MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Assistant - Melanoma & Skin Center in Houston, Texas

Medical Assistant - Melanoma & Skin Center

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

Healthcare/Business Support at

Hospital & Clinics 710377

Requisition #: 116812

The Medical Assistant in the Melanoma & Skin Center acts as a lead assistant in preparing patients for Melanoma Surgery, Melanoma Medical, and Dermatology appointments and assisting with procedures. There is involvement in all technical aspects of dermatological procedures to ensure continuity of care and maximum efficiency of the area. Consistently demonstrates appropriate knowledge of basic procedural supplies specific to Melanoma & Dermatology. Work includes sterile preparation of trays and preparation of instruments for sterilization. Appropriately and accurately utilizes institutional information systems to obtain patient information, collect and document biopsy specimen pertinent patient medical information for MD/Mid-Level/Clinical Nurse review. Effectively and efficiently provides assistance to the Melanoma & Skin multidisciplinary team with procedures, room turnover, inventory management, and stocking.

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. At MD Anderson, innovative research combines with world-class expertise in diagnosing and treating skin cancers. The Melanoma and Skin Center is committed to helping our patients win the fight against all types of skin cancer. Our focus on finding cures as part of the Melanoma Moon Shot program already has led to promising new immunotherapy treatments like ipilimumab, which uses the body’s defense system to find and destroy melanoma cells. Treatment plans may include the very latest therapies, access to clinical trials of new drugs, cancer vaccines, and targeted therapies, many developed at MD Anderson.

Employment Status: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $28,200 - $36,000 - $43,200


Required: High school diploma/equivalent or graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program.


Required: No experience required.

Preferred: Must have at least one year of experience as a Medical Assistant. Certified or Registered MA would be a plus.


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)

Working Conditions:

Working in Office Environment

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

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

Exposure to harmful chemicals

Exposure to radiation

Exposure to animals


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

Time Spent:

Never - 0%

Occasionally - 1-33%

Frequently - 34-66%

Continuously - 67-100%

Standing - Continuously

Walking - Continuously

Sitting - Frequently

Reaching - Frequently


Up to 10 lbs - Continuously

10 lbs to 50 lbs - Frequently

More than 50 lbs - Occasionally


Up to 10 lbs - Continuously

10 lbs to 50 lbs - Frequently

More than 50 lbs - Occasionally

Use computer/keyboard - Continuously

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.