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UW Medicine Learning Gateway has an outstanding opportunity for an Instructional Designer (Web Computing Specialist). Under the general direction of the Lead Instructional Designer, this position provides eLearning design and development support for eLearning, including but not limited to online eLearning modules, supplementary learning materials, and instructional consultations. Learning Gateway eLearning modules directly serve UW Medicine residents, fellows, and faculty. Additionally, some modules are delivered to medical students and faculty throughout the WWAMI region. eLearning is delivered through various learning management systems that reach the broad audiences we serve.
The Instructional Designer works both independently and collaboratively to design and update web-based clinical education modules for medical residents, clinical fellows, and physician faculty. This position directly reports to the Lead Instructional Designer and secondarily reports to the Lead User Experience Designer.
Additionally, Learning Gateway and this position work closely with the Learning Technologies & Infrastructure team in deploying training to physicians and with the School of Medicine for delivering training to medical student clerkships.
Position Complexities •Use current best practices, research trends and eLearning methodology to design online learning modules for physicians. •Interact with various departments from different specialties and functions in UW Medicine. This position will work with individuals at various levels including administrators, residents, fellows, faculty and other healthcare professionals. •Promote data security and integrity, as well as other confidentiality standards of UW Medicine, the GME Office and the School of Medicine. •Deliver functional web-based training modules and other web applications as required by the specifications of the online training. •Meet all internal and external deadlines, according to negotiated project plans and timelines.
Position Dimensions and Impact to the University The clinical competencies online curriculum for UW Medicine medical students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians, which is accessed primarily through the Learning Hub (UW Medicine’s Learning Management System) is a mission-critical component of the strategic and quality improvement initiatives of the major teaching sites at UW Medicine. This position has responsibility and accountability for projects to be delivered on the Learning Hub, ultimately ensuring that learners receive appropriate instruction regarding clinical policies and procedures on a timely basis. This position works with individuals from the level of department heads and faculty to medical residents and clinical fellows to other healthcare workers across UW Medicine.
Instructional Design: •Design and participate in the development of high-quality eLearning modules for physicians and advanced practice providers of healthcare. •Lead a design process that uses learner-centered design thinking tools to build asynchronous learning experiences that target key behavioral outcomes. •Pursue a deep understanding of learner roles and work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to ensure that learning solutions meet learner and organizational needs. •Develop assessments that measure learner outcomes. •Mockup interactive learning activities, script scenarios, and bring creative and innovative ideas to project development. •Use best practices in adult learning design to deliver relevant and engaging learning experiences. •Guide iterative cycles with the development team and SMEs to design creative and effective ways to engage learners in asynchronous learning. •Maintain knowledge of new learning approaches, technology, and tools through continuous research to ensure our solutions deliver innovation. •Evaluate educational materials for accessibility for individuals with impairments and make accommodations where feasible.
eLearning Project Management: •Lead project meetings. •Facilitate the Successive Approximation Model (SAM) of iterative development. •Track and manage project deliverables from the development team and SMEs. •Report to key stakeholders on progress of eLearning projects.
Testing: •Test eLearning on the UW Medicine Learning Management System (LMS). •Seek and incorporate feedback from the team in charge of the LMS platform. •Provide quality assurance and troubleshoot technical delivery issues across multiple platforms and devices.
General: •Establish and maintain positive, ethical, and professional working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and community members from a wide variety of backgrounds—including members of racial, ethnic, and sexual minority populations—and is respectful of individual and cultural differences. •Integrates feedback and ideas from a variety of team members with varying skill sets, interests, and goals.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. •A degree, certificate, or completion of a professional program focused on instructional design, curriculum development, education, or related field. •Two to three years of experience in instructional design. •Demonstrated proficiency of instructional design and education principles. •Demonstrated experience with needs assessment interviews or similar inquiries to understand a problem and recommend potential solutions to address it. •Excellent writing and speaking skills as documented by work products. •Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with people at all levels in the organization •Experience with implementation and testing of eLearning projects. •Demonstrated project management skills.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •Master’s degree in education, instructional design, or related field. •Experience facilitating participatory design, collaborative brainstorming sessions, or other group creative processes. •Previous training in web-based course authoring software like Articulate Storyline. •Previous training and experience with Enterprise Learning Management Systems like SumTotal. •Experience in healthcare, an educational or hospital environment. •Experience working with organizations in the active process of anti-racist transformation.
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