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MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Assistant - Cancer Prevention Center in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.


Assisting with Nursing and Multidisciplinary Team

  1. Participates in the rooming of patients.

  2. Collect patient data and accurately document in the electronic medical record. Medical Assistant will report any abnormal findings to the clinical nurse or provider. Data can include but is not limited to:

  • Vital Signs, Height and Weight, Oxygen Saturation

  • Patient Reported Surveys

  • Pain Screening

  • Allergies

  • Patient Reported Medications

  • Fall Risk

  • Patient Needs Screening

  • Implants

  • External Devices

  • Reason for Visit

  • Immunizations

  1. Prepare necessary documents to expedite patient care in a timely manner.

  2. Assist the providers during procedures, as applicable per center guidelines. This includes but not limited to:

  • Preparation of instruments and supplies

  • Completion of universal protocol

  • Completion of required paperwork

  • Perform necessary waive testing (i.e. urinary pregnancy test) as needed.

  • Accurate process of the specimens in a timely manner

  1. Assist providers during physical examination as requested.

  2. Aids with completion of patient forms.

Quality and Safe Patient Care

  1. Consistently provide excellent customer service by:
  • Greeting the patient

  • Introduce self, name and title

  • Use language of caring

  1. Ensure patient's safety and confidentiality at all times such as:
  • Use of two patient identifiers (medical record number, name and date of birth)

  • Correct wristband

  • Maintain patient privacy

  1. Aid in completion of activities of daily living, mobility, transfer and grooming.

  2. Ensure that instruments and supplies are available in the exam rooms at all times.

  3. Available for patient to assist with provider during examination and procedures.

  4. Communicate with the nurse any reported or observed patient care needs.

Work Environment

  1. Prepare clinic day as outlined by the center. Maintain a clean, orderly and safe working

environment. Compliant with unit, institutional and regulatory agency guidelines and perform and document audits as required.

  1. Cleans and prepares exam rooms between each patient.

  2. Ensure that instruments/equipment/machines needed for patient care are available and in good working order. These includes desktop, computer printers, Zebra printers, fax machine, BPA computers and other instruments needed for patient care.

  3. Supplies in the work and patient care areas are restocked daily.

  4. Turn on the computers in the morning and log off at the end of the clinic.

  5. Education materials in patient care areas are replenished daily.

Partners with Clinical Care Team/Effective Communication

  1. Responsibilities include completion of routine or advanced patient care assignments.

  2. Identifies critical changes to patient status and reports concerns to appropriate nursing staff and physicians.

  3. Works with multidisciplinary team members to identify and address patient care needs.

  4. Effectively and professionally resolves conflict with team members, provides and receives timely feedback to ensure collaboration and positively impact patient care and patient satisfaction scores.

  5. Participates in team and peer evaluations.

  6. Demonstrates superior customer service in all interactions with patients, families, visitors, and colleagues.



High school diploma/equivalent.


Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program or US Military medical services training program.



One year of medical assistant experience.

With preferred degree, no experience is required.

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: 156805

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 34,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 43,100

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 51,500

  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No