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

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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 Center for Clinical Skills and Assessments is currently seeking faculty Clinical Skills Evaluator for the Doctoring Program to teach and assess 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. The space is equipped with LearningSpace, a web-based technology, which allows faculty and staff to set up, control and videotape the encounters, and also allows faculty and students to review the encounters on any computer with an internet connection. Each room is equipped with all relevant clinical tools as well as a desktop computer, with a second desktop computer just outside the door, making feedback and assessment quite simple for faculty, students and standardized patients.

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. 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.

The first year Doctoring Course has been divided into blocks:

  • Block 1: Molecular Bases and Life and Disease (MBLD)
  • Block 2: Musculoskeletal Neurologic (MSNS 1)
  • Block 3: Neurological Sciences (NS 2)
  • Block 4 Cardiovascular Hematology (CV-Heme)
  • Block 5: Pulmonary Renal Acid Base (PRAB)

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 half with 1/2 of the class (40 students) attending class on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon from 1-5:15 pm. Each of these groups is further divided into cohorts of three students each and assigned to a physician preceptor. Preceptor assignments remain the same for the academic year to ensure that each student is monitored for adequate progress. Faculty members would be present at each session and responsible for 3-6 students. 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. Additionally, there might be a need for additional one-on-one skill building activities with students as needed.

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.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Attend all assigned Clinical Skills & Assessment Sessions.
  • Teach interviewing and physical exam skills to 1st and/or 2nd year UA medical students in a structured setting using standardized patients (SP).
  • 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.
  • Direct student learning with a focus on proficient history taking using Patient-Centered Interviewing techniques (including emotion seeking and emotion validation tools)
  • Demonstrate physical examinations with efficiency and score students accurately.
  • Develop documentation skills to promote concise, precise, valid entries into the medical record.
  • Proficiently navigate and utilize LearningSpace application to access videos, view cases, and enter assessments and evaluations.
  • Demonstrate approach to critical thinking to enable the student to develop both broad and then focused differentials based on the standardized patient (SP) presentations.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High degree of accuracy with attention to detail
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and web based software and applications.
  • Demonstration of excellent clinical skills

Physical Demands:

  • Hear and listen attentively
  • Will be required to sit for 2+ hours at a time to observe uninterrupted student experience.
  • Works in a secure environment with artificial lighting. Sessions with students are video recorded.
  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications
  • MD or DO
  • Board Certified at the time of appointment
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Arizona at the time of appointment.
  • 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 – Afternoons Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Teaching experience in an academic environment at the undergraduate medical student level.
  • Primary care specialty.
FLSA Non-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 A22364
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

Open Date 01/26/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/05/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant

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).

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

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.

Diversity Statement

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 a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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
  2. * Please confirm that you understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
    • I understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
  3. * Do you have an MD or DO degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * 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)

  5. * Do you currently have an Arizona medical license; AND are you board eligible or board certified?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * 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
  7. * Are you dedicated to the delivery of patient-centered medicine?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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