Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Must be willing to work flexible and/or evening hours.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office of Education.� The position is located at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center.� This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Standardized Patient Educator (SPE) serves the School of Medicine and the Office of Education (OE) in a professional capacity by instructing and educating the Standardized Patients (SPs) to accurately portray ‘patients’, to assess medical campus trainees during these standardized patient encounters and to provide constructive feedback to these health care professionals following their SP encounter. This position is responsible for managing all logistics of the education, training and quality assurance of Standardized Patients (SP). This includes assisting with SP recruitment; working in collaboration with course directors to improve or expand existing education materials used in SP encounters for both on-campus and off-site locations; and assisting with SP session management. The educator will also assist the SP Program Manager, Medical Director and the Director of the Immersive Learning Centers (DILC) in program development and expansion goals for the program.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Education and instruction of SPs who work sessions for the School of Medicine and other outside group stakeholders. The SPE is responsible for the orientation of new SPs; education activities for all SPs include teaching accurate case portrayal, developing skills in communication assessment and learning feedback strategies.
Collaborate with faculty to develop, design and implement training sessions that are tailored to meet specific curricular goals. Currently, 80% of sessions occur between 12 PM and 6 PM on weeknights.
Assess SPs for accurate case portrayals and constructive learner feedback by observing sessions live and recorded. Recommends SP remediation or re-training as needed to assure standardization.
Maintains database of all SPs to include trainings, monitoring, feedback and evaluations. Assists SP Program Manager in developing a feedback/evaluation program for each SP.
Develops and assists with, and gynecologic and urologic teaching associates' performances by developing educational materials and follow up performance feedback to SPs.
Works with SP Program Manager, Medical Director and DILC to coordinate SP selection, including interviewing, hiring, training and identification of staffing requirements based on script/session requirements.
Assures that all evaluation forms are correct and present in the AV system (B-Line/CAE Learning Space).
Provides initial and ongoing training of students, SPs and graders for software access (B-Line/CAE Learning Space).
Assists with running SP events, as needed, including managing various technical aspects, such as specialized audiovisual media software, and troubleshooting the 50+ computers and 30+ cameras; ensuring all student/SP printed materials, supplies and equipment are in exam rooms and necessary technical/AV mock runs are completed; run the exam system software, adjust in room cameras, keep time for exams and make announcements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in education, communication, film/theatre, or similar field.
Direct responsibility for training others in a professional environment.
Must be able to understand and learn software packages as required to meet the needs of the program.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent attention to detail, able to meet deadlines, organizational skills and able to handle multiple tasks at once.
Education or equivalent combination of education and experience in a medical academic environment desired.
At least two years of teaching experience.
Ability to bring out realistic performances and to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent computer skills.
The hiring range for this position is $19.18 - $24.47 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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