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Clinical Skills Course Director - Pre-Clerkships (Open Rank)

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 21, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Clinical Skills Course Director - Pre-Clerkships (Open Rank)

Job Class Code:
Posting Number: FRGV1478
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Division/Organization: Division of Health Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 1 year
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
The UTRGV SOM seeks to hire a highly qualified faculty to lead and teach clinical skills and simulation within the pre-clerkship curriculum of the medical education program. The Clinical Skills Course Director will ensure innovative clinical skills, simulation, and assessment are implemented while applying best practices and the most up-to-date techniques. The identified faculty will be expected to design, implement and assess a comprehensive and cohesive course within the curriculum that ensures fulfillment of standards for exceptional clinical skills competencies in line with the SOM medical education program objectives, the central curricular authority committee, and LCME standards. The identified faculty will facilitate, plan and implement OSCEs within the curriculum and develop innovative assessments to evaluate student's clinical competence in history taking, physical examination, differential diagnoses development, medical documentation (H&P, SOAP notes) and patient centered communication. The pre-clerkship clinical skills director will collaborate with the clinical skills staff to develop and implement a uniform standardized patient program. The faculty will also be required to utilize clinical skills and simulation curricular / educational technology platforms (i.e. Simulation IQ, Blackboard, Progress IQ, One4, 5etc.) to collect data and monitor student's progress in achieving annual milestones and competence.
Position has a full-time instructional mandate, and the recruited candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring of first- and second-year medical students, in addition to contributing to associated activities such as curricular/course development, or the implementation of new and innovative pedagogies. In addition to their instructional responsibilities, faculty are encouraged to pursue scholarly activities, especially in areas related to medical education. All faculty are expected to contribute to the SOM via participation in service-related activities including committee / workgroup membership and other volunteer efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:
M.D., D.O., P.A., N.P. or equivalent degree and prior experience in simulation in academic medicine.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Clinical Skills and simulation training or certification

Preferred Qualification:
Teaching experience in an LCME-accredited medical school

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?:
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 06/27/2023

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Open Date:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

Date of Birth
Social Security Number

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

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