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Nursing: Clinical Learning Center Simulation Specialist

Employer
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Location
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Date posted
Jun 17, 2024
Website
https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/20974/

POSITION: 
The Department of Nursing is recruiting for a full-time professional academic staff position at the Eau Claire campus. This is a renewable position, contingent on performance. The Simulation Specialist is an in-person position in the Clinical Learning Center (CLC) for the Department of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Simulation Specialist is a key member of the CLC team by providing essential lab management and operating simulation equipment to create learning opportunities. On-the-job training will be provided. The position requires flexibility, initiative, willingness, and the ability to solve problems utilizing best practices and established policies and procedures.  The position works under general supervision and reports to the Director of the Clinical Learning Center. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize multiple competing tasks and work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students. This individual must be committed to positively contributing to the quality of work life for all college employees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • At least two years of recent healthcare or patient care experience.
  • An associate degree with healthcare licensure or equivalent degree.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Good work habits including attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness, and resourcefulness. 
  • Work independently, in a team environment, and in collaborative efforts. 
  • Ability to communicate positively and professionally with co-workers, faculty instructors, students, and clients in the Clinical Learning Center. 
  • Comfortable with a variety of technology, including video and audio equipment.
  • Willingness to learn new technology.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Demonstrated commitment to support and enhance the diversity and cultural and global awareness of students, faculty, and staff.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Previous experience with simulation learning technology.
  • Experience in a higher education environment. 
  • A bachelor's degree in health education, health science, or education from an accredited institution. 

DUTIES: 
55%        Simulation Operator

  • Operate and program various high-fidelity mannequins and software.
  • Support in role-playing applications, props placement, and moulage set-up to create a simulated healthcare setting.
  • Maintain current knowledge of simulation equipment catalogs and operation manuals.
  • Operate audio/visual equipment used in simulation.
  • Assist with training faculty in the use of simulation equipment.

35%        Day-to-Day Operations in the Clinical Learning Center

  • Set up and take down simulation supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly environment in the skills lab.
  • Maintain records for ordering of supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain index/cataloging system for locating supplies and equipment.
  • Inventory and order supplies and equipment to maintain stock supplies.
  • Stock carts and shelves from ordered supplies.
  • Document the use of laboratory and clinic areas by faculty, students, and others.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Clinical Learning on lab, student, and staff scheduling.
  • Maintain mannequins, equipment, and supplies in clean, working order.
  • Assist with the coordination and management of standardized participants. 
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and instructional academic staff, support staff, and Department Chair

10%        Record Keeping and Reports

  • Maintain student files and records.
  • Provide reports as needed.

COLLEGE & DEPARTMENT:

College

Join an institution built on a foundation of excellence, liberal education, and inclusivity. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) fosters the transformation of individuals at the undergraduate and graduate levels into leaders in professional nursing practice, education, and scholarship. As part of the college, you will engage with multiple regional healthcare agencies in a variety of different sites, including both urban and rural settings.

Department

The Department of Nursing offers four degree programs: the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion (BSNC), the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). UW-Eau Claire is the only public university in northwestern Wisconsin that offers a baccalaureate nursing degree. All programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

As a department, we believe high-impact educational experiences, scholarship, and service to our communities enhance students' and faculty's personal and professional growth and inclusivity in our professional and personal lives. Faculty can develop student intercultural immersion experiences, such as working with migrant farm workers in western Wisconsin and clinical work with the Lakota Sioux nation in South Dakota. Scholarship and research are supported at the college and university levels. Undergraduate students can collaborate with faculty on faculty-mentored scholarly projects through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. 

For more information about CONHS, please visit https://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-nursing-health-sciences/.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY:

UW-Eau Claire
Become a part of a campus that genuinely cares about you in every way. From the faculty in the classrooms to the staff around campus, when you become a Blugold, you become part of the family.

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is consistently rated among the top 10 public Midwestern universities and recognized nationally for quality academics and high return on investment (U.S. News). Among our ranks are celebrated scholars and award winners, people who are passionate about their intellectual pursuits, critical thinkers, and innovators deeply committed to interacting with and improving the world around us.

Our campus provides a beautiful setting for living and learning. Our faculty and staff provide instruction, inspiration, and the challenge that makes an education extraordinary. A century of accomplished Blugolds worldwide proves that lives are transformed, and meaningful careers are launched here.

For more information about UW-Eau Claire, please visit https://www.uwec.edu/about/.

Eau Claire
When you come to UW-Eau Claire, you join a community beyond campus. Our business, industry, and local partnerships provide professional, research, and scholarly opportunities. Some 67,500 residents live, work, and play in Western Wisconsin's largest city. 

Located at the confluence of the crystal-clear Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers and 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Eau Claire goes its own way and encourages everyone who visits and lives here to come along for the ride. This is where farm kids grow up to be artists and entrepreneurs, where the alternative is positive, where attitude is more important than age, and where originality is celebrated. In other words, ideal.

Northwestern Wisconsin is known for variable weather across the board to welcome residents to any and every season.  From freshly laid snow and spring flowers to the soothing heat of summer and the crispy leaves of fall, you'll experience life as it should all year long.  We embrace our variable weather and climate by offering seasonal attractions for every interest.  For example, summer concerts and sporting events are enjoyed as frequently as fall festivals and our winter Silvermine Ski Invitational event.  Whether you prefer to spend your time indoors or outdoors, solo or with the family, Eau Claire offers endless opportunities all year. 

For more information about Eau Claire, please visit https://www.visiteauclaire.com/.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow the instructions on the UW-Eau Claire Website: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/. You must create an account and log in before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "Username" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Nursing: Clinical Learning Center Simulation Specialist position (Job ID #20974) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Meg Lagunas, lagunamc@uwec.edu

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer.

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