Mind/Body Yoga Intervention Specialist

Houston, Texas
April 20 2021
Health Sciences
Organization Type
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. 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 Mind/Body Intervention Specialist will perform advanced level interventions and trains others to conduct specialized interventions, in addition to conducting research protocols and assisting in writing grants.

Intervention Delivery :

* Instructs and leads yoga interventions as set forth in research protocols in person or via videoconference. This includes assisting in developing and modifying interventions to fit within a research study model. Reviews patient chart for contraindications/precautions for mind-body interventions. Assess or evaluates the patient prior to and throughout the intervention. Travel to MD Anderson satellite centers to teach classes to participants being treated in these satellite centers may be required in the future.

Data Collection and Patient Safety:

* Provides intervention to patient as deemed appropriate. Prepares written reports, treatment fidelity checklists, progress notes and other intervention documentation. Ensures a safe environment, maintains equipment and supplies in a clean, operable and safe manner. Follows institutional infection control policies. Schedule patients for their intervention classes and ensure compliance. Collects questionnaire and objective physical performance data. Records and download intervention classes for quality control measures. Conducts follow-up phone/video calls of participants and motivates practice as well as assesses barriers to practice using motivational interviewing techniques. Ensures a safe environment, maintains equipment and supplies in a clean, operable and safe manner, and follows institutional infection control.

Intervention Development:

* Assists in developing research study protocols as related to the yoga intervention. Collaborates with appropriate faculty and staff to conduct research in various populations to study mind/body interventions. Meets with clinicians to discuss feasibility, logistics and overall conduct of research studies.


Inspire Trust - Show consistency among principles, values, and behavior; gain the confidence and trust of others.
Self-Adaptability - Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change; deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks; demonstrate flexibility.

Service Orientation
Provide service to our stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, colleagues and each other, in a safe, courteous, accountable, efficient and innovative manner to include:
  • Promoting inclusiveness and collegiality that demonstrates respect and professionalism to our stakeholders at all times
  • Modeling safe, ethical behavior that mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures
  • Responding to requests in a timely manner while proactively communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to stakeholders
  • Using the steps to HEAL (Hear, Empathize, Address and Learn) the relationship when service recovery is needed

Required: Bachelor's degree.

Required: None.

Preferred: Experience teaching yoga interventions.

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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