The Curriculum Manager position supports the educational, research and administrative aspects of simulation-based courses and projects. Reporting to the Staff Director, the Education Specialist assists in the curriculum development, assessment, and research activities at UCSimulation Center. Manages course administration and curriculum development by employing theories and methodologies of SBE to meet institutional and Center goals. Collects and analyzes educational data to determine if program objectives are being met. Conducts research activities to support faculty in all stages of research design from grant writing to data analysis.
Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
Manage projects that cross many disciplines, providing consultation and support to multi-disciplinary performance improvement teams and initiatives in order to accomplish measurable process improvements.
Employ performance improvement methodology, tools and techniques in a clinical environment in order to achieve institutional goals.
Interpret and present educational data, quality and safety data, with data processing and analysis.
Assist in writing and reconciling educational grants.
Utilize an enterprise-level learning management system to develop and support CME programs.
Contribute to the planning process for educational activities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting information to help identify educational needs (i.e. gap analysis, needs assessment, learning objectives, educational outcomes studies, etc.).
Must familiarize oneself with project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member, to effectively implement courses and coordinate the activities of the Core.
A strong understanding of simulation and its methods is key to ensure the most effective courses and impact on learning.
Good working knowledge of technology and software as this person may occasionally operate simulators and update the Center's website.
Communication skills are key to effectively engage with faculty and senior leadership regarding the status and projections of specific projects or functions related to the business and goals of the Simulation Center.
Must have broad understanding of medical education, specifically simulationâ“based education, and performance improvement techniques needed to support superior healthcare quality, safety, and operational outcomes at the University of Chicago Medicine.
Ability to coordinate and prioritize a variety of activities in a timely manner.
Problem-solving/analytic skills with an ongoing attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and writing skills, including the ability to synthesize and translate complicated material into reports, summaries and presentations.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Masterâ™s degree or higher in a Health Care, Public Health, Health Education or Performance Improvement field or equivalent required.
2 yearsâ™ experience as a coordinator/education specialist in simulation-based medical education required.
2 yearsâ™ experience in a healthcare performance improvement or research position, or other advanced position required.
2 yearsâ™ experience in an academic medical center or hospital required.
Ability to coordinate projects among many functional units; project management experience and knowledge of project management tools and techniques required.
Ability to manage, interpret, analyze complex research data required.
Understanding of regulatory, accrediting and external reporting requirements as applied to hospitals required.
Exceptional communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with all levels of staff, including physicians and administrative staff required
Ability to elicit cooperation and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external leaders required.
Must be self-motivated: given appropriate direction for goals, must be able to work autonomously in a sometimes ambiguous and changing environment required
Familiarity with database design/management.
Knowledge of lean methodology, statistical process control preferred.
Experience preparing publishing in academic journals preferred.
Familiarity with website management preferred.
Cover Letter preferred
Reference Contact Information preferred
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