General Purpose & Scope of Position: Collaborate with other nursing faculty in performing duties essential to the achievement of the departmental goals for simulation.
Works with the Nursing Lab Coordinator to manage and administer the Nursing Simulations by: a) Advising and consulting with the Dean and faculty, b) Establishing and updating policies and standard practices related to the use of simulation technology, c) Establishing and monitoring procedures for signing out of simulation lab equipment and movement of simulation equipment from one lab area to another, d) Developing, presenting, evaluating and refining scenarios utilized for simulation experiences utilizing role playing, props and dialogue to create a realistic learning environment, e) Developing new simulation experiences based on student or faculty identified needs and serving as a resource for faculty utilizing simulation in classroom/lab activities.
Maintains the simulation inventory system by working in conjunction with the Nursing Lab Coordinator by: a) Preparing and ordering supplies as needed in the Nursing Simulation inventory, b) Ensuring the safe storage of hazardous materials, including medications, c) Overseeing the collection and disposal of waste materials according to regulations, d) Determining the inventory needs for the Nursing Simulation Laboratory, e) Scheduling use of the lab/equipment.
Participates in and contributes to the upkeep of Nursing Simulation Laboratory by: a) Providing advice & orientation to instructors regarding simulation laboratory procedures, location and use of materials, and the operation of equipment, b) Recommending and/or performing general cleaning in the nursing simulation laboratory, c) Recommending and/or performing maintenance or repairs of equipment in the nursing simulation laboratory.
Participates in and contributes to a safe environment in the Nursing Simulation Laboratory by: a) Keeping current with safety regulations, b) Establishing, updating and maintaining safety policy within the Nursing Simulation Lab, c) Checking and maintaining safety equipment, d) Provide training and enforcement of safety procedures to individuals, including faculty, students and staff, using the simulation laboratory.
Participates in and contributes to the learning needs of students in nursing programs by: a) Serving as a resource for faculty utilizing simulation in classroom/lab activities, b) Independently, or in conjunction with other faculty/college personnel, assisting students in realizing course objectives through utilization of the simulators, c) Providing student progress feedback to instructors, d) Tutoring students who require remedial assistance or additional assistance with learning, e) Utilizing instructional methods that promote student development of critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, clinical competency and life-long learning.
Conduct all activities with an appreciation and respect for diversity of people, styles, and views. Promote same as an integral part of one’s work.
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