Director, Interprofessional Clinical & Professional Skills Center (ICaPS)

Tucson, AZ
Nov 20, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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UAHS Clin & Interprof Skills

Department Website Link:


University of Arizona Health Sciences


UAHS-Tucson, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

The director is the chief administrator and lead educator in the Interprofessional Clinical and Professional Skills (CaPS) Center. The director leads a team of faculty representatives from University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) Colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy) who are responsible for the coordination of their clinical skills curricula and associated goals and learning objectives. The director collaborates with the team to recruit, hire, train Standardized Patients (SPs), and designs, develops, implements and evaluates the interprofessional SP curricula for UAHS Colleges. The director provides leadership, education, and training to faculty and staff using SP simulation for student teaching and assessment.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

The director advances the interprofessional SP clinical skills and knowledge of the faculty, staff, and students through educational and developmental activities and professional affiliations.


  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and practice standards consistentwith the Clinical and Professional Skills (CaPS) Center’s mission andeducational objectives.
  • Oversee CaPS course design, development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Ensure programs meet quality assurance standards, and faculty and userexpectations.
  • Manage and evaluate Center staff and SPs to assure effective programoperations.
  • Prepare the annual budget, monitor revenue/expenditures.


  • Align SP activities with College curricula, graduation requirements and userexpectations.
  • Serve as an SP simulation mentor and lead educator for clinicians, faculty,and staff.
  • Maintain & enhance professional skills, expertise and innovation, stayingcurrent with advances in interprofessional SP simulation methodology andclinical skills activities.
  • Collect, securely store & share appropriate data with College curricularaffairs faculty and staff on student, SP, and faculty assessment, evaluation,and Continuous Quality Improvement, using digital data storage best practices,in a FERPA compliant manner.
  • Write in collaboration with faculty and staff OSCEs that are evidence-based,consistent with NBME standards, using valid, reliable OSCE scoringscales.
  • Coordinate assessment with College needs; align with College graduationrequirements.


  • Provide comprehensive strategic and operational planning in support of theCenter.
  • Oversee organization, recruitment, training and management of the staff andSPs.

Additionalspecific duties as assigned

  • Work with the Director of the Doctor & Patient course to align the annualschedule.
  • Continue to advance UArizona Health Sciences Colleges as national leaders andinnovators in interprofessional simulation education and SP-based clinicaleducation through research, publications and presentations.
  • Coordinate with the Arizona Simulation & Technology Center (ASTEC)faculty and staff to create new innovative cases, examinations, evaluations andassessments that incorporate both simulation and standardized patients.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor'sdegree.
  • Minimumof 9 years of related work experience, including 5 years of managerialexperience, or equivalent combination of education and workexperience.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Master's preferred. *Experience leading a team, project, program, or function.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


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Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Academic Administration

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$100,000 - $134,858

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Academic Program Mgmt

Job Function:

Academic Administration

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Sharon Vanskiver - [email protected] 520-626-5823

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

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 an 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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