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Senior Instructional Designer - Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

Location: Pasadena, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 870608 Date posted: 03/04/2020

By joining the team
that is designing and implementing Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of
Medicine, you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a medical
school that will educate physicians for the 21st century and beyond and be a
catalyst for change in medical education. The School of Medicine team works
from an interdependent model of practice and we are looking for someone who
thrives in a highly challenging role within a high functioning team-based

The Kaiser
Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine is devoted first and foremost to
offering an outstanding, forward-thinking medical education.  Its
curriculum is built on the three pillars of Biomedical Science, Clinical
Science, and Health Systems Science. Students will think broadly about the ways
care can be more effective for everyone and learn how to advocate for better
health in homes, school, workplaces, neighborhoods, and society at large. The
school will incorporate many of the most innovative and effective educational
practices available today and will give students the opportunity to learn from
the physicians and care teams in Kaiser Permanente-s integrated health care
system.  This approach will provide future physicians with the knowledge
and skills to play key roles in the transformation of healthcare in our nation
and help people from all backgrounds and settings thrive. Learn more at

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine is seeking an Instructional Designer (ID) to design and develop pedagogical materials to support the School's curriculum. Under the supervision of the Manager of Educational Technology, the ID will contribute to the development of standards and content for online, in-person, and small group modules and courses, participant and instructor materials, learning evaluations, and online support systems. The ID will also help to maintain, evaluate, and improve curricular materials and systems, working with both local and offsite teams. The ID will work collaboratively with the Educational Technology team and KPSOM faculty, and may serve as project lead for modules throughout all phases of design and development. The ID will participate in team meetings, review development tasks and timelines, and communicate with relevant personnel on project status.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Proactively consult with subject matter experts to identify and formulate learning objectives and content.
  • Develop Instructional Design materials, including course goals, learning objectives, evaluation and assessment processes, and module content, with teaching methodologies appropriate for e-learning.
  • Use an iterative instructional design process to draft storyboards and prototypes, and guide faculty in the ongoing development and refinement of course content and reference materials.
  • Share best practices along the education continuum (UME, CME and GME) through collaboration with other institutions.
  • Identify new strategies, and the necessary resources, tools, and equipment, for production, post-production, and delivery of learning materials.
  • Develop course content within learning management systems.
  • Design interactive content/experiences with case-authoring tools (e.g., Captivate, Articulate).
  • Adapt instructional materials created for one format to another format (e.g., help convert analog to digital).
  • Create media to support learning (e.g., visual aids for in-person teaching, and various multimedia materials for e-learning and online material).
  • Serve on relevant KPSOM committees.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience working with teams and consulting subject matter experts to assess and develop content to meet learning needs.
  • Education
  • Bachelor's degree
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Proficiency with instructional design tools such as learning project plans, design documents, learning hierarchies, storyboards, prototypes, etc.
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly convey learning content in a manner that engages learners and encourages retention of material.
  • Ability to apply adult learning principles and methods.
  • Proficiency and experience in industry standard tools such as authoring tools, as well as digital, graphics media, audio, animation, and video production tools, to create impactful modules and courses.
  • Proficiency with learning management systems, and curriculum management systems.
  • Ability to bridge technological platforms for the purpose of content creation and assessment.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of learning materials.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in applying instructional design theory, models, and best practices.
  • Experience in a higher education setting.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in instructional design for healthcare education.
  • Experience consulting on and training others in authoring standards and best practices for instructional design and educational technologies.
  • Experience coordinating or supervising a team to implement projects.
  • Experience with e-Learning and online education program management.
  • Experience with agile methodology for iterative instructional design and prototyping (e.g., SAM).
  • Advanced degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD) in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Adult Education, Medical Education or similar field.
  • Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration 100 S. Los Robles Ave Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Education / Training Department: Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Med Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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