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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Care Coordinator Patient Navigation in Houston, Texas

The Research Care Coordinator helps patients understand the importance and benefits of clinical trials, and provides one-on-one guidance, support, education, referrals, and care coordination for patients considering clinical trials or enrolled on trials. The Coordinator will interact with patients who may be potential clinical trial candidates and share information about clinical trials and MD Anderson resources. He/she will document and maintain a record of patient interactions, services provided, and outcomes.

job specific competencies

  • Serves as liaison between the patient, their family and the research study team

  • Assesses patients for barriers that effect patients' ability to participate on clinical studies, and provides support and referrals as needed to reduce barriers to participation.

  • Assists with appointments and scheduling, connects patients and their caregivers to internal & external support services and programs as needed, and provides education and information about the research process.

  • Assists patients with navigating MDACC programs and services, as well as local services such as rail, buses, lodging, etc...

  • Promotes teamwork and supports MDACC's multidisciplinary care model to patients, staff and research teams.

  • Fosters relationships with all patient care teams, including clinical, research, social services

  • Serves as a resource for the research team, providing feedback and insight on patient perceptions, concerns, and needs pertaining to participating in the research.

  • Promotes the research navigation program to the MDACC community and the community at large.

  • Documents and tracks program metrics, such as patient interactions, trial participation barriers, solutions, and outcomes.

  • Organizes and maintains accurate records, documenting all program metrics, such as patient interactions, trial participation barriers, solutions, and outcomes. Pr epare reports and updates as requested.

  • Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: (a) Directly interacting with patients; (b) Directly interacting with research participants; (c) Reviewing patient records and human subject research records

  • Collaborates and interacts with professionals (physicians, nurses, social workers) at MD Anderson and other health and medical facilities, academic institutions, and community-based organizations in the Texas Medical Center, the Houston metropolitan area, and Harris and surrounding counties as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Helps with grants, manuscripts, scientific papers as needed

  • Attends meetings, training courses, conferences, and seminars to stay informed of the state of the science in the areas of cancer health disparities, research navigation, community resources, women and minority recruitment strategies, and cultural competency.


  • Ability to function independently

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Fluency in Spanish, both written and oral


Required: Bachelor's degree in Health or Social Sciences, Psychology, or related field.


Required: Two years of experience in project/program coordination, clinical studies, patient navigation, or health education. May substitute additional experience for required education on a one to one basis.

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: 140641

  • 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: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 34,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 43,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 53,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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