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Requisition Number 19-0052
Post Date 7/16/2019
Title Manager, Simulation-Based Surgical Education and Training
City Chicago
State IL
Description About the American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit www.facs.org.

Summary:

This Exempt level position reports to the Assistant Director, Simulation-Based Surgical Education and Training in the Division of Education, providing project management and strategic support of simulation-specific education, training, research, and other directives as outlined both internally and externally by the various committees of the ACS. Managerial support will include coordinating staff efforts; providing high-level support to the Assistant Director in the area of research grant identification, application, and management; supporting various projects which require knowledge and experience in simulation and clinical-based settings and terminology; supporting technology and IT infrastructure evolutions including massive open online courses, e-learning, and other specialized hardware/software items; internal/external technical and systems process consultation; and additional related activities as requested. Administrative support will include coordination with committee activities, including in-person and teleconference meetings, collaborative joint projects, research grant preparation/management, new education initiatives and innovative simulation-based education program development and research, and the annual Surgeons and Engineers meeting.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Provide high-level, independent, and consistent support to ACS-Accredited Education Institutes (AEI) committees, Division of Education Committees, special/joint groups such as Simulator Industry Focus Group and Multi-Specialty Collaboration Group, and new committees or groups involving numerous medical, surgical and technical professionals, research scientists and educational experts.

• Contribute to various assigned projects which will involve the Research and Development processes, generate proposals supporting such initiatives, and communicate with relevant stakeholders throughout the R&D process cycle.

• Support development of surgical procedure performance metrics, measurement, models, and evaluation; emphasizing validation and verification models for identification, measurement, and documentation of technical and non-technical surgical skills through autonomous application and integration of simulation technologies.

• Provide significant support in all efforts relating to technology, database, IT systems evolutions within the simulation area. This includes massive open online courses, e-learning, registry/database, and other specialized hardware/software items, coordination with outside vendors, and any other projects as needed. The employee will document issues/requirements and escalate and work with the appropriate teams as necessary.

• Guidance of staff in relation to relevant to periodic reviews of scientific literature, engineering/technical reports, commercial publication materials, gaming and other education-focused technology trends related to surgical modeling and simulation.

• Other duties as assigned.
Requirements
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.

• Simulation certificate (CHSE) preferred.

• Minimum of 4+ years of work experience in a related role supporting professional groups, collaboration groups, or working/advisory/steering committees required.

• Experience organizing and supporting committee or group meetings required.

• Experience in medical/surgical simulation-based education in a clinical setting, conducting and/or managing research projects, and database creation and management strongly preferred.

• Strong working knowledge of various computer software including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and others.

• Solid understanding of scientific research and medical terminology required.

• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) necessary to effectively interact with all levels of organization.

• Attention to detail and organizational skills.

• Must be able to multi-task.

• Display high level of energy and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

• Self-motivated and able to work independently and as a member of a team.

• Ability to plan and prioritize workload and meet deadlines.

• Ability to establish strong working relationships with all division teams and management.

Physical/Work Environment: Fast paced with significant people interaction. No lifting over 20 pounds, minimal reaching bending and stooping. Performs work in a normal office environment with long hours in front of the computer.

Other Necessary Requirements: Occasional evening or weekend duties may be required. Minimal travel (twice per year) for activities such as out of town meetings is required.

The American College of Surgeons is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruitment@facs.org or call (312) 202-5000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
The American College of Surgeons will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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