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As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.
The EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION DEPARTMENT FOR HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER has an outstanding opportunity for a EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TRAINING SPECIALIST.
The EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TRAINING SPECIALIST is responsible for supporting the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of Harborview-wide ED&I strategic plans to deliver ongoing education for staff and faculty. Education will focus on a variety of topics, including but not limited to – education on trauma-informed care, cultural humility, bias, health literacy, patient- and family-centered care, and health equity in alignment with Harborview’s goals to promote greater equity in the delivery of patient care.
This position will have complex responsibilities as the need for the role has been long standing. As such the work will involve current and ongoing research and interaction with Staff and Faculty in order to facilitate the planning of strategy, design, development, implementation and ongoing evaluation and evolving education of both broad and specific scope in order to address the Harborview-wide need. The need for this work will remain consistent, however addressing the evolving scope will require the incumbent to demonstrate ability for agile and forward thinking, anticipation of unforeseen needs, and willingness to explore areas not yet identified.
One of the position's highest impacts will be to support work to address legislated requirement (SB 5229) that licensed healthcare professionals be afforded free training addressing healthcare inequities and that this training be in place by 2024. This will be an enormous undertaking given the current staffing responsible for the duties as described. Beyond that, the impact of addressing healthcare inequities by the organization is at the forefront of leadership concerns and obligations.
Oversee the development, design, implementation, and evaluation of Harborview plans to deliver ongoing trainings and other educational programs for staff and faculty with ED&I content
Serve as a subject matter expert on ED&I-related training and education initiatives that contribute to the goals of Harborview’s ED&I Council and the UW Medicine Office of Healthcare Equity
Develop systems to document, track, and report on training attendance and evaluation within established Learning Management System (LMS)
Collaborate with HMC’s hospital units/clinics to evolve and adapt UWM DEI curriculum in response to local learning needs
Benchmark ED&I training and related activities at peer institutions to identify best practices.
Review current academic literature and trends in healthcare to develop evidence-based educational programs and research
Using a “Train the Trainer” model, provide on-going coaching and mentoring of staff to become competent assistant facilitators; develop and support units in creating plans to implement cultural humility principles, address bias and existing inequities
Conduct ongoing training sessions and evaluation of educational offerings with HMC’s hospital units and clinics to determine impact, assess outcomes, and make recommendations for improvement
Serve on committees or participate in ED&I-related working groups as directed by the ED&I Director
Manage new projects and special initiatives under the direction of ED&I Director Will Lead training sessions and provide ongoing coaching and mentoring to staff
Bachelor's Degree in Ethnic Studies, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Communications or related field
Demonstrated experience in curriculum/instructional design for adult learners
Two years of demonstrated experience in successfully developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs on topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or multiculturalism
Demonstrated experience using technology and a variety of media in the delivery of educational/training programs
Demonstrated ability to understand and educate a variety of populations about issues of social justice, antiracism, healthcare equity, privilege and marginality, and multiple, complex and intersectional identities.
Demonstrated experience in working across difference and maximizing the richness gained from a variety of worldviews, perspectives, and epistemologies.
Demonstrated experience with project management
Equivalent experience may substitute for degree
Demonstrated experience working and/or training in a higher education setting
Demonstrated experience in training other trainers
Demonstrated experience in curriculum development and classroom teaching, particularly in a higher education setting
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
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