Clinical Training Facility
The primary role of Assistant Director of the Standardized Patient
Program is to oversee and manage the UMKC School of Medicine (SOM)
standardized patient program and all standardized patient
simulations provided by the Clinical Training Facility (CTF). This
position will manage administrative activities necessary to sustain
and grow the SP program including but not limited to: coordinating
and scheduling SP educational events with course directors and
program coordinators, hiring, firing, orienting and training SPs,
assisting faculty in writing SP cases used for assessment and
education, managing SP related files and ensuring the program has
policies and procedures in place. Includes scheduling and/or
attending related administrative meetings, ensuring set-up and
tear-down for SP events, ensuring direction is provided to
learners, faculty, and standardized patients during exams and SP
activities, developing and performing program quality improvement.
Responsible for training SPs in role portrayal and assessment,
developing curriculum to support the training of SPs in their role,
and executing special projects which include contributing to
faculty development as well as curriculum development for health
sciences students that involve the use of SPs.
The Assistant Director directly supervises the standardized
patients and is responsible for the indirect supervision of other
CTF staff members such as the office support assistants and
- Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area and at least 3 years
of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be
acquired is necessary
- Knowledge of medical terminology (or successful completion of
college-level medical terminology) is required.
Full Time/Part Time
- Master’s degree in associated field (fine arts, public health,
health education and/or management) is preferred but not
- At least one (1) year of experience working in post-secondary
education is preferred, but not required.
- Clinical experience in a healthcare field is preferred, but not
- At least three (3) years of experience as a standardized
patient, with demonstrated competency in role portrayal and
delivery of written/verbal feedback is preferred, but not required.
Prior experience working with standardized patients may be
- Experience as an actor, director, producer, stage manager
and/or casting director in theatrical/commercial/film productions
is preferred, but not required.
- Management and/or business knowledge and experience is
preferred, but not required.
$47,476/annum - $50,000/annum, comensurate with experience and
November 7th 2021
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