The Human Simulation Online Manager is a new position at the University of Minnesota and within the field of Simulation. The position is created as a result of the M Simulation team establishing themselves as national and international leaders in human simulation during our response in the COVID-19 global pandemic, and reorganizing to meet expanded demand for simulated training of healthcare students and professionals. We seek to hire an individual for this position who is an experienced human simulation/standardized patient (SP) educator with instructional and simulation curriculum design experience who is most comfortable working with technology including and especially online platforms including CAE Learning Space which has been recently installed in our brand new onsite facility.
Reporting to the M Simulation Executive Director with direct oversight provided by the Education Director, the Human Simulation Online Program Manager serves as an essential team member in the recruitment and preparation of participants in the Standardized Patient (SP) Program (e.g. standardized/simulated patients, MUTA/GTAs, patient educators, interpreters, and other special populations/community partners) to work online. This position is focused on assuring the performance quality and consistency of SP Program participants in order to meet educational objectives and program requirements. As part of the human simulation team within M Simulation, this individual is responsible for: • Providing daily management and oversight for the development and implementation of Human Simulation Online programs at the University of Minnesota across health sciences disciplines and for external clients • Providing training expertise to maximize the educational value of human simulation online • Collaborating with the human simulation team to coordinate the development of complex, detailed projects including and especially interprofessional projects • Collaborating with the Executive and Education Directors and Human Simulation Program Manager to provide strategic support across human simulation programs to maximize team efficiency and capacity • Using an evidence-based approach to drive quality in human simulation programming • Supporting diversity and inclusion in human simulation • Supporting the growth of human simulation online at the University of Minnesota, across the Midwest region, throughout America and globally • Representing M Simulation at regional and national professional meetings
Most importantly, this team member will allow M Simulation to keep expanding its reach fostering human simulation online regionally, nationally, and globally. They will also focus on fostering interprofessional online learning opportunities across health sciences programs at UMN and with external partners around the United States and the world.
Project development (30%) • Collaborate with Executive Director and Interim Education Director to secure new internal and external clients seeking to implement human simulation online • Design-with minimal oversight from Executive Director and Interim Education Director and other key stakeholders-interprofessional simulation education curriculum utilizing human simulation online • Advise faculty and external stakeholders on best practices for human simulation online curriculum development and implementation • Assist Human Simulation Program Manager in recruiting diverse online participants (e.g. standardized/simulated patients, MUTA/GTAs, patient educators, interpreters, and other special populations/community partners) for online simulation projects • Coordinate dissemination of project materials to SP Program participants • Lead development of human simulation online case materials with faculty and content experts with input from Executive and Interim Education Director • Partner with the Educational Technology Coordinator to support integration of digital technologies in simulations • Develop-with Executive and Interim Education Director, benchmarks to assess learner competency for human simulation online events
Training development and implementation (30%) • Manage large- and small-scale human simulation online events from conception through completion • Identify-with Human Simulation Program Manager, Interim Education Director, and Executive Director and other simulation team members-training requirements that fulfill educational objectives and program requirements • Train SPs, patient educators, and other simulation participants for teaching and assessment activities online across the health sciences at the University of Minnesota and across the region • Align training processes with the Association of Standardized Patient Educators Standards of Best Practice • Lead development and synthesize human simulation online resources to support learners, faculty, SPs and all stakeholders • Lead M Simulation initiative to develop and offer interprofessional human simulation online telehealth activities
Quality assurance and quality improvement (15%) • Observe SP Program online participants’ performance and provide timely, effective feedback to support performance goals • Manage Standardized Patient Program online participants during projects • Identify novel strategies to support effective and efficient online SP training
Dissemination of work (20%) • Contribute to scholarly publications and presentations • Participate in national professional associations • Promote educational value and opportunities to diverse audiences, including clinicians, faculty, academic staff, learners, and community laypeople
Other (5%) • Other duties and projects as assigned
The successful candidate must posses at least 6 years of related experience and an advanced degree in a related field. A minimum of 3 years of direct healthcare education simulation work with standardized patients (SPs) is required and other experience working with faculty and learners in a health sciences setting may be combined to equal the six-year minimum. Additionally, significant recognition in the healthcare simulation field including professional simulation certification, (e.g. CHSE or CHSOS), and participation as a service member of relevant professional associations may be considered as some type of substitution. Evidence of skills and successful accomplishments in areas similar to specific job responsibilities.
The successful candidate must specifically demonstrate experience in simulation education curriculum design and implementation; partnering with faculty across the health professions; and higher education program management ideally in a health sciences department/school.
Additionally, the successful candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, be highly comfortable with a range of technologies (Zoom, CAE Learning Space or equivalent human simulation-based software AV, computer, electronics, etc.), and be able to work a flexible schedule that occasionally includes evening and weekend assignments. The candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Experience managing projects or equivalent leadership role in a healthcare simulation program or department and a degree in education, theater/performance, communication, healthcare or a related science field (e.g. biology); face to face or online classroom teaching experience; and experience in research and publication related to simulation methodology.
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