Nurse/Patient Coordinator

Job description

Job no: 698521
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 72
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Human Medicine Dean 10022430
Sub Area: NURS- Nurses
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Nurses- NURS, Education/Training, Health Care Professional, Health Care Support, Non-Union
Position Summary

Under the direction of the Manager and the Medical Director of Simulation, this position coordinates the standardized patient (SP) medical simulation program. The position works with staff and faculty to recruit, interview, and assess a pool of SPs for participation in curricular events for the College of Human Medicine medical students. This position works to schedule SPs to implement developed simulation scenarios, procedural skill techniques, and event activities coinciding with the medical school curriculum. This position leads the process for training standardized patients with the knowledge and skills to both portray patients in cases for student practice, as well as evaluate students on performance. The position will be cross-trained to assist with all other aspects of the Simulation Centers’ mission when called upon. This position may include travel, however rare, to other College of Human Medicine sites, for training/coordination/staffing purposes.

50% Standardized Patients (SPs):

Develop and implement all aspects of the standardized patient program to meet CHM educational objectives.

Compile, maintain, market and utilize a database to develop and maintain a diverse pool of simulated patients and health care professionals to meet case criteria.

Recruit, orient, schedule and supervise standardized patients/health care professionals hired for simulation events.

Develop and implement processes and tools to facilitate communication with standardized patients and health care professionals on an ongoing basis.

Collaborate with clinical skills faculty and staff to deliver coordinated student clinical skills curricular experiences.

Develop and implement processes to evaluate standardized patient and health care professional performance; identify and address opportunities for improvement.

Apply quality improvement measures and tools, to monitor and promote quality throughout the SP program.

Participate in the development, evaluation and revision of case materials utilized for SP training and events.

Manage expenses related to SP program budget, including coordination of payments to SP and management of supplies.

Create and maintain appropriate documentation related to the SP program including, but not limited to, policies, procedures, case materials, training materials, templates, checklists, evaluation tools.

Evaluate new clinical skills events for cost effectiveness

Assist with training new staff, including SP training in person and videoconferencing to other CHM sites.

40% Simulation:

Collaborate with other members of the Center’s multi-disciplinary team to develop and deliver clinically focused simulation opportunities for students and external clients, including clinical skills core competencies.

Create simulation cases utilizing clinical expertise, principles of simulation and adult learning; including development of cases, training, participant instructions, and evaluation materials

Coordinate the programming of simulators for clinically appropriate training scenarios; may operate or assist with operation of simulators during training or assessment programs.

Coordinate room set up, including necessary equipment, education materials, supportive documents and props for events.

Lead or participate in tours and/or demonstration events for key constituents, partners, potential students, and clients.

Staying up-to-date with clinical knowledge base as well as with simulation-based medical education knowledge.

10% Case Development:

Development, review, feedback, and process improvement


Responsibility for the Work of Others:

First level supervision over SP and health care professionals

Responsibility for the Health/Safety of Others:

The job includes responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Work Environment:

The job requires extensive walking and standing. May include lifting and moving equipment. Hours may include occasional after-hours commitment (e.g. early morning, evening, and/or weekends).

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his or her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Nursing; six months to one year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in assessing health conditions and nursing; or equivalent combination of education and experience. The position also requires the possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completion of a minimum of two (2) years of clinical patient care or equivalent experience; minimum 1 year experience in planning, developing, implementing, evaluating, and customizing clinical education, and/or standardized patient or simulation programs; 1-2 years in patient and/or clinical staff education programs. Experience in health-related higher education. Broad experience in clinical setting. Formal education or certification related to standardized patient training and/or simulation; minimum 1 year experience in teaching/training experience within the medical profession with standardized patient methods and simulation technologies; experience working with diverse populations of learners; ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with all levels of organizational personnel; must be committed and dedicated to the concept of standardized patient/simulation education; possess a vision of the importance of this teaching in medical education.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter

Work Hours

variable depending on event schedule

Advertised: Apr 7, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Apr 20, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 4/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time