Open Position: Simulation-based Surgical Education and Training Director For National Educational Organization

Instructional development educators with grant writing experience and some simulation and/or Medical experience take notice!

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SimSTAFF is recruiting an Assistant Director, Simulation-based Surgical Education and Training

This person will work closely with the Director of the Division of Education to provide leadership for a broad range of simulation and training programs of the Division of Education.  These programs will address the evolving needs of practicing surgeons, surgery residents, and members of surgical teams to enhance patient safety and ensure delivery of surgical care of the highest quality.

This person will also need to continually assess national mandates and address the needs of individual learners through innovative simulation-based education and training.

This person will also play a pivotal role in providing leadership for specific activities of the Consortium of ACS-accredited Education Institutes to advance the activities of the Consortium and to pursue innovative multi-institutional research opportunities.  In addition, s/he will be pivotal to strengthening collaborative relationships with other national organizations and the federal government, including the Department of Defense.

Spearhead and provide leadership to this simulation learning program to surgical members and assist others to do the same. Involves the development of training on how to use Simulations for Surgical Training. However, this is a high-level position that manages the process rather than doing the technical training itself.

Primary Responsibilities: 

This person will provide leadership for the simulation-based surgical education and training programs and products of the division; lend expertise in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative simulation-based surgical models; play a pivotal role in advancing the science and practice of simulation-based surgical education and training.

This person will lend expertise in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative simulation-based surgical models; plays a pivotal role in advancing the science and practice of simulation-based surgical education and training;

This person will establish collaborative relationships with other national professional organizations and federal agencies; develops proposals for large extramural grant funding; and plays a key role in the implementation of the research projects and assessment of outcomes of these endeavors.


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Required Education and/or Experience:

MS, MEd, or equivalent degree in education or technology. Doctorate in relevant field a plus.

Education and training required include courses in educational technology or simulation, human factors, safety, and research design.

Minimum of three years’ experience in simulation-based education and training, evaluation of outcomes, patient safety, and implementation of innovative simulation-based education and training programs necessary.

Expertise in writing competitive grants, implementing research projects, collating and analyzing data, and preparing manuscripts necessary.

Expertise in pursuing scholarly work to advance the field of simulation-based surgical education and training necessary.

For more insight and information please contact:

Jason Irving,

Director of Sales & Marketing – SimStaff

M. 407-437-9747
O. 407-965-2596
F. 407-264-8887

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