Administration and Centre Operations

Rising Through the Ranks: From Novice to Expert Within Clinical Simulation Centres

Speakers: Prof Charles Docherty, Dr Mehak Rajani and Mr Perwez Hashmi
Date: 25 October 2019 (Fri)  | Time: 1320 - 1450 Location: Academia, Level 2, L2-S1

In an ideal world, everyone employed in a Simulation Centre would be able to do everything: design educationally robust courses and their evaluations, program all types of mannequins, coach users on complex skills trainers, brief and debrief expertly and so on. Anyone who has worked within a clinical simulation centre knows that multidisciplinary teams and excellent communications are key to operational efficiency. But how big should the core staff be? What are their essential attributes? And how self-reliant should they be and how reliant should they be on external resources such as IT, and clinical faculty input to course design? What about issues that are essential to the longer term prosperity of the centre and its staff, like leadership, management, retention, promotion and succession planning? 

Through the case study of the Clinical Simulation Centre in AKU, Pakistan, this workshop will demonstrate a novel ‘matrix’ approach to the organisational structure, integrating the career paths and core competencies for all who work within a clinical simulation centre.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the requirements for core competencies in Simulation Centre employees plus specialist competencies for those in the fields of technology, education, and management, with clear career paths;
  2. Critically appraise different approaches to the staffing and organisation of simulation centres;
  3. Appreciate the synergy between organisational structure, career path, leadership style, efficiency, effectiveness, creativity, innovation and staff retention.

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