The Division of Global Health Equity (DGHE) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) fosters the support and coordination of training, research, and service to reduce disparities and improve health in the U.S. and abroad. The Division focuses on health problems that disproportionately affect vulnerable populations around the world and are of major importance to society.
Within DGHE, Dr. Gene Bukhman, leads a team focused on developing, implementing, and evaluating integrated care delivery models to address severe chronic non-communicable diseases and injuries (NCDIs) among populations living in extreme poverty. These severe NCDs include conditions such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatic and congenital heart diseases, and sickle cell disease. Dr. Bukhman’s team works closely with an emerging NCDI Poverty Network (www.ncdipoverty.org) of low- and lower-middle income countries (LLMICs) focused on implementing the recommendations of the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission.
Dr. Bukhman’s team at the DGHE also works in collaboration with practitioners and researchers based within the Program in Global NCDs and School Change at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, as well as with the NCD Synergies project at Partners In Health (in Boston and at sites in Africa and Haiti).
The Instructional Designer will work independently and under direction of Dr. Bukhman, principal investigator, and Dr. Paul Park, director of implementation. The Instructional Designer is responsible for designing and developing NCD courses for clinicians working at NCD clinics in rural health facilities within LLMICs. The position will work directly with NCD content experts and other colleagues across the Global Health Delivery Partnership (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Partners In Health, Harvard Medical School) to build online courses. Additionally, the position is responsible for working closely with the LMS Administrator, who will focus on reporting, bug fixes, uploading courses, editing courses and managing relationship with the implementation and technical teams. (S)he will be supervised by Dr. Bukhman, principle investigator, and Dr. Park.
The clients of the e-learning product will be nurses and other mid-level frontline health care workers in LLMICs. The projected impact of the educational program will not only be to improve clinical competencies of the clinicians, but also create master trainers who can mentor junior staff.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Design and develop NCD courses with content specialists’ and responsibilities will include:
- Consult with Technical Experts, including: clinicians, implementers, researchers, IT managers, and educators based in LLMICs and the US
- Design and develop eLearning materials for NCD clinical education spheres, including trainees and future master trainers as we build towards creating a PEN-Plus Initiative elearning platform.
- Provide expert input on best practices for eLearning strategies, curricula, and pedagogy as we aim to build up our PEN Plus e-learning platform
- Create concise learning objectives, course outcomes, user certification requirements and accompanying educational materials
- Identify key behaviors that will impact a desired goal
- Apply interaction design and interactive learning principles to instructional solutions for adult learners.
- Implement adult learning theory, models, and methods
- Bachelor’s Degree in related education field is preferred; equivalent experience will also be considered
- At least 2-4 years of previous work experience as instructional designer
- Experience and knowledge in instructional design
- Experience in working with LMS administrators
- Prior experience working with LLMICs is not required, but is a plus