MD Anderson Cancer Center Administrative Coordinator/Uveal Melanoma Patient Navigator in Houston, Texas

Administrative Coordinator/Uveal Melanoma Patient Navigator

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Managerial/Professional at

Cancer Medicine 135100

Requisition #: 117652

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The Administrative Coordinator coordinates business related projects and operational activities of a clinical/research department.

The salary range is: min-$44,800, mid-$57,400 and max-$70,000.



The Administrative Coordinate/Uveal Melanoma Patient Navigator will schedule and coordinate all new patient and follow-up appointments for uveal melanoma in a multidisciplinary fashion. He/She will assist in retrieval of pathology slides/blocks and mail as specified. The AC will respond to patient inquiries regarding visits. He/She will prepare educational materials regarding uveal melanoma and conduct in-service training for logistics and scheduling where necessary. The AC will prepare, distribute, and analyze patient-directed surveys to enhance the uveal melanoma patient experience.


The AC will communicate with uveal melanoma support groups regarding outreach for this patient population. He/She will plan and organize patient and caretaker symposia and local support group meetings. The AC will participate in fundraising efforts for the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology. He/She will participate in monthly Uveal Melanoma Assembly working group. The AC will contribute to the Social Media mission for Melanoma.


The AC maintains a level of professional expertise and credibility through attendance at both institutional and outside conferences and continuing education programs. He/She is required to move throughout the institution to conference areas and may require using own transportation, public transportation or that provided by the institution if attendance outside the institution is necessary.

The AC demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills when contacting other institutions and agencies by phone, computer-generated reports and/or face to face contacts.


The Administrative Coordinator provides service to our customers, including patients, patient caregivers, referring physicians and each other, in a reliable, responsive, safe, friendly and courteous manner and promotes inclusiveness and collegiality by demonstrating respect and professionalism to others at all times. He/She 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. He/She responds to requests in a timely manner, communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to patients and coworkers and admits when wrong, apologize and take steps to resolve a situation to help to patients and coworkers before being asked.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.


Required: Nine years business/management experience to include two years in a health care environment or related field.

Preferred: Prior experience in the field of biomedical research is desired.

May substitute education for relevant experience 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.