Simulation Education Specialist

  • Kansas City University
  • Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Feb 06, 2024
Full time Computer & Web Services, Info Technology

Job Description


Simulation Education Specialist

Kansas City Campus

Job Type:

Job Description:

Independently assures the effective and efficient operation of curricular events utilizing simulated patients including planning, scheduling and execution of the events. Ensures all events have adequate human and physical resources to provide positive learning outcomes for students. Promote and maintain all departmental duties and responsibilities in accordance with ASPE and SSiH code of ethics and standards of best practice.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate simulated patient scheduling to ensure coverage, distribution of materials and instructions for all labs, simulated patient events, small groups and simulations
  • Create and distribute schedules for simulated patients and students for all simulated patient encounters
  • Arrange simulated patient candidate interviews, ensure all new hire documentation is complete, when appropriate, schedule and coordinate new hire orientation
  • Train SPs on cases, interpersonal skills, feedback and departmental policies and procedures
  • Serve as primary contact for simulated patients and facilitate communication between simulated patients, department and KCU faculty and staff
  • Communicate with Simulated Patient Manager for SP operational oversight
  • Collaborate with other departmental SESs for training and resource utilization
  • Work with departmental faculty/staff on case and rubric standardization for clinical encounters
  • Oversee Canvas Simulation Patient training course
  • Participate in continued professional development
  • Assist with daily administrative operation of the center
  • Support simulation exercises as needed
  • Engage in community outreach programs
  • Participate on university committees as appointed and university service opportunities
  • Retain current membership in relevant professional societies
  • Participate in departmental research and publication of results
  • Communicate with students in a straightforward and positive way
  • Be flexible and have the ability to adapt to quick changes and work in a dynamic environment
  • Maintain a positive attitude and work well with students, staff, and SP colleagues
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the students
  • Represent department and the University favorably and in accordance with established Core Values
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization

Supportive Functions:

  • Other administrative tasks (i.e., filing, copying, preparing documentation, etc.)


  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Previous experience with simulation and simulated patient methodologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • CHSE certified or eligible to become certified within two years
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

Highly preferred qualifications:

  • Past experience working specifically in UME/GME. Expertise in center management software
  • Demonstrate advanced computer skills and proficiency. Intermediate Microsoft Suite experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other equipment including items stored at various levels, including overhead
  • Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
  • Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
  • Be able to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Be able to sit or stand for up to four consecutive hours without a break
  • Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
  • The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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Kansas City University (KCU), founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit health sciences university with Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Biosciences and a developing College of Dental Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the sixth largest medical school in the nation, the ninth most impactful medical school in primary care for the nation, the tenth most affordable of private medical colleges, and the leading producer of physicians for the State of Missouri. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has two sites strategically located on the University’s campuses in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri, to address the growing needs of both urban and rural populations. The University offers multiple graduate degrees: a doctor of osteopathic medicine; a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology; a master of arts in bioethics; a master of science in the biomedical sciences; a master of business administration in partnership with Rockhurst University; a new master of public health in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and plans to seat the first doctor of dental medicine students in 2023.

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