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

The Medical Assistant in the Gastrointestinal Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center position provides patient care and customer service assistance to the ambulatory care patient, as delegated, and supports daily operations of the 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. MD Anderson's Gastrointestinal (GI) Center team offers many treatment options, including targeted therapies, minimally invasive surgery, proton therapy and innovative chemotherapy methods as part of a customized treatment plan. Our expertise and advanced diagnostic tools allows us to deliver the most comprehensive care available for GI cancers.

The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience working as a medical assistant.

Key Functions:

Patient Care Assignments:

  • Accurately record vital signs and other data, report abnormalities to nursing staff.

  • Aids in completion of daily activities of daily living, mobilization, grooming, rooming and vital signs of patients.

  • 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.

Service Orientation:

  • Provide service to our customers, including patients, patient caregivers, referring physicians and each other, in a reliable, responsive, safe, friendly and courteous manner.

  • Promote inclusiveness and collegiality by demonstrating respect and professionalism to others at all times.

  • Model safe and ethical behavior.

Employment Type: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

EDUCATION:

Required: High school diploma/equivalent or completion of an approved Medical Assistant program or military medical training.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: One year of medical assistant experience. With completion of medical assistant program or military medical training, no experience is required.

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

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