Director of Clinical Skills- Carle Illinois College of Medicine

University of Illinois Board of Trustees - Champaign, IL
University of Illinois Board of Trustees - Champaign, IL
University of Illinois Board of Trustees - Champaign, IL
Job Description

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is the world’s first engineering focused medical school dedicated to delivering the highest quality experience for all students. The Director of Clinical Skills is responsible for ensuring that Carle Illinois students graduate with exceptional clinical skills, and specifically that they successfully demonstrate competency in the Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. .

Clinical education spans all 3 phases of our curriculum. In Phase 1, students participate in a yearlong Introduction to Clinical Practice, which includes weekly clinic visits and weekly small group sessions to lay the foundation in communication skills, physical examinations skills, medical documentation and presentation, and procedural skills. Students participate in four Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) examinations in this first year. The second year begins with the longitudinal Family Medicine clerkship, which occurs in parallel with the completion of the pre-clinical curriculum. Two OSCEs are scheduled in this clerkship. Phase 2 is the major clinical year, with five 10-week blocks of clerkships and electives. A ‚Äúprogress OSCE‚ÄĚ follows each clerkship block, with a gateway OSCE at the end of Phase 2. Phase 3 includes multiple electives, a sub-internship, a ‚ÄúCareer Boot Camp‚ÄĚ and the Capstone and Data Science project courses.¬†

In 2020 the Carle Illinois College of Medicine will occupy the newly-renovated Medical Sciences Building (MSB), which includes 16 small group rooms for our year 1 and 2 Phase 1 classes. Eight of these rooms include a patient bed to allow incorporation of standardized patients into the sessions. The MSB has an 8-room standardized patient center with central monitoring and video capture using B line software. Carle Illinois is the major user for the Jump Simulation Center, which is located in the nearby Everitt Laboratory. Simulation technologies range from task trainers, many of which will be housed at MSB, to Laerdal high-fidelity manikins such as SimMan 3G. Simulation center staff currently include a manager and technician. The Standardized Patient program currently has two staff positions and a roster of approximately 40 standardized patients.

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits eligible, academic professional position. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified candidates can petition for up to 20% time to be allocated to clinical practice or grant funded research. The Director of Clinical Skills reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The start date will be as soon as possible after the close of the search.

Responsibilities and Duties:

‚Äʬ†Responsible for the design, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive and cohesive program within the curriculum that ensures fulfillment of standards for exceptional clinical skills competencies
o Work with education leaders, course directors and clerkship directors to ensure horizontal and vertical integration of clinical skills within the curriculum
o Develop and conduct workshops/presentations and other sessions as appropriate for faculty who participate in clinical skills instruction
o Work with simulation staff to develop and maintain programs to teach and assess clinical skills

o Serve on the Clinical Practice course committee; provide direct teaching in this course as needed
o Develop and implement methods of assessment to track student performance in clinical skills
o Provide direct feedback and coaching to students to support development of clinical skills

‚Äʬ†Serve as the Medical Director of the Standardized Patient Program
o Provide leadership to ensure that standardized patient activities align with the curriculum, learning objectives, and required clinical competencies; ensure the Standardized Patient Program meets clinical faculty and user expectations.
o Oversee development and deployment of all OSCE examinations
o Provide quality control for OSCE examinations
o Collaborate with the staff of the Standardized Patient Program to develop policies and uniform rubrics and benchmarks for student performance.
o Create and deploy a training program for standardized patients to develop a cadre able to provide direct instruction and feedback to students for clinical skills acquisition.

‚Äʬ†Provide leadership across the curriculum and between functions within academic affairs
o Serve on the Phase 1 curriculum committee
o Attend the Curriculum Oversight Committee meetings and provide reports and data to the Committee as needed
o Work with the Director of Faculty Development to provide faculty training and coaching in the teaching and assessment of student clinical skills
o Develop and oversee the Career Boot Camp course
o Work closely with the Associate Dean and senior leadership to prepare supporting documentation as required for Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation standards.

o Foster a culture of diversity and inclusion within the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine.
o Support diversity in all aspects of the educational experience and foster positive collegial relationships amongst students, staff, and faculty.
o Support the educational mission of the college, maintaining appropriate confidentiality of information and materials, in accordance with related student and patient regulations, such as FERPA and HIPAA.
o Establish and maintain effective working relationships; work cooperatively and collegially with others in a manner consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect; support and engage in equal employment opportunity principles, rules, and regulations.
o Participate in appropriate national organizations to keep abreast of new concepts to provide optimal and continually updated technologies and service to the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s needs.
o Participate in required annual trainings, including: FERPA, Title IX and Illinois Ethics
o Champion positive inter-professional relationships bridging the college’s private/public organization and missions.
o Occasional travel may be required.

Required education:
MD or DO degree (or equivalent) and completion of a minimum of one-year postgraduate training

Required experience:
‚Äʬ†Minimum of two years‚Äô experience as faculty in a medical school, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program, or ACGME accredited training program
‚Äʬ†Minimum of one year‚Äôs experience with clinical skills instruction and assessment
‚Äʬ†Outstanding communication skills and the ability to effectively develop and deliver presentations.
‚Äʬ†Strong technical skills. Demonstrated ability to learn new software quickly

Preferred experience:
‚Äʬ†Demonstrated success leading a clinical skills course
‚Äʬ†Experience developing assessments, especially standardized patient based OSCEs
‚Äʬ†Participation in national organizations associated with medical education
‚Äʬ†Prior success as a medical education scholar as demonstrated by presentations and publications

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
‚Äʬ†Ability to handle sensitive situations and information with discretion. Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diplomacy, patience and courtesy; ability to cultivate collaborative and mentoring relationships, solve problems, think creatively and resolve conflicts.
‚Äʬ†Demonstrated skill in working collaboratively in a team environment and independently. Ability to effectively organize, prioritize and deliver under pressure with competing priorities. Must be able to adjust priorities quickly and multitask with excellent organizational skills. Experience of success in a complex and dynamic work environment.

Procedure for candidacy:
For more information on the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, please visit . 

For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by no later than August 20th, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested candidates must create a candidate profile through . If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Submit the Staff Vacancy Application
1. Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form
2. Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), contact information of three professional references.

For more information regarding the application process, please contact Carle Illinois College of Medicine Human Resources at .

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

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