Simulation Coordinator, Undergraduate Nursing
Main Campus - Boston, MAMain Campus - Boston, MAMain Campus -
Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong
tradition of empowering women and of challenging traditional gender
roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education
institutions to focus on preparing women to become leaders and has
evolved to become a university offering a women-centered
undergraduate program, with graduate programs open to all. Nursing
education at Simmons dates back to 1933. At that time, Simmons
implemented a five-year baccalaureate program in nursing and became
a charter member of the National League for Nursing. Simmons
continues its proud tradition of educating nurses. Today, Simmons
Department of Nursing offers a traditional 4-year BSN program, a
16-month accelerated BSN program for students with a prior
baccalaureate degree, a 2-year Dix scholars program for adult
learners, an online RN to BSN program, and a 4 + 1 BSN-MSN FNP
program, while graduate nursing programs offer paths for a
direct-entry MSN, Post Licensure MSN FNP, and doctoral
The School of Nursing is housed in the College of Natural,
Behavioral and Health Sciences (CNBHS). CNBHS is a collegial and
supportive community of teachers and scholars within a uniquely
multidisciplinary College. Simmons faculty and staff are truly
committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions
of social justice and leaders in their professions and their
communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic
workplace. Simmons University strives for inclusive excellence in
all aspects of an individual's community experience: One of our
strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New
England. As a University committed to diversity, equity, and
inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work
with students across a broad range of social and personal
identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications
from members of underrepresented groups.
This individual is employed by the University
and reports to the Simulation Director. The Undergraduate
Coordinator is responsible for supervision of the Simmons
University SON Simulation Center under the direction of the
Simulation Director. The Coordinator will plan, create,
coordinate/teach, evaluate and conduct simulation experiences for
nursing students, in collaboration with the Director and nursing
faculty, designed to convey content knowledge and ensure skill
building to prepare the nursing student to practice in all levels
of care. This person will also train and mentor faculty on
evidence-based and current practices for simulation and work
towards and maintain Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) (or
similar) accreditation for the simulation laboratory. The
coordinator will work with the Simulation Director to ensure that
the needs of current and prospective students are aligned with the
overall mission of the College and the standards of the Commission
of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Coordinator will serve
as a specialist in simulation-based education.
- Mentors and supports nursing faculty in their role in the
- Develop simulation scenarios for best practice and
evidence-based practice, including integration of QSEN
competencies, CHSE/CHSOS certification practices and SBAR.
- Works with the Simulation Technologist and Technician to assure
preparation of the overall simulation environment and all
supporting equipment/supplies, moulage and documentation (charts,
orders, meds, etc.) for the entire student experience.
- Ensure simulation curriculum congruence with term and course
- Ensures the reset of lab spaces post-simulation to ensure
optimal functioning of lab space and equipment.
- Collaboratively operates simulation mannequins, clinical
equipment, and computer software/hardware with the Simulation
Technologist and Technician.
- Maintains knowledge of computer hardware equipment and software
applications relevant to simulator functions.
- Maintains knowledge of audio/video equipment and software for
recording, duplication, mixing and editing.
- Conducts faculty and staff training on the use of
simulators/simulation to include training and mentoring in
developing scenarios, facilitation of simulation, and how to
correctly facilitate debriefing with students based on best
practice and simulation accreditation standards.
- Supervises the inventory of supplies and equipment and conducts
routine inventory updates and communicates needs to the
- Develops, administers, and evaluates effective assessment tools
utilized before, during, and after the simulation experience. Teach
and evaluate students as needed and in support of faculty using
best evidence-based simulation strategies and tools.
- Plans and coordinates simulations for interprofessional
learning experiences across the college.
- Works collaboratively with faculty to ensure coordination and
to eliminate redundancy in simulation learning experiences.
- Maintains proficiency in existing and emerging trends in the
use of simulation and virtual reality in healthcare education,
including theory, design, and implementation through networking,
literature review, evaluating new methods, and material and
professional development opportunities.
- Monitor and maintain academic policies within the SON and
specific to the simulation program, in collaboration with the
- May participate in simulation related educational research,
analyze data, and contribute to publications.
- Reviews, evaluates, and recommends simulation offerings in
collaboration with the Simulation Director, Associate Dean, SON
chair, program directors, and faculty.
- Oversee adherence to professional standards and best practices,
in consultation with the SON Chair, Simulation Director, program
directors, and faculty.
- Participate in the SON accreditation and/or board approval
- Participate in undergraduate evaluation plans in collaboration
with the Simulation Director, SON Chair, Program Directors, and
College Management Responsibilities, Including
- Implements policies, procedures, and protocols consistent with
the mission, goals, and objectives of the Center and the SON,
supports strategic decision making, and is consistent with safe and
- Oversees the use and operations of the Simulation center
resources, including simulation and lab space, equipment, and
personnel, in collaboration with the Director.
- Develops staffing and scheduling models to optimize utilization
of simulation assets in collaboration with the Director.
- Develops and maintains the student simulation schedule in
collaboration with SON faculty input.
- Provides leadership with technology innovation and applications
with patient simulation systems and support technology.
Faculty Management Role
- Serves as a resource to liaise with Student Affairs,
Accessibility Services, Office of Advising, Career Education
Center, faculty, and students.
- Assists faculty leaders with complex student issues.
- Participates in the College-wide strategic planning as well as
that of the Simulation Center.
- Participates in the development of strong campus and community
- Provides visionary leadership with the simulation team for the
simulation program and grant funded educational initiatives and
- Participates (with Simulation Director, Dean, Associate Dean,
SON Chair, and faculty leaders) in recruitment and admissions of
students as requested.
- Coordinates the simulation center faculty & staff
- Participate in the simulation faculty & staff review
processes as requested by the Simulation Director.
- Work with the academic leadership team in relation to sensitive
faculty dismissal processes when necessary.
- Provide leadership and promote professional simulation
development within the faculty.
- This position carries simulation teaching responsibilities. The
Coordinator will have teaching responsibilities spread throughout
the 12 month period as determined by the Associate Dean, Simulation
Director, and SON Chair, based on the program needs.
- Serve as a communication link in conjunction with the
Simulation Director and Associate Dean between the SON, College,
University, 2U, and other external constituents including but not
limited to employers, alumni, donors, clinical partners, and
- Other responsibilities as determined by the Simulation
Director, SON Chair, Associate Dean, or Dean.
Term of Service
- Master's degree in Nursing & minimum of 5 years of clinical
- Terminal degree (PhD, DNP, DNSc) preferred
- A demonstrated track record of success in leading and building
educational projects or programs
- 2 years of direct job-related experience such as experience in
program coordination, simulation development, virtual simulation
scenario development and interprofessional simulation practice
- Preferred Certiﬁcation/Licensing: Certiﬁed Health Simulation
- Creative problem solver
- Strong and effective communicator
- Ability to motivate and build consensus among faculty
- Ability to effectively collaborate with the Simulation
Director, Simulation Team, SON Chair, Associate Dean for the SON,
and Operations to strengthen, coordinate, integrate, and implement
the goals established by the program and CNBHS
The Simulation Coordinator is a 12-Month Faculty Role with
Administrative responsibilities. This is a Boston based on campus
Required Application Materials
To apply, please submit a cover letter (including the title of the
position for which you are applying), a CV, and a teaching
Instructions to Applicants
: Please upload all
applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter,
writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application
Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application.
Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document
Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all
aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university
committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages
applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is
committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing
inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all
positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a
consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal
opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a
more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Simulation-Coordinator--Undergraduate-Nursing_R08617
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