Clinical Education Center Coordinator

Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Clinical Education Center Coordinator provides instruction in basic nursing skills in a clinical setting for the Department of Nursing students. Supports faculty and student usage of equipment and software. Reports to the Director of the Nursing Program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Coordinate all laboratory and simulation associated with classroom lectures, skills laboratory activities and student practice activities.
  • Develops and updates low and high fidelity simulation scenarios for use in course instruction in accordance with EBP and INACSL.
  • Develops and/or establishes a standardized teaching guide for faculty and TA’s to use when assisting with or teaching skills/simulation labs.
  • Develops, updates and prepares classroom and skills laboratory instruction.
  • Assume responsibility of student safety as well as provide supervision of students in the laboratory setting.
  • Oversees lab equipment/manikin cleaning and infection control.
  • Monitors and safely disposes of biohazard waste.
  • Promotes problem-solving and critical thinking skills in the learning and practice of nursing-skills.
  • Inventory and reorder skills lab supplies within allowed budget.
  • Monitors equipment for safe function, replacement and repairs within allowed budget.
  • Ensures maintenance of an orderly, clean and organized skills laboratory.
  • Establishes student skills check off stations, coordinate and evaluate skills testing.
  • Participates and/or chair nursing program team and committee meetings.
  • Participates with faculty in the development and improvement of curriculum as well as program policies.
  • Participates in department recruiting events and in other activities associated with program philanthropy.
  • Assists with annual update of student Handbook.
  • Provides on request simulation lab tour and/or demonstration.
  • Assists with annual nursing student candidate application, interview and admission.
  • Maintains and file student records, grades, reports and rosters.
  • Remains current in the assigned subject matter and techniques of effective instruction through recent clinical experience and professional development.
  • Assignments may be at various sites, locations and cities; days, evenings and weekends.
  • Drives to clinical sites annually to meet with facility liaison or partner, evaluate the appropriateness of the clinical experience and on request evaluate the clinical instructor.
  • Manages, updates and evaluates all clinical site affiliation agreements.
  • Establishes and provides to faculty one month prior to each semester the skills lab calendar depicting; dates, times, course title/number which skills will be accomplished during that term.
  • Maintains membership in and participates in activities associated with professional associations, advisory boards and other related healthcare entities.
  • Assists with compilation of data necessary for departmental reports such as CCNE, Texas BON and SACS COC.
  • Maintains academic standards as established by the department and university.
  • Oversees all student immunizations and maintain compliance in accordance with clinical sites utilizing software such as Castlebranch.
  • Responds to emails on a daily basis throughout the workweek.
  • Teaches a minimum of 6 hours per semester in either theory or clinical.
  • When teaching a theory course, plans, prepares, updates assigned course curriculum, lectures, exams and activities.
  • When teaching clinical; visit clinical site, establish schedule, plans pre and post clinical conferences intended to expand and enhance student knowledge of course content.
  • Maintains working knowledge of technology required to instruct simulation and skills sessions.
  • Completes midterm and final course grades and clinical evaluations accordingly.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Master’s degree in Nursing is required.
  • Unencumbered license to practice professional nursing in Texas.
  • Current AHA BLS certification.
  • Records demonstrating up to date immunization.
  • Recent clinical experience required.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate well with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds including student with disabilities.
  • Proficient in adult teaching methodologies reflected in lecture, clinical, simulation, math and nursing-skills.
  • Knowledge of Texas BON, MCN, SACS COC accreditation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software; Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook.
  • Previous experience with an online Learning Management System such as Canvas, Moodie, Blackboard.
  • Familiar with and able to implement NCLEX preparation tools such as Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI).
  • Familiar with International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) standards of best practice in simulation and simulation design.
  • Aptitude to work in in a fast pace team environment.
  • Flexible and comfortable with frequent process improvements and program changes