Title:  Senior Sonographer Simulation Educator

Division:  Education Cores
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $63,151 - $87,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  10615

Job Purpose

The role of the Senior Sonographer Simulation Educator is to facilitate sonography/POCUS simulation-related experiences on behalf of the Baylor Clinical Simulation Center. The Sonographer Simulation Educator provides clinical, educational, and technical expertise in the development, implementation of curriculum, and evaluation of formative and summative assessment initiatives through the use of ultrasound simulation methodologies. The Sonongrapher Simulation Educator collaborates with others to facilitate curriculum development and program evaluation. During simulation sessions, this individual acts as the on-site department representative by supporting faculty, staff, and students with simulation needs (Standardized Patients (SP), simulation equipment, and medical supplies).

Job Duties

  • Collaborate with faculty to design, implement and administer a point of care ultrasound (POCUS) curriculum.
  • Train faculty and facilitators in POCUS techniques.
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate assessments of all medical students (800 SOM students).
  • Construct pedagogically sound education and assessment materials for use in POCUS exercises.
  • Coordinate all aspects of POCUS events including, but not limited to, student scheduling, room reservations, supply orders, equipment maintenance.
  • Responsible for on-site administration of all POCUS events ensuring that facilities, technology and learners are prepared. 
  • Maintain and utilize equipment specific software and program databases which will contain confidential student information.
  • Work with POCUS Medical Director to create developmentally appropriate curriculum for students in the school of medicine.  This will require extensive literary research, benchmarking and collaboration with faculty from various School of Medicine programs as well as members of the Instructional Design team.
  • Develop the POCUS assessments that are competency-based and align with School of Medicine overall program outcomes.  After development is complete, this person will be responsible for working with Simulation Core Operations and Technical teams to build assessment modules into program specific software systems and create all other associated training and assessment materials. 
  • In collaboration with Simulation Core leadership, lead the effort to procure necessary equipment and submit proposals according to timeline.  This will require administrative work such as gathering quotes, conducting market research to determine the most appropriate equipment to meet our needs and working with finance, the budget office and the department approver to obtain approval and submit all required forms.
  • Develop the curriculum and assessments to ensure School of Medicine students are well versed and competent in the ethics of POCUS use and how to report and address incidental findings.  
  • Manage the didactics/training sessions: recruit faculty facilitators, reserve rooms, manage student rosters, set up and take down events.
  • Recruit and train standardized patients specifically for the POCUS workshops/application exercises.
  • Manage all POCUS equipment  and licensing (warranty, maintenance, check out).
  • Train and test 800 medical students (200 per year).
  • Research ultrasound teaching and assessment best practices to remain current in all aspects of POCUS.
  • Recruit and train Standardized Patients to be PEP's (Physical Exam Patients) for use in training and assessment activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Education, Public Health, Allied Health/Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Training and Development or related field.
  • Four years of relevant experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Completion of sonography school and licensed as Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer or equivalent required.



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