Director of Interprofessional Health Science Simulation Center

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Classification:Administrative Management 3
Grade:Grade 82
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Health Profession

Position Summary:

The College of Health (COH) is at the forefront of educating health professions students and the healthcare workforce. COH is seeking dynamic individual with clinical simulation expertise to lead healthcare simulation programs throughout Alaska including rural/remote communities. The incumbent oversees a team of simulation operations specialists who work with University faculty and community partners to develop/deliver simulation based clinical training. Target audiences include undergraduate & graduate students, practicing professionals, educators, and faculty from all healthcare disciplines. In addition, serves as the Director of the Center for Interprofessional Education. Leads development and delivery interprofessional curriculum in which students and health workers from two or more professions learn with, about and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.

Duties:

10Leads development and delivery of interprofessional education; curriculum in which students and/or health workers from two or more professions learn with, about and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes: • Assists faculty to integrate high impact teaching practices into courses and curriculum • Promulgates policies and systems enabling a wide range of interprofessional education activities • Develop relationship around interprofessional education with other UA colleges and outside academic organizations • Promotes collaboration of faculty and programs in the development and delivery of interprofessional education • Participates in committees, working groups, and teams involved in interprofessional education; coordinates and oversees the scope and charge of such groupsEssential
15Collaborate in the planning, development, and expansion of clinical simulation partnerships within the University of Alaska and with the Alaskan healthcare industry: • Promote, assist, guide, and support the development of simulation collaborations with other UA campuses. • Coordinate and communicate with AHEC (ACHR) to promote the continued education of Alaskan health professionals. • Collaborate in promoting external communications between the simulation community within the University, with representatives of other simulation facilities, UAA alumni, political representatives and UAA senior administration • Negotiate then uphold agreements and memorandum of understanding with outside organizationsEssential
35Lead development, implementation, evaluation and expansion of healthcare clinical simulation: • Consult with multiple department, faculty, campuses and partner organizations to define, design, and construct healthcare simulation training programs across the state • Interpret and apply best practices, theories, concepts, industry standards and methods of healthcare simulation • Execute a departmental strategic plan with measurable objectives aligned to the College and University’s initiates • Create and implement Simulation Center policies, procedures, and operational guidelines • Collaborate with administrators, faculty and staff to optimize use of simulation facilities, logistics, and human resources • Administer and manage financial budgets, revenues and expenses • Recruit, hire, train and oversee a cadre of standardized patient performers • Inform university administration and political representatives and the community about simulation • Provide ongoing process improvement in the development and delivery of simulation programsEssential
35Use evidence-based practice to develop, deliver and evaluate discipline specific and interdisciplinary clinical simulation activities: • Target audiences include undergraduate & graduate students in, practicing professionals, educators, and faculty from all healthcare disciplines. • Collaborate with faculty and community partners to develop clinical simulation activities tailored to the varied specialty and target audiences • Craft scenarios guides including learning outcomes, references, staging, scripts, programing, media, medical records, rubrics, and debriefing tools. • Develop and maintain a collection of simulation scenarios, lesson plans and learning activities used among university health programs and community healthcare organizations • Consult with faculty to analyze curriculum and identify learning goals and outcomes which may be achieved through clinical simulation • Create and deliver simulation methodology professional development to faculty and healthcare educatorsEssential
5Supports and generates external revenue, grant awards, and scholarly works: • Identify areas for additional funding • Develop ideas for grants, write proposals, implement scope of work • Create reports and presentations for disseminationEssential
About the University Alaska Anchorage:
The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is a vibrant and growing institute of higher education, located in the heart of Alaska’s largest
city. More than 15,000 students enroll in classes taught by close to 600 full-time faculty. The campus is nestled in the middle of a
greenbelt, surrounded by lakes, lush trees, and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail system for biking, walking, running, and
skiing. Surrounded by six mountain ranges and warmed by a maritime climate, the community of greater Anchorage is alive year-round
with adventure, recreation, seasonal festivities, sporting events and more. For more information visit www.uaa.alaska.edu and

About the College of Health:
The College of Health is in the forefront of educating students to become doctors, nurses, and other health care and public health professionals and researchers.

The college is comprised of 15 academic and research units focused on the state's top health priorities:
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Childhood trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Health care systems policy and delivery
  • Environmental health
  • Biomedical science
We strive to collaborate on innovative approaches with all of our partners and stakeholders, to develop interdisciplinary resources, and to
engage communities in a culture that promotes health and academic and research excellence.

Position Summary:
This position will oversee a team of simulation operations specialists who work with University faculty and community partners to develop/deliver simulation based clinical training.  Target audiences include undergraduate & graduate students, practicing professionals, educators, and faculty from all healthcare disciplines.  In addition, serves as the Director of the Center for Interprofessional Education.  Leads development and delivery interprofessional curriculum in which students and health workers from two or more professions learn with, about and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of training principles, content development, equipment, and methods.
  • Knowledge of healthcare simulation, human physiology, medical terminology, and healthcare services.
  • Knowledge of research and grant writing processes.
  • Knowledge about recruiting, training, utilizing and retaining standardized patient performers.
  • Knowledge of program assessment, program evaluation, and performance improvement for a large organization.
  • Strong computer software skills, including google apps and various network communication tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skill consulting the training multidisciplinary groups of learners including colleagues and superiors.
  • Simulation equipment and computer systems troubleshooting skills.
  • Moulage skills.
  • Ability to apply knowledge in teaching aids and techniques.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of professional adult training and development, program management, non-credit curriculum development and evaluation methodology.
  • Ability to gather and analyze needs assessment information from dispersed facilities.
  • Ability to communicate/network with outside organizations, staff, and professional groups.
  • Ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures.
  • Ability to integrate clinical simulation into existing healthcare curriculum in multiple departments, faculty and campuses.
  • Ability to provide in person and remote technical support.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and travel overnight.

Experience:

  • Experience of six years of clinical health professional experience including responsibility for supervising other personnel, working collaboratively with interdisciplinary personnel, handling medical supplies inventory and/or teaching in a health environment.
  • Clinical practice skills and applications through mannequin-based and standardized patient simulation.

Education/Training:
Bachelor's degree in health science, nursing or related field and six years of progressively experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Certified Healthcare Simulation Education (CHSE) preferred. If not certified, must obtain CHSE within 2 years of being hired.

Master's strongly preferred.

Assignment Information:
Grade 82, Exempt (salary), Full-Time, 12 months per year, and full employee benefits package (https://www.alaska.edu/jobs/benefits/).

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • No work visas will be sponsored for this position 

Salary:
Salary will be based upon level of education, training and experience.

Application Procedure:
Applicants will need to upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Review Date:
Review of applications will begin June 1, 2021. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

Probationary Period:
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Drug-Free Workplace:
University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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