Simulation Learning Designer

Job ID 2019-1800

Other Durham, North Carolina


Medscape, a division of WebMD, develops and hosts physician portals and related mobile applications that make it easier for physicians and healthcare professionals to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education credits and communicate with peers.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


The Simulation Learning Designer (SLD) serves as part curriculum designer, part business analyst, and part content developer. The SLD brings together simulation design technology and subject-matter expert content to create a Virtual Patient Simulation (VPS) program. The SLD uses proprietary software and authoring tools to create VPSs, ensuring that simulations align with program learning objectives.

Job Details:
  • Develops Virtual Patient Simulations based on determined knowledge gaps and learning objectives
  • Manages concurrent projects, internal and external, and associated timelines and deliverables
  • Takes an active role within the team for prioritization of tasks
  • Determines appropriate VPS solutions based on the learning needs of the audience and grant

  • With little direction and minimal assistance from, develop Promotional Virtual Patient Simulations.
Other Duties:
  • Identifies and develops new procedures and techniques to improve training and/ or operationseffectiveness in performing tasks related to the workflow of creating a program
  • Represents MedSims with internal team members and / or external stakeholders
  • Demonstrates consulting skills when interacting with partners and subject matter experts, and other stakeholders
  • Other tasks as determined by your line manager

Problem Solving:
  • Functions independently with general oversight and direction within parameters provided.
  • Responsible for assignments that may have ambiguous requirements and be complex in nature, requiring independent judgment in resolving multifaceted issues or in making recommendations
  • Successfully demonstrating increasing complex work.

  • Bachelor's degree in education/instructional design or equivalent experience and 2 years of related experience
  • Able to research and analyze issues and communicate findings
  • Communication skills in visual, oral, and written forms and the ability to explain design and development decisions and recommendations to SMEs, team members and other stakeholders
  • Familiarity with a variety of software applications, including Snag-It, Adobe Captivate,
  • Able to communicate and educate members of other functions in their area of expertise
  • Preferred recent employment or experience in instructional design, adult learning theory and multimedia communications