Position in College of Health Sciences

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Simulation Coordinator

Gardner-Webb University is announcing a full-time staff position for a College of Health Sciences Simulation Coordinator.

The Simulation Coordinator provides professional coordination of the simulation and clinical skills student experiences in collaboration with the College of Health Sciences program faculty and leaders. The Simulation Coordinator is accountable to assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating the experiences within the College of Health Sciences. The Simulation Coordinator will adapt an interdisciplinary approach to all functions of the College of Health Sciences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing and prioritizing scheduling of the simulation experiences for all programs; including rooms, equipment, student schedules and faculty/educators
  • Supporting staff and faculty from all College of Health Sciences disciplines during the planning and running of simulation events
  • Maintaining a list of current simulation and training equipment accessible to all CoHS programs
  • Disseminating information regarding clinical simulation activities both internally and externally
  • Maintaining simulation equipment and ensuring adequate provision of supplies to meet the simulation demands for all programs within the College of Health Sciences
  • Providing technical support related to simulation-based products to faculty, staff, and students. To include trouble-shooting problems, instructing on proper use, and facilitating vendor repairs when necessary
  • Understanding the use and operation of different simulator technologies ranging from partial task trainers to high fidelity simulators.
  • Managing digital audio/visual simulation equipment and software
  • Utilizing an evidence-based approach to train and mentor faculty in simulation technology and promoting an optimal learning environment
  • Collaborating with faculty in the development, implementation, assessment, and evaluation of simulation activities and course outcomes
  • Participating in technology training and remaining proficient in simulation technology to be able to serve as a CoHS faculty resource
  • Recruiting and training standardized patients for all programs
  • Orchestrating set up and take down of a variety of healthcare simulation manikins and clinical lab environments with extreme attention to detail as assigned
  • Preparing applications, props placement, and moulage to create a realistic healthcare setting
  • Staying current with industry advances and making recommendations for advanced technology / equipment purchases to provide high quality services that impact patient safety and quality of patient care
  • Maintaining close relationship and communication with PRISMA simulation center
  • Participating in PACE simulation courses
  • Maintaining personal and simulation Center Certification
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health-related areas

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with simulation activities
  • Strong interpersonal and professional communication skills
  • Strong organizational and collaboration skills
  • High level of interactivity with technology and proficient use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to lift and position simulation equipment up to 50 pounds, and maneuver in spaces that may be difficult to access, for example, over cords and other obstructions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience coordinating simulation activities
  • Experience with standardized patients and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs)
  • Certified Simulation Coordinator (SSIH)

The Gardner-Webb University College of Health Sciences is composed of the Hunt School of Nursing, the Physician Assistant Studies Program, and the Exercise Science Program. Currently, most simulation exercises occur within the Hunt School of Nursing and the Physician Assistant Studies Program. Current simulation capabilities include multiple simulation rooms, exam rooms, open labs, patient simulators, task trainers, and an audiovisual/center management system.

The Physician Assistant Program offers a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies and has been awarded Accreditation-Continued from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

The Hunt School of Nursing offers ASN and BSN pre-licensure programs as well as an online RN-BSN program. Master’s concentrations include Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, and an MSN/MBA dual option. The DNP program offers three tracks including Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health. The Hunt School of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The Exercise Science Department offers a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning. The Exercise Science program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The program has also received endorsement from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to Heather Deibler PA-C, Assistant Professor/Associate Director of Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Studies, Gardner-Webb University, PO Box 7252, Boiling Springs, NC 28017.
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