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MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - GU Medical Oncology in Houston, Texas

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.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Conducts comprehensive health assessments by obtaining the past medical, family, social history & review of systems; performing physical examination and psychosocial assessment; and monitoring laboratory, radiographic, and procedural data.

Works autonomously as defined by the nurse practice act to prevent, minimize, and manage symptoms/toxicities/health abnormalities related to disease or treatment in collaboration with the healthcare team; and to evaluate and modify care as needed.

Serves as a clinical resource, utilizing advanced nursing knowledge to provide consultation to colleagues and allied personnel; and by collaborating with medical, nursing, and other disciplines regarding plan of care, follow-up, and evaluation.

Provides health education and counseling to individuals, families, and health professionals emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention as well as the diagnosis and management of disease.

Participates in professional activities by attending continuing education programs and reviewing literature related to clinical area; participating in professional organizations; communicating advances in nursing practice or health care through writing for publications and presentations of scientific papers.

Education:

Required: Master's Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice. May be waived for applicants who obtained recognition as an Advanced Practice Registered 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 :

Preferred: At least one year of experience in APRN role.

Licensure / Certification:

All of the following: Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing to function as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. MAY BE REQUIRED: Authorization for limited prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

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

  • Requisition ID: 139705

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 93,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 117,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 140,400

  • Science Jobs: No

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