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Clinical Simulation Educator (CA, TX, FL)

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Job ID Req #131 Location : Austin, TX, USA; Miami
Date posted 04/29/2019

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Simulation Educator will provide curricular and assessment guidance for educational activities related to simulation. This position, reporting directly to the Manager of Simulation Education and CICP Operations, will work collaboratively with the leadership, faculty, and staff across the institution to ensure evidence-based clinical standards and simulation best practices are reflected in all simulation activities. He/she will be involved in evaluation of education and training needs, program development, as well as implementation and evaluation of clinical simulation activities and oversight for programs. 

Position may be based at any of the following campuses: San Marcos, CA; Austin, TX; St. Augustine, FL; Miami, FL


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with faculty and academic leadership to develop, plan, and implement state of the art simulation experiences in accordance with best practices in simulation education, and in alignment with curricular goals

  • Develop, deliver, and continuously improve the training opportunities and instructional materials available to faculty, CICP staff, students, and standardized patients.

  • Demonstrate effective skills and best practices for facilitating and debriefing simulation experiences.

  • Remain current with general educational and simulation curricular advances.

  • Ensure that simulation experiences are appropriately documented and evaluated (scenarios, preparation, etc.).

  • Assist in development of various metrics and assessment tools as needed.

  • Disseminate information regarding clinical simulation activities both internally (USAHS in-services, conferences, and publications) and externally (participation in appropriate professional organizations).

  • Provides both group and individual mentoring of best practices in simulation pedagogy to faculty and staff across all disciplines.

  • Supports and assists in delivery of simulation experiences (e.g. operation of simulation equipment, operation of AV equipment, embedded participant role-playing, prop placement, moulage, etc.)

  • Ensure standardization of policies, procedures, and CICP facilities across campuses and delivery modalities.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, health professions or related field with experience in simulation and simulation technology.

  • Five to seven years of experience utilizing simulation in online, hybrid, and blended environments.

  • Experience as faculty or working with faculty as a peer in health sciences education strongly preferred.

  • Experience in simulation-based education and training, evaluation of outcomes, patient safety, and implementation of innovative simulation-based education and training programs necessary, or an equivalent combination of training and experience preferred.

  • Must have an understanding of the crucial role of simulation education as an integral part of health science education.

  • Knowledge of current issues and best practices for simulation in general and in higher education.

  • Significant knowledge of and experience with current simulation technology, pedagogy, best practices, standards, and simulation management software.

  • Experience in designing and implementing simulation experiences for students in online, blended, and hybrid programs in higher education.

  • Experience providing pedagogical and technical consulting for the design, development, and implementation of simulation scenarios across delivery formats.

  • Experience in facilitating and leading educators in the integration of simulation into the educational environments.

  • Experience in the administration of simulation experiences and the support of faculty teaching utilizing this teaching methodology in higher education.

  • Position requires the ability to work con-currently on several projects while maintaining details and meeting deadlines.

LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION

Certification from the NLN SIRC, Society for Simulation in Healthcare or the Certified Modeling & Simulation Professional program preferred, but not mandatory.


TRAVEL

Position requires frequent travel to vendor sites and USAHS campuses; at least 50%.

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