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.
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.
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
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is a free-standing medical school nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. WVSOM is located in "America's Coolest Small Town" (Budget Magazine 2011) just minutes from the famed Greenbrier® Resort, a Five Diamond hotel and spa and host of the PGA’s annual Greenbrier Classic. WVSOM brings over 40 years of history serving the health and wellness needs of the Greenbrier Valley, the state of West Virginia and beyond. The school’s small-town, rural community cherishes its connection with the college and our students are actively engaged in service outreach and support for over 40 non-profit organizations in this area. Additionally, WVSOM faculty and staff enjoy a vibrant cultural community which features one of only four operating Carnegie Halls in the world, as well as the state professional theatre of West Virginia. Throughout the year, employees can enjoy live plays and musicals, a broad representation of visual artists, an annual chocolate festival, a flourishing literary series, and live music events within a historic preservation area featuring 19th century architecture, unique shops and dining, and limitless outdoor recreation. This one...-of-a-kind environment brings together farmers and artists, lumbermen and world-renowned musicians, holistic physicians and thrill-seeking whitewater rafters in a diverse melting pot that is truly unique!
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