Available Title(s): 164-NN_FACULTY - Clinical Assistant Professor - Career, 165-NN_FACULTY - Clinical Associate Professor - Career, 166-NN_FACULTY - Clinical Professor - Career
Business Title: Director, Clinical Skills Education (DCSE)
Employee Type: Faculty
Time Type: Part time
Position Term: 12 Month
Summary of Duties:
The Director, Clinical Skills Education (DCSE) reports to the Chair of the Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences (or designee). The incumbent is responsible for serving as a thought leader for the college as it pertains to the development, design, coordination, and implementation of clinical skills education in the MD curriculum.
The incumbent is expected to foster a positive and inclusive academic environment for learners, staff, and faculty alike. The DCSE will collaborate with college leadership to ensure integration of clinical skills education across the continuum of learning in the Undergraduate Medical Education program.
The position will allow for flexibility to ensure the incumbent's ability to participate in clinical activities with a negotiated FTE of a minimum of 60%. The Director will hold a career track role in the Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences with an academic rank commensurate with qualifications.
Provide oversight of longitudinal clinical skills education within the Medical Education Program, in partnership with the Associate Dean for Curriculum (ADC) and the Associate Dean for, Assessment and Evaluation (ADAE). This includes:
Fostering relationships for ongoing program improvement.
Recruiting faculty for clinical skills education, in partnership with longitudinal leads for the Art and Practice of Medicine (Clinical Skills pre-clerkship educational thread).
Developing and/or review assessment methodologies when requested.
Developing, directing and overseeing, in partnership with Assessment Unit, Vice Chairs, and the Clerkship Co-Directors, opportunities for direct observations in the clinical workplace.
Developing, directing, and overseeing, in partnership with collaborating offices, opportunities for Clinical Skills development using simulation in the clerkship period.
Directing and overseeing, in partnership with the Assessment Unit and the Director of Simulation, the four-year OSCE program for MD students.
Developing learning objectives, activities, and assessment methodologies to assure program goals/outcomes are met.
Ensuring continuity and integration of clinical skills teaching and content across the curriculum, including appropriate spiraling of content, use of the full spectrum of learning modalities, and assessment alignment with developmental milestones.
Assisting, as needed, in advising learners who are having difficulty achieving expected learning outcomes and work with faculty in the formulation of targeted skills development and remediation plans.
Monitoring course and program evaluations, and aggregate student performance, to assure high quality experiences and learning outcomes.
Leading (co-lead) courses/ components as required.
Reviewing and finalizing outward facing educational materials for clinical skills, ensuring the inclusion of necessary communications and information for all learners and faculty.
Participating in and/or leading specific tasks or activities as required by the medical education program.
Consistent with a leadership role in the college, support faculty engaged in clinical skills education. Support of faculty may include but is not limited to:
Supporting development of clinical objectives, development and/or delivery of teaching methods, development and/or completion of assessment tools.
Formulating, supporting and/or moderating faculty enhancement and remediation when consulted.
Assisting in navigation departmental, college, and university structure.
Facilitating opportunities for scholarship and inquiry.
Forming mentoring relationships.
Providing ongoing faculty support and feedback as requested
Faculty and Staff Development
In partnership with the Associate Dean for Curriculum, the Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation, the Director of Simulation, and the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Continuing Professional Development:
Lead clinical skills specific Faculty Development to address identified educational program needs.
Lead specific trainings for faculty and staff to address gaps in knowledge, skills, and behaviors.
Function as a content expert for clinical skills education within and, as appropriate, outside of the college.
Demonstrate Service and Citizenship to the Department, College, University, State and Professional Organizations by:
Serving where needed as a voice to represent the Department, College, or University on committees, working groups, and task forces.
Modeling professionalism and leadership.
Fostering diversity and inclusion and supporting inter-professionalism.
Promoting a positive work/learning environment in all academic and clinical settings.
Building strong relationships with COM stakeholders and constituents.
Partnering with development director to support fundraising initiatives.
Traveling as appropriate to College campus locations and other locations throughout the state, as necessary to ensure comparability, relationship-building, faculty development, and consultative services.
Functioning as the external face for clinical skills education for the College and University.
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as needed.
Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), or Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent
Two or more years of work experience focused on clinical skills education in undergraduate medical education
Three or more years of medical education experience.
Experience developing medical school clinical courses.
Proven experience in management of multiple initiatives and multiple sites.
Academic faculty status at allopathic or osteopathic medical school.
Experience with LCME and/or other accrediting bodies.
Experience working with diverse students or diverse populations, especially in rural and under-served areas.
Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Department Name: Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences
Annual Salary: The base salary for the Career Track position is $213,200 - $257,972 at 100% FTE. This salary range is commensurate with qualifications. While serving as Director, this position will be eligible for an annual temporary administrative stipend.
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
FTE: Flexible to ensure incumbent clinical activities; minimum of 60%
Temporary/Permanent: This is a Continuous Career track position.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by November 12, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Screening Begin Date: October 2, 2023
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need.
Application Instructions: Applicants must upload the following required documents to their online application: - CV/Resume - Letter of Application/Cover Letter - Contact information for professional references
External candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/CV' section of your application.
Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/Cover Letter' section of your application.
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