Instructor, Nursing (Simulation Coordinator)

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on January 11, 2022
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The Instructor of Nursing (Simulation Coordinator) works in collaboration with the Director of Nursing Programs, to ensure a robust and relevant simulation experience for program students. This position supports the integration of simulation experiences across both the Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing curriculums to support learning outcomes. The coordinator provides faculty professional development opportunities around simulation best practices and maintains a state-of-the-art laboratory environment. In addition, the Instructor of Nursing (Simulation Coordinator) will be  responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. This full-time faculty member maintains a teaching load in the Nursing Program with some administrative release time to carry out simulation coordinator duties.
Simulation Coordinator Administrative Duties
Provides overall leadership and management to the Nursing programs to include:
• developing/reviewing simulation curriculum including ensuring establishment of effective student learning outcomes and related assessment methods
• leading curricular integration of state-of-art instructional technologies/simulation throughout the Nursing programs and with inter-professional education initiatives;
• designing and implementing educational programs for faculty development in use of clinical simulation and innovations in clinical education
• maintaining a high quality simulation laboratory
• supporting clinical learning lab and simulated client care learning experiences by assisting faculty and students with appropriate resources to successfully complete evidence-based learning opportunities in simulated client care environment;
• assisting with semester class schedule development to ensure effective simulation integration
• maintaining knowledge of current industry simulation standards by developing relationships with industry leaders, state regulators, experts, and companies
• developing appropriate goals and objectives along with evaluation methods which accurately measure simulated student learning
• developing simulations with Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) and/or Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) standards of practice
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
• developing learner centered lesson plans
• employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
• incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
• creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
• preparing, distributing, and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate
• updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency
• developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission
• participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate
• developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes courses and programs/general education as appropriate
Professional Development
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
• participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
• participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
• maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
• providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
• maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, LMS Platform)
• complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations
Student Support
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
• conducting recruiting activities
• providing academic advising
• promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
• assisting students with the registration and graduation process
• referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
• maintaining student records
College Service
Support college-wide endeavors to include:
• collaborating with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules, and support student success
• serving on department, division, and college committees
• participating in GTCC institutional initiatives
• collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC
• supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)
• participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs
• attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required
• demonstrating and modeling the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork
• performing all duties as assigned by supervisor

Difficult Challenges
  • Maintaining simulation equipment 
  • Equipment repair and update needs
  • COVID Classroom Spacing Requirements

  • Director of Nursing 
  • Dean of Health Sciences
  • Limited Entry Admissions Coordinator
  • Nursing full-time and part-time faculty
  • Divisional Leadership Team
  • Associate Vice President of Instruction
  • Senior Vice President of Instruction

Education Required
• Masters of Nursing degree in Education from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
• Current unrestricted license or multistate license privilege to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina.
• Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) and/or Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire date. 

Education Preferred
• Doctoral degree in nursing education administration or education from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
Experience Required
• 3 years of full-time experience in clinical nursing practice as a registered nurse within the past 10 years.
• 3 years of full-time post-secondary teaching experience in a board approved nursing program.
• Experience in the role of Simulation/Lab Coordinator in a state board of nursing approved post-secondary institution.
• Experience with state board of nursing and national accreditation guidelines applicable to the use of simulation and other technologies.

Experience Preferred
• Greater than 3 years of full-time experience in clinical nursing practice as a registered nurse.
• Greater than 3 years of full-time post-secondary teaching experience in a board approved nursing program.
• Community college teaching and/or administrative experience.
• Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes.
• Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems.

KSA Required
The Simulation Coordinator shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy.  He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned.  The Coordinator will have an understanding of the concept of a learning-centered, open admissions institution, community college philosophy, diversity issues, and instructional technology. The Simulation Coordinator  must be able to:
1. Respect Diversity
2. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols, or assignments
3. Create and maintain a learner centered environment
4. Communicate effectively in multiple formats
5. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions
6. Strategically think and manage change
7. Initiate, develop, and maintain relationships internal and external to the College

KSA Preferred
• Multi-task
• Utilize “life balance” techniques

Department/Job Specific Requirements
• Schedule may require day or evening responsibilities and travel between campuses as required for performance of job duties.
• Responsibilities may include overnight travel in and outside of the state, in support of college programs and initiatives.
The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: (additional training may be added as needed)
• Reporting Requirements
• Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
• Safety/Shooter on Campus
• Personal Information Protection Training (PIP)
• Ethics and Social Responsibility
• eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
• eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods  (before the first day of the first semester teaching)

Physical Demands
Physical Activity: Primarily sitting 

Environmental Hazard(s): <15% 

Lifting: 20<->50lbs. 

Criminal history checks with acceptable results are required. 

Posting Type Faculty