Nursing Simulation Coordinator

Rank:  Administrator IV
Search Number: S21-018
Job Posted: 8/27/2021

 

Southern Connecticut State University is seeking a dynamic individual for the Nursing Simulation Coordinator position within the Nursing Department.  As an intentionally diverse and student-centered university, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good. Founded as a teachers’ college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive university offering 114 graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

In collaboration with program coordinators and faculty within the Department of Nursing, the Simulation Coordinator designs, implements and evaluates evidence-based simulation experiences for nursing students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Orients faculty and instructors to simulation procedures, location and use of equipment and technology and manages the day to day operations of the Simulation Center. Maintains simulation inventory and provides for equipment maintenance, repair and replacement and continuously updates simulation based educational experiences to reflect current standards, and best practices

Position Responsibilities

Working collaboratively with faculty and staff, manages the day to day activities of the Simulation Center. Schedules activities, room assignments and coordinates simulation based learning activities for undergraduate and graduate students. Arranges for set up and breakdown of simulation learning experiences.

Designs, implements and evaluates simulation based learning activities utilizing recognized standards and evidence to ensure effective learning experiences for students. Tracks student and faculty evaluation data in coordination with program coordinators and the Quality Improvement Coordinator and committee. Utilizes data to support quality improvement within the Simulation Center. Assists faculty to integrate simulation based activities into their courses and into the curriculum.

Working with the Department of Nursing Chairperson, faculty, and other members of the Department of Nursing, creates a plan for expanding simulation based learning experiences for nursing students and other members of the School of Health and Human Services including inter-professional activities.

Supports student and faculty simulation research projects and utilizes current research findings in simulation to promote best practices in simulation design and operations. Attends simulation based conferences, webinars and seminars, and seeks membership in simulation organizations.

Develops instructional materials for students, laboratory assistants and faculty. Orients faculty to the Simulation Center, equipment and technology. Works with Office of Information Technology to update equipment and technology, and troubleshoots technology issues within the Simulation Center.

Maintains simulation equipment and provides for the maintenance, repair and replacement of the equipment. Serves as a liaison to external vendors.

Creates and maintains an atmosphere of mutual respect and professionalism, and ensures student and faculty confidentiality within the Simulation Center.

May supervise student workers or other part time staff as needed.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those describe above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Qualifications

Master’s degree in Nursing, four years of practice in a relevant clinical practice, which includes two years of experience with simulation education for nursing students, current Connecticut state license as an RN, experience with simulation based technology, simulation pedagogy, simulation operations, and excellent organizational and communication skills required.

Current certification as a Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) or NLN Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE), evidence of coursework or education in simulation pedagogy, operations, technology and nursing education preferred. Experience with inter-professional simulation, and recognized leadership in simulation leadership at the state or national level preferred.  These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.

Application

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and 3 professional references with contact information to Antoinette Towle at TowleA1@southernct.edu by September 27, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

 

Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.