Adjunct Simulation Instructor

Overland Park, KS
May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Job Description

Johnson County Community College is seeking an adjunct nursing faculty to teach in the Healthcare Simulation Center (HSC). The HSC adjunct nursing faculty is a clinically experienced subject matter expert who is responsible for facilitating student learning and performance in the on-site simulation center. The HSC provides an immersive simulation learning experience for Associate Degree Nursing students.

The adjunct nursing faculty will be responsible for working with faculty, students, staff, and external stakeholders to ensure that the highest quality simulation learning activities are efficiently integrated and implemented across the nursing curriculum. This position involves the use of interactive and simulated technology, with evidence-based simulation models, to implement and evaluate simulation scenarios as an educational modality.

Adjunct nursing faculty will provide clinical, educational, and technical expertise in simulation based activities in the HSC. Faculty will work as part of the HSC team to provide current best practice for patient scenarios during a Simulation Clinical Day which complements the nursing curriculum. Faculty will be actively involved with scenario implementation and debriefing for learners. Student learning activities will include resolving simple-to-complex patient care situations via high-fidelity simulation.

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Required Skills
  • Collaborating with HSC team and other interprofessional faculty to develop simulation scenarios that promote student learning, professional development, critical thinking, and clinical decision making skills.
  • Facilitating patient scenarios and debriefing in all nursing courses (Pediatrics, Maternal Child, Mental Health, Medical Surgical, Gerontology, Management).
  • Facilitating the adult learning process to create a safe non-threatening climate, which supports learning across the nursing curriculum.
  • Serve as a professional role model for students in communication, problem-solving, patient care delivery, and patient advocacy to facilitate student's socialization into the profession.
  • Incorporating INACSL's Standards of Best Practice in Simulation and NCSBN's Simulation Guidelines for Prelicensure Nursing Education Programs.
  • Technical programming of simulators, patient care equipment (ex. Alaris infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring and defibrillators) and development of patient electronic healthcare record.
  • Set-up and tear down of patient scenarios, including moulage and lifting of mannequins.

Required Experience

Qualifications include:
  • Master's degree in nursing (required) from an accredited college or university.
  • An active Kansas RN license.
  • Current Critical Care experience.
  • A minimum of three years full-time or equivalent nursing experience within the last five years.
  • Ability to multitask; process multiple sources of information quickly.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current ACLS certification or instructor experience.
  • One to three years relevant teaching experience in simulation or education.
  • Background/expertise in instructional and pedagogical concepts and methods in health care skills and simulation modality.
  • Knowledge of Gaumard Patient Simulator software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience using electronic healthcare records.
  • Ability to understand and utilize advanced technical simulation equipment, and communicate that knowledge to others as appropriate.
  • Ability to create and maintain a respectful and professional working environment, incorporating active learning, reflective thinking, and a confidential debriefing process.
  • Visionary approach to simulation education in clinical and academic settings.

Benefit Information:

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Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.


In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email.

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Job Location
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Position Type
Competitive rate of pay
For full consideration apply before
Hours per Week
Work Hours/Days
Two positions needed for 20 hours/week (flexible for Tues, Weds, Ths) One position needed for 30 hours/week (flexible for T/W/Th)
Special Instructions
Please submit resume and cover letter