MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Assistant - Center for Reconstructive Surgery in Houston, Texas

Medical Assistant in the Center for Reconstructive Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Most new patients who come to MD Anderson every year are treated in one of our specialized cancer care centers or clinics, which embody the multidisciplinary, team approach to cancer care that has become an MD Anderson trademark. While the main goal of cancer care is to cure the disease, some treatments can leave patients with a loss of function or major changes to their bodies. The Center for Reconstructive Surgery at MD Anderson specializes in procedures that restore normal function and correct the physical changes caused by cancer-related treatments. The center takes a multidisciplinary approach to care and works closely with patients' primary care teams. We see existing MD Anderson patients, as well as patients who received their primary cancer care at another hospital.

The ideal candidate will have at least one year of Medical Assistant experience.

Key Functions:

  1. Assists Staff:

Records vital signs and other data and reports abnormalities to nursing staff, completes information on FML, disability, and other forms and sends patient result letters.

  1. Assists Patients:

Aids in completion of activities including daily living, mobilization, greeting, rooming, and taking vital signs.

  1. Assists the Center:

Stock and maintain inventories of unit, patient care, and laboratory supplies. Cleans, prepares, and coordinates maintenance of medical equipment and instruments within the center. Provides support across all sections of the center as needed.

  1. Effective Communication:

Escalates significant events and concerns regarding patients and their care to appropriate nursing staff. Responsible for the security and confidentiality of patient information at all times.

Employment Status: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $28,800 - $36,000 - $43,200

EDUCATION:

Required: High school diploma/equivalent or graduate of an approved Medical Assistant or US Military medical services training program.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: No experience required.

Preferred: Must have at least one year of Medical Assistant experience.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

Required: Certified or eligible to be certified by one of the following based on Medical Assistant experience or preferred education:

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) by the American Society of Medical Technologists (AMT)

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

  • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

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

  • Employee Status: Regular

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

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

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