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Simulation Instructor, Simulation Program (Part-Time) (Multiple Positions) (Phoenix, AZ)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

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.

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable). Should include any previous experience related to Simulation and Medical Education.

References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Simulation Instructor, Simulation Program (Part-Time) (Multiple Positions) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phoenix Academic Affairs (0663)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

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 and research initiatives, 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.

The Center for Simulation and Innovation (CSI) at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix is a state-of-the art healthcare simulation facility dedicated, in every sense, to fulfill its mission to continually improving health care through education, research, and advancement of clinical care. The world-class 33,000 square-foot facility is designed to teach all healthcare professionals in a safe and realistic clinical environment. The center features multiple mock hospital rooms and resuscitation bays, surgical, obstetric and pediatric suites, debriefing rooms, and a myriad of high-fidelity mannequins, simulators, and synthetic task trainers.

Members of the Simulation Faculty Pool will have the opportunity to work alongside nationally recognized educators, researchers, and clinicians to help develop an innovative simulation curriculum to enhance medical student education and improve patient care. As part of the simulation team, Simulation Faculty Pool members will also enjoy the benefits of participating in faculty development sessions geared towards improving bedside education, enhancing clinical assessments, and integration of advanced medical technologies into clinical practice.

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.

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Duties & Responsibilities

Simulation based training (SBT) is integrated into all four years of the medical student curriculum at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix. Medical students participate in simulation-based activities centered around small-group teaching with active discussions and debriefings, in addition to procedural training and practice.


Eligible physicians are invited to apply for a Simulation Instructor position. Simulation Instructors will be provided with the opportunity to participate in and facilitate simulation based training events throughout the academic year.


As a Simulation Instructor, physicians will be working alongside our Simulation Curriculum Directors, and our Block, Clerkship, Theme, and Course Directors to develop, review, and organize simulation scenarios used to train and educate our medical students. Simulation Instructors will participate in simulation scenarios and coordinate facilitated debriefing sessions following each scenario to enhance our medical student education. Our Simulation Instructors will also work closely with our simulation team to help coordinate simulation based educational activities, in addition to assisting with the recruitment and training of faculty volunteers participating in our simulation program.


Simulation Instructors will be required to work a minimum of 25 hours in simulation per academic year, with a maximum of 200 hours per academic year.


Simulation Instructors are strongly encouraged to participate in Student Interest Group Simulation Activities that occur throughout the academic year and to participate and attend curricular events and committee meetings as they arise.


Physical Demands:

  • Hear and listen attentively in a simulated environment where there are multiple auditory, visual, tactile, and verbal cues that require prompt responses.
  • Vision capabilities required for this position include: close vision and ability to work on computers. Simulation Instructors must be able to see and interpret computer screens, patient monitors, and read the labels on medications and clinical equipment.
  • Simulation Instructors may be required to stand or sit and facilitate a simulation scenario for up to 5 hours at a time.
  • In certain simulation events, physicians will be required to perform procedures and participate in clinical maneuvers on mannequins and task trainers.
  • Simulation Instructors will be required to work a minimum of 25 hours in simulation per academic year, with a maximum of 200 hours per academic year.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Demonstration of excellent clinical skills.
  • Demonstration of excellent communication skills.
  • Possesses good computer skills and a willingness to learn additional technological skills.
Minimum Qualifications
  • MD or DO.
  • Board Certified.
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Arizona at the time of appointment.
  • Currently in good standing with the medical board of their specialty.
  • Dedicated to the delivery of patient-centered medicine.
  • Available to work a minimum of 25 hours in Simulation per Academic Year.
  • 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
  • Practicing clinician in a medical or surgical specialty that encompasses the content being taught in the Simulation Faculty Track being considered.
  • Previous experience with medical student or graduate medical education preferred.
  • Previous experience in teaching simulation.
  • Demonstrates ability to work as a member of the healthcare team, exhibiting skills, communication practices and behaviors of a team leader.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week Variable
Job Category Medical / Health Professions
Benefits Eligible No
Posted Rate of Pay $100.00 per hour
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21615
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix
Office of Human Resources and Business Administration
COMPHX-HRServices@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 04/14/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 04/24/2017
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.


Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.


Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable). Should include any previous experience related to Simulation and Medical Education.


References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

Diversity Statement
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/17307

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
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • 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 currently do NOT hold a faculty title with The University of Arizona-College of Medicine Phoenix, will you be able to obtain a faculty status and letters of recommendation?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have an MD or DO degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you board eligible/board certified in related area?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Upon hire will you have a full unrestricted license to practice medicine in Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you dedicated to the delivery of patient-centered medicine?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you available to work a minimum of 25 hours in simulation per academic year?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * If you are currently employed at an 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)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents