Nurse Anesthetist - Anesthesiology - CRNA

MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

MD Anderson Cancer Center has Nurse Anesthetist opportunities in our Anesthesiology department. Join our community of exceptional nurse anesthetists engaged in extraordinary practice and earn an additional $10,000 incentive during your first 2 years of employment.

Hear how our Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are working to end cancer.

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center made up of a talented group of physicians, CRNAs, physician assistants and many others dedicated to providing the very best anesthesia and pain medicine care for our cancer patients. Our department members are dedicated to growing a truly academic department in all three areas of our academic mission: clinical care, research and education. We have nearly 74 faculty and 167 staff in the department working together to achieve our goals.

Our research program is flourishing under the leadership of Dr. Hui-Lin Pan, and our two major research programs—reducing the burden of cancer pain and improving anesthetic outcomes in our surgical patients—are making great headway in both funding and discovery. We introduced clinical and research fellowships in cancer anesthesia for interested physicians-in-training and added a second year of research training for selected pain medicine fellows over the last three years. It is our desire to mentor junior faculty in developing truly rewarding academic careers.

Our educational mission is expanding with a collaborative initiative to make anesthesiology residency training across the Texas Medical Center soundly integrated and unique in its depth of experience. Additionally, in association with affiliated institutions, we currently provide rich training experiences for SRNAs rotating with our anesthesiology team.

Essential Job Functions:

Determines an appropriate pre-anesthesia examination has been made by a physician, relevant tests have been completed and a thorough assessment of the patient has been performed. Develops a plan of care based on assessment, interpretation, anticipated procedure and essential equipment. Coordinates with appropriate health care providers. Administers anesthetic agents and adjunctive therapeutics. Monitors physiological responses and takes corrective action to maintain or stabilize the patient's condition. Provides resuscitative care. Records pertinent information on the patient's records. Terminates anesthesia. Provides patients with post-anesthesia care.



Degree requirements as defined by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners (TSBNE) for clinical licensure as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Preferred: Doctorate (Academic)


Required: None



All of the following: Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN). Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist by the Council on Certification (or Recertification) of Nurse Anesthetist. Advanced Practice Recognition as Nurse Anesthetist by the Texas Board of Nursing. Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) or PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification as required by patient care area.

MAY BE REQUIRED: Authorization for limited prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing.

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: 132809
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and eligible for additional compensation for hours worked beyond your usual schedule, paid at a time and a half rate
  • Work Week: Day/Evening
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 150,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 190,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 210,000