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MD Anderson Cancer Center Patient Care Technician - P4A General Internal Medicine (Evening/Night) in Houston, Texas

Patient Care Technician opportunity on our P4A - General Internal Medicine Unit (Evening/Night)

The P4A - General Internal Medicine unit is a 16-bed intermediate medical oncology unit providing care to adult and geriatric patients ranging in age from 18 – 95. Patients treated on P4A include those with colorectal, gastrointestinal, and lung cancer receiving complex chemotherapeutic and bio-immunotherapeutic regimens, management of treatment side effects and complications, and supportive care . Patients are typically admitted to the unit for a series of admissions at phased intervals. Side effects of the agents include significant GI complications, cardiac complications, renal failure, hypotension, and thrombocytopenia. Nursing interventions are focused on administration of oral, intravenous, chemotherapy, and other agents, and management of symptoms and side effects. Patient care also includes management of acute non-cancer related medical problems, cardiac monitoring, and transition to supportive care.

Ideal candidate must have recent experience in an acute care setting as a Nursing Assistant. Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

Shift is Evening/Night and 26 out of 52 weekends per year

SUMMARY

Function Provides patient care services as assigned by a registered nurse.

Scope Impacts patient comfort and outcome of care.

Essential Job Functions Acts as member of a multidisciplinary team that identifies and addresses patient care needs. Assists in completion of activities of daily living, mobilization, admit/discharge and obtaining vital signs. Updates and retrieves patient information. Ensures patient environment is maintained in a clean, safe and orderly manner. Acts as part of an assigned care team.

Marginal Job Functions Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

Received Directly from a registered nurse.

Given None.

REQUIREMENTS

Education Required High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Preferred Experience in an acute care setting as a Nursing Assistant

Licensure/Certification Preferred Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Other Required Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

Refer to the Position Description for specific ADA requirements, and working conditions.

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: 130830

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Evening/Night, Weekends

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 28,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 36,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 43,200

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