Research Education & Training Specialist

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

Req ID: 26286

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Responsible for effective delivery of ethics educational content directed to all levels of CHOP staff, with primary objective of fostering and facilitating ethical conduct both as a cultural norm and as a learnable set of skills.  Work with the Department of Medical Ethics’ Program Manager in all aspects of the design, implementation, and evaluation of education programs for a variety of CHOP personnel on a broad spectrum of topics related to clinical and biomedical ethics. Initiate program development in own areas of interest and experience.  


Job Responsibilities

Works with the Department of Medical Ethics (DME) Program Manager, Director, and other members of the DME staff in the design and delivery of programs that meet the ethics-related educational needs of the enterprise.

  • Coordinates the distribution and collection of needs assessment and evaluation tools
  • Tracks, analyzes, and reports on measures of training needs and outcomes
  • Gathers and reviews appropriate course materials; identifies content area specialists, as needed; trains content-responsible individuals in the delivery of effective courses
  • Ensures smooth delivery of live presentations through publicity, scheduling, registration of participants, and preparation of course materials, and works with technical and other staff on the support of on-line courseware
  • Ensures timely and accurate record keeping for all educational activities and maintains educational tracking database
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
  • Serves as educational and training liaison between DME and specific target groups
  • Assists in the administration of project plans and implementation of educational initiatives such as Ethics Brown Bags and the Annual Ethics Committee Retreat and special learning events by developing course objectives, outlines, and syllabi; and working with course faculty on specific content and delivery methods
  • Develops content for education modules and serves as a trainer in areas of own expertise
  • Attends CHOP meetings and committees as agreed upon with the DME Program Manager
  • Works with the DME Program Manager and other members of DME staff to develop appropriate training, orientation and professional development opportunities for trainees (fellows, residents).
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience
  • Minimum graduate degree in science, education, or organizational psychology or advanced degree in biomedical or health care area with demonstrated experience in adult training
  • Experience in participating in project teams in planning, organizing and carrying out tasks or assignments
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
  • Experience in the implementation and evaluation of education programs (university, corporate, organization-wide programs/plans) preferred
  • Minimum graduate degree in bioethics, education, or organizational psychology or advanced degree in biomedical or health care area with demonstrated experience in clinical ethics and adult learning
  • Experience in participating in project teams in planning, organizing and carrying out tasks or assignments
Additional Technical Requirements


  • Must possess knowledge of medical ethics, familiarity with ethics consultation and common ethical dilemmas in clinical practice, and the skills to facilitate constructive discussion of ethical dilemmas.
  • Has the functional/technical skill to perform independently.
  • Ability to act as liaison with faculty and trainee groups for the purpose of facilitating education and development programs in ethics.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in a variety of formal presentation settings -- one-on-one, small and large groups.
  • Comfortable relating to multiple levels of staff and leadership.
  • Values diversity and demonstrates a high tolerance for interacting with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives.
  • Ability to delegate/assign tasks and responsibilities, set clear objectives, coach and manage outcomes.
  • Mature interpersonal skills; able to build constructive and effective relationships using tact and diplomacy at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to plan, organize work and use time effectively and efficiently; scopes out length and difficulty of tasks/projects and follows to completion. Results oriented.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills; ability to speak and write clearly in a variety of communication settings; practices attentive and active listening
  • Maintain composure under pressure


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