Simulation & Standardized Patient Program Coordinator

DM-Dominica
Job ID
2017-96267
Institution
Ross University School of Medicine
Department
Clinical
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

Ross University School of Medicine, located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica in the West Indies, invites applications for a Medical Simulation Program Coordinator.

 

Ross University School of Medicine is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Founded in 1978, Ross is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S. healthcare system. With more than 12,000 alumni, Ross is an important contributor to healthcare in North America. Students complete their foundational studies in Dominica, West Indies, before completing their clinical training in one of Rosss affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States. Ross is accredited by the Dominica Medical Board and the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).

 

Education is the primary focus of the faculty. The academic year is divided into three semesters with a new class of students admitted each semester. Lectures and other educational responsibilities continue throughout the year. Research opportunities exist, primarily in the area of medical education.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Simulation Manager and the Standardized Patient (SP) Program Director in the Department of Clinical Medicine.
  • Assist with implementation of new scenarios, and educational initiatives in collaboration with content experts.
  • Support delivery of medical simulation sessions including curriculum activities and faculty and standardized patient training sessions.
  • Support solicitation and collection of faculty and student feedback following the experiences to analyze the impact of the medical simulation program on the learning process.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement, innovation, implementation and integration of the medical simulation program including the standardized patient program.
  • Communicate in a positive, professional manner.
  • Promote excellence in teaching through the demonstration of respectful behavior and role modeling.
  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Maintain professional skills and refine expertise through appropriate educational/developmental activities and professional affiliations, staying current with national and international advances in standardized patient activities and programs.
  • Assist in determining the medical simulation program priorities and goals and ensure that the mission is achieved.
  • Assist in implementing policies, procedures and practice standards consistent with educational objectives.
  • Support the implementation of standardized patient programs, including recruiting, training and scheduling of standardized patients.
  • Support processes of certification, licensure and accreditation maintenance on an ongoing basis.
  • Support periodic review and evaluation of program and assessment of areas for growth and improvement.
  • Oversee optimal utilization of the medical simulation program including scheduling and coordination of sessions for low and high fidelity simulation and Standardized Patient program.
  • Support scheduling and delivery of Clinical Skills Course Practical examinations (OSCEs) and student performance reviews.
  • Develop working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff and students within the institution as well as with other medical simulation and standardized patient programs and educational organizations.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Promote and coordinate the use of medical simulation and standardized patients for the training of health professionals and others.
  • Collaborate with physicians and other department managers to resolve operational problems and promote positive communications.
  • Support the collection and development of accurate, timely and reliable data as the basis for operational decisions.
  • Maintain data confidentiality and security; prepare secured area for data storage and retrieval.
  • Determine operational training and development needs.

Experience:

  • Experience in medical simulation in pre-clinical medical education is preferred

 

Skills and Attributes:

  • Knowledge of medical simulation/standardized patient program technologies and applications.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware equipment and software application relevant to medical simulation/standardized patient programs.
  • Computer literacy in PC based software applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Proficiency in software such as CAE Learning Space® for use with medical simulation/standardized patients.
  • Exceptional analytical, interpretive and problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of organizational personnel, staff/faculty and students.
  • Ability to interact with learners and healthcare community.
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities in a timely, meticulous and professional manner, demonstrating initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, set priorities and make critical decisions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding job assignments and sensitive issues.

 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree required (in education or science preferred)
  • 2 or more years of teaching experience
  • Knowledge and experience with adult education
  • Must possess good observational skills and teaching skills
  • A medical background is a plus
  • Acting experience is  helpful
  • The successful candidate will work in the Department of Clinical Medicine (DCM) under the direction of the Simulation Manager, Standardized Patient Program Director and the DCM Chair

Ross University offers a competitive potentially tax-free annual salary, relocation assistance to and from Dominica, a retirement program, tuition assistance benefit, scholarship program for dependents, health care benefits, travel benefits, a living allowance and a generous annual leave program. We also offer opportunities for professional development.

 

To apply, please visit our website www.rossu.edu; select Careers and complete our online application process.  EOE

Who We Are

About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), founded in 1982, is committed to preparing students to become members and leaders of the worldwide public and professional healthcare team and to advance human, animal and ecosystem health (One Health Initiative) through research and knowledge exchange.

 

RUSVM has focused research programs with an emphasis on emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases, conservation medicine, and ecosystem health. RUSVM offers postgraduate masters’, Ph.D. and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs accredited by the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board (www.ab.gov.kn). The DVM program holds accredited status from the American Veterinary Medical Association (www.avma.org). The RUSVM Veterinary Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (www.aahanet.org).

 

RUSVM is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV). For more information about RUSVM, visit www.rossu.edu/veterinary-school.

 

 

About Ross University School of Medicine

Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), founded in 1978, is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S. healthcare system. With more than 11,000 alumni, RUSM has become an important part of healthcare education in the United States. Students complete their foundational studies in Dominica, West Indies, before completing their clinical training in one of RUSM’s affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the US. RUSM is accredited by the Dominican Medical Board and the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions. RUSM is part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV).

 

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