This full-time position within the Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) reports to the Dean of SHMS. This position works in collaboration with simulation personnel from the College of Nursing and the School of Medicine, this independent, highly-organized, and assertive individual will provide effective simulation leadership and educational support by developing, implementing, and managing the activities, procedures, and academic programs of the simulation center. The responsibilities of this position will include working with SHMS faculty on simulation education, programs, training, certification, research, and publications. In addition to the academic and technical expertise in simulation, the individual should have skills related to budgets, planning, space allocation and utilization, scheduling, fiscal and administrative compliance, research, curriculum, and equipment acquisition and maintenance. This individual will also play a lead role in the recruitment and training of technical personnel and standardized patients needed for simulation center operation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Management, strategic planning and budgeting. Work with the Dean of SHMS and other administrators in the following areas; Strategic and financial planning and budget development, financial management and accountability (forecasting/compliance/control), and implementation of programs to support all aspects of the simulation program and initiatives; Develop a business plan for billing interested external programs seeking simulation and skills training; Analyze budget performance reports to track internal progress and forecast simulation expenses; Perform a wide range of executive and high level administrative duties of broad scope and complexity as they relate to the SHMS’s Simulation and Standardized Patient (SP) programs and initiatives.
Simulation curriculum development. Work in collaboration with SHMS faculty to create and refine simulation scenarios involving standardized patients and high and low fidelity simulation equipment; Review and finalize simulation support materials, as well as case-specific checklists/rating scales; Recruit and orient individuals to the SP program using training protocols and materials specific to individual program objectives; Train and manage SPs, maintain quality of SP simulation performances and manage administrative responsibilities related to running simulation programs; Oversee SP performances and provide formal and informal feedback to individual SPs. Work with SHMS faculty to plan and schedule SP events and teaching or assessment programs; Guide SHMS students through the simulation process.
Oversight of day-to-day operations and staff supervisions. Strategically plan and facilitate simulation, utilization, growth and effectiveness in collaboration with health sciences, nursing and medicine faculty related to student success; Collaborate with simulation personnel from the School of Health and Medical Sciences, College of Nursing and School of Medicine to oversee the day to day operations of the simulation center and provide oversight for technicians, standardized patients, faculty and students using the simulation center and/or equipment; Manage simulation staffing schedule for the School of Health and Medical Sciences; Serve as facilitator and be capable of working with diverse groups of people to build consensus and proactively solve problems.
Laboratory management. Provide ongoing assessments and oversight of current and future needs for maintenance, replacement and purchase of laboratory equipment and supplies for all laboratory learning activities; Provide overall assist in ensuring HIPPA and FERPA rules are followed; Establish & maintain use of policies and safety guidelines; Direct management of supplies, equipment (fixed and mobile) maintenance, equipment management and purchasing for nursing simulations; Oversee adherence to regulatory agencies, and accrediting bodies; Oversee lab scheduling and lab utilizations for SHMS programs, and monitor for trends and optimal usage; synthesize simulation lab usage data.
Teaching and research supports. Manage the development and direct the implementation of simulation goals, objectives, policies and procedures, priorities and work standards for each assigned service and simulation area; Assist with accreditation of the program as it relates to skills and simulation; Seek external funding sources such as grants and community partnerships for nursing and multi-discipline simulations.
Inventory management. Maintain supplies and equipment for optimal operation; Maintain up to date inventory; Identify and communicate the need for additional and/or replacement equipment/supplies; Direct management of supplies, equipment (fixed and mobile) maintenance, equipment management and purchasing for SHMS simulations; Directly interface with simulation technicians.
Certificate in Simulation: CHSE Certified Health Simulation Educator or equivalent.
Understand the use and operation of different simulator technologies ranging from anatomic models and task trainers to screen-based simulations to full body patient simulators and virtual reality surgical simulators; Maintain proficiency in existing and emerging technologies, including basic theory, design and implementation; Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology.
Requires the ability to apply principles to logical and critical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of instructions or inquiries furnished in written and/or oral form; to acquire knowledge of topics related to health sciences and health in general. Ability to assess, troubleshoot and fix equipment failures and software updates in a timely fashion; Ability to work well under pressure, set priorities and make critical decisions; Strong analytical and problem solving skills with creativity and flexibility in designing innovative approaches to solving complex problems.
Ability to work with limited supervision; Strong analytical and problem solving skills; Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills; Dedicated attention to detail as well as the ability to maintain confidentiality of work related information is required; Demonstrate the ability to use sound independent judgment; Demonstrate effective coordination, prioritization and planning skills.
Strong computer skills including expertise using Windows applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and utilization of various online calendars (Oracle, Google, Outlook); Proficiency with a variety simulation equipment, hardware, software and models; Working knowledge of computer functionality, telecommunications, audio and video equipment; Ability to quickly learn cutting-edge new technologies and provide training to faculty, staff and students.
Proficiency in MS software applications including MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Internet, and database use; Working knowledge of computer functionality, telecommunications, audio and video equipment. Ability to quickly learn new technology. Proficiency in the operation of simulation equipment including Manikins. Experience with or willingness to learn Laerdal, METI, Gaumard, SimuLab and other simulation systems and equipment.
Strong written communication skills; Able to write professional reports and summaries in a clear, logic and effective way; Able to communicate in a professional manner with supervisors, co-workers, faculty, vendors, and students within SHMS and other university departments.
Strong interpersonal communication and organization skills. Strong problem solving skills. Pleasant demeanor with customer focused positive attitude. Able to verbally communicate in an effective and professional manner with supervisors, co-workers, faculty, staff, vendors, and students within the School of Health and Medical Sciences and other University departments.
Excellent interpersonal and human relationship skills. Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students, and the general public. Demonstrate the ability to exercise discretion and ensure a high-level of confidentiality especially as it pertains to HIPAA and FERPA.
Work independently and effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team; Operate with minimal supervision, highly motivated and self-directed; Ability to handle deadlines and stressful situations.
Licenses and Certificates:
Certificate in Simulation: CHSE Certified Health Simulation Educator or equivalent
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