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

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


Perform lab draws on patients


Performs phlebotomy procedures in a competent manner/Patient Care

  1. Demonstrates competency via direct observation and assessment for the following phlebotomy procedures:

a. Venipuncture

b. Central Venous Catheter Blood Collection

c. Arterial Puncture

d. Blood Culture Collection for Bottles or Isolator Tubes

e. Bleeding Time

F. Isolation Room Procedures

g. POC Glucose Monitoring

h. Age Specific Skills

  1. Completes assignment without undue reliance on others.

  2. Achieves productivity standard of the section.

  3. Assists with problem solving.

  4. Attends continuing educational programs.

  5. Assists with the training of new hires and students.

  6. Demonstrates ability to work effectively in all assigned areas.

  7. Demonstrated flexibility to the demands of patient care, including but not limited to: coming in early and/or staying late.

  8. Utilizes sterile or aseptic technique when applicable and adheres to all infection control practices

  9. Maintains cleanliness/orderliness of all work areas and phlebotomy rooms.

a. Responsible for stocking, transporting and distribution of supplies within the section

b. Disposes of soiled linen as needed

Adheres to applicable policies, procedures, and protocols/Technical Acumen

  1. Performs all phlebotomy procedures in accordance with the Institutions approved practices.

  2. Accurately identifies patient and collects the correct specimens.

  3. Maintains specimen integrity by collecting and transporting specimens in a timely manner.

  4. Accurately performs assignments in registration and accessioning.

  5. Performs and documents quality control/quality assurance.

  6. Accurately performs tests and documents results assuring comments are added as appropriate.

  7. Accurately completes records (electronic and paper) and files as appropriate.

a. Enters data into computers that is accurate and free of errors

b. Confirms patient using two patient identifiers, employing the "best practices" of the section to ensure patient demographic accuracy.

  1. Adheres to HIPAA requirements to protect patient privacy and confidentiality at all times.

  2. Confirms patient using approved identifiers.

  3. Assists colleagues as required.

  4. Responsible for independent and proficient operation of all assigned equipment including quality assurance activities and collaborating with appropriate parties to resolve equipment issues and concerns.

  5. Reports all equipment malfunctions to bio-medical engineering team, supervisor and manager.

  6. Responsible for accurately entering data into all clinical computer systems (i.e., Cerner, Cerner bridge, EPIC, and modality imaging systems exam charges, billable medical supplies, CPT/procedure codes, patient demographics, etc.)

  7. Assists with equipment maintenance logs (i.e. tracer rounds, cleaning rounds, equipment logs, etc.).

  8. Other duties as assigned

Complies with all safety policies/ Critical Thinking and Strategic Skills

  1. Assists in ensuring a safe environment for patients, co-workers, and visitors.

  2. Utilizes all equipment and supplies in a manner that ensures safety to patients, co-workers and self.

  3. Wears protective attire and personal protective equipment in accordance with regulatory, institutional, and divisional requirements.

  4. Participates in all required safety training.

  5. Documents incidents, variances, unusual circumstances, or patient concerns (PSN) and escalates/notifies the appropriate personnel within twenty four hours (i.e. pathologist, radiologist, section leadership)

  6. During system failure, performs section down-time procedures and immediately reports to supervisor for reassignment of duties.

  7. Maximizes productivity and operational effectiveness by working with entire multi-disciplinary care team to resolve associated clinical care questions.

  8. Consistently engages in practices to expedite patient are and decrease procedure turnaround time

  9. Demonstrates effective communication skills. Practices responsible use of the communication tools (snap board, paging system, telephone, communication radios/devices, e-mail, fax, etc)

  10. Actively participates in quality and performance improvement activities/projects to improve workflow and the overall patient experience. (i.e. press Ganey scores, patient on time starts, patient rounding, etc.)

  11. Documents incidents, variances, unusual circumstances, or patient concerns (PSN) and escalated/ notifies the appropriate personnel within twenty four hours of incident.

  12. In a self-directed and timely manner, completes mandatory in-services and continuing education requirements for the institution, division, and section, including but not limited to:

a. Orientation of new equipment

b. Safety Preparedness

c. Employee education events

  1. Fosters, assists and encourages a receptive and nurturing environment by actively contributing to the education activities of patients, family members, faculty, residents, co-workers, volunteers and students.

  2. Suggest ways to improve efficiency in the work place (i.e., reduces supply and equipment waste).

  3. Attends, contributes, and participates in regular scheduled department meetings.


    Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

    Preferred Education: 2 Year College Degree

    Certification: None

    Preferred Certification: Phlebotomy certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA)

American Certification Agency (ACA)and

current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate

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)

Experience Required: Six months of phlebotomy experience in a clinical laboratory or three months experience with preferred education.

Preferred Experience: One year of phlebotomy experience and 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.

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 28,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 36,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 43,200