. Applies best practices research to patient care.

EDUCATION

Required:

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.

EXPERIENCE

Required: None

Preferred: At least 2 years of experience as APRN.

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION

Required:

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 90,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 112,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 135,000