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MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Practice Provider - Thoracic Head & Neck Medical Oncology - West Houston in West Houston, Texas

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.

The primary purpose is to promote, provide, and maintain patient care under physician supervision in the medical oncology specialties of the M. D. Anderson Houston Area Locations and the Texas Medical Center. Affect patient care and outcomes throughout the disease process across the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center according to the policies and procedures provided by the UT MDACC and the State of Texas.

This position will be (4) days a week at the West Houston location, and (1) day a week at the Texas Medical Center location.


Conduct comprehensive assessment of patients based on age and diagnosis, including psychological status.

Direct care of patients with benign and a wide range of oncologic diseases to include New patients, Consultations, Follow-Up during and after cancer therapies, autonomous survivorship clinic.

Proficient use of Electronic Health Record in the delivery of care. Complete documentation per MD Anderson policy and guidelines.

Perform and document history and physicals, order and review diagnostic studies and therapeutic procedures, prescribe medications, interaction and direct communication with referring physicians, collaboration with and direct reporting of patient information to the medical staff.

Coordinate care with other disciplines, build strong collaborative relationships across the organization and the local medical community as many patients require long term and multi-disciplinary care.

Direct care and management in the outpatient setting to include: initiation of evaluation, documentation of clinic visits, patient and family education, obtaining informed consent for treatment, documentation of telephone conversations, identification and treatment of treatment toxicities, management of symptoms, counseling and support, collaboration with and referrals to other health care providers, and provision of education to nursing staff, students, and the community.

Serve as a medical expert for the Business center and Nursing staff in the intake process of new and transfer patients to ascertain safety, appropriateness, and treatment modality.

Treatment planning with Physicians, active participation in tumor board review and discussion of cases.

Engage in peer-to-peer reviews with insurance.

Perform autonomously in an independent Advanced Practice Provider clinic.

Contribute to the development, modification, and interpretation of oncology guidelines, policies, procedures, including quality assurance activities.

Maintain working knowledge of HAL research trials for medical oncology. Participate in clinical research as appropriate.

Work collaboratively with APP colleagues in the provision of care including covering colleagues as needed.

Attend conferences and continuing education/staff development programs to maintain knowledge of current literature and guidelines for care.

Participate in safety and process improvement initiatives throughout the Houston Area Locations.

Participate in institutional and center trainings and meetings as required.

Perform credentialed procedures.

Participate in coverage of center ATC.

Prep for and follow-up on clinical visits.

Participate in Treatment and Supportive Plans, providing review and signatures in a timely manner to facilitate timely patient care.

Assist in clinic in HAL and TMC.


Required: Degree requirements as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) or Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) as required for clinical licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant.


Preferred: At least 1 year of experience in Advanced Practice Provider role.



Written authorization from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) or Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners (TSBPAE) to function as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant. Related authorization must be consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.

Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

MAY BE REQUIRED: Eligible to be granted limited prescriptive authority by the State of Texas.


American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 145753

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Remote Work: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 100,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 125,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 150,000

  • Science Jobs: No