The primary purpose of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is to provide direct diagnostic and therapeutic patient care. The APRN impacts quality of patient care and patient outcomes throughout the care continuum.
This position is located in the League City HAL and will include Genetics and Medical Oncology clinics, Urgent Response.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Genetics/General Medical Oncology opportunity in the League City HAL. The ideal candidate will be an APRN with at least two years of experience. Experience in oncology is a plus.
Conduct comprehensive assessment of patients based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.
Direct care of patients with benign and a wide range of oncologic diseases to include New patients, Consultations, Follow-Up during and after cancer therapies, autonomous survivorship clinic.
Proficient use of Electronic Health Record in the delivery of care. Complete documentation per MD Anderson policy and guidelines.
Perform and document history and physicals, order and review diagnostic studies and therapeutic procedures, prescribe medications, interaction and direct communication with referring physicians, collaboration with and direct reporting of patient information to the medical staff.
Coordinate care with other disciplines, build strong collaborative relationships across the organization and the local medical community as many patients require long term and multi-disciplinary care.
Direct care and management in the outpatient setting to include: initiation of evaluation, documentation of clinic visits, patient and family education, obtaining informed consent for treatment, documentation of telephone conversations, identification and treatment of treatment toxicities, management of symptoms, counseling and support, collaboration with and referrals to other health care providers, and provision of education to nursing staff, students, and the community.
Serve as a medical expert for the Business center and Nursing staff in the intake process of new and transfer patients to ascertain safety, appropriateness, and treatment modality.
Treatment planning with Physicians, active participation in tumor board review
Engage in peer-to-peer reviews with insurance. Perform autonomously in an independent Advanced Practice Provider clinic. Contribute to the development, modification, and interpretation of oncology guidelines, policies, procedures, including quality assurance activities.
Maintain working knowledge of HAL research trials for medical oncology. Participate in clinical research as appropriate. Work collaboratively with APP colleagues in the provision of care including covering colleagues as needed.
Attend conferences and continuing education/staff development programs to maintain knowledge of current literature and guidelines for care.
Participate in safety and process improvement initiatives throughout the Houston Area Locations. Participate in institutional and center trainings and meetings as required.
Perform credentialed procedures. Participate in coverage of center ATC as needed. Prep for and follow-up on clinical visits. Participate in Treatment and Supportive Plans, providing review and signatures in a timely manner to facilitate timely patient care.
Required: Master's Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice.
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.
Preferred: Two years of APRN experience; preferably outpatient oncology experience.
Required: All of the following:
Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing to function as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. 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.
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
Requisition ID: 132676
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: exempt and eligible for additional compensation for hours worked beyond your usual schedule, paid at a time and a half rate
Work Week: Days
Fund Type: Hard
Pivotal Position: Yes
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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