Health Educator Senior
Health Educator Senior
Clinical Evaluation Center
The Health Educator Senior is a member of a team of Health Educators who are cross-trained and cross-assigned to assist in the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of medical education programs for practicing physicians, physicians in training, and other health care providers.
Reporting to the Simulation Coordinator, responsibilities vary and may include providing expertise in running human patient simulators in a variety of learning environments; co-coordinating and teaching in Clinical Skills I & II for first and second year medical students; educating physicians, nurses, residents, students, staff, and others in medical content and simulation education; and responsibility for maintaining immunization records for students.
General Duties and Responsibilities
- Various teaching responsibilities including:
- Accessing teaching needs and recruiting appropriate individuals (RNs, Paramedics, EMTs etc.) to meet the needs of Clinical Skills I & II courses. These courses span the academic year.
- Prepares materials and teaches various skills to year 1 and year 2 medical students to include open lab sessions throughout the academic year.
- Teach advanced cardiac life support per America Heart Association Guidelines
- Teach separate CPR & ACLS course as requested and assigned.
- Operates a variety of mannequin simulators.
- Identifies, procures and maintains necessary educational materials for educational events that include simulators. Ensuring that all supplies and simulators are present, organized and operational including but not limited to IVs, medicine, props, moulage, etc.
- Reviews, studies, researches and asks clarifying questions regarding clinical content of cases and simulator capabilities.
- Prior to the simulations, the health educator ensures everything is working properly and that all supplies and equipment are working and in place.
- During the simulation, the health educator runs the simulator and programs the simulators appropriately based on the student interventions. The health educator may also portray the role of the patient through the simulator (voice of the simulator).
- Following simulation event, participate in debriefing scenarios within our scope of practice (ex. ACLS, BLS, etc.) and resets equipment and materials as needed.
- Responsible for obtaining and maintaining a website of incoming and current student immunization records, certifications, and drug screens.
- Coordinate immunization clinics for student to administer vaccines and PPD testing.
- Maintain database of instructor certifications and provide information as needed and or required.
- Assist with the Standardized Patient Program which may include case training, Standardized Patient video reviews for proper portrayal and grading, medical interviews, recruiting and support for OSCE, PE Prep and other programs as needed.
- Other related duties as assigned or directed.
This position requires knowledge of clinical skills, sterile technique, use of patient monitoring equipment, use of defibrillators, AEDs, noninvasive monitors, clinical physiologic knowledge, computer proficiency, ability to teach clinical skills to others, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to learn new skills on the job, decision making and problem solving skills, high quality maintenance procedures and practices, attention to detail, calibration and troubleshooting of equipment, ability to provide debriefing sessions. Requires ability to multitask in a busy environment and adapt to changes quickly. Able to work cooperatively within varying teams of medical and simulation professionals.
Education and Experience
- Associate’s Degree with experience as referenced below
- Paramedic with at least 3 years of recent and related experience. Paramedics preferred.
- EMT with at least 6 years of recent and related experience
- LPN with at least 4 years of recent and related experience
- Registered nurse with at least 3 years of clinical experience.
- Medical education experience and pre-hospital patient stabilization experience preferred.
- An equivalent combination of relevant and recent experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Licenses or certifications required for the position
- Licensed EMT, Licensed Paramedic, Licensed Practical Nurse, or Licensed Registered Nurse
- American Heart Association:
- Certified BLS and ACLS
- Certified BLS Instructor card (required within first 6 months)
- Certified ACLS Instructor card (required within first 6 months)
Compensation: This is a full-time, non-classified position; it is exempt from FLSA regulations concerning overtime; minimum base salary is $34,000 though commensurate with education and experience, plus a full state benefits package.
Not all activities of this position occur within the confines of an 8:00-4:30 schedule and will require evening and weekend scheduling as needed. The weekly schedule for this position will be established between the supervisor and the employee and approved given the needs of the department and the institution. Some travel will be required.
This position has been designated as Essential. This means that when WVSOM is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover and continue operations at WVSOM.
Application: Applications will accepted until the position has been filled. Final candidates are subject to employment and credential verification, reference and background checks. All applications are confidential.
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.