MD Anderson Cancer Center Nurse Anesthetist - Anesthesiology - CRNA Support in Houston, Texas

Join our community of exceptional nurse anesthetists engaged in extraordinary practice.

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.


Provides specialized nursing service in administering anesthesia to surgical patients.


Impacts direct patient care for surgical patients within MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Essential Job Functions :

Determines an appropriate pre-anesthesia examination has been made by a physician, relevant tests have been completed and a thorough assessment of the patient has been performed.

Develops a plan of care based on assessment, interpretation, anticipated procedure and essential equipment.

Coordinates with appropriate health care providers.

Administers anesthetic agents and adjunctive therapeutics.

Monitors physiological responses and takes corrective action to maintain or stabilize the patient's condition.

Provides resuscitative care.

Records pertinent information on the patient's records.

Terminates anesthesia.

Provides patients with post-anesthesia care.

Key Competencies:


Education and Training

Anesthesia Knowledge

Critical Decision Making

Service Orientation



Degree requirements as defined by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners (TSBNE) for clinical licensure as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Preferred: Doctorate (Academic)


Required: None



All of the following:

Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist by the Council on Certification (or Recertification) of Nurse Anesthetist.

Advanced Practice Recognition as Nurse Anesthetist by the Texas Board of Nursing.

MAY BE REQUIRED: Authorization for limited prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing.

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.