Requisition ID: P01471373
Department: Dept. of Medicine/Educational Affairs
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Health Sciences Campus
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
Located on USC's Health Sciences Campus, the Keck School of Medicine of USC is a place of dynamic activity in patient care, scientific discovery, medical and bioscience education, and community service. Our faculty, staff, students, and residents are committed to excellence. Together we are poised to lead medicine in the 21st Century for the benefit of humankind. This is an exciting time of great transformation as we endeavor to create a truly stellar academic medical center at USC.
The Keck School of Medicine Clinical Skills Education and Evaluation Center (CSEEC) seeks a Clinical Skills Educator who will partner with a unique team of educators, to create a culture of excellence for all academic endeavors. S/he will perform a full range of professional duties assisting colleagues with designing and implementing clinical skills curricula (courses, content, and materials). This position works collaboratively with Introduction to Clinical Medicine faculty to design and implement educational activities utilizing simulation. This person will work with clerkship faculty to develop and revise student clinical performance evaluation tools such as Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). This person functions in the role of educator, facilitator, change agent, consultant, researcher, and leader. S/he must be an excellent communicator with experience in training and development. It is preferable that the candidate has worked in an academic setting and with simulation, especially standardized patients.
The individual will direct planning based on the Center's mission, vision and academic goals. S/he will also work closely with the Center's team, which includes the Center Director, simulation technician, and administrative coordinator as well as clinical faculty, and other relevant offices. It is essential that s/he help maintain effective communication at all levels (national, regional and international). The specific duties and responsibilities of the Clinical Skills Educator includes but are not limited to the following:Assist the Director with the design and delivery of teaching and evaluation activities utilizing simulation, including standardized patients
Collaborate with faculty and staff from other courses and clerkships within KSOM to develop and implement clinical skills teaching and assessment activities
Evaluate medical students' performance of core competencies related to patient care (e.g. communication skills, physical examination skills, formulation of differential diagnosis, etc.)
Assist in remediation of clinical skills of medical students
Assist in managing and directing simulation activities
Identify opportunities for improvement, innovation, and development of initiatives for the integration of simulation in clinical education.
Maintain knowledge on the use and operation of different simulator technologies
Conduct and/or participate in scholarly research/writing.
Recruit, hire and train standardized patients for purposes of assessment and teaching.
Facilitate training sessions and workshops for standardized patients and monitor their performance for quality improvement (QI).
Manage the inventory tracking system for all computers, simulators, hardware and software systems within the Center
Monitor the Center's compliance with HIPPA and FERPA guidelines
Develop and maintain effective harmonious communications and relationships with internal and external technology partners and equipment manufacturers
Communicate in a positive, professional manner with Center team, faculty, students and other users of the Center
Maintain certifications and attend educational conferences regularly.
BS degree required, Masters in a healthcare-related field (eg. Nursing, Physician Assistant, Medicine) or education related degree is preferred.
Minimum Years of Experience
At least five years' experience in an academic, healthcare, or simulation learning environment.
Required Skills:Experience with curriculum development and training preferred.
Experience with or willingness to learn Laerdal, SimIQ, and other simulation systems and equipment
Demonstrated leadership and professionalism
Demonstrated effective problem solving skills
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects
Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and ensure confidentiality
Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team
Strong verbal and written communication skills
General knowledge of simulation education
Computer skills using word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrated excellence in training and teaching.
Commensurate with experience.
To be considered for this position, please send a current CV and direct all inquiries to 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.