International Patient Assistant

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The primary purpose of the International Patient Assistant position is to assist international patients with MD Anderson Cancer Center intake, orientation and patient care needs.

The ideal candidate will be bilingual in English and Spanish, Mandarin and/or Arabic.

  • Coordinates patient care services for international patients.
  • Liaisons with international patients, referring physicians and embassies to obtain demographic and medical information.
  • Educates patients and family members regarding MD Anderson Cancer Center system, hotel accommodations, transportation, etc.
  • Communicates and cooperates with other MD Anderson Cancer Center departments, clinics, physicians, consulates, etc. to assist international visitors.
  • Triages numerous calls/letters/faxes from patients/family members requesting information on the programs of the International Center and of MD Anderson Cancer Center.



Required: Associate's degree.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Business, International Business Relations, Foreign Languages, Healthcare Administration or related field.


Required: Four years of experience working with international patients or customers.

May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

Other Skills

Required: Verbal fluency in two or more languages (English being one of the languages). Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

Preferred: Fluency in Spanish or Mandarin.

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: 145494
  • 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: Hard
  • Remote Work: Hybrid Onsite/Remote
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,800
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 49,500
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 60,200
  • Science Jobs: No