MD Anderson provides medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical oncology services along with a range of supportive programs at all of its Greater Houston area locations. While MD Anderson Katy treats all types of cancers, the faculty has particular expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and management of the following cancers: Breast; Colorectal; Dermatology and skin; Endocrine; Genitourinary; Gynecologic; Head and neck; Neurologic; Thoracic.
MD Anderson's advanced practice registered nurses work as clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners in the primary, acute and critical care settings, nurse anesthetists, and as APRN leaders. APRNs work independently and in collaboration with other health care professionals to provide the highest standard of care to our patients. As dedicated professionals, APRNs are part of MD Anderson's Community of Exceptional Nurses Engaged in Extraordinary Practice.
The primary purpose of the Advanced Practice Provider is to conduct comprehensive assessment of patients throughout the continuum in the inpatient and ambulatory setting based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.
Ideal candidate will be an experienced Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with medical oncology background.
Minimum - $90,000 Midpoint - $112,000 Maximum - $135,000
Direct care of patients with a wide range of oncologic diseases to include new patients, consultations, follow-up during and after cancer therapy, autonomous survivorship clinic. Proficient use of Epic in the delivery of care.
Perform and document history and physicals, order diagnostic studies, 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, patient and family education, writing orders for chemotherapy and other classes of cancer therapy, 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 and discussion of cases. Engage in peer-to-peer reviews with insurance.
Perform credentialed procedures. Contribute to the development, modification, and interpretation of Medical Oncology guidelines, policies, procedures, including quality assurance activities.
Participate in clinical and translation research as appropriate. Work collaboratively with APRN/PA 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
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.
Preferred: Advanced Practice Provider experience in oncology setting.
Required: 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.
This position requires working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic). Refer to the Position Description for specific ADA requirements.
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