Simulation Coordinator/Clinical Instructor
Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree required; Masters or Doctoral degree preferred; Current unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse in Arkansas or compact agreement state. A background check and drug screen are required.
The Nursing Simulation Coordinator/Clinical Instructor ensures the smooth operation of the University’s School of Nursing (SON) laboratory, coordinating rotation of student experience with course coordinators. This position works as faculty in running simulations scenarios for students, including debriefing, to facilitate the education and learning process of nursing students. In addition, the position provides technical support to nursing faculty and works actively to bridge didactic to clinical.
This faculty position holds a full time 9-month non-tenure track appointment with the University of Arkansas at Monticello SON. Should the faculty member hold a graduate degree in nursing, the position may become a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment. The faculty member is expected to hold a summer appointment as needed. This position reports directly to the SON Dean.
The faculty member must have experience with simulation and curriculum development, excellent communication skills, excellent understanding of the scope of project within the University’s School of Nursing mission and vision statements, be a team player, and demonstrate creativity and flexibility in designing innovative approaches to solving problems. The faculty member is expected to assists nursing students to learn psychomotor, critical thinking, general nursing skills, and physical assessment skills required for patient care in an acute clinical care area. This position provides opportunities for students to become familiar with equipment and techniques in a non-threatening environment that simulates the clinical nursing setting.
The Nursing Simulation Coordinator/Clinical Instructor:
- follows all SON and University policies and operating procedures found in the SON Faculty and University Faculty Handbook and website
- assists faculty to integrate simulation education into the nursing curriculum and functions as a resource person to assist students in achieving student learning objectives
- works with the SON Remediation Chair and Course Coordinators to provide remediation of identified high risk students
- controls and coordinates usage of laboratory equipment to meet student and instructional needs
- reports needed supplies and laboratory inventory to the dean
- works with the Nursing Skills course instructor for student lab/practice/check-offs
- works with the Health Assessment course instructors for student lab/practice/check-offs
- works with the SON Clinical Coordinator to schedule simulation clinical rotations
- prepares the lab, manikins, and supplies for student return demonstrations
- works with all nursing faculty to develop simulation scenarios that meet course student learning objectives
- prepares and tears down simulation scenarios including manikin and supply setup
- maintains manikins software and hardware and laboratory cleanliness
- presents lectures to students on simulation, skills, and nursing content as needed
- participates or leads tours of the simulation lab for public relations
- in collaboration with the nursing faculty and dean, ensures that any simulation grant milestones are on track and alerts the dean of any barriers or risks
- establishes and maintains healthy relationships with all stakeholders, including schools, hospitals, vendors and students
- participates in the design of an evaluation plan for the simulation lab
- participates in research related to the impact of simulation on learning
- provides recommendations for process improvement to the SON Dean
- serves as a back-up instructor for hospital/clinical rotations as needed (which may require travel)
- participates in simulation focused faculty development
- completes all other work-related assignments
Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
Required Documents to Apply: Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Curriculum Vita, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)