Position Description

Nursing Simulation and Skills Lab Coordinator
Employee Category Full time, Permanent
Department Nursing
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The successful candidate for the Nursing Clinical Skills/Simulation Laboratory Coordinator at New Jersey City University works under the direction of the Chair of the Nursing Department/ Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies. This staff position coordinates activities and functions of the nursing skills/simulation program to ensure that educational goals and outcomes are accomplished. Integrates nursing theory and current educational best practices with current clinical and technical skills in skills laboratory and simulation instruction. Evaluates skills labs and simulated activities for continuous improvement in teaching/learning modalities. Works collaboratively with the nursing faculty to achieve the identified student learning outcomes educational goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinating all activities of the simulation center including student scheduling, operating simulation exercises collaborating with nursing technology laboratory and clinical faculty on student simulation exercises, participating in curriculum development including simulation experiences. Coordinate day to day activities and services of the nursing skills lab, including lab equipment set-up and break down, supervision of student use of laboratory supplies and equipment, inventory, requisition, management, and maintenance of lab equipment and supplies, and related duties. Schedules remedial nursing skills assessments and lab sessions for students as requested by faculty. Provides vision and leadership for skills and simulation laboratories. Manages the nursing labs operating budget in collaboration with the Chair of the Nursing Department and the Associate Dean. Establishes policies and procedures to guide student and faculty use of laboratory spaces. Assists in the development of simulation lab student guidelines, grading rubrics, and related documents. Develops the laboratory and simulation schedules each semester in conjunction with nursing faculty across all programs. Develops par levels and inventories lab supplies and equipment at least quarterly. Coordinates requests and purchases of supplies and equipment. Functions as the lead instructor for nursing skills lab sessions. Serves as a resource for faculty utilizing simulation in classroom/lab activities. Provides verbal and/or written feedback to students on laboratory performance in a timely manner. Schedules remedial nursing skills assessments and lab sessions for students as requested by faculty. Documents outcomes and reports to clinical faculty member, course leader, and nursing advisor. Develops and implements clinical simulation to meet accreditation standards. Other duties as needed.

REQUIREMENTS: An unencumbered New Jersey Registered Nurse license. A minimum of two years recent clinical experience in a healthcare setting. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work well as a member of a team in demanding college environment. Previous simulation center experience with high, medium, and low fidelity simulators, including developing and running simulation scenarios and debriefings, working with vendors on software and hardware upgrades and replacement, and experience in assessing and troubleshooting equipment failures preferred. Knowledge of A-V equipment and software for recording, duplication, mixing, and editing of recorded scenarios. Ability to provide additional education to faculty in simulation exercises Experience with software tracking tools (e.g., Excel).

EDUCATION: A Master’s degree (MSN) in Nursing.

REQUIRED:  For full consideration, applicants should send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three professional references names, address, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three references.

PREFERRED: Simulation immersion training and certification is desired. A minimum of one year of teaching experience in a RN program of nursing is preferred. Flexible working hours to accommodate developing department needs. Monday through Friday with occasional evening and/or weekend work with advance notice. This is a full-time 12- month position.

We offer a competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Search will continue until the positions are filled with full consideration guaranteed to applicants who submit by April 15, 2019. 

New Jersey City University is an equal opportunity institution. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.



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