Simulation Education Specialist

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Type:Staff

Job Description:

Independently assures the effective and efficient operation of curricular events utilizing simulated patients including planning, scheduling and execution of the events. Ensures all events have adequate human and physical resources to provide positive learning outcomes for students. Assesses simulated patients’ professionalism, knowledge, skills and behaviors using standardized measurement tools. Promote and maintain all departmental duties and responsibilities in accordance with ASPE and SSiH code of ethics and standards of best practice.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Simulated patient scheduling to ensure coverage, distribution of materials and instructions for all labs, simulated patient events, small groups and simulations.
  • Create and distribute schedules for simulated patients and students for all simulated patient encounters.
  • Coordinate simulated patient candidates interviews, ensure all new hire documentation is complete, when appropriate, schedule and coordinate new hire orientation.
  • Coordinate facilities reservations, physical resources and IT support as needed.
  • Serve as primary contact for simulated patients and facilitate communication between simulated patients, department and KCU faculty and staff.
  • Manage simulated patient case trainers and promote their professional development.
  • Create and maintain simulated patient quality assurance program.
  • Provide annual evaluation for simulated patients.
  • Develop cases materials as needed.
  • Maintain Canvas Simulation Patient training course.
  • Program and control simulators during simulations as needed.
  • Program and control BLine during all events as needed.
  • Train newly hired simulated patients on departmental policies and procedures.
  • Prepare physical space(s) prior to all simulation patient events as needed.
  • Participate in departmental research and publication of results.
  • Participate in continued professional development.
  • Work with faculty on case development and rubrics for clinical encounters
  • Train SPs on cases and interpersonal skills feedback as needed
  • Assist with daily administrative operation of the center
  • Assist with simulation exercises as needed
  • Participate in community outreach programs
  • Participate on university committees as appointed
  • Maintain current membership in relevant professional societies.
  • Communicate with students in a straightforward and positive way.
  • Be flexible and have the ability to adapt to quick changes and work in a dynamic environment.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and work well with students, staff, and SP colleagues.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the students.
  • Represent department and the University favorably and in accordance with established Core Values and expectations
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization


  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Previous experience with simulation and simulated patient methodologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • CHSE certified or eligible to become certified within two years.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

Highly preferred qualifications:

  • Past experience working specifically in UME/GME. Expertise in center management software.
  • Demonstrate intermediate computer skills and proficiency.

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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