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The UW School of Nursing's Simulation Center has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Simulation Education Specialist.
The Simulation Education Specialist is responsible for ensuring evidenced-based clinical standards and simulation best practices are reflected in all simulation activities in the School of Nursing (SoN) Simulation Center. Under the guidance of the Simulation Center Director and the Assistant Director, the Simulation Education Specialist collaborates with faculty to design and facilitate simulation activities using best practice methods in all settings such as virtual, face to face, online, etc. This position reports to the UW School of Nursing Director of Simulation.
The UW SoN Simulation Center supports undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on skills training and simulated “real-life” experiences, enhancing their confidence and providing real-time human and technological feedback about the development of their psychomotor, assessment, clinical judgement and diagnostic skills. This position is integral to the Center's success and vital to the School's mission and strategic goals to educate nursing professionals and improve the quality and safety of patient care and achieve the best possible outcomes for the citizens of the State of Washington.
Responsibilities: · Demonstrate application of simulation-based education best practices. · Contribute to development and refinement of simulation-based activities. · Design simulation learning experiences that meet course and program objectives · Meet with faculty to plan course activities supported by sim center · Communicate supply needs to Teaching Assistants for ordering. · Provide in class support for simulation activities, open labs, advanced clinical skills sessions, and clinical skills evaluations · Support and provide oversight of simulation activities that are serving as clinical hours to ensure best practices that meet WAC requirements · Support canvas needs for NCLIN classes and lab content, and maintain lab teaching guides · Able to implement, facilitate, and debrief mannequin-based and standardized patient programs. · Knowledge of nursing education and simulation pedagogy is essential.
Minimum Requirements: · RN License · Master’s degree in nursing, education or other health sciences education related field. · 1-5 years experience with curriculum design, clinical & simulation teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse populations in nursing education.
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