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Behavioral Assessment Manager, Medical School Student Programs

**Job Title:**

Behavioral Assessment Manager, Medical School Student Programs

**Department:**

RMC Medical Student Progs-RMC

**Shift:**

1st

**Full/Part:**

Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

**Specialty:**

**Job Number:**

2021-1120

**Job Description:**

**Behavioral Assessment Manager**

Rush Medical College

_Medical Student Programs Department_

**Position Highlights:**

The Behavioral Assessment Manager at Rush Medical College focuses on measuring medical student and faculty knowledge, skills, and attitudes in their translation from cognition to behavior. The individual in this role works to develop measurement and feedback systems which focus on the behavior levels (i.e., "Shows" and "Does") of Miller's pyramid. The Behavioral Assessment Manager develops systems to observe student and faculty behaviors in a variety of complex settings to collect data, identify problems, evaluate progress, and determine the need for additional change. Examples of such assessments may include objective structured clinical exams (OSCEs), narrative evaluations of behavior between faculty or student peers, faculty observation of students in classroom and clinical environments, role play exercises for the admissions process, or focus groups to determine the efficacy of faculty behavior in the classroom or clinic. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

**Position Responsibilities:**

+ Develop, implement, and evaluate assessment systems that collect, analyze, and interpret data that describes and predicts the performance of students and faculty in a variety of complex settings including small groups, simulation-based activities, and clinical environments.

+ Identify individual- or program-level needs using data obtained from interviews, consultations, questionnaires, focus groups, simulation, role playing, review of records, and observation.

+ Contribute to the development and communication of behavior-based performance standards across the organization (e.g., student learning outcomes, learning objectives, milestones, faculty goals).

+ Build relationships and consult with faculty, students, staff, and administrators to deliver feedback based on behavior-based assessments and assist them in understanding individual- or program-level behavior.

+ Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., administrators, student affairs) to develop and implement intervention strategies to make improvements or take corrective action (e.g., individualized enrichment plans for faculty or students, action item recommendations to the curriculum committee)

+ Manage a small team and oversee the operations of any programming related to the role (e.g., calendar creation, budget development, stakeholder communication, policy and procedure documentation, assessment scoring, contractor management, data maintenance)

+ Develop and evaluate curriculum proposals to identify opportunities for applying behavior-based assessment (e.g., simulated patient exercises, small group observation).

+ Design and deliver faculty and staff development on best practices in behavior-based assessment

+ Consult with and advise administrators and faculty in the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies and programs that interact with behavior-based assessment or feedback.

+ Plan, conduct, and disseminate research in the form of technical reports and academic posters, publications, and talks related to behavior-based assessment and feedback in medical schools

+ Follow and contribute to developments in behavior-based assessment and feedback at the local, regional, and national levels.

**Position Qualifications Include:**

+ Bachelor's degree

+ 4 years of work experience

+ Expertise and experience in applied qualitative research methods (e.g., direct observation, interviewing, focus groups) and familiarity with quantitative psychometric principles and methods.

+ Expertise in feedback delivery or performance management practices.

+ Exacting attention to detail

+ Interest in healthcare professions education

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills, including visual representation of data using charts and graphs.

+ Excellent skills in the following areas: active listening, social perceptiveness, persuasion, establishing and maintaining personal relationships, coaching, analyzing data and information

+ Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

**Preferred Job Qualifications:**

+ Master's degree or higher in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Mixed Methods Research, Sociology, Anthropology, Clinical or Counseling Psychology.

+ Experience with performance-based assessments such as objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and assessment centers.

+ Experience with the application of mixed social science research methods (with an emphasis on qualitative methods) to evaluate and improve the performance of individual or system performance

**Company Highlights:**

+ Rush University is ranked 22nd on the Times Higher Education's 2016 list of the world's top 150 universities under 50 years of age.

+ Rush University is a health science university that is integral to Rush, an academic health system that includes three hospitals and numerous outpatient care facilities.

+ Rush University's Nursing Administration program is ranked in the top four in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

**Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.**