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Part-Time Faculty (MD, DO) - Simulation Center Instructor (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req17930

Department: COM Phoenix Academic Affairs

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 435 E. 5th St. , Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

As of 6/21, this position's FTE has been updated from 0.10 to 0.025. The Center for Simulation and Innovation (CSI) at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix is a state-of-the art healthcare simulation facility dedicated, in every sense, to fulfill its mission to continually improving health care through education, research, and advancement of clinical care. The world-class 33,000 square-foot facility is designed to teach all healthcare professionals in a safe and realistic clinical environment. The center features multiple mock hospital rooms and resuscitation bays, surgical, obstetric and pediatric suites, debriefing rooms, and a myriad of high-fidelity mannequins, simulators, and synthetic task trainers.

Members of the Simulation Faculty Pool will have the opportunity to work alongside nationally recognized educators, researchers, and clinicians to help develop an innovative simulation curriculum to enhance medical student education and improve patient care. As part of the simulation team, Simulation Faculty Pool members will also enjoy the benefits of participating in faculty development sessions geared towards improving bedside education, enhancing clinical assessments, and integration of advanced medical technologies into clinical practice.

Applications are accepted year-round with hiring times being based on the Center's staffing needs. Please note, we may not hire every month.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Bioscience Core in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University's priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Simulation based
    training (SBT) is integrated into all four years of the medical student
    curriculum at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix.
    Medical students participate in simulation-based activities centered
    around small-group teaching with active discussions and debriefings, in
    addition to procedural training and practice.
  • Eligible
    physicians are invited to apply for a Simulation Instructor position.
    Simulation Instructors will be provided with the opportunity to
    participate in and facilitate simulation based training events throughout
    the academic year.
  • As a Simulation
    Instructor, physicians will be working alongside our Simulation Curriculum
    Directors, and our Block, Clerkship, Theme, and Course Directors to
    develop, review, and organize simulation scenarios used to train and
    educate our medical students. Simulation Instructors will participate in
    simulation scenarios and coordinate facilitated debriefing sessions
    following each scenario to enhance our medical student education. Our
    Simulation Instructors will also work closely with our simulation team to
    help coordinate simulation based educational activities, in addition to
    assisting with the recruitment and training of faculty volunteers
    participating in our simulation program.
  • Simulation
    Instructors will be required to work a minimum of 25 hours in simulation
    per academic year, with a maximum of 200 hours per academic year.
  • Simulation
    Instructors are strongly encouraged to participate in Student Interest
    Group Simulation Activities that occur throughout the academic year and to
    participate and attend curricular events and committee meetings as they

Physical Demands: 

  • Hear and listen
    attentively in a simulated environment where there are multiple auditory,
    visual, tactile, and verbal cues that require prompt responses.
  • Vision
    capabilities required for this position include: close vision and ability
    to work on computers. Simulation Instructors must be able to see and
    interpret computer screens, patient monitors, and read the labels on
    medications and clinical equipment.
  • Simulation
    Instructors may be required to stand or sit and facilitate a simulation
    scenario for up to 5 hours at a time.
    In certain simulation events, physicians will be required to perform
    procedures and participate in clinical maneuvers on mannequins and task
  • Simulation Instructors
    will be required to work a minimum of 25 hours in simulation per academic year,
    with a maximum of 200 hours per academic year.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or DO.
  • Board Certified.
  • Licensed to
    practice medicine in Arizona at the time of appointment.
  • Currently in good
    standing with the medical board of their specialty.
  • Dedicated to the
    delivery of patient-centered medicine.
  • Available to work
    a minimum of 25 hours in Simulation per Academic Year.
  • Individuals who are
    selected for employment and do NOT currently hold a faculty title with The
    University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, will be required to obtain
    faculty status. This will include obtaining letters of recommendation and
    review by the appropriate College review committee.

Preferred Qualifications

* Practicing clinician in a medical or surgical specialty that encompasses the content being taught in the Simulation Faculty Track being considered.

* Previous experience with medical student or graduate medical education preferred.

* Previous experience in teaching simulation.

* Demonstrates ability to work as a member of the healthcare team, exhibiting skills, communication practices and behaviors of a team leader.

* One year of technical experience working in a remote or virtual environment using video conferencing software, preferably Zoom.

Rank: To be Determined

Tenure Information

Part-Time Hourly (NTE)

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: Varies

Job FTE: 0.025

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Teaching Faculty

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: $100 per Hour

Compensation Type: hourly rate

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 0

Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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