Celebrating six decades of Making Cancer History, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer
Center is located in Houston on the sprawling campus of the Texas Medical Center. It is one of
the world's most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research,
education and prevention.
M. D. Anderson was created by the Texas Legislature in 1941 as a component of The University
of Texas System, and the faculty numbers 947 - both M.D.s and Ph.D.s. M. D. Anderson is one of
the nation's original three Comprehensive Cancer Centers designated by the National Cancer Act
of 1971 and is one of 39 such centers today.
M. D. Anderson ranks among the nation's top two cancer hospitals in U.S. News & World Reports
'America's Best Hospitals' survey since its inception 13 years ago.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Responsible for administrative functions of assigned section and all activities which relate
to optimal patient care and development of assigned staff.
- Contributes as a member of the administrative staff to develop and maintain the Division's
plans and programs that provide for quality care to the client, community, and staff that
promote professional nursing practices.
- Participates in the formulation of long-range goals and objectives for the Division of
Nursing and Institution.
- Collaborates with and advises chairpersons in work efforts related to clinical services,
staff development and quality improvement/research activities.
- Participates in Institution/Division committees and acts as liaison with other staff to
assure best utilization of resources to meet Division goals.
- Networks and participates with governmental agencies, professional organizations, and other
health care agencies to improve oncology nursing practice.
- Assures that policies and procedures are written and maintained to guide the operations of
- Selects, directs, and evaluates staff reporting directly to the director
- Implements a plan that monitors and evaluates the appropriateness of patient care.
Required: Master's degree with 12 hours of Nursing.
Preferred: Master's degree in Nursing with Administration Focus.
Required: Minimum of 5 years of experience in hospital nursing, including administrative
experience of increasing responsibility and supervision.
Current license to practice professional nursing in Texas