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University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Closing date
Aug 7, 2021

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Medical Anthropology
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Req #: 189925
Posting Date: 06/25/2021
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Shift: First Shift
Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (
A higher degree of healthcare. All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. Challenge. Collaboration. Compassion. ( Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community. The EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION DEPARTMENT FOR HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER has an outstanding opportunity for a EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TRAINING SPECIALIST. The EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TRAINING SPECIALIST is responsible for supporting the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of Harborview-wide ED&I strategic plans to deliver ongoing education for staff and faculty. Education will focus on a variety of topics, including but not limited to - education on trauma-informed care, cultural humility, bias, health literacy, patient- and family-centered care, and health equity in alignment with Harborview's goals to promote greater equity in the delivery of patient care. This position will have complex responsibilities as the need for the role has been long standing. As such the work will involve current and ongoing research and interaction with Staff and Faculty in order to facilitate the planning of strategy, design, development, implementation and ongoing evaluation and evolving education of both broad and specific scope in order to address the Harborview-wide need. The need for this work will remain consistent, however addressing the evolving scope will require the incumbent to demonstrate ability for agile and forward thinking, anticipation of unforeseen needs, and willingness to explore areas not yet identified. One of the position's highest impacts will be to support work to address legislated requirement (SB 5229) that licensed healthcare professionals be afforded free training addressing healthcare inequities and that this training be in place by 2024. This will be an enormous undertaking given the current staffing responsible for the duties as described. Beyond that, the impact of addressing healthcare inequities by the organization is at the forefront of leadership concerns and obligations. RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversee the development, design, implementation, and evaluation of Harborview plans to deliver ongoing trainings and other educational programs for staff and faculty with ED&I content
- Serve as a subject matter expert on ED&I-related training and education initiatives that contribute to the goals of Harborview's ED&I Council and the UW Medicine Office of Healthcare Equity
- Develop systems to document, track, and report on training attendance and evaluation within established Learning Management System (LMS)
- Collaborate with HMC's hospital units/clinics to evolve and adapt UWM DEI curriculum in response to local learning needs
- Benchmark ED&I training and related activities at peer institutions to identify best practices.
- Review current academic literature and trends in healthcare to develop evidence-based educational programs and research
- Using a "Train the Trainer" model, provide on-going coaching and mentoring of staff to become competent assistant facilitators; develop and support units in creating plans to implement cultural humility principles, address bias and existing inequities
- Conduct ongoing training sessions and evaluation of educational offerings with HMC's hospital units and clinics to determine impact, assess outcomes, and make recommendations for improvement
- Serve on committees or participate in ED&I-related working groups as directed by the ED&I Director
- Manage new projects and special initiatives under the direction of ED&I Director Will Lead training sessions and provide ongoing coaching and mentoring to staff REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's Degree in Ethnic Studies, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Communications or related field
- Demonstrated experience in curriculum/instructional design for adult learners
- Two years of demonstrated experience in successfully developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs on topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or multiculturalism
- Demonstrated experience using technology and a variety of media in the delivery of educational/training programs
- Demonstrated ability to understand and educate a variety of populations about issues of social justice, antiracism, healthcare equity, privilege and marginality, and multiple, complex and intersectional identities.
- Demonstrated experience in working across difference and maximizing the richness gained from a variety of worldviews, perspectives, and epistemologies.
- Demonstrated experience with project management
- Equivalent experience may substitute for degree DESIRED:
- Demonstrated experience working and/or training in a higher education setting
- Demonstrated experience in training other trainers
- Demonstrated experience in curriculum development and classroom teaching, particularly in a higher education setting UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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