Simulation Laboratory Coordinator




About Roxbury Community College:

About Roxbury Community College:

Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, two-year College serving a diverse community, including peoples of color, recent immigrants and non-traditional populations. The College's mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high-quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL, and community education. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Roxbury Community College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Job Description:

The Simulation Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the simulation center. The Simulation Coordinator overseas 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. (Add additional responsibilities here e.g. Oversee Standardized Patients' training and scheduling and/or virtual reality laboratories). This position is a 12-month, full-time placement. Occasional (or regular) evening or weekend shifts may be required.

Responsibilities:

Coordinate and supervise the general operation of the simulation laboratory/center to provide a wide variety of patient simulation experiences.
Act as the primary contact for scheduling for the simulation center.
Coordinate workflow between departments.
Oversee the regular maintenance and repair all simulation equipment, including:

  • Human patient simulators (HPS), computers, monitors and a variety of clinical medical equipment.
  • Audiovisual and debriefing systems.
  • Surgical simulators.
  • Virtual reality laboratory computers and other equipment.


Communicate effectively with manufactures regarding maintenance, repair, update and technology changes.
Provide technical support for task trainers and multimedia peripherals including:

  • Beds/examination tables, headwalls, patient monitors, and other health care equipment
  • Medication dispensing systems
  • Vital sign monitors


Organize and restock simulation laboratory supplies.
Oversee the set up and take down of simulation laboratory equipment ? allowing for rapid turnover of simulation lab set up as necessary.
Provide recommendations for equipment and supply purchase anticipating future changes in technology.
Ensure safety for all users.
Maintain laboratory to meet regulation and accreditation standards.
Collaborate effectively with faculty from the following departments: Nursing, Radiology, Anesthesia Tech, CNA and all other faculty as needed.
Incorporate best practice and evidenced-based research in program development with a focus on standardization and efficiencies across the healthcare continuum
Assist in the development and implementation of curricula for Nursing, and allied health training programs. This includes development of simulation component for staff and student competency training.
Participate in faculty and department meetings to assist with development and implementation of simulation experiences.
Communicate effectively all simulation laboratory educators, administrative staff and technical support staff.
Complete staff reviews.
Coordinate training for all users of the simulation laboratory including faculty.
Provide orientation to new simulation lab staff and oversee their training.
Coordinate simulation center schedule (including OSCE, sim and classroom) in compliance with simulation center policies working to prevent scheduling conflicts.
Schedule simulation laboratory staff to support learning activities
Network with other lab/simulation coordinators at local/state/national level to develop and utilize best practices.
Coordinate the collection of data for ongoing research or grant requirements.
Coordinate the set up and maintenance of computer-based training programs
Performs other job-related duties as required.


Requirements:

  • Minimum two years' experience in healthcare simulation as an educator or simulation technician OR clinical nursing practice in an acute care setting
  • Mechanical skills to competently maintain and use equipment in the simulation center.
  • Familiarity with anesthesia machines, physiological monitoring system, infant incubators, ventilators, and other common medical device systems.
  • Ability to meet challenges of adult learners with diverse backgrounds.
  • Clinical knowledge and experience working in a healthcare related field such as EMT, paramedic, or other allied health profession certification and training.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) to interact with and work effectively with other faculty, staff, students, and vendors in a positive, helpful and cooperative working relationship.
  • Experience with providing technical support in networking, computer hardware or software.
  • Familiarity with PC and Mac platforms with experience in MS Office and the ability to learn additional software programs, including audiovisual and computerized simulation equipment.
  • Knowledge of operation of standard audio-visual equipment: projectors, microphones, portable screens, media players, etc.
  • Organizational and time management skills to keep materials in order, track various projects, maintain files, and follow through assignments to completion.
  • Ability to create complex schedules.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology
  • Ability to express technical information clearly and simply to non-technical persons.
  • Physical ability to lift, move, maintain and set up computer, audio-visual and simulation lab equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. without assistance.


License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) required/preferred.
  • Commitment to obtain CHSOS within two years of hire date.


Education (from an accredited institution):

  • BS degree in a related field (such as Computer Science, Management Information Technology, Healthcare discipline, Medical Technology, Film) required. Or an AS degree in healthcare field (Paramedic, medic, EMT, emergency tech, C.N.A., Respiratory Therapist, L.V.N. or hospital technician) with at least 5 years related experience or the equivalent in the Information Technology Field.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology.
  • Combination of education, training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in possession of the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of this position.
  • Instructor BLS, ACLS, PALs



Additional Information:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at www.rcc.mass.edu/clery .

Closing date for application: Open until filled

The Roxbury Community College is an AA/EEO/ADA employer and openly seeks diversity in its hiring practices.

Appointment is subject to SORI (Sexual Offense Registry Information) background check, and a publicly accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offense Registry Information) background check.

Roxbury Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

This is a full-time NUP (Non-Union Professional) Position, with Full Benefits.

The salary will be determined based on the guidelines and procedures of the Massachusetts Community College System and collective bargaining agreement. The position includes a broad benefits package.


Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST Submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of 3 References