Part-Time Faculty (MD, DO) - Simulation Center Instructor (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

Tucson, AZ
Feb 13, 2021
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medicine
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



COM Phoenix Academic Affairs

Department Website Link:

College of Medicine-Phoenix

Medical Sub-Speciality:


Greater Phoenix Area


435 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights:

The Center for Simulation and Innovation (CSI) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is a state-of-the art healthcare simulation facility dedicated, in every sense, to fulfill its mission to continually improving health care through education, research, and advancement of clinical care. The world-class 33,000 square-foot facility is designed to teach all healthcare professionals in a safe and realistic clinical environment. The center features 14 mock hospital rooms including resuscitation bays, surgical, obstetric and pediatric suites, plus debriefing rooms, and a myriad of high-fidelity mannequins, simulators, and synthetic task trainers.

Members of the Simulation Faculty Pool will have the opportunity to work alongside nationally recognized educators, researchers, and clinicians to help develop an innovative simulation curriculum to enhance medical student education and improve patient care. As part of the simulation team, Simulation Faculty Pool members will also enjoy the benefits of participating in faculty development sessions geared towards improving bedside education, enhancing clinical assessments, and integration of advanced medical technologies into clinical practice.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Simulation based training (SBT) is integrated into all four years of the medical student curriculum at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Medical students participate in simulation-based activities centered around small-group teaching with active discussions and debriefings, in addition to procedural training and practice.
  • Eligible physicians are invited to apply for a Simulation Instructor position. Simulation Instructors will be provided with the opportunity to participate in and facilitate simulation based training events throughout the academic year.
  • As a Simulation Instructor, physicians will be working alongside our Simulation Medical Director and Curriculum Co-Directors, and our Block, Clerkship, Theme, and Course Directors to develop, review, and organize simulation scenarios used to train and educate our medical students. Simulation Instructors will participate in simulation scenarios and coordinate facilitated debriefing sessions following each scenario to enhance our medical student education. Our Simulation Instructors will also work closely with our simulation team to help coordinate simulation based educational activities, in addition to assisting with the recruitment and training of faculty volunteers participating in our simulation program.
  • Simulation Instructors may be required to run the simulation equipment as a Simulation Operator and voice of the patient, often concurrent with faculty instructor role in simulations, including computers, mannequins and task trainers.

Physical Demands:

  • Hear and listen attentively in a simulated environment where there are multiple auditory, visual, tactile, and verbal cues that require prompt responses.
  • Vision capabilities required for this position include: close vision and ability to work on computers. Simulation Instructors must be able to see and interpret computer screens, patient monitors, and read the labels on medications and clinical equipment.
  • Simulation Instructors will be required to sitor stand for 30 to 60 minutes at a time; to talk for 20 minutes duringdebriefing sessions, and be able to perform procedures on task trainersrequiring physical dexterity consistent with their medical specialty. Whenperforming an Inter-Professional Presence role (aka "IPP", such asnurse, tech) or as Simulation
  • Operator, will need to use a mouse and keyboard,lift up to fifty pounds, bend/stoop to access drawers and reach overhead tolift and hang simulated medications and IV fluid bags. Accommodations for ADAwill be provided when requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MD or DO.
  • Board Certified.
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Arizona at the time of appointment.
  • Currently in good standing with the medical board of their specialty.
  • Dedicated to the delivery of patient-centered medicine.
  • Individuals who are selected for employment anddo NOT currently hold a faculty title with The University of Arizona College ofMedicine – Phoenix, will be required to obtain faculty status. This willinclude obtaining letters of recommendation and review by the appropriateCollege review committee.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Practicing clinician in a medical or surgical specialty that encompasses the content being taught in the Simulation Faculty Track being considered.

• Previous experience with medical student or graduate medical education preferred.

• Previous experience in teaching simulation.

• Demonstrates ability to work as a member of the healthcare team, exhibiting skills, communication practices and behaviors of a team leader.

• All specialties are welcome and have a role. Our events provide the most teaching opportunities for Primary Care and Emergency Medicine specialists.

• One year of technical experience working in a remote or virtual environment using video conferencing software, preferably Zoom.

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Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

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Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Teaching 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:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Faculty selected for this teaching opportunity will be required to obtain faculty status within the appropriate academic department. This will include obtaining letters of recommendation and review by the appropriate College review committee.

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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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