The Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning (CISL) at the Stanford School of Medicine and its 28,000 square foot Immersive Learning Center (ILC) in the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC) is recognized as a world-leader in Immersive and simulation-based Learning (ISL). For over 25 years, Stanford has been a pioneer in research, curriculum development, and instructor training in simulation in healthcare, through the work of Professor and current Associate Dean for ISL David Gaba MD and a host of other medical school faculty. The ILC offers various immersive learning experiences, including mannequin-based simulation, partial-task training, and standardized patient actors (who are trained to play the role of a patient with a specific medical complaint). The focus on medical education and lifelong learning is the driving force of the ILC. The use of the ILC continues to grow as more immersive activities are being developed for all learner populations, including medical students, housestaff, fellows, and experienced clinicians both from Stanford Medicine and outside institutions.
CISL is seeking a Director of Simulation and Education to manage the daily workflow of simulation-based educational activities that meet the learning needs of faculty, students and clinicians at Stanford. The Director will serve as the first line expert to staff and faculty for medical feasibility of exercises. The Director will work with staff and faculty to help develop simulation scenarios that are medically sound and engaging. The objectives encompass medical and technical aspects, communication and team work skills, and the identification and management of systems issues. The Director has supervisory responsibility over the Simulation Specialist staff, who collaborate with faculty to develop, prepare, and run simulations and other immersive learning exercises. The Director will work in collaboration with faculty to acquire and interpret analytical data about the immersive learning activities and their effectiveness. The desired candidate will have comfort working in an academic environment, familiarity with adult learning theories, supervisory/leadership experience and comfort working with a variety of simulation modalities and equipment.
Partner with faculty to develop new curricula, instructional and assessment methods that employ simulation.
Work collaboratively with faculty and staff from across the institution to promote teamwork, staff development, and curricular evaluation within the center to deliver innovative educational methods.
Interpret learning objectives and create customized simulation training classes; produce simulation-based education scenarios and content.
Serve as an educational consultant to schools and inter-professional initiatives.
May manage the day-to-day operations of the Simulation Center including finances, capital, operations and human resources
Review end of study evaluations and provide feedback on methods and results.
Engage and participate with key constituents and accrediting bodies. May present at conferences.
Support research efforts associated with simulation-based education.
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