Featured Job Listing: SP Program Coordinator for FIU in Florida

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Job Title: Program Coordinator (SP)
Institution:
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Location:
Miami, FL

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is currently seeking a Program Coordinator to join our team of professional.

Duties include:

  • Develops a recruitment, training and supervising plan for Standardized Patient Program participants.
  • Coordinates, manages, and supervises teaching and assessment activities involving medical students, interns, residents, physicians and other professions using Standardized Patients.
  • Provides training to standardized patients to include but not limited to feedback training, best practices for SP Education, current training techniques, and quality control procedures.
  • Assists in the orientation of students, residents and others to the activity and center.
  • Works with the Simulation Operations Manager and the Simulation Specialist in EMS (Education Management Solution) software to set up learner events.
  • Collaborates in case development and scenario design with the Medical Director for teaching and assessment activities involving standardized patients.
  • Assists with the promoting and implementation of Standardized Patient program services for the community.
  • Works with simulation administrator to create and design recruitment and marketing materials and website pages for distribution to potential applicants and program users.
  • Acts as a liaison to internal and external customers.
  • Maintains proficiency in existing and emerging trends in the use of Standardized Patients in medical education including basic theory, design and implementation, by maintaining a literature base, evaluating new methods and materials, and participating in education opportunities (travel to standardized patients educator conferences – ASPE).
  • Manages payroll for SPs and maintains budget for Standardized Patient Program. Reports to Medical Director at quarterly meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning tasks that are logically related.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of office or related experience.


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DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two (2) years of experience with Standardized Patients in medical education, health and/or educator background preferred.
  • Familiarity with teaching and assessment methods and technologies involved in the use of Standardized Patients preferred.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information or to apply, please visit us on-line at http://careers.fiu.edu and reference job opening ID 513053. Qualified applicants must submit a letter of interest accompanying their curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three professional references.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ABOUT FIU

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU @ I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. 

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Featured Job Listing: Simulation Operations & Research Manager at FIU Miami

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Company Name: FIU – Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Job Title: Simulation Operations & Research Manager
Location: Miami, Florida, United States, 33199

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU @ I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is currently seeking a Simulation Operations and Research Manager to join our team of professionals.

Duties Include:

  • Coordinate the scheduling of simulation training programs among users by working with department leadership to establish priorities and maximize operational time.
  • Assist in scheduling and coordinating of all medical student Promotional OSCEs (Objective Student Clinical Examinations).
  • Learn and master the simulation software (EMS ¿ Educational Management Solutions) that centralizes simulation center scheduling, inventory, assessment tools and collection of assessment data.
  • Assist with data entry involving the conversion of current assessment tools into the EMS system to develop a paperless assessment system.
  • Work with the director of simulation and director of educational assessment to report OSCE data collected within the EMS system statistical software packages
  • Manage and clean data sets using statistical software packages, such as SPSS, Stata, or SAA
  • Develop inventory control procedures to monitor supply levels, allocate costs and ensure supplies are ready when needed.
  • Obtain bids, and make purchasing decisions within delegated authority.
  • Develop inventory policies to ensure that levels are maintained in a cost effective way.
  • Develop relationships with medical equipment and simulation technology vendors to gain their support to supply goods and services in support of medical training
  • Review annual expenses and manage budget within delegated authority.
  • Perform market research to understand current practices in medical simulation training.
  • Develop, update and implement marketing plans.
  • Plan and implement special projects
  • Support the development and writing of IRB and generated grants
  • Identify and pursue grants/partnership funding opportunities for institutional collaboration and research applications in simulation-based learning and evaluation and institutional patient safety
  • Conduct tours of the facility
  • Promote training services to external healthcare and emergency response organizations
  • Develops budget and reviews expenditure on a monthly basis for communication with Internal College of Medicine Finance.
  • Provide summaries of operational expenses, class attendance, equipment usage and equipment repair as input to monthly, quarterly and or annual plan development.
  • Performs other duties as directed or assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning tasks that are logically related.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Master’s degree in an appropriate specialization and two years of experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate specialization and four years of experience.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience in a health or academic discipline preferred
  • Previous experience in grant writing and with the IRB process preferred

HOW TO APPLY

For more information or to apply, please visit us on-line at http://careers.fiu.edu and reference job opening ID 509681. Qualified applicants must submit a letter of interest accompanying their curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three professional references.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Central Florida Continues to Push Medical Simulation Innovations

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Terri Bernhardt wrote an article earlier this year for i4biz.com, which promotes entrepreneurship through Central Florida, covering the topic of Medical Simulation. The article is a great highlight of where simulation is, and where it is all going. Highly recommend this one!

Excerpt from i4biz.com:

“No commercial airline pilot or military aviator ever takes off in a multi-million dollar aircraft without logging countless hours in a flight simulator. Military and commercial aviation learned long ago it was not only much cheaper (one tenth the cost of live training), but it was far more effective to train personnel in lifelike scenarios where failure was an option. In fact, it was part of the learning experience.

The transition from simulating jets, tanks and helicopters to simulating patients in emergency or clinical situations faced by combat medics, nurses and doctors has been quickly evolving, in an industry that has called Central Florida its home for over 40 years.

This inventive group combines science, engineering and art to make fake blood that feels, smells and clots just like real blood. They turn a high-fidelity mannequin into a groaning, twisting man with congestive heart failure that is so realistic that the trainee sweats while trying to stabilize him. These same people develop serious games that take nurses through triage and combat medics through tying tourniquets in real time with life-like scenarios, followed by an after action review for effective memory retention.

With all eyes on Lake Nona’s Medical City, breakthrough simulation technologies, medical research and medical training are able to converge. Harry Robinson is the national program manager of the Veterans Health Administration’s Simulation Learning Education and Research Network, “SimLEARN.” For the retired Navy aviator, the ability and potential of simulators to duplicate real life scenarios was obvious. “Just like when I was a squadron commander, we are able to replicate an actual situation, in this case a medical procedure or medical emergency situation, in a safe environment, where there is no danger or inconvenience to a human patient. Also, trainees are able to both develop the skills (in diagnosis and in muscle memory) and then have a meaningful debrief, where we actually watch the training exercise.

What’s Next?

Greg Welch, Ph.D., the Florida Hospital Endowed Chair in Health Care Simulation at UCF, has been working in the field in one form or another for decades, but his current work is taking medical simulation to a whole new level. Currently, medical personnel are sometimes trained using actors that emotionally and physically imitate the behavior of someone with a particular condition, but there are limits to what an actor can mimic. What is more, there are limits to the number of actors and frequency of times these scenarios can be simulated.

Welch is working not to simply duplicate the movements, the feel or the anatomical authenticity of a medical android, but its mental and emotional behavior. “Part of the diagnostic procedure is really an interrogation of sorts, to actually determine what symptoms the patient is experiencing.  To successfully do that you have to understand how to communicate with the patient and empathize with their condition; you have to learn what questions to ask, along with developing the patience that is necessary to succeed in that process.

“My area of expertise and my passion over the last 20 years has been about simulating human interactive experiences. This is a physical/virtual reality, which simulates human behavior with the goal of building a computer-controlled system that mimics human responses for medical or health care related training,” continued Welch. “To do that you have to study human interaction and transfer that knowledge to a patient/clinician experience that is lifelike and authentic. We want to simulate the fear, pain, discomfort of a patient and help the clinician learn to be comfortable interacting and doing what is sometimes awkward or socially inappropriate to do.”

Read the Full “Heart of Medical Simulation Article” on i4biz.com!


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Breaking: Veterans Affairs SimLEARN to Build New $19.8M Medical City Simulation Center

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Dr. Haru Okuda National Medical Director at SimLEARN at Veterans Health Administration must be pleased to announce that a $19.8 million contract to build a new simulation center building. The rendering above shows off what the new facility will look like, which is slated to be within the Medical City area of Orlando, FL. Congratulations to the SimLearn team!

From the July 10th Official Press Release:

ORLANDO, Florida – The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded Chicago-based Archer Western/DeMaria Joint Venture VIII a $19.8 million contract June 27 to build the VA Simulation, Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) National Simulation Center.

The center, to be located on the campus of the new Orlando VA Medical Center in the Lake Nona “Medical City” area, will serve as the operational hub for coordination of all national VA simulation-based clinical training activities. The SimLEARN program utilizes a train-the-trainer model to quickly and efficiently prepare a cadre of qualified instructors who can in turn deliver world-class simulation- based clinical training at their respective field VA sites, using standardized curricula and equipment. The facility will provide an immersive training environment by replicating actual patient treatment areas, including an outpatient clinic setting, an inpatient/hospital setting with an intensive care unit, an operating room and more. Video recording of training will take place for classroom review, and multipurpose classrooms will have reconfigurable walls to provide a number of room settings.

The location of the National Simulation Center, with its close proximity to other large clinical, educational and research facilities will provide enhanced opportunities for collaborations and research in new clinical simulation technologies and methods. SimLEARN is a national program for advancing clinical simulation training, education and research across VHA. The program is a collaborative effort of VHA’s Employee Education System, Office of Patient Care Services and Office of Nursing Services program offices. 

Learn more about the new building and this amazing program at www.simlearn.va.gov!

CBS News Covers Medical Simulation @CAMLS & @UO

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This week CBS news was reported from the University of Oklahoma’s Clinical Skills Education and Testing Center and the University of Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) about the progress of medical simulation within the healthcare education and training sector.  Congratulations and kudos to these two programs for bringing international attention to healthcare simulation and their programs!

The CBS News article shares that “The whole purpose of medical simulation, beyond just better education, is really patient safety and the quality of care,” he said. “Just imagine the difference if you’ve practiced it on one of these models or mannequins five, six, a dozen times before you have to do it in a real situation. Your skill level is better. Your anxiety is lower.’

Unfortunately, says Stephen Klasko, dean of the med school at the University of South Florida, “Too much medical education is, ‘Let me have you read the book. Let me make sure you understand it,’ and then when we put you in a clinical environment, to take what was in that book and do it on a patient.”

The university owns the biggest simulation center in the country. Klasko says that simulations may actually reduce the cost of health care, because it can reduce lawsuits.

“We can’t transform the whole health care system and reduce readmissions and create better quality and have less mistakes, without the ability — like the airline industry taught us — to simulate those models, not just technically but also from a teamwork perspective.” said Klasko.”

Be sure to read the full CBS Medical Simulation News Article to learn more about the benefits of healthcare simulation.

Interested to know how to get CBS at your sim program? Read how to increase media attention to your medical simulation program.


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USF Opens New Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation

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The University of South Florida recently opened the new 90,000 square foot Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation in Tampa. The new building is a $38-million dollar investment by the University, designed to support learning of health professionals (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, pre-hospital, allied health) across the continuum of education (undergraduate, graduate, and practicing), military healthcare professionals, medical specialty societies, industry representatives, and researchers.

The CAMLS website further explains that their “portfolio of activities includes nationally recognized professional society courses (e.g., Advanced Trauma Life Support, Fundamental Critical Care Support, Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, and Neonatal Resuscitation Program), already available specialty-designed curricula, courses customized to fit specific needs, interprofessional teamwork curricula, individual learner remediation and workforce reintegration programs, assessment of learner competency, and health technology development and commercialization. The nationally recognized Team STEPPS program, sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), is a featured teamwork model. The debriefing experience is an essential part of adult learning; at CAMLS, reflection is encouraged in a non-threatening, supportive environment.”

If you would like to learn more, be sure to download the CAMLS brochure & their fact sheet as well as watch the CAMLS video to learn more about this amazing new Sim Center:

The American College of Cardiology has also accredited CAMLS as a Center of Excellence in Education and Training, the first designation of its kind!

Drexel University launches “Simulation in Healthcare” Conference

Simulation in Healthcare: Where No One Has Gone Before!

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A state-of-the-art simulation conference—Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Division of Continuing Nursing Education.

Simulation Conference

Drexel’s Simulation in Healthcare Conference: Where No One Has Gone Before is the leading international forum for world-class experts to disseminate information on recent advances in the field of simulation.

DATES: March 20-23, 2012

LOCATION: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The conference courses cover a variety of topics from:

  • Simulation Theater
    From Act I to Act IV you will see the amazing potential and possibilities for standardized patient simulation. This session will provide an overview of standardized patient simulation including case development, standardized patient training, implementation and evaluation. Several unique scenarios will be demonstrated including medical surgical, psychiatric, family therapy, cultural, and ethical dilemma. Join as we see the expert actors transition seamlessly from one role to another.
  • Looking at the Big Picture: VHA’s National Simulation Program
    This session will present how the Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) established a national simulation center focused on the use of technology to enhance workforce training and outcomes of care.  By providing a supportive psychologically safe and risk free environment for learning and performance improvement, the largest health care system in the US provides employees the opportunity to experience simulation first-hand.
  • Team Training in Healthcare: Promoting Inter-professional  Partnership for Patient Safety
    Reduction of medical errors and ensuring patient safety, topics addressed in the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report, will be addressed using a simulation teamwork approach. Strategies to achieve these goals will be presented through analysis of team structure and effective communication. Assessment of team performance, challenges for implementation of team based training, and strategies for continued improvement will be highlighted in this discussion of bridging gaps in healthcare delivery through effective inter-professional team training.
  • Teaching Patient Safety in Simulated Learning Experiences & M University Development of a Simulation Orientation Program
  • A Maternity Simulation Immersion Project to Improve the Quality of a Freshmen Maternity Experience
  • Evaluation of Student Perceptions of their Competency in Simulation Using Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in Simulation
  • Disaster Preparedness Education Delivered via Simulation
  • Relocating SIM Man
  • And many more! Download the Drexel agenda to see all the courses available!

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Visit the Drexel “Simulation in Healthcare” website to register or learn more!


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Still Time to Register for Meti’s HPSN 2011 & Elsevier Partnership Announcement

Hey all!  There is still time to register and participate in the 2011 HPSN Conference in Tampa, FL – from Feb. 22nd-24th.  This is a free event, and I have been told the conference has been designed to be more of a “user based” engagement rather than demanding a “nursing” or “physician” specific agenda.  Meti’s main website is also promising an announcement about a new partnership with Elsevier.  I look forward to learning more about that!

“Every year, for the last 15 years, a spectacular group of people from all over the world and from every level of healthcare come together to exchange ideas on how to push the envelope of medical simulation to improve learning, competency and ultimately, save lives. HPSN is where the brightest and best leaders, educators, innovators and thinkers in healthcare education gather each year to make meaningful connections for hands-on learning, to share tales of innovation, and to preview the latest simulation technology in an intimate, immersive setting.

At HPSN2011, you’ll find yourself in the company of the doers, makers and thinkers of medical simulation. Let your mind travel a world of ideas in a variety of learning opportunities, whether its specialized training courses, immersive sessions, round-table discussions or lectures. After the sessions, engage with other passionate attendees in critical discussion and problem solving. Here you’ll meet people like you – people who share your vision of integrating simulation to enhance learning and patient care.

And best of all – it’s FREE.”

For more information, check out the HSPN 2011 Website!