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Director Clinical Simulation and Standardized Patient Program

Job Description / Duties

Responsible for directing and coordinating the operational, personnel, and fiscal management of Clinical Simulation and the Standardized Patient Program. Assist, manage and provide direction for training programs in Clinical Simulation and Standardized Patient Program.


- Develop, teach, assess and evaluate educational programs to promote student, trainee, faculty and staff development utilizing simulation education.

- Establish a climate that promotes interdepartmental collaboration between faculty and educators involved in interprofessional education, clinical simulation, quality and patient safety.

- Work collaboratively with clinical and educational leaders to identify and maximize training opportunities for learners and faculty development utilizing simulation for teaching, assessment competencies and research.

- Establishes strong and positive ties with simulation and academic partners by participating in joint simulation meetings and contributing to the advancement of simulation in Central Texas and Baylor Scott & White Health.

- Serve as a liaison to the Temple College Simulation facility to assure compliance with established guidelines for use and function of standardized patients.

- Provides consultation in teaching/learning theory for andragogy and pedagogy.

- Ensure Quality Program Development within BSWH simulation services through teaching, assessment and research to promote the vision of being a leader in simulation in Central Texas.

- Administers policies and procedures that effectively articulate the standards set by accrediting bodies in clinical simulation and affiliated academic programs utilizing the clinical simulation and standardized patient program as an educational resource.

- Monitor efforts of faculty/staff in developing appropriate case scenarios, scripts, and focused questions to be used in standardized patient encounters.

- Assist clinical departments/faculty in establishing the validity and reliability of program activities involving simulation methodology.

- Prepares, monitors and analyzes financial aspects of the program.

- Establish and revise systems and processes to support control of expenses within budget by monitoring the day to day department operations and cash flow in compliance with the approved budgets.

- Maintains utilization records for Clinical Simulation and Standardized Patient Program for input into annual report.

- Establish, monitor and revise policies and procedures in conjunction with selection, orientation, training, staffing and evaluation of the staff.

- Monitors assignments, personnel and maintains appropriate records in accordance with establish policies and procedures.

- Prepares and administers performance evaluations which include achievable and measurable clinical, professional and personal goals for all levels of staff.

- Fulfill Continuing Education Requirements to maintain required Qualifications

- Remain current with relevant trends and innovations by participating in external professional associations and seminars as needed

- Attend classes for continuing education of current issues related to area of responsibility

Qualifications / Required Skills


- Understanding of clinical and/or educational training with experience in social science, education research or administration preferred.

- Minimum of 3 years in healthcare or education required.

- Masters Degree in health / life sciences and/or education. Doctorate Degree preferred.


- Masters Degree

- 3+ years of experience

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