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MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Practice Provider - GI Medical Oncology in Houston, Texas

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the position is to perform complex tasks on a routine basis which would otherwise be performed by a physician. Provides quality direct and/or indirect patient care clinically, administratively, and/or academically. This is demonstrated in a Medical Oncology practice specializing in all GI Malignancies (colorectal, pancreas, gastric, esophageal, small bowel, neuroendocrine, liver and biliary cancers).


Performs some or all of the following:

Outpatient - 70%

Provides assessment, triage, and management of patient and family needs throughout the disease process as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team.

Obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, and dictates progress notes into the medical record.

Orders and reviews diagnostic tests and radiographic results.

Formulates and manages patient treatment plans and outcomes.

Prescribes medications and signs medication orders in accordance with institution and state requirements.

Coordinates hospital admissions, as needed by the patient and as dictated by training.

Conducts Hospice referrals and discharge planning.

Performs advanced patient care diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as paracentesis.

Coordinates and schedules special procedures with other departments, i.e., Endoscopic procedures, CT-guided biopsies, fine needle aspirations, etc.

Participates in the education and training of students and other healthcare providers.

Administrative - 15%

Occasionally completes disability, insurance forms, and letters of medical necessity for patients.

Serves as a liaison for new patient referrals and consultations to the department.

Coordinates patient appointments with physician availability.

Continuing Education - 5%

Maintains Physician Assistant certification by achieving the required number of CME hours as stipulated by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Attends CME courses related to GI Medical Oncology, as time and funds allow.

Attends departmental conferences and multidisciplinary meetings, as scheduled.

May deliver local, state, and national medical presentations.

Clinical Research - 10%

Collaborates with the medical staff, research nurse, and other health professionals to complete research initiatives.

Assesses patients for protocol eligibility.

Occasionally performs chart reviews.


Required: Degree requirements as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) or Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) as required for clinical licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant.



At least 1 year of experience in Advanced Practice Provider role.

Prior experience with oncology, internal medicine or transplant medicine.



Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) or Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) to function as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant. Related authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.

Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.


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.

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 166727

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 115,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 144,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 173,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No