The role of the simulation instructor is to facilitate individual and group opportunities of learning that allow students to meet the educational outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. To achieve these outcomes, instructors and students form a partnership in an atmosphere of care and mutual respect.
The role of the simulation instructor includes coordinating, managing, and teaching in the simulation labs. The individual in this position will assure the effective and efficient operation of the lab, assess and provide for meeting program and student needs, and oversee the operation of high and medium fidelity technology to ensure safe and effective use of the simulation equipment. The individual in this position is expected to be generally present and available throughout the year during the normal business hours of the college, and may occasionally have work obligations outside of the college’s normal business hours.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Develops, implements, updates, and monitors simulation lab policies, procedures, use, and operations
Monitors and schedules use, signing out, and movement of simulation lab equipment
Develops, presents, evaluates and refines scenarios for simulation experiences, utilizing role playing, props and dialogue to create a realistic learning environment in conjunction with the diverse learning styles of students
Develops and implements clinical simulation to meet accreditation standards
Creates and maintains a respectful and professional working environment, incorporating active learning, reflective thinking, and a confidential debriefing process
Performs data analysis to evaluate learning and satisfaction with the provision of services
Continuously updates and refines simulation experiences based on identified needs and serves as a resource for faculty utilizing simulation in classroom/lab activities
Monitors and assures appropriate standards of lab cleanliness, provides for equipment maintenance, repair, and replacement
Orients instructors as appropriate in simulation lab procedures, location, and use of materials, and operation of equipment
Responsible for business development of the simulation lab, establishes community partners, develops income generated projects, seeks grants and other funding sources in collaboration with the Director of Clinical, Lab, and Simulation
Oversees simulation lab information and technology support
Formulates budget recommendations
Ensures a safe and healthy work environment, complies with college health and safety policies, practices, and programs in keeping with occupational health & safety legislation and regulations
Models professional standards, including customer service, collaboration, communication, excellence, attendance, and related
Performs remediation with students as needed
Instructor will participate in nursing faculty meetings to identify program improvement needs relating to simulation
Any other duties as may be appropriately assigned or required
Collaborates with the Director of Clinical, Lab, and Simulation to identify goals and evaluate student outcomes for the Clinical, Lab, and Simulation (CLS) and to incorporate simulation experiences into each course to meet course learning outcomes
Evaluates own learning needs and seeks educational opportunities to maintain competency
General Required Qualifications:
The nursing simulation instructor will hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited nursing program and an accredited college.
A Master of Science in Nursing degree is preferred.
Experience with virtual simulation programs is preferred.
Active in professional organizations related to nursing education and/or simulation is preferred.
The nursing simulation instructor shall hold an unencumbered, active license as a Registered Nurse in Montana or be eligible to apply for one via reciprocity from another state.
Nursing simulation instructor will possess a clear background check.