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The Department of Family Medicine is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellent programs in clinical care, teaching, and research.
We are interested in candidates who are committed to developing and supporting diversity and inclusion in the work and learning environment.
The Department of Family Medicine's Medical Student Education Section currently has an outstanding opportunity for an 80% FTE PROGRAM OPERATIONS SPECIALIST (POS). Key responsibilities for this position involve the planning, organizing, implementing, budget developing and monitoring, scheduling, curriculum designing, teaching, and evaluating of two programs:
1. The Underserved Pathway (UP). The UP prepares future physicians to care for vulnerable and underserved populations by engaging students in three educational avenues: mentoring, developing a foundation of knowledge, and a variety of real-world experiences. This position provides direct support to the numerous University- and off-campus-based faculty, staff and students in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region. The Underserved Pathway works closely with the other School of Medicine Pathways: The Indian Health Pathway, the Global Health Pathway, the Hispanic Health Pathway, and the LGBTQ Health Pathway.
2. The Urban Underserved Scholars program (UUS) is currently being developed. It seeks to provide a continuous connection between urban underserved communities, medical education and health professionals in the WWAMI region. Selected students will experience a special curriculum in an effort to help meet the workforce needs of the region. The POS will be expected to do outreach work with educational institutions and underserved communities to identify community partners.
The position maintains teaching standards through the implementation, organization, and planning of program participants, including physicians, staff and students from across the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) region. The program operations specialist develops online, distance learning medical education resources and curriculum, acts as an educator in both faculty and student development, and implements the daily decision making, budget administration and required communication needed to run the two programs to the satisfaction of two faculty directors, students and on- and off-campus physician/mentors. The position is additionally responsible for participation in and development of medical school education research studies, grant writing and collaborative participation in peer-reviewed medical publication authorship and regional and national conference presentations.
Faculty and Curriculum Development and Teaching :(40%)
Plans, designs, implements, and oversees curricular elements in conjunction with Underserved Pathway and Urban Underserved Scholars program directors.
Applies principles of adult learning.
Writes and teaches performance-based course goals and objectives.
Develops program educational materials.
Designs and implements appropriate program/learning evaluation, including appropriate evaluation tools.
Analyzes and evaluates data and report to faculty.
Determines best structure and flow of the programs.
Uses current periodicals and literature to keep abreast of development in the fields of adult education, primary care, and community medicine/public health.
Creates and disseminates information and linked content to preceptors/mentors throughout the WWAMI region as faculty development materials.
Plans, prepares and leads visits to proposed new UUS teaching sites. Also provides faculty development and feedback to sites.
Creates faculty and staff development presentations and teaches the material in class or online.
Program Administration: (30%)
Develops and implements the policies and procedures of the program. Policies include ethical behavior, responsibility to the patient and/or student, patient/student confidentiality. Introduces students to policies and procedures through webinars and distance learning curriculum. Faculty is educated on policies and procedures through faculty development sessions and online resources.
Weekly planning and development of best practices for the programs in collaboration with the faculty directors.
Develops and implements collaborative strategies with all program stakeholders to support coordination and implementation of program goals/objectives. This includes School of Medicine Deans both Seattle and WWAMI based, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, community physicians and teachers and administrators.
Develops and manages operational and faculty development budgets that insure financial security for the program. This includes working with multiple program budgets.
Facilitates organization of any meetings for the programs.
Writes and reports on program outcomes.
Works within the scopes of regulatory bodies for each state and risk management concerns for students working within multiple health facilities.
Facilitates Affiliation Agreements between the UW School of Medicine and community agencies when appropriate
Markets program to students and community members as needed.
Web Design and Editing: (10%)
Designs websites via instructional design, i.e., incorporation of end user feedback to develop improved web-based resources for students and faculty.
Creates resource materials on program websites. Uses independent decision making to develop site presentation, information and resource access.
Keeps abreast of and be skilled with web-based distance learning.
Scholarly Work (20%)
Writes literature reviews for grant proposals, create citation lists, and edit research grant acquisition materials.
Employs data analysis to develop research and contribute to departmental medical education studies and papers in cooperation with medical student education (MSE) faculty.
Writes and edits as a collaborative author on MSE research studies and papers for peer-reviewed publications.
Presents at regional and national meetings, conferences and workshops.
| Masters Degree in Public Health, Education, or equivalent. |
Two to three year's relevant experience in administration and program management, including overseeing budgets, event planning, public speaking.
Experience in academic search techniques, academic writing, and collaborating and editing academic work.
Experience working with physicians and medical and other health profession students.
Ability to work independently and as a team member. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships is required. This includes relating effectively to students, a wide range of health care professionals, and community members.
Community outreach experience.
Previous teaching experience in an education environment.
Experience with web design and distance learning.
Ability and experience with multicultural issues and commitment to working with underserved and rural communities.
Excellent organizational skills.
| Experience in education including research skills (problem identification, advanced information retrieval skills, ability to evaluate information in order to provide relevant, accurate information as a contribution towards original research); a good understanding and experience using databases. |
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