Faculty facilitate student learning and initiate and participate in efforts to consistently improve the level of student success. As learning facilitators, faculty consistently assess learning outcomes and their own teaching effectiveness (pedagogy). As professionals, faculty adhere to the ethical standards of their profession as outlined, for example, by the NEA and the State of Michigan. Where applicable, faculty maintain licensure and certifications. In addition, full-time faculty have the following key responsibilities which are described more fully below in the Essential Duties/Major Accountabilities section:
Actively participate in efforts focused on the College's operational success.
Specific Teaching Assignment:
The simulation coordinator is a nursing faculty member who displays leadership, mentorship, and guidance for the faculty of the Nursing program and health sciences in the area of simulation.
The Simulation Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the simulation center in the Health Sciences lab complex. The Simulation Coordinator oversees the preparation, maintenance, inventory and operation of all simulation equipment/supplies and collaborates with faculty to design, plan, implement and schedule simulation activities. The coordinator ensures adherence to program policies, course objectives, program outcomes and current simulation best practice and safety measures. This position is a 12 month, full-time placement. Occasional (or regular) evening or weekend shifts may be required.
Organizes and assists with ongoing assessment, revision, enrichment, development and evaluation in the area of simulation in the Associate Degree Nursing (AND) program to facilitate student learning.
Collaborates with lead faculty/Coordinators and Simulation Center staff in designing, planning, implementing and evaluating simulation education, lab activities, and curriculum materials to support student achievement of nursing program outcomes.
Serves as faculty program lead in simulation for all health science programs.
Functions as liaison between faculty, simulation technicians, Perkins grant funded employees and Dean
Directly responsible for the organization, security and coordination of: scheduled simulation training events
Supports compliance with regulatory standards and campus policies
Responsible for compliance reporting with CCstep grant awards
Responsible for data metric recording and reporting in the area of simulation
Maintains simulators and ensures security of equipment
Maintain simulation documentation and resources
Promote growth of simulation
Oversee the set up and take down of simulation laboratory equipment – allowing for rapid turnover of simulation lab set up as necessary
Coordinates transport of simulation equipment
Oversees scheduled maintenance of simulation equipment and maintains warranties
Recommend equipment purchases and upgrades to coordinators and management
Offers training to faculty and staff in the area of simulation
Assist in the development and provision of additional student learning activities in the area of simulation
Responsible for Perkins grant application for simulation support and monitors budget
Conducts tours of simulation lab
Explore possible funding opportunities in the area of simulation
Perform skills testing with students during skill practice in laboratory; assists students with skills demonstration and practice
Provides assistance/review/remediation of skill checks that have been instructed by the primary instructor
May provide instruction in nursing theory, laboratory and clinical practice in accordance with program philosophy, objectives and procedures.
Directs Simulation Technicians, Perkins grant funded employees, and standardized patients. Assist in managing student employees. Payroll responsibilities with simulation technicians, simulation facilitators, standardized patients, and student lab assistants.
Master's degree in Nursing (Master's of Science in Nursing, MSN) from an accredited institution.
Three years of full-time, recent, relevant clinical nursing experience.
Current Michigan licensure as a Registered Nurse or eligibility to obtain Michigan RN license prior to start date.
Minimum two years' experience in healthcare simulation as an educator or simulation technician.
Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)
Experience with providing technical support in networking, computer hardware or software.
Evidence of continuing professional development in the area of simulation.
Demonstrates excellent human relations skills.
Understanding of and commitment to community college teaching, mission and philosophy.
Innovative, flexible and positive teaching style and understanding the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Technology Skills: Ability to integrate computer applications into teaching.
Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and college objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain collegial relationships with students, peers, staff, and administrators; skill in oral and written communication.
* A foreign degree must be certified, at the candidate's expense, by a professional evaluation service.