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
The primary purpose of the Medical Assistant position is to act
as a lead assistant in preparing patients for Interventional
Radiology appointments and assisting with Interventional Radiology
procedures. Medical Assistants perform direct patient care in a
dynamic, high volume environment. There is involvement in all
technical aspects of Interventional Radiology procedures to ensure
continuity of care and maximum efficiency of the area. Maintains
adequate knowledge of basic procedural supplies specific to
Interventional Radiology. Work includes sterile preparation of
trays, catheter insertion sites, and preparation of instruments for
sterilization. Able to utilize institutional information systems to
obtain patient information, print patient schedules, order
diagnostic tests, collect and document patient medical history
information for MD/Mid-Level/Clinical Nurse review. Effectively
provide assistance to the Interventional Radiology
multidisciplinary team with invasive procedures, room turnover,
inventory management, and stocking. Knowledgeable of basic CPT
coding and billing guidelines.
Procedure knowledge is a plus
Pre-Procedure Clinical Skills/Patient Coordination:
Consistently and competently obtains vital signs, limited
patient histories, and medication review based on established
Interventional Radiology standard operating procedures
Efficiently, consistently, and accurately prepares all necessary
documents/packets for IR Pre-procedure evaluations.
Verifies written orders and properly schedules lab utilizing the
appropriate scheduling system.
Effectively, accurately, and efficiently retrieves and
identifies required lab values for Interventional procedures.
Effectively and accurately identifies variances in lab values in
accordance with Section protocols/standards and communicates
information to appropriate personnel.
Assists the IR Physician Assistant team to triage requisitions
according to identified protocols.
Confirm patient appointments and required procedure preparation
Appropriately uses RIS to accurately track and document patient
Flexes shift and staffs according to unit operational needs.
Technical Skills and Patient Care Skills:
Reviews patient medical records, lab values, and documentation
to ensure continuity of care. Reports all patient related
concerns/variance to the IR Faculty and/or designee.
Accurately documents patient information on the medical
Accurately identifies basic anatomy as it relates to
Interventional Radiology procedures.
Identifies risks and adverse reactions.
Accurately enters and edits patient demographics for procedures
and reports all variances immediately via a PCRF.
Completes all required documents pre-procedure and
intra-procedure with minimal error.
Maintains sterile environment and aseptic technique for all
Consistently demonstrates appropriate Infection Control
practices according to institutional policy.
Demonstrates competency to set-up and assist with Ultrasound
procedures with minimal supervision.
Demonstrates competency to provide assistance with fluoroscopic
procedures under the direct supervision of a Registered Radiology
Technologist/Special Procedures Technologist.
Inventory Management/CPT Coding:
Demonstrates proficiency utilizing the institutional E&M
Code calculator to identify the appropriate CPT coding for
pre-procedure evaluations to maximize revenue charge capture.
Reviews and enters correct supplies and CPT codes specifically
related to Interventional Radiology procedures to ensure maximum
Applies modifiers as appropriate.
Assists with stocking procedure rooms with the appropriate
procedural supplies and linen.
Ensures that all stock is rotated appropriately.
Reports any medical supply variance to the IR Supervisor/ANM
and/or IR Technologist/Nurse Manager.
Verifies expiration dates on all supplies prior to opening.
Demonstrates clear communication skills and provides accurate,
complete information to patients, peers, faculty and other clinical
Maintains professionalism when interacting with others
Exhibits and maintains a high level of customer service when
communicating with referring services, patients, faculty,
colleagues, and clinical staff to foster a positive team
QA/Compliance, Polices, and Procedures:
Complies with institutional, divisional and departmental quality
Reports equipment errors and malfunctions to DI Service Line and
Wears appropriate attire and name badge daily as part of dress
Knowledgeable and adheres to all Joint Commission and patient
Regularly attends departmental meetings as required.
Required: High school diploma/equivalent.
Preferred: Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program or
US Military medical services training program.
Required: One year of medical assistant experience. With
preferred degree, no experience is required.
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.
- Requisition ID: 138078
- Employment Status: Full-Time
- Employee Status: Regular
- FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
- Work Week: Days
- Fund Type: Soft
- Pivotal Position: Yes
- Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 33,200
- Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 41,500
- Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 49,800
- Science Jobs: Yes