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Part Time Faculty (MD, DO) - Clinical Skills Evaluator, Doctoring (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724

Posting Number: req17502

Department: COM Phoenix Academic Affairs

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

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

Position Highlights

The Center for Clinical Skills and
Assessments is currently seeking faculty Clinical Skills Evaluator for the
Doctoring Program to teach and assess interviewing and physical exam skills
to 1st and/or 2nd year UA medical students in a structured setting using
standardized patients (SP). The Center is outfitted with video monitoring
equipment in each of the 24 exam rooms. The space is equipped with
LearningSpace, a web-based technology, which allows for the video recording
of the SP encounters, and also allows faculty to view live and students to
review the encounters after the event allowing for feedback and assessment.

During each of the blocks there is
a concentration on a specific group of organ systems except in the first
block when a cursory introduction to medical interviewing and the physical
examination is presented. Therefore, the interview and physical exam elements
emphasized are focused on those organ systems.

The first year Doctoring Course
has been divided into blocks:

  • Block 1: Molecular Bases and Life and Disease (MBLD)
  • Block 2: Musculoskeletal Neurologic (MSNS 1)
  • Block 3: Neurological Sciences (NS 2)
  • Block 4 Cardiovascular Hematology (CV-Heme)
  • Block 5: Pulmonary Renal Acid Base (PRAB)

With the academic year beginning the 1st week
in July and ending mid-May.

Year 2 is compressed beginning 2nd week of July and ends mid-December. The second year Doctoring Course has been divided into blocks:

  • Block 1: GI, metabolism, Diabetes, Nutritional Science (GIMDN)
  • Block 2: Reproduction, Endocrine, Behavior through the life span (REBLS)

The class of 120 students has been
divided into half with 1/3 of the class attending class on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday afternoon from 12:45-5:45 pm,
approximately every other week. Each of these groups is further divided into
cohorts of three students each and assigned to a physician coach (Cohort
Faculty). Assigned student faculty pairings remain the same for the semester to ensure that
each student is monitored for adequate progress. Module Faculty members also
assist in teaching Modules. Module Faculty are present at each session and
responsible for 6 students.

The successful candidate will
fulfill the responsibilities of a faculty member in an appropriate
department, actively participate in teaching, clinical service and/or
scholarly work, and must qualify for an appointment at the rank of Assistant,
Associate or Full Professor.

The University of Arizona College
of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus 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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recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about
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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Attend all assigned Clinical Skills & Assessment
  • Teach interviewing and physical exam skills to 1st
    and/or 2nd year UA medical students in a structured setting using
    standardized patients (SP).
  • Prepare for each session by completing required
    reading and viewing of video of the portions of the physical exam that
    will be practiced at that particular session.
  • Direct student learning with a focus on proficient
    history taking using Patient-Centered Interviewing techniques (including
    emotion seeking and emotion validation tools and motivational interview
  • Demonstrate physical examinations with efficiency and
    score students accurately.
  • Develop documentation skills to promote concise, precise,
    valid entries into the medical record.
  • Proficiently navigate and utilize SharePoint website and
    LearningSpace application to access videos, view cases, and enter
    assessments and evaluations.
  • Demonstrate approach to critical thinking to enable
    the student to develop both broad and then focused differentials based
    on the standardized patient (SP) presentations.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or DO.
  • Board Certified at the time of appointment.
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Arizona at the time of
  • Dedicated to delivery of Patient-centered medicine.
  • 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.
  • Able to commit to a designated afternoon either
    Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday when class is scheduled.

Preferred Qualifications

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

* Teaching experience in an academic environment at the undergraduate medical student level.

* Primary care specialty.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: Varies

Job FTE: .02 - 0.08

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: 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: 3

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).

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: If you currently hold a faculty appointment with the College of Medicine-Phoenix, please include the title in your letter. If you do NOT currently hold a faculty appointment, please include a statement indicating your interest in applying for a faculty title with The University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix.

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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