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The Simulation/Standardized Patient Educator will organize student learning activities under the supervision of the Director of the Clinical Skills Education and Evaluation Center (CSEEC) at the Keck School of Medicine. This individual will work with the faculty to meet the specific learning needs of a variety of learners to bring all health-care related simulation-based approaches together, such as standardized patients, high fidelity simulations,and use of task trainers. The educator will work closely in a collaborative relationship with faculty and learners in the teaching of clinical skills and providing feedback on clinical performance. Development and establishment of curricular activities as well as evaluative processes of learners is a critical role for the Standardized Patient Educator. Enhancement of the scholarship of the Center’s training, research, and evaluation is an important focus. Additional responsibilities include:
Assist faculty in the Clinical Skills Education and Evaluation Center in the teaching, formative assessment (feedback), and summative assessment of clinical skills. Assist in the development of educational activities for students that will support integration into discipline specific curricula.
Recruit and interview standardized patients for purposes of assessment and training/teaching.
Coordinate and conduct training of standardized patients for low and high stakes student exams. Orient standardized patients on policies and procedures of the program.
Participate in the design of cases to be used in teaching settings with standardized patients and other simulations.
Assist with designing cases to be used for high fidelity simulation and tests them out on the simulators to ensure they perform well and meet educational needs of the program/course (basic science, ICM or clerkship)
Foster collaboration with leading clinical skills and simulation centers.
Meet with basic science and clinical faculty to promote the use of simulation including standardized patients, high fidelity simulation and task trainers within their curricula, noting the benefits of this type of experience
Assist in all administrative aspects of the CSEEC.
Bachelor’s Degree plus four years of experience in an education/training environment and/or clinical/health environment are required. Master’s Degree preferred.
- Use of simulation in teaching and assessment in medicine
- Standardized patients
- Task trainers
- Hybrid simulations
- High fidelity simulations
- Case design and development, implementation and assessment methodology.
- Medical terminology and knowledge of basic non-invasive diagnostic equipment as well as a general understanding of basic physical examination.
- Computer skills using word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team
- Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
- Demonstrated excellence in training and teaching.
- Ability to use utilize systems for simulation-based learning such as CAE, Sim IQ, B-line, etc.
- Ability to motivate faculty to use standardized patients, task trainers and high fidelity simulation in their curricula.
Commensurate with experience.
To be considered for this position, apply here and for further inquiries contact Dr. Win May, MD, PhD, Director of the Clinical Skills Education and Evaluation Center: email@example.com.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
REQ20043962 Posted Date: 05/24/2017
Location/Region: Los Angeles, CA (US)