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Nursing Simulations Curriculum Coordinator (2021)

MiraCosta College

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Nursing Simulations Curriculum Coordinator (2021)
MiraCosta College

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Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Regular Position

Position Details:
One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 10 months per year (August through May), on the Oceanside Campus. The work schedule is flexible and may consist of morning, afternoon, and/or evening hours. Some Saturdays and Sundays will be required.

This is an “extended day” position, subject to possible fluctuations in daily working hours, and may be exempt from compensation for overtime in excess of 8 hours in one day. Hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a week period shall be compensated on an overtime basis. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

IMPORTANT: MiraCosta College requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to promote a safe and healthful workplace for employees and to promote the health and safety of our campus community. Unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 within the workplace and to the college community that depends on college programs and services. As of August 23, 2021, all employees must submit proof of vaccination or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. For more information, please visit

Salary Range: 28
Compensation: Starting $6,579 - $6,940.25 per month depending on experience (salary range 28 on the 2021-2022 classified salary schedule).

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

A full benefits package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).

Position Term in Months: $Term

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system, finish applying, and receive a confirmation number. Applications submitted by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 will receive first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A cover letter addressed to the “Screening and Interview Committee” specifically describing how your experience aligns with the “Essential Duties & Responsibilities” listed in this job posting.

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

4. A current valid registration as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

5. If applicable, please attach your current certification as a Certified Healthcare Simulations Educator issued by the Society of Simulation in Healthcare to the “Certificate/License 1” link.

6. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) proof of being fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 or requesting and receiving approval for a medical or religious exemption; 2) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 3) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 4) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 5) fingerprint clearance; and 6) approval by the Board of Trustees.

*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J/Janssen).

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function:
Under general supervision, lead the development, evaluation and refinement of scenarios for use in nursing course simulation exercises; set up hardware and software in classrooms and simulation labs; oversee students during lab activities and act as a resource mentor; and perform related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Develop, present, evaluate and refine scenarios for simulation experiences for a broad range of medical situations, utilizing role playing, props, dialogue and debriefing to create a realistic and stimulating learning environment for nursing students; formulate new simulation exercises based on nursing curriculum and student- or faculty-identified needs and current practice issues; define learning outcomes and storyboard scenes, patient histories, lab results and doctor’s orders relevant to the scenario; prepare scripts for characters and simulation paths.

2. Set up hardware and software in classrooms and simulation labs as necessary; match instructor requests for mannequins with available equipment; schedule use of lab and equipment; provide orientation and advice to instructors on simulation laboratory procedures and use of equipment and materials; maintain mannequins and other equipment; monitor and supervise general cleaning of the simulated hospital lab.

3. Develop and recommend goals and objectives for the hospital simulation lab that support programs and student learning; lead and participate in faculty development activities on simulation-based learning.

4. Assist faculty with scheduled laboratory teaching; supervise students during scheduled laboratory periods; participate in the overall skills check off for students; follow up and schedule practice and retesting sessions for students with missed skills; serve as a resource mentor and work with students requiring remedial assistance; provide feedback to instructors on student progress.

5. Establish an open lab schedule each semester; schedule and coordinate the work of part-time skills lab instructors; recruit, train and schedule the work of laboratory assistants.

6. Order, receive, catalog and store instructional supplies, materials and equipment; arrange for the repair or replacement of broken equipment.

Other Duties:
1. Stay current on technical and educational developments in the field of nursing simulation.

2. Participate in department meetings on curriculum, student learning and student success.

3. Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. Principles and practices of nursing.

2. Learning theory and principles applicable to nursing study.

3. Current and emerging simulation hospital instructional technologies and associated equipment, tools and products, including high-, mid- and low-fidelity mannequins and associated simulator and computer equipment.

4. Nursing and healthcare situations and their suitability and application in the implementation of scenario-based simulation, web and e-learning applications and tools.

5. Methods and techniques in troubleshooting and resolving problems in simulation equipment, software and tools.

6. Trends in the development of simulation instruction for healthcare.

7. Written and oral communication skills including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Ability To:
1. Apply sound learning theory and knowledge of real-life clinical healthcare situations to the development of effective scenario-based exercises for nursing students.

2. Plan and complete projects and lesson-based scenarios efficiently and in accordance with best practices.

3. Set up, maintain and resolve problems with simulation mannequins, equipment, tools and computers

4. Provide effective instructional support to faculty and guidance to students in subject-matter areas applicable to area of assignment.

5. Organize, set priorities and exercise sound, independent judgment within areas of responsibility.

6. Read, understand, interpret and apply department or district rules, policies and technical materials relating to assigned field.

7. Instruct or tutor students effectively to foster enthusiasm for learning; accurately, thoroughly and clearly answer students’ subject-matter, equipment-use and technology questions.

8. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

9. Operate a computer and standard business software.

10. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.

11. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Education & Experience:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1) graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in nursing; and

2) at least four years of progressively responsible professional nursing experience, two years of which were in a healthcare education environment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

IMPORTANT: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:

Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.

A current valid registration as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Current certification as a Certified Healthcare Simulations Educator issued by the Society of Simulation in Healthcare or the ability to obtain certification within 3 years of employment is required.

Physical Effort:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending, kneeling and stooping; occasional lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business. Work requires the ability to distinguish operating equipment sounds in a laboratory setting.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions:
Primarily office/simulations laboratory environment; subject to frequent public contact and interruption; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may work at any district location or authorized facility with occasional evenings and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested.

Posting Number: S_21/22_010_P
Human Resources Contact Information: [email protected] or 760.795.6854
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
First Screening Date: Applications submitted by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 will receive first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at

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The MiraCosta Community College District Mission is to provide educational opportunities and student-support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. MiraCosta College offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere, and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. Our diverse student body includes people from a variety of ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

  • Credit Enrollment: 14,773
  • Noncredit Enrollment: 2,479
  • Credit Enrollment by Gender: Female: 57% Male: 43%
  • Average Age: 26
  • Credit Enrollment by Ethnicity:
    • African American: 4%
    • White: 45%
    • Hispanic: 34%
    • Asian, Pacific Islander: 8%
    • Multiple: 7%
    • Other: 2%
  • Active Duty Military/Veterans/Dependents: 1,396

The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities. The college’s fee-based Community Education program provides a wide variety of classes, workshops, and excursions. Tuition-free, noncredit classes also present a variety of learning opportunities at the Community Learning Center and throughout the community.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year university get on the right track through TAG, IGETC, UniversityLink, and other transfer programs. MiraCosta College also has one of the highest transfer rates to the University of California out of all of the community colleges in San Diego County. Our students also typically earn higher GPA's than non-transfer students. Learn more about the transfer process here:

Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Interstate 5, Amtrak, and Carlsbad regional airport provide easy access to either metropolis and to Mexico. The district, which extends 25 miles along the Pacific Ocean from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base to the city of San Diego, attracts diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations who live in urban and suburban communities. The intellectual environment is enhanced by the college’s proximity to the University of California San Diego, California State University San Marcos, and other institutions of higher education. Along with numerous theaters, galleries, and museums, residents enjoy a moderate, year-round climate, which provides many opportunities for outdoor activities.

The San Diego Tourism Authority website describes San Diego's North County as a vast, expansive region known for its pristine beaches, natural preserves and miles of open spaces. From Del Mar to Oceanside, the North County coastline is a string of unique picturesque seaside villages that have a small-town feel.

If you're looking for opportunities for outdoor activities in San Diego, the north region has plenty. From hiking and horseback riding in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking in Carlsbad Lagoon, to biking along historic Highway 101, or sport fishing, whale watching or surfing the coastline from La Jolla through Oceanside, outdoor enthusiasts are sure to be entertained. San Diego's north coastal town of Encinitas was recently named among the best surf towns in the world by National Geographic.

The North County Coastal region is home to some of San Diego's top attractions, including LEGOLAND California, Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Water Park, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad, and the Del Mar Fairgrounds, host to the Del Mar Fair from mid-June to early July, followed by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Races until early September. There's also the San Diego Botanic Garden for a look at San Diego native flora and fauna, and at the Eastern border of North County, you'll also find the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Las Vegas-style Indian casino gaming and a handful of great wineries and local breweries. Art enthusiasts will love the Oceanside Museum of Art and the LUX Art Institute.

San Diego's North County coastal and inland regions are also a paradise for golfers, with over 40 diverse courses to choose from. Graced by cooling breezes from the Pacific Ocean, the Arnold Palmer-designed Park Hyatt Aviara and Tom Fazio-designed Grand Del Mar golf courses are uniquely sculpted around the natural landscapes and native vegetation. San Diego's North region puts you just an hour from Disneyland yet still close to downtown San Diego where the museums of Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarter and SeaWorld San Diego are nearby.

North San Diego County is home to eight of the county’s fastest growing cities, businesses and families are drawn to North County’s sunny inland valleys and scenic coastal communities. Additional information about the business environment can be found on the San Diego North Economic Development Council website or on the Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, or San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce websites.

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