Academic/Faculty Affairs, Allied Health - Staff/Administrative, Medical School/Programs, Staff/Administrative
The Simulation and Lab Education Coordinator is responsible for working with faculty, administration, and all members of the clinical and simulation team to develop, integrate and evaluate comprehensive simulated learning experiences for academic programs within the College of Health Professions (CHP). The Simulation and Lab Education Coordinator supports the mission and vision of Detroit Mercy while assuring experiences are consistent with best practices and evidence based simulation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
(1) Oversees all day to day operations and management of simulation and skills labs as assigned. (2) Assist with integration of MSON courses including Health Assessment, Skills Lab, and Clinical Courses involving simulation to facilitate optimal outcomes. (3) Create and communicate simulation and skills lab schedules with students and clinical instructors. (4) Relay expectations related to assigned pre work to students and clinical instructors. (5) Manage the content, process and completion of clinical absence sessions and any other additional lab hours as needed to meet program objectives and outcomes. (6) Coordinates set up and clean up as necessary in collaboration with Simulation Instructional Technologist and assigned lab staff. (7) Supports a supportive learning environment. (8) Leads simulation sessions across all programs and guides debriefing sessions using best practice recommendations.
(9) Collaborates with CHP faculty to develop simulation scenarios that promote student learning, critical thinking, and clinical decision making that is congruent with didactic course objectives. (10) Provides orientation and mentors faculty, clinical instructors, and staff in the design of clinical simulation that fully integrates curriculum. (11) Provides feedback and evaluation of adjunct faculty utilized in simulation and lab areas. (12) Partners with simulation team in reporting of program activities, standards, accreditation requirements, external meetings, educational concerns, and student/staff successes at standing meetings. (13) Attends college, program, and University meetings as necessary.
(14) Delivers leadership and active participation in mandatory skills check offs for students. Actively participates in developing Student Success Plans for those requiring remediation. (15) Evaluates student performance during simulation objectively and in accordance with clinical practice guidelines and policies. Provides feedback and coaching as warranted. (16) Works with Office of Disability and Support Services as appropriate for students’ needs.
(17) Identifies opportunities for improvement, innovation, and development of initiatives to integrate simulation across programs within the CHP. (18) Leads the integration of simulation/instructional technologies throughout the College of Health Professions with an interdisciplinary approach. (19) Uses evidence-based simulation models to design, implement, evaluate, and standardize educational programs for faculty/staff development in the use of clinical simulation, debriefing, and assessment. (20) Utilizes research and literature findings to develop and integrate best practices into the simulation experience. (21) Ensures instruction and operation is consistent with national professional standards for simulation, accreditation, NCSBN recommendations and State Board of Nursing standards for clinical practice. (22) Collects data on learning outcomes for simulation exercises and collaborates with faculty/staff educators to drive quality improvements. (23) Coordinates collection of data to support ongoing quality improvement and support of potential grant and research opportunities. (24) Assists in development and revision of policies and procedures for optimal outcomes.
(25) Establishes short and long term budget goals in collaboration with Assistant Dean of Finance and Business Operations that allow for acquisition of new equipment and technologies to improve learner experiences. (26) Assists and informs Simulation Instructional Technologist regarding necessary supplies for the simulation and lab areas. (27) Other duties as assigned.
• Knowledge of FERPA • 5+ years of clinical nursing experience • Demonstrates evidence of potential excellence in teaching • 1+ years of experience in conducting simulation-based learning • Demonstrated effective training and teaching techniques adaptable to a variety of student learning styles • Proven understanding of the principles of simulation and debriefing • Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN) or enrolled in MSN program • Active unencumbered State of Michigan Registered Nursing License
• Certification in Simulation Education preferred or commitment to complete within one year of acceptance
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to interact with diverse student and faculty populations • Proficiency in software systems including Blackboard and Microsoft software applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint • Effective planning, communication and organizational skills
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Active unencumbered State of Michigan Registered Nursing License
Commensurate with experience
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
About University of Detroit Mercy
Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
Internal Number: AF9495-0901-1291
About University of Detroit Mercy
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.