POSITION OPENINGS at the Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL) of MedStar Health
The Simulation and Training Environment Lab (SiTEL) of MedStar Health is currently seeking a Managing Director to provide overall operational and financial leadership for SiTEL’s five divisions: Clinical Simulation Services, Media Services, Outreach Services, Clinical Educator Services, and the Software House. The Managing Director will directly supervise the Director of each of these divisions, and will also be responsible for strategic business planning, budget management, program development, marketing, staffing development, vendor relationships, contracting, and grants administration. Individuals who are qualified for this position must have a Masters Degree and over ten years of progressive leadership experience in the healthcare field. Candidates should have significant knowledge of clinical simulation operations; educational theory and application; healthcare business, clinical, and research operations; and program development. The Director of Operations will be based in Washington, DC but may occasionally travel to the Baltimore location. This position will report to the Director of SiTEL.
Director of Clinical Simulation Services
The SiTEL Director of Clinical Simulation Services (CSS) provides planning, management, and direction for all MedStar Health Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) facilities, in situ simulation, lab simulation, standardized simulation, and ACLS, PALS, and BLS training programs. The Director of CSS provides oversight to a staff of 15 full time employees, including three managers, and over a dozen part time and PRN employees. The SiTEL SCS facilities include the 5,500SF CSC North, and the 6,500 CSC South, with a 1500SF satellite opening this year. The position oversees all instructional and operational aspects of the CSS, budget, and human resources issues. We seek a candidate who identifies opportunities for improvement, innovation, implementation and integration of patient simulation technology into existing healthcare curricula, and who serves as a national and international ambassador to showcase the expertise and accomplishments of the CSC. Masters degree preferred, but Bachelors will be considered in the setting of significant experience. Progressively responsible leadership experience with a minimum of two years experience in a clinical simulation environment is required, and a clinical background is strongly preferred.
Director of Research and Academics
The SiTEL Director of Research and Academics will oversee the development of a nationally competitive research and academic program at SiTEL. This position will be responsible for obtaining funding in the form of grants and contracts, managing the operational and financial aspects of all research projects, and facilitating research among faculty. The Research Director will foster collaboration with SiTEL’s associated faculty, provide mentorship to junior researchers and a simulation research fellow, and is expected to encourage staff to participate in research and presentation activities to enhance the national reputation of SiTEL. The successful candidate will have a history of significant research funding and academic scholarship, including a track record of obtaining federal funding from agencies such as AHRQ and NIH. A terminal degree is required (MD, PhD, or equivalent), with at least 5 years post graduate experience demonstrating a highly aggressive track record as an independently funded researcher. This position will report directly to the Director of SiTEL.
The Clinical Educator collaborates with clinical faculty, subject matter experts, simulation technologists and digital media services in the development of patient safety focused curriculum. The position requires a strong clinical background combined with the understanding of simulation technologies and adult learning principles. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree and a clinical background. Master’s degree preferred. Candidates should have at least five years of experience in developing and implementing clinical education and training.
This Outreach Coordinator provides outreach services, guidance and consulting support to users of SITEL’s Learning Management System (LMS) and live training programs. The goal is to assure that customers are fully using the LMS to its capabilities. Plans, develops, implements, and facilitates outreach “train the trainer” education and training programs for assigned groups that collaborate and use SiTEL’s programs. This position serves as an ambassador to SiTEL’s constituents, both inside and outside of the MedStar Health system. A bachelors degree and outstanding interpersonal skills and technical knowledge are required.
To apply for either position, please send your CV to jobs@MedicalHFE.org
Description of the Environment
The Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL) is the education technology group of MedStar Health, a 10-hospital $4.5B not-for-profit healthcare company serving the Baltimore and Washington DC region. SiTEL is made up of 55 talented individuals working in five primary teams:
SiTEL’s mission is to transform educational approaches in healthcare by developing 21st century training technologies with state of the art educational approaches that are user friendly and easily accessible. SiTEL works closely with its academic partners, including the MedStar Health Research Institute, the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, the Georgetown University School of Medicine and School of Nursing and Health Studies, and the MedStar Health office of Graduate Medical Education.
About the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare
Located in Washington, DC, the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare brings together human factors engineers, psychologists, industrial systems engineers, health services researchers, and clinicians to conduct basic safety science and applied research to improve healthcare safety, efficiency, and reliability. A part of the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) and the MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI), the Center’s home and “research lab” is MedStar Health, academically affiliated with Georgetown University School of Medicine, and includes ten hospitals and more than 20 health-related companies in more than 120 locations.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is the largest integrated health system in the mid-Atlantic region with ten hospitals and 150 non-acute care facilities in the DC and Maryland region. MedStar Health represents a microcosm of the American healthcare system, representing the broadest possible spectrum of hospitals and patient populations. MedStar has one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country training over 1,100 medical residents annually. The ten hospitals include large tertiary care/academic medical center hospitals, small community hospitals, and a university hospital (MedStar Georgetown University Hospital); inner city, suburban, and rural hospitals; teaching hospitals and hospitals staffed only by private attending physicians; and large, medium, and small-sized hospitals. MedStar Health has $4.5 billion annual net operating revenues, and resources total 29,000 associates, 3,500 licensed beds, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 175,000 annual inpatient admissions, and 1.6 million annual outpatient visits. MedStar’s six teaching hospitals, including MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center, have a total of 1100 resident physicians. Visit www.MedStarHealth.org.
About the MedStar Institute for Innovation
SiTEL and the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare are both part of the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2), whose mission is to catalyze and create innovation that advances health. The mantra of MI2 is “Think Differently.” The founding premise is that the pursuit of the remarkable will always be trumped by the tyranny of the daily, unless there exists a countervailing energy for seeing and doing further. The MedStar Institute for Innovation focuses on learning, simulation training, information infrastructure, human factors engineering, the built environment, technology commercialization and inventor services, and processes and systems of care delivery. Learn more about MI2 at www.MI2.org.
About MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI)
MHRI provides a robust research support infrastructure to SiTEL and MedStar Health, including a centralized IRB (covering all hospitals), grants management, biostatisticians, proposal support, and other research support services. MHRI is in the top 20% in total funding received from the National Institutes of Health of all U.S. institutions, with over $35M in sponsored research per year. MedStar Health is part of the NIH-sponsored Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CTSA) research collaborative. Learn more at www.MedStarResearch.org