DIRECTOR OF SIMULATION AND INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Co-Director, Nursing Clinical Education Center
The University of Iowa College of Nursing invites applications for the position of Director of Simulation and Interprofessional Education and Co-Director, Nursing Clinical Education. The Director of Simulation and Interprofessional Education is responsible for leading, planning, designing, implementing and evaluating simulation-based learning across the continuum from standardized patients through high-fidelity simulators. Primary responsibilities include developing faculty/staff educator competencies in simulations, enhancing student experiences through the use of simulation, and coordinating the daily activities of the faculty in the Nursing Clinical Education Center (NCEC). The Director works closely with the NCEC Manager and the Co-Director of the NCEC from the Department of Nursing (DON) at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) to assure coordination and operation of the NCEC. This is a full-time, twelve-month faculty position with a distribution of effort across administration (45%) and teaching, research/scholarship, service or practice (55%), and commensurate with the faculty track (tenure-rack, clinical-track or instructional-track).
With a national reputation for excellence, the University of Iowa's College of Nursing is one of the premier institutions in the country for nursing education. The college's innovative program incorporates in-depth didactic learning along with community and leadership practice experiences throughout the state of Iowa.
The College has a long-standing tradition of producing nurse leaders for practice, education and research. The College received national recognition by U.S. News & World Report, ranking four of its graduate programs among the best in the nation (in comparison to all public and private schools). At Iowa, we are committed to preparing future nurse leaders with the courage, creativity, and passion to use their skills and knowledge to improve the health of individuals and communities.
Designs and evaluates clinical simulation curriculum to ensure that expected competencies are being taught consistent with nationally recognized standards.
Plans, assigns, schedules, and reviews work of faculty to ensure that course and program objectives are met.
Mentors faculty and staff in the use of clinical simulation, promotes teamwork and creates opportunity for growth and development.
Supervises College of Nursing (CON) simulation faculty and staff, to include setting expectations, goal setting, coaching/feedback, and progress monitoring.
Completes annual evaluation for staff, and shares input regarding faculty teaching evaluation information with the Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs.
Collects data on learning outcomes for simulation exercises and collaborates with faculty/staff educators on disseminating findings through peer-reviewed publications.
Mentors faculty in simulation research projects.
Stays abreast of best practices in educational strategies, current technology, and policies/procedures to continually enhance the stature and effectiveness of the simulation program.
Ensures student and staff evaluative feedback is used to continually improve the simulation programs.
Facilitates interprofessional health education (IPE) activities with other UIHC departments and health science colleges.
Coordinates all UI College of Nursing simulation events and serves as a liaison/resource for UIHC Department of Nursing and other entities.
Collaborates with the NCEC Manager, Co-Director of the NCEC from UIHC DON, and other administrative personnel in the DON related to strategic decisions, program activities, standards, accreditation requirements, external meetings, educational needs, and future growth/renovation.
Engages with key constituent and accrediting bodies and develops strong relationships internally and externally with colleagues, stakeholders, faculty and staff.
Participates in relevant UIHC and College of Nursing Committees and Councils.
Manages the financial expenditures of the simulation programs with the assistance from the CON Finance Office.
Develops and monitors NCEC budgets, including strategic plans for equipment acquisition, maintenance and replacement as technology and educational practices evolve, to meet strategic goals.
Seeks grant funding to support innovative simulation programs.
Application materials include a letter describing relevant experiences and interests; current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references (contacted only with permission).
For more information:
Anita Stineman, PhD, RN
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
The University of Iowa, College of Nursing, 243 CNB
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.