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MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Secretary-Social Work in Houston, Texas

The Department of Social Work at MD Anderson Cancer Center is here to help patients, their families, and their caregivers cope with the diagnosis of cancer and to eliminate psychosocial complications as significant barriers to care in Texas, the nation and the world through outstanding integrated programs in patient care, research, education and prevention.


The primary purpose of the Senior Secretary position is to perform complex secretarial duties with general guidelines for the Department of Social Work and Patient Services. Responsible for a variety of secretarial duties requiring independent judgment, initiative and the ability to make decisions relative to efficient office operation.

Key Functions

  1. Provides primary coverage of the reception desk in The Department of Social Work to include triaging referrals, greeting patients, and answering telephones in a professional manner.

  2. Obtain and verify patient information utilizing OneConnect to triage referrals, suicide pages, and code blue pages to the appropriate social work counselor to ensure patient needs are met.

  3. Maintains reception areas including, but not limited to, updating all brochure racks, pamphlet holders, and disinfecting waiting areas.

  4. Utilize OneConnect to distribute Bank of America reloadable Visa cards and housing contracts.

  5. Responsible for a variety of administrative duties that occur on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Duties include, but not limited to, assisting Administrative Assistants as needed with general administrative job functions to help support their social work units (CEU data entry, filing, business card ordering, and restocking Kid Kit packets). Maintaining departmental inventory, ordering supplies, and keeping storage facilities clutter free.

  6. Responsible for providing administrative support for the annual Adult Memorial Service to include, but not limited to, data entry of patient information, sending invitations and ordering catering.

  7. Provides coverage for support staff, ensuring secretarial tasks are completed as appropriate (see Position Description for Sr. Administrative Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Sr. Secretary).

  8. Other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

  • IC - Self-Adaptability:

  • Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change

  • Deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks

  • Demonstrate flexibility

  • IC - Analytical Thinking

  • Gather relevant information systematically;

  • Break down problems into simple components; and

  • Make sound decisions.

  • TC - Practice-Based Learning

  • Employee participates in on-gong learning and demonstrates application of it in his/her role.

  • TC - Professionalism:

  • Employee demonstrates commitment to collaborative professional relationships with physicians and all members of the health care team;

  • Employee demonstrates a high level of responsibility, ethical practice, sensitivity to a diverse patient population and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements;

  • Employee demonstrates a commitment to excellence and on-going professional development.

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

__ No

_ X _ Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

_ X_ __ No

__ Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

_ X_ __ No

__ Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

_ X _ No

__ Yes

Exposure to radiation

_ X _ No

__ Yes

Exposure to animals

_ X _ No

__ Yes

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent














Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

More than 50 lbs


Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

More than 50 lbs

Use computer/keyboard


Required: High school graduate or equivalent. Specialized training in secretarial skills..


Required: Two years experience performing responsible secretarial work.


Required: Must pass pre-employment skills tests as required and administered by Human Resources.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 142513

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 31,200

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 39,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 46,800

  • Science Jobs: No