0663-COM Phx Academic Affairs
College of Medicine-Phoenix
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Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission. Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable) References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix is in its sixth year of training medical student in downtown Phoenix. Housed in the renovated historic Phoenix Union High School buildings, the College of Medicine Phoenix anchors the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The College of Medicine Phoenix is currently training 230 medical students and at capacity plans to graduate 120 physicians per year. Faculty members doing basic and translational research have earned millions of dollars in federal grants. In 2012, the campus opened the Health Sciences Education Building, a six-story, 265,000-square foot structure that facilitates interprofessional training and defines the downtown campus. Also part of the downtown project are the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health as well as the UA College of Pharmacy and the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative, a joint research facility. The Standardized Patient Program seeks an educator with nursing experience to train and evaluate Standardized Patients (SPs), coach students to improve their communication skills and assist with faculty development at the UA College of Medicine Phoenix campus. SPs educate medical students and health professionals through simulation of patient encounters through role playing while evaluating student performance. Outstanding University of Arizona benefits include options for PPO/EPO medical and dental, life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and 10 holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for employee and qualified family members; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, or Optional Retirement Plan and more.
Duties and Responsibilities
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
- Determine and analyze training needs of the Standardized Patient program. * Train SPs for encounters with medical students. Training activities vary but include role playing of medical encounters, including history taking and non-invasive physical exams, quizzing SPs to test accurate recall of case details and use of acting techniques to improve authenticity of portrayals. * Develop training activities to improve standardized patient performance. * Teach standardized patients to accurately portray selected abnormal physical findings. * Conduct coaching and training sessions with SPs and faculty to develop their skills for verbal feedback sessions with students following their encounters with SPs. * Teach SPs how to write appropriate written feedback to students. * With assistance of clinical faculty, train SPs for invasive exams such as well woman and male GU exam and use this knowledge to assist students in performing same exams with simulators. * Edit written feedback to students provided by SPs following activities. * Observe live encounters from monitor room during weekly activities to assist with collecting information for Standardized Patient evaluations. * Program Learning Space for student activities, a web based program with video capture storage functionality and scoring algorithms. * Support faculty by compiling and setting up training aids and materials for classroom activities. * Assist faculty in troubleshooting software/computer problems in monitor room to facilitate their viewing of encounters. * Contribute to continuous quality improvement in Standardized Patient performance through video and checklist review. * Apply makeup to Standardized Patients to simulate problems being portrayed such as bruises, injuries, rashes, etc. * Serve as back up Standardized Patient as needed * Other duties as assigned, including cleaning/maintaining medical and/or simulation equipment used by program. * The successful employee will enthusiastically support the educational mission of the medical school. He/she will be expected to work independently and as a productive member of the team to identify challenges and creatively implement effective strategies to ensure the excellence of medical education for our students and foster a professional, collegial, supportive environment for standardized patients, staff and students.
Not applicable for this position.
Additional Minimum Qualifications
- Associate's degree in nursing and licensure in US (active license not required). * One year of nursing experience post licensure. * Experience coaching, training or providing instruction to adult learners. * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * Must possess a high degree of accuracy with attention to detail and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Must be self-motivated, able to work independently and as a team member, and must be organized and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects. * Proficient in the use of software such as Excel and MS Word. * Ability to work with physicians, staff and students.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
- Bachelors degree * Three years experience in patient care * Experience in coaching and training modalities which guide, motivate, and direct individuals to meet performance standards
The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.
What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?
This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check
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