Director of Simulation Experiences- Nursing
The School of Nursing and Health Professions (SNHP) at York College of Pennsylvania invites applicants for a full time 12-month appointment of a Director of Simulation Experiences to begin June 1st, 2019. The Simulation Director is responsible for providing simulation experiences for faculty and students at SNHP to begin June 1st 2019. This role reports to the Dean of the SNHP and work with the Chairs of the Departments. The Simulation Director has operational oversight and responsibility for the simulation labs including equipment and supplies procurement, budget management, and coordination of simulation activities. Primary responsibilities include planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating simulation-based learning across the continuum from standardized patients through high-fidelity simulators and virtual computer based simulation. The candidate will also coordinate with information technology, instructional design staff, academic leadership, and faculty as needed to create a unified vision for the integration of simulation into the curriculum across disciplines.
Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills and have a strong commitment to working as part of a collaborative team as well as those who demonstrate commitment to the ability to teach effectively.
- Serve as a credible ambassador for the use of simulation at all levels within the SNHP.
- Provide to SNHP faculty and administration an ongoing strategic vision of simulation based on recognized national standards.
- Coordinate with information technology, instructional design staff, academic leadership, and faculty as needed to create a unified vision for the integration of simulation into the curriculum across disciplines.
- Develop and maintain knowledge of current program curriculum and familiarity with course resources.
- Develop an annual budget for simulation activities and provide input to leadership on long-range planning related to simulation.
- Develop, implement, and periodically review policies, procedures, and practices for the simulation labs.
- Monitor daily operations of simulation labs to ensure efficient and effective utilization of resources.
- Manage the facility, equipment, and supplies to ensure they are organized and ready for simulation sessions.
- Schedule and coordinate simulation activities for each nursing course.
- Run simulation experiences and provide support to faculty and students during scenarios.
- Ensure maintenance, repair, and updating of simulation equipment.
- Maintain records of metrics related to simulation activities.
- Attend Curriculum Committee meetings and participate in implementation, evaluation, and revision of curricula.
- Report periodically to the Curriculum Committee on simulation activities and metrics.
- Assist Department Chairs and faculty with development, implementation, and integration of simulation activities to enable students to meet course learning objectives.
- Orient faculty, clinical instructors, and students to simulation policies, simulator equipment, and the simulated learning environment.
- Develop and implement a Simulated Patient Program.
- Assist in the collection of research data on simulation.
- Collect and analyze simulation evaluation data from faculty and students to ensure continuous quality improvement.
- Arrange tours or demonstrations for potential students or visitors and participate in open houses.
- Arrange faculty development on simulation and simulation equipment.
- Continuously update own knowledge of learning theories, simulation techniques, simulator capabilities, and emerging technologies.
- Maintains active involvement in professional organizations.
- Teaches and advises nursing students as needed.
- Perform other responsibilities and projects as needed and assigned.
- Current RN licensure in Pennsylvania or eligibility to obtain such.
- Master's Degree in Nursing, adult education, instructional technology, informatics, or related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution.
- Experience with development, implementation, and evaluation of simulation.
- Minimum of two years of experience of clinical practice as an RN.
- Evidence of effective communication (interpersonal, speaking, and writing) skills.
- Evidence of strong organizational leadership skills.
- Evidence of proficiency with technology.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Doctoral degree in nursing or related field; willingness to obtain a doctoral degree.
- Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialists (CHSOS) or Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators (CHSE) by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
- Two years of teaching experience in nursing, preferably in an academic setting.
Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts and contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 28, 2019.