Develop and implement a training program for standardized patients (SPs) to be able to provide educational sessions for medical students in CUSM’s Clinical Skills. The SP Educator will then oversee the continued work of SP Instructor program including collaboration and alignment with faculty instruction, recruiting new SPs, coordinating assigned work, and reviewing quality to ensure standardization and ongoing training.
The SP Educator will work closely with Clinical Skills program subject matter experts, consultants, and University faculty in various disciplines to develop instructional content and supporting materials. The role will also ensure SPs provide standardized and quality education to students in the clinical skills course that meets both academic and design standards set forth by the University.
Information provided below is a general description of responsibilities; it is not intended to provide an all-inclusive list of responsibilities and may change depending on the needs of CUSM.
- Supervises training of SP in appropriate and consistent case portrayal, assessment of checklist items of patient history and physical exam procedures and operations
- Directs SPs collaboration and integration in clinical skills instruction alongside faculty with the planning and development of relevant classroom curricula, patient cases, SP scrips, assessments, and/or tutorials as appropriate to program objectives, protocol, and standards.
- Maintains database of cases, materials, and assessment tools of SP Instruction to ensure they are updated and aligned with clinical skills curriculum
- Directs the scheduling, organization, and facilitation of the delivery of SP Instruction curriculum and other educational programming by clinical skills coordinators
- Develops and implements assessments of standardized patient performance and instruction quality with ongoing feedback and evaluation aligned with the CUSM Office of Assessment and Evaluation and Clinical skills faculty
- Oversees operation of technical resources to facilitate SP instruction and evaluation of students
- In conjunction with the Director of Medical Education, supports planning and delivery training of faculty and staff as appropriate; develop standard operating procedures
- Participates in appropriate organizational workshops to keep current on educational theory and practice in the use of simulation and standardized patients in medical education
Job Requirements – Minimum Qualifications Skills and Abilities
- Practical knowledge of, or experience using and/or developing with of the following applications: Canvas LMS, OASIS, ExamSoft (or other, similar educational software used for delivery of Medical Education).
- Demonstrated skill in effectively using a computer and applications such as Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point. Demonstrated skill in developing publications, correspondence, spreadsheets and databases).
- Demonstrated ability to set up and maintain filing/records systems. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of information and records.
- Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diplomacy, patience and courtesy with diverse groups.
- Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
- Demonstrated skill in working independently and completing assignments with minimal supervision. Must effectively prioritize assignments to complete work in a timely and accurate manner under pressure of deadlines, and with frequent interruptions and competing priorities. Must be able to adjust priorities quickly, multitask and have excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated experience in a fast paced, high volume environment providing support.
- Demonstrated skill in interpreting policy and procedures related to the position and keeping others informed.
- Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate and interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, students, and visitors.
- Ability to sit for long periods of time and use computer; stand, walk, bend, intermittently throughout the day. Ability to work in a typical office environment with minimum exposure to changes in noise and temperature.
- Must successfully complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen/physical and background check through the Department of Justice.
- Bachelor's degree in education, training, instructional design, or related field and at least 5 years' experience in a directly related role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and the knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
- Demonstrated experience in SP Instruction or clinical skills curriculum development, emphasizing competency-based instruction.
- Demonstrated experience in a supervisory role in education
- Background in healthcare related field
- Familiarity of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- General Office Environment
- Clinical Skills Simulation environment
- Occasional lifting, carrying, bending, pushing and/or
- Significant fine finger dexterity
- Sitting – 50% / Walking – 25% / Standing – 25%