Administrative Assistant-Social Work

MD Anderson Houston , TX 77020

Posted 6 months ago

The mission of The University of Texas MD 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 Administrative Assistant position is to provide a variety of administrative and secretarial duties to an Assistant Director/Program Director and/or Social Work Supervisor and Social Work unit in the Department of Social Work utilizing advanced problem solving skills, creativity, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Key Functions
1.Provide administrative and secretarial support to the Social Work Supervisor(s) which includes providing support for specific projects, ensuring calendar is updated and accurate, providing reminders for meetings, attending meetings to assist with minutes, assisting with design projects and PowerPoint presentations as needed.
2.Provide administrative support to the social work units by typing documents, creating flyers, copying, faxing, mailings and other duties as assigned.
3.Responsible for completing Kronos, processing CEU's, assisting with financial projects (Patient Assistance, Adopt-A Patient Family Program) along with a variety of tasks and projects needed by staff in the department (see detailed list of Support Staff Job Duties).
4.Provide coverage for support staff as needed ensuring tasks are completed as appropriate (see position descriptions for Sr. Administrative Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Sr. Secretary and Secretary).
5.Other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

  • IC Self-Adaptability:

o Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change

o Deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks

o Demonstrate flexibility

  • IC Analytical Thinking

o Gather relevant information systematically;

o Break down problems into simple components; and

o Make sound decisions.

  • TC Practice-Based Learning

o Employee participates in on-gong learning and demonstrates application of it in his/her role.

  • TC - Professionalism:

o Employee demonstrates commitment to collaborative professional relationships with physicians and all members of the health care team;

o Employee demonstrates a high level of responsibility, ethical practice, sensitivity to a diverse patient population and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements;

o Employee demonstrates a commitment to excellence and on-going professional development.


Required: Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

______ No

X Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

X No

______ Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

X No

______ Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

X No

______ Yes

Exposure to radiation

X No

______ Yes

Exposure to animals

X No

______ Yes

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent














Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs


More than 50 lbs




Required: High school diploma or equivalent.


Required: Four years of administrative/secretarial experience. With preferred degree, no experience required. Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

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: 126486

  • Employment Status: Per Diem

  • 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: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

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

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 45,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 54,000

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