MD Anderson Cancer Center

A career at MD Anderson is the ultimate experience for any healthcare professional. Here, you are able to enhance your skills, work at the highest level and collaborate with leaders in many fields. Most importantly, you can contribute to Making Cancer History® through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and education.

Full time
MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX, USA
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.     The primary purpose of the Clinical Investigation Technician position is to collect specimens ordered for patients and deliver them to the laboratory for processing. Impacts the quality and timeliness of specimen review.   The performance for all expected outcomes is measured by observation by supervisor, reports from faculty and co-workers, the accuracy and timeliness of work produced, and the demonstrated ability to effectively work under stress. The position also requires one to anticipate needs, recognize situations requiring assistance and have the ability to refer or perform any necessary tasks, and comprehend the goals of the department and take the initiative in making decisions and taking actions to further these goals.
Sep 23, 2019
Full time
MD Anderson Cancer Center Texas, USA
We are hiring a genetic counselor for our Clinical Cancer Genetics department! The Clinical Cancer Genetics Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center is dedicated to providing hereditary cancer risk assessment and consultation services.   Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of specially trained genetic counselors and physicians who work together to provide education, hereditary cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling and genetic testing, individualized cancer screening and prevention programs to people who are concerned about their personal and family history of cancer.   The ideal candidate will have a master's degree in genetic counseling or a related field. The department is open to new graduates as well as experienced genetic counselors.   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Genetic Counseling:  Provides genetic counseling to individuals identified with predisposing characteristics or at potentially elevated risk for developing cancer. Includes the ability to elicit and interpret individual and family medical and psychosocial histories, provide cancer risk assessment, communicate pertinent disease and risk information clearly, provide counseling regarding genetic testing including the results, and support patients' psychosocial needs. Performs database and primary literature searches as necessary. Assumes on-call responsibilities as assigned.     Counseling Follow-up:  Provides follow-up to genetic counseling visits as indicated including arranging consultations with other specialists, computerized risk assessment modeling, completing consultation reports, obtaining outside medical records or specimens, facilitating authorization for patients' insurance coverage for genetic testing, telephone communication with patients, facilitating family communication and requesting follow-up visits. Prepares and presents cases at the weekly case review by multidisciplinary team.     Clinical Liaison:  Serves as primary contact and liaison for specified clinical departments or research groups. Attends appropriate departmental conferences, tumor boards or meetings. Facilitates the identification of high risk patients for genetic counseling and clinical research protocols. Provides genetic screening and counseling services in other care centers as needed.     Clinical Studies and Research:  Assists with clinical studies, particularly in research subject recruitment both inside and outside of the institution. Responsibilities include developing educational materials, reviewing patient charts, contacting family members when appropriate, and conducting public and professional presentations. Participates in design, writing or editing of research protocols. Initiates new research projects in consultation with a faculty member and works with the multidisciplinary team to implement these projects.   Education:  Provides education to the public, students and health care professionals in hereditary cancer and genetic counseling. Supervise students during their cancer genetics rotation, participating in the psychosocial course, and providing student evaluations including the development of appropriate tools to monitor student progress. Identifies and helps develop patient, professional and public education materials and presentations. Provides seminars and presentations as appropriate.     SALARY RANGE Minimum: $68,800 Midpoint: $86,000 Maximum: $103,200
Sep 23, 2019
Full time
MD Anderson Cancer Center Texas, USA
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.     The hours for this position is Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm     Service Excellence   Provides service to our stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, colleagues and each other, in a safe, courteous, accountable, efficient and innovative manner to include: a. Safety: Provides an environment of well-being for patients, their families and other stakeholders b. Courtesy: Creates a positive, compassionate, individual experience through communication and teamwork by addressing the needs, wants, stereotypes and emotions of each person c. Accountability: Applies expertise and commits to the highest level of service and accepts responsibility for the result d. Efficiency: Delivers seamless operation of systems and processes in a timely manner e. Innovation: Advances knowledge and patient care in a solution-oriented environment that is conducive to learning and encourages acceptance of new research, techniques and technologies Communication: Patient/Family & Multidisciplinary Team Interaction: a. Greets, orients and answers questions b. Advises patients and family members of available services c. Schedules provider appointments, diagnostic tests, procedures, and treatments d. Assists in maintaining a safe environment for patients, co-workers, and visitors by performing environmental rounds e. Takes patient photos and initiates patient arm bands for identification ensuring accuracy and patient safety Coordination of Care: a. Accurately schedules patient appointments from patient appointment desk or the schedule orders workqueue; also uses patient communication received via in-basket messaging for coordination of appointments b. Manages the schedule orders workqueue to ensure timely scheduling of appointments based on expected dates c. Communicates pertinent information regarding appointments, scheduling, and necessary preparations to patients, families, physicians, team members, and other patient care areas in person, by mail, by phone, by online applications, or by in-basket messaging d. Schedules and coordinates patient appointments for the benefit of the patient, considering factors such as patient demographics, other scheduled appointments, patient preference, etc. e. Schedules orders based on designated procedures defined by leadership; seeks clarification of orders, when needed. f. Ensures that scheduling actions needed, based on patient appointment reminder responses, are completed daily, as assigned. Record Maintenance: a. Prepares patient materials and documentation according to established procedures. b. Uses all functions of One Connect to ensure efficient scheduling and record maintenance. c. Prepares and maintains daily appointment templates and/or patient records electronically and/or manually as directed d. Updates relevant patient information in order to maintain an accurate and thorough patient record e. Protects the security and confidentiality of patient information at all times   Financial Activities   a. Reviews and collects patient payments, including co-payments, deductibles, and other pre-payments required for services rendered b. Updates payment information in One Connect when directed by the Financial Clearance Center or Patient Access Services c. Reconciles One Connect cash drawer on a daily basis and immediately reports discrepancies to leadership d. Follows cash handling guidelines and procedures including the handling of the daily change fund as outlined by Treasury Services in the cash manual e. Performs validation of the Medicare Secondary Payer Questionnaire (MSPQ) required for accurate and timely billing f. Ensures coordination of benefits and assignment of Hospital Account Record (HAR) Other duties as assigned     COMPETENCIES   Service Orientation   Provides service to stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, referring physicians and each other, in a safe, reliable, responsive, efficient, and courteous manner Promotes inclusiveness and collegiality by demonstrating respect and professionalism to stakeholders at all times Models safe, ethical behavior, mitigating risk to the institution through sound business practices and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures Meets time and attendance expectations, responds to requests in a timely manner, and communicates expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to patients/family and coworkers Admits when wrong, apologizes and take steps to resolve situations to help to patients and coworkers before being asked to do so     Customer Focus   Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization through demonstrated skills in communication, personalization of interaction, regulation of emotions, and proactive problem solving.
Sep 23, 2019
Full time
MD Anderson Cancer Center Texas, USA
Physician Assistants at MD Anderson Cancer Center partner with physicians in achieving excellence in oncology patient care. In 2015, MD Anderson surpassed 300 physician assistants, and that number continues to grow as more departments come to rely on the skills, knowledge and abilities of physician assistants to ensure that the highest quality of care is delivered to all patients.     The  Physician Assistant  in  Liver/Pancreas  will work a Monday – Friday day shift in an outpatient setting. The department is open to considering new graduates. Previous experience in Liver/Pancreas is a plus.     SALARY RANGE Minimum: $93,600 – Midpoint: $117,000 – Maximum: $140,400   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Provides assessment, triage and therapeutic management of patient/family needs throughout the disease process as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team. Acts under the authority and supervision of the attending physician and in accordance with regulations, hospital policy, protocols and clinical pathways. Obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, reviews/orders diagnostic tests and radiographic results, formulates and manages patient treatment plans and outcomes. Performs as first or second assist on operative cases, using fine motor skills and manual dexterity. Performs procedures, prescribes treatment and signs prescriptions in accordance with institution and state requirements. Screens physician calls to educate patient/family on care and resources. Makes rounds with interdisciplinary team. Collaborates in research projects, formulates protocols and applies research to practice.
Sep 23, 2019