Healthcare Simulation Specialist

Bangor, ME
Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The School of Nursing at Husson University in Bangor, Maine, is enhancing the current Simulation and Learning Resource Center and is seeking an experienced and innovative simulation specialist, preferably with certification, to assist in the expansion of simulation for undergraduate and graduate healthcare students and enrich the training and competency of healthcare professionals. The University is committed to delivering premier professional programs that emphasize experiential learning, student achievement and inter-professional education. The fully accredited School of Nursing is part of Husson University's College of Health and Education, which also includes the fully accredited Schools of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Education.

The School of Nursing enrolls approximately 80 undergraduate and 25 graduate students per year. It offers a traditional BSN, an online RN to BSN, as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner degree and certification.
This newly formed position:
- reports to the Coordinator, Simulation and Learning Resources Center
- provides operational support of facilities, activities, and resources for simulation, clinical skills lab, and other entities utilizing the center
- serves as a resource to faculty, students, and community healthcare professionals in the development and integration of simulation into clinical and systems learning experiences
- participates and supports research initiatives that focus on educational and clinical outcomes related to simulation technology in healthcare education.

In collaboration in the Coordinator, Simulation and Learning Resources Center the Healthcare Simulation Specialist will:

• Support faculty, staff, and students to achieve efficient methods of accomplishing weekly, monthly, and yearly curricular outcomes.
• Evaluate program outcomes for instruction of faculty and students and to ensure that teaching/learning outcomes have been achieved.
• Organize and evaluate feedback of clinical simulation experiences to ensure adequate response and effective changes are implemented.
• Serve as a resource for the design and implementation of clinical simulation used to educate and evaluate students and healthcare professionals.
• Participate in the application of learning strategies used in clinical simulation and learning by assisting in simulation sessions and remediation as needed; provides clinical educational experiences for students and healthcare professionals.
• Participate in research initiatives related to the mission and vision of the School of Nursing, College of Health and Education, and Husson University.
• Contribute innovative teaching and learning pedagogy to the Center through active participation in local, state, regional, and national simulation organizations, meetings, conferences, etc.
• Collaborate with program faculty in the development and evaluation of educational simulations.
• Conduct and participate in tours of the Simulation and Learning Resources Center for recruitment, public relations, visiting/prospective faculty, alumni, and other guests of the University and/or conferences on site.
• Coordinate and integrate the application of learning strategies for instruction skills by assessing program needs in collaboration with program faculty.

Preferred: Graduate degree in a healthcare discipline or healthcare education
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in a healthcare discipline or healthcare education with current enrollment or intent to enroll in a Graduate degree program.
Required: Certificate in Simulation (eligibility status considered)

Background (2 years) in previous simulation or training environment
Background (3 years) in healthcare practice
Experience in designing, developing, and supporting instructional activities, preferable in health science education/higher education setting

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Interpersonal communication skills
• Organizational and time management skills
• Clinical healthcare skills
• Mentoring skills in working with students and faculty
• Creativity and flexibility to meet the needs of students and faculty
• Knowledge of outcomes assessment development, measurement, and research