MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Administrative Assistant - Surgical Oncology in Houston, Texas

Senior Administrative Assistant - Surgical Oncology

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Admin/Clerical Support at

Surgery 195100

Requisition #: 116919

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.


Provide daily administrative support for assigned faculty administrative operations.

Assist faculty with manuscript preparation, including editing and literature searches.

Assist faculty in maintaining referral practice by providing professional and supportive assistance to new patients and referring physicians and/or support staff.

Transcribe and proofread transcription of letters, grants, abstracts, manuscripts, manuscript reviews, meeting minutes, and patient correspondence.

Create graphical slide presentations and posters, as requested

Obtain information from Medline and Pub Med Reference Manager Databases used for publication in peer-reviewed journals, books, etc.

Reconcile PRS accounts for assigned faculty per Departmental Guidelines.

Maintain calendar for daily schedules, monthly, and yearly commitments and communicate leave time with administration, clinics, mid-level providers, and faculty.

Coordinate all travel activities including registration, lodging, airlines reservations, and reimbursements requests utilizing institutional on-line travel data base.

Maintain CV to include all presentations and publications authored, committee responsibilities, honors and appointments per institutional guidelines.

Assist PI with coordinating aspects of NIH, DOD, internal and external grant submissions/applications.

Handle telephone calls from patients, referring physicians, care centers, new patient referrals, etc. Direct inquires to the proper patient care area.

Provide daily administrative support for Department Administrator and Core Team Members.

Provide primary support for KRONOS.

Provide primary oversight and management of Departmental ACUTE CALL SCHEDULE.

Provide primary support for the departmental SORP Database.

Assist with departmental purchasing utilizing Resource One/Punch Out.

Provide back-up support for Front Desk Operations.



High school diploma or equivalent. Specialized training in secretarial skills (such as word processing and business).



Four years of secretarial experience including advanced secretarial duties.



Must pass pre-employment skills a test as required and administered by Human Resources.

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.