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Clinical Skills Evaluator, Doctoring Program (Multiple Positions - Part Time) (Phoenix, AZ)

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ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: If you currently hold a faculty appointment with the College of Medicine-Phoenix, please include the title in your letter. If you do NOT currently hold a faculty appointment, please include a statement indicating your interest in applying for a faculty title with The University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Clinical Skills Evaluator, Doctoring Program (Multiple Positions - Part Time) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phoenix Academic Affairs (0663)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The Clinical Skills Evaluator for the Doctoring Program position will be teaching interviewing and physical exam skills to 1st and/or 2nd year UA medical students in a structured setting using standardized patients (SP). The Center for Clinical Skills and Assessment is outfitted with video monitoring equipment in each of the 24 exam rooms. Students and faculty are required to prepare for each session by completing required reading and viewing of video of the portions of the physical exam that will be practiced at that particular session.

The first year Doctoring Course has been divided into blocks:
Block 1: Molecular Bases and Life and Disease (MBLD)
Block 2: Neurological Sciences (NLS)
Block 3: Cardio Hematology
Block 4: Musculoskeletal (MS)
Block 5: Pulmonary Renal Acid Base (PRAB)

Unusual Working Conditions:

  • Works in a secure environment with artificial lighting. Sessions with students are video recorded.

Physical Demands:

  • Hear and listen attentively
  • Will be required to sit for 2+ hours at a time to observe uninterrupted student experience.

Vision capabilities:

  • Close vision and ability to work on computers; ability to see well with or without corrective lenses and well enough to read standard text and text displayed on screens. May require constant focus on a computer screen for 2+ hours at a time.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the university’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic, research, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

Our Committment to Diversity
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix champions diversity as a core value central to its mission. We are committed to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in our research, clinical and educational missions to meet the needs of the students, faculty, staff and the communities we serve. We believe diversity at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix creates role models, broadens perspectives, combats negative stereotyping and optimizes our ability to provide health care for all.

Such differences include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sex, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, educational backgrounds, and geographic region. The college defines diversity as acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing, nurturing and celebrating differences among people. The College of Medicine – Phoenix values and defines diversity broadly and values variety in life experiences and circumstances. The College of Medicine – Phoenix values students, faculty, and staff who demonstrate a commitment to their communities and those who reside, practice, or provide care in rural, inner-city, and other medically underserved populations within and contiguous with the state of Arizona.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • During each of the blocks there is a concentration on a specific group of organ systems except in the first block when a cursory introduction to medical interviewing and the physical examination is presented. The students will alternate weekly between a continuing longitudinal clinical experience (LCE) and this course. The class of 80 first year students has been divided into thirds, with 1/3 of the class (27 students) attending class on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday afternoon from 1-5:30 pm. Faculty members
    would be present at each session and responsible for 3-6 students.
  • During the various blocks the emphasis is on that group of organ systems. Therefore, the interview and physical exam elements emphasized are focused on those organ systems. For example during the NLS Block the mental status and neurological focus history and examination will be demonstrated.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

*MD or DO
*Board Certified in primary care specialty at the time of appointment
*Licensed to practice medicine in Arizona at the time of appointment.
*Demonstration of excellent clinical skills
*Demonstrated excellent communication skills
*Dedicated to delivery of Patient-centered medicine

*Individuals who are selected for employment and do NOT currently hold a faculty title with The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, will be required to obtain faculty status. This will include obtaining letters of recommendation and review by the appropriate College review committee.

Preferred Qualifications

Availability on one day of the week – Tuesday, Wednesday or an occasional morning session for year 2.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time On Call
Number of Hours Worked per Week Variable
Job Category Medical / Health Professions
Benefits Eligible No
Posted Rate of Pay $100 per hour
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A20954
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Tracie Kraemer

Open Date 06/29/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 07/11/2016
Special Instructions to Applicant

If you currently hold a faculty appointment with the College of Medicine-Phoenix, please include the title in your letter.

If you do NOT currently hold a faculty appointment, please include a statement indicating your interest in applying for a faculty title with The University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix.

Diversity Statement
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * If you are currently employed at a Phoenix affiliated hospital, what is your employment effort (FTE, or percentage of time)? Please note: Due to the clinical affiliate agreement between The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and our affiliate partners, candidates selected for employment must obtain the Chief Administrator's approval for dual employment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have an MD or DO degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents