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Training Specialist QE8718

Posting Details

Posting Details

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Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Training Specialist QE8718
Posting Number CSA00068P
Department USD-Medical Education
Physical Location of Position (City) Sioux Falls
Posting Text

The Parry Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine is seeking a full time Training Specialist/Simulation Technician. Responsibilities include:
Working independently and in conjunction with others on projects and assignments related to service and maintenance of the simulations. This position serves as a consultant or tutor, coaching others in
specific areas related to simulation technology and its use in education.

The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills; good computer skills and the ability to learn new software packages such as B-line, Access, etc.; be highly organized and detail oriented.

Posting Date 12/11/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 12/22/2017
Advertised Salary depends on education and experience plus state benefits package
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours
Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Travel
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

The Parry Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation is a state-of-the-art facility used to teach clinical communication, physical examination and technical skills for health professionals at all levels of learning.
Located in 6,300 square feet of space on the ground level of the Wegner Health Science Information Center in Sioux Falls, the facility features 10 clinical exam rooms, two high-fidelity simulation labs, a task/ debriefing room and a 30-person classroom.

Medical students practice clinical communication and examination in a
simulated setting while receiving feedback before encountering real patients. Additionally, digital recording allows students to review their performance and identify areas for improvement.
Discipline-specific scenarios are available for students of the health sciences, including nursing, physician assistant, occupational and physical therapy, alcohol and drug studies, social work and dental hygiene.

Resident physicians practice complex procedures on high-fidelity simulators and recreate challenging ethical situations with trained acting patients.

Our mission is to provide evidence-based simulation and clinical training opportunities to advance the translation of education and knowledge into clinical practice. We offer a safe and engaging learning environment that
complements the existing educational curriculum for USD medical students, residents, health professions students and faculty.

Our vision is to advance clinical skills, patient safety, health care effectiveness and communication through the use of interprofessional teamwork, innovative technology and immersive training methods.

Affirmative Action Statement


Diversity Statement

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine values diversity and its essential role in achieving the educational, scholarship, and service missions of the school. Therefore, the medical school is committed to both recruitment and retention of students, residents, faculty, and staff who through their diversity enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence. We recognize diversity as relating to sex, race, color, creed, rural background, socioeconomic status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information and veteran status. In addition, we value persons with broad life experiences, with records of service to disadvantaged populations, and with other attributes that may enhance the learning community. The medical school has chosen three areas of emphasis on diversity to enrich the learning environment and promote inclusive excellence: American Indians, rural, and gender.

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