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TEAMSPORT Team Facilitator

University of Kansas Medical Center
Raytown, Missouri
Closing date
Nov 3, 2022

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SOM Department of Population Health
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Ellis Research - Staff

Position Title:

TEAMSPORT Team Facilitator

Job Family Group:

Professional Staff


The TEAMSPORT team facilitator will serve as the sole interventionists for a National Cancer Institute-funded research study TEAMSPORT to Community TEAMSPORT: Validating and Adapting a Precision Oncology Reflex Testing Team Intervention to Reduce Rural Disparities in Cancer Care Delivery and contribute to the research endeavor.

The Multi-TEAM Systems Framework Precision Oncology Reflex Testing (TEAMSPORT) study is an implementation science research study to test a team facilitation strategy for implementing pathologist-initiated genomic testing at the University of Kansas Health System. The goal of the project is to increase national guideline-based genomic testing, reduce the time to testing, and to increase inter-team functioning between pathology and oncology teams. Secondarily, we will adapt the intervention for use in community oncology programs to reduce geographic disparities.

Job Description:

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in public health, health administration, human factors engineering, sociology, anthropology, psychology, or related clinical field with demonstrated experience working in a clinical setting.
  • Solid experience with computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Vizio or other process mapping software.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with clinical staff, physicians, and research staff alike. Must be adaptable to changing situations and able to maintain a collegial work environment.
  • Experience in Lean, Six Sigma, Implementation Science or other process improvement strategies.
  • Familiarity with genomic testing or clinical practice guidelines for oncology.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple activities at once, pay attention to detail, and operate effectively in both in-person and virtual environments.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of research subjects and information obtained in accordance with The University of Kansas School of Medicine Informational Review Board (IRB).
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrate professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.
  • Ability to travel to trainings in relational coordination, implementation science or team system science.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of facilitation experience in a research environment or certification/training in Practice Facilitation.
  • Knowledge and experience in precision medicine.
  • Knowledge and experience with Relational Coordination theory and measurement.
  • Ability to understand and utilize scientific terminology and research theory relevant to implementation science and oncology research.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write and present research analysis and findings in a clear and concise manner.

Job Duties Outlined:
  • Lead the team-building intervention, facilitate identification and standardization of genomic testing protocols, and facilitate data collection for the study outcomes.
  • Build relationships and create the supportive environment needed to interact with clinical specialists, oncology researchers, and others across organizational boundaries in order to motivate and foster support and participation in implementation and sustainment.
  • Help identify, work with, and coach clinician champions and teams in pathology and oncology to implement reflex testing (pathologist-initiated orders) for genomic testing. Identify and address challenges champions encounter, using data to improve the program and its implementation.
  • Attend tumor board meetings, identify team members for the change initiative, coordinate meetings as necessary, prepare agendas and action items, and facilitate a healthy group process and environment for implementing change. Utilize planning and leading change efforts, in addition to administrative and project management skills. Think strategically to lead and manage team processes.
  • Communicate and listen for the purpose of mutual understanding and the collaborative integration of different perspectives and types of knowledge.
  • Create process maps around genomic test ordering, write job descriptions for work re-distribution and future state process maps.
  • Spend time in the clinical environment with oncology and pathology teams to seek other ways to introduce and create readiness for reflex testing that fits with existing programs, practices, and processes.
  • Use scientific and professional society literature to identify cancer treatment and genomic testing guidelines and genomic test reporting guidelines to create templates and protocols for testing and reporting to share with teams for review and adaptation. Compile, cross walk or standardize existing and desired protocols and templates to map necessary changes.
  • Support learning among stakeholders at the implementation site and recommend specific implementation strategies based on local context and conditions.
  • Work with the institutional tumor registrar, data abstractor, and study investigators to create and operationalize an audit and feedback process and assist clinical champions in presenting feedback.
  • Maintain and revise the TEAMSPORT toolkit document for final dissemination, making adaptation as necessary following the FRAME implementation strategy adaptation framework.
  • Attend research team meetings to: keep study investigators apprised of intervention progress; align activities with study protocol, IRB, and other regulatory processes; and contribute to data collection, analysis and interpretation.
  • Participate in scholarly activities such as developing abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts to disseminate study findings.
  • Report to Principal Investigator and Co-PIs on the status of activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Documents:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter

Employee Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Rate Type:


Pay Range:

$53,000.00 - $83,000.00






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