UIW Mission University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.
Position Summary The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) educates aspiring physicians to be justice-minded, global citizens using a community-based, distributed model of education, which fosters inclusion, discovery and innovation. The UIWSOM invites applications for the Standardized Patient Educator (SPE) who will support operations related to standardized patient program.
Primary responsibilities will be to recruit, train, and screen standardized patients (SPs) who portray various types of patients used in high-stakes clinical skills exams for physicians, medical students, and other health profession students. The position trains assigned SPs and monitors their performance. The SPE will operate within UIWSOM guiding principles of curricular design to include best practice in standardized patient education, lifelong learning through collaborative scholarship and excellence in a learner- centered curricula. This position reports to the Director of Interprofessional Experiential Learning and Observation (CIELO).
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Commitment to the mission, vision, values and guiding principles of curricular design at UIWSOM.
Familiar with osteopathic medical education with specificity on integration of osteopathic principles
Demonstrated excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
Ability to prioritize resources necessary for program support (e.g. LEAN, Six Sigma).
Documented proficiency in using Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to pay superb attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
Documented ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively to foster interdisciplinarity, interprofessionality, and multidisciplinarity, to include multiple ways of learning.
Familiar with best practices in standardized patient education (e.g. Association of Standardized Patient Educators).
Ability to build and maintain rapport and collaborate effectively with standardized patients, administration, staff, peers and full-time and community-based faculty.
Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a team and maintain confidentiality.
Proficient with learning management systems (e.g. Blackboard), simulation management systems (e.g. EMS, Learning Space), and database management.
Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.
Bachelor or Master degree in health professions
Required Work Experience
Two years of experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job (e.g. simulation certification, theater, theater administration, or higher education experience).
At least 2 - 3 years of documented experience working in a standardized patient environment as an SP, SPE or SP program assistant.
Documented commitment to pre-licensed health profession student education for purposes of optimizing patient outcomes, particularly vulnerable and marginalized patient populations.
Demonstrated success in working with faculty, administrators, students and staff within a higher education learning community and on teams.
Documented experience working in health profession education in the area of simulation with specificity to experience with standardized patients in OSCEs, and student exposure to SPs in a classroom environment
Committed and documented evidence of life-long learning.
Proficient communication skills in English
Demonstrated flexibility in a new medical school startup or other endeavor requiring adaptability.
Fluency in Spanish
Knowledge of medical interviewing, physical examination skills, disease processes, and SP software and audiovisual tools.
Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations Basic Life Support or within 6 months of hire; member of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE)
Ability to work overtime and on weekends as needed.
Physical Demands Significant participation in facilitating training workshops, evaluation of learning activities and interacting with small groups of individuals from diverse backgrounds on a routine basis. The physical demands of this job include:
Frequent use of hands, vision (e.g. close and color vision and the ability to adjust focus) and hearing.
Lifting objects not to exceed 25 lbs.; crouching, crawling, standing and sedentary work in an office and multiple learning environments.
Must hold a valid driver's license and have a driving history acceptable to the University insurance carrier.
In addition, the employee will occasionally participate in the standardized patient role. Listening to the heart and lungs with a stethoscope; pressing on your abdomen, neck, face, and limbs to assess tenderness; using a scope to look in your ears, eyes, nose, and throat; taking your pulse, respiration, and blood pressure; checking muscle strength, reflexes, range of motion, and gait.
Job Duties Essential Duties Description of Job Duties
With other members of the CIELO team, screen and match SPs to cases.
Recruit and train SPs for activities and assessments. This includes all aspects of case portrayal (delivering details, physical simulation, affect, and fidelity).
Effective use, administration and support of software/hardware used for activities and assessments, compliance with documentation standards, recognition of COMLEX Level 2-PE criteria for physical examination components.
Observe videos of SPs for quality assurance purposes to ensure standardization and implement retraining or removal of an SP as needed.
Coordinate and assist with implementation of a variety of tasks for CIELO activities
Serve on committees and subcommittees as appointed by the Assistant Dean of Medical and Interprofessional Education.
Actively participate in professional development activities to include ASPE membership.
Other duties as assigned.
Posting Number: AS412PO Job Type: Full Time Job Category: Staff Open Date: 09/27/2017 Open Until Filled: Yes
EOE UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sex, gender, age, or religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy.