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Adult Educator I

Tucson, AZ
Type: Full-Time
Posted: 06/17/2021

Posting Number: req5753

Department: UAHS Clin & Interprof Skills

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1670 E Drachman St, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The Medical Education Professional I/Adult Educator I will assist in the Interprofessional Clinical and Professional Skills Center (ICaPS). Reporting to the Associate Director of ICaPS, the Medical Education Professional I/Adult Educator I will perform professional-level work supporting the Standardized Patient (SP) Program within UA Health Sciences. The role will require collaboration with curriculum directors and coordinators, faculty, and staff within the various colleges of UAHS will be required.

ICaPS is responsible for the Standardized Patient Program, which serves as a teaching and assessment clinic for multiple health science colleges. ICaPS, in collaboration with the College of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Veterinary Medicine, develops and administers educational programs. We are committed to strengthening and advancing the faculty and the curriculum via development programs. Medical Education Professionals/Adult Educators support the daily activities of ICaPS in the areas of training and evaluating our SPs. SPs are lay people who educate medical students and other health professionals through role-playing patient encounters and evaluating student performance.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

These professionals are also responsible for building working relationships with colleges in Health Science to ensure that activities are successful and that all learning objectives are addressed.

  • Educate and monitor the professional development of the SP Adult Educators, including an initial introduction to SP methodology and continuous monitoring of their training skills.
  • Train SPs to accurately portray cases and to use techniques to improve the authenticity of SP portrayals.
  • Teach SPs to portray abnormal physical exam findings accurately.
  • Teach SPs how to give verbal and written feedback to all learners.
  • Assess ongoing quality assurance of SPs written and verbal feedback.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Up to 1 year of relevant work experience may be required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • Must be able to work occasional additional hours and weekends as needed to based client schedules.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with physicians, staff, and students independently.
  • Must be able to manage several projects concurrently and prioritize tasks.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to exercise discretion in working with highly confidential and sensitive matters.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Academic Administration

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $18.03 - $25.04

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Med Education Prgm

Job Function

Academic Administration

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Colette Scott |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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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