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MD Anderson Cancer Center Medical Assistant - Sarcoma Center in Houston, Texas

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. MD Anderson's Sarcoma Center is the nation's largest program for bone and soft tissue sarcomas, and our patients have an 80% five-year survival rate. As the nation's foremost sarcoma experts, MD Anderson offers innovative treatments with the goal of maintaining physical function and quality of life.

The Medical Assistant in the Sarcoma Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center position provides patient care assistance to the ambulatory care patient, as delegated, and supports daily operations of the center.

The ideal candidate will be a Certified Medical Assistant with two years of experience.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assists Staff:
  • Responsibilities include completion of routine patient care assignments as delegated

  • Accurately record vital signs and other data, report abnormalities to nursing staff.

  1. Assists Patients:
  • Aids in completion of activities of daily living, mobilization, greeting, rooming, and vital signs.
  1. Work Environment:
  • Maintains environment in a clean, safe, and orderly manner

  • Stock and maintain unit and patient care supplies and equipment.

  1. Effective Communication:
  • Escalates significant events and concerns regarding patients and their care to appropriate nursing staff

  • Responsible for the security and confidentiality of patient information at all times

  1. Other Duties as Assigned.

CORE VALUES

Caring Behaviors

  • Courtesy: Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times

  • Friendliness/Teamwork: Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; Is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers

Integrity Behaviors

  • Reliability: Communicates frequently, honestly and openly

  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values

  • Safety: Notices a safety concern and brings it to someone's attention; Models safe behaviors (wears badge, washes hands, keeps work area clean and orderly)

Discovery Behaviors

  • Responsiveness: By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust;

  • Encourages learning, creativity and new ideas

  • Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative: Helps others to identify and solve problems;

  • Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment x_ No _ Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic) _ No x_ Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues _ No _x Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals _ No x_ Yes

Exposure to radiation x No __ Yes

EDUCATION

Required : High school diploma/equivalent.

Preferred : Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program or US Military medical services training program.

EXPERIENCE

Preferred : At least two years of Medical Assistant experience.

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 139642

  • 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) 33,200

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 41,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 49,800

  • Science Jobs: No

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