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Assistant Director Standardized Patient Program -  School of Medicine, 76769

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

Clinical Training Facility

Job Description

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 operations specialists.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in associated field (fine arts, public health, health education and/or management) is preferred but not required.
  • 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 required.
  • 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 substituted.
  • 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.

Full Time/Part Time

Full time


$47,476/annum - $50,000/annum, comensurate with experience and education.

Application Deadline

November 7th 2021

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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