Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Apr 22 2021 Job Description:
The Nursing Simulation Director is the manager of the clinical skills laboratory and facilitator of simulation activities for the Department of Nursing. The Director serves as an evaluator and teacher/coach for students referred to the lab for academic and clinical skills support. The Director oversees the maintenance and ordering of all durable and disposable medical supplies and biomedical equipment required for the smooth running of the clinical skills lab.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
Responsible for the day to day functioning of the nursing lab for undergraduate and graduate experiences.
Maintains master lab schedule for university-wide distribution.
Responsible for scheduling of Standardized Patient Clinics including interviewing and hiring of actors.
Responsible for set up and break down of lab activities during the day and evening.
Maintains an inventory of durable and disposable medical/nursing supplies.
Reorders supplies as needed after consulting with the faculty as to specific needs.
Maintains a small reference area for in-lab use by students.
Obtains American Heart Association BLS instructor certification and offers faculty recertification programs every two years and as needed.
Orients new faculty and supports current faculty to the use of simulation to meet student learning outcomes and the projection/recording equipment used in the lab.
Supervises Graduate Assistants and adjuncts assigned to the lab.
Works with faculty to develop high quality intensive simulations.
Collaborates with faculty on the simulation task force committee to develop the pre-work and post-work to enhance the learning from the simulation experience.
Maintains an on-going log of undergraduate and graduate student and faculty activities in the lab. This log must be comprehensive enough to provide evidence for state and national department regulatory reviews for accreditation success.
Collaborates with other university departments to coordinate lab and simulation activities
Collects, analyzes and tracks statistical data with respect to simulation sessions, such as: student and faculty responses/concerns, anticipated content needs, student outcomes as a result of participation in scenarios, and more.
Remains current with available technologies and other lab experiences by attending outside education seminars and programs related to nursing education, the use of simulation in the educational setting, and so on. Is willing to network with lab directors at other colleges and universities.
Applies pedagogically sound principles of evaluation (authentic, norm-referenced, criterion referenced) with respect to students' progress and on-going learning needs.
Meets with students as requested through faculty referral for one-on-one or group tutoring or skill support and supervision. Generates reports related to student progress to the referring faculty member, with a copy to the Department Chair (on an as needed or requested basis), and a copy to the student file.
Coordinates clinical make-up opportunities using ATI simulations or other options.
Maintains a commitment to privacy and confidentiality related to students issues.
Assists the chair with student tracking related to NCLEX preparation and results.
Simulation Facilitator Role:
Develops/co-develops simulation scenarios with faculty with a focus on multiple, specific content areas.
Facilitates simulation scenarios with either a lab assistant or faculty member.
Facilitates the simulation observation area and participates in post simulation debriefing sessions between students and facilitator.
Attend one national simulation conference per year.
Teach 4- 8 credits per year (12-month period) as needed by the department
Remediates Dimensional Analysis, prepares and administers exams and reports to faculty on student progression
Complete an annual report for the department
Creates a classroom, laboratory or clinical setting that develops critical thinking in students
Works cooperatively and collaboratively with faculty colleagues
Maintains the appropriate credentials or license required for the position
Assesses and evaluation of student learning outcomes
A Master's Degree in nursing. Licensed in state of CT as RN
The Director must possess excellent problem solving and organizational skills and be able to make pedagogically sound decisions with respect to: students' learning needs and progress, instructional approaches to students who participate in lab experiences.
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work a flexible schedule, may include evening hours
Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds and subject to walking, sitting, standing, bending, reaching, kneeling and stooping.
A minimum of three years of full-time nursing practice in a medical surgical or critical care environment is required. Prior experience as lab director or coordinator is preferred.
Prior experience in teaching at the clinical or college level is ideal but not required.
Knowledge of and experience with simulation pedagogy preferred.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.