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. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. Oncology nursing excellence is a central pillar in MD Anderson's worldwide reputation for cancer care. As a Magnet Recognized hospital, we provide our patients with excellent oncology nursing care. Our values are caring, integrity and discovery. G15 is the inpatient Lymphoma/Myeloma unit which cares for patients through all stages of the disease: from early diagnosis to end of life issues. The unit cares for these patients through chemotherapy protocols (both investigational and no-investigational), supportive care with regards to the side effects of chemotherapy, and disease process and symptom management due to the same issues. The Clinical Nurse Leader is responsible for the lateral integration of care, achieving quality patient outcomes, and maintaining patient safety at the microsystem level. Impacts patient care and clinical operations for the nursing division. Essential Job Functions:Provides clinical leadership to the nursing and interdisciplinary team. Advocates for improvements in health care systems, policies, procedures, and the professional roles ofnurses and other health care providers. Organizes and prioritizes work ofpatient care team. Assures continuity of care as patients transition across the continuum through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services. Accountable for the management and provision ofpatient care in assigned area. Educates, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimumpatient care and efficient use of resources. Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plancare and evaluate outcomes.
Master's degree in nursing with an emphasis on the Clinical Nurse Leader role.
Two years clinical nurseexperience in inpatient hospital setting.
LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION
Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).
Clinical Nurse Leader Certification