Nursing Lab and Simulation Specialist
Job posting number: #7065638
Posted: April 2, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionGeneral Summary of Position:
The Nursing Lab & Simulation Specialist will participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming in the Solomont School of Nursing Laboratories. The Nursing & Lab Simulation Specialist will also be responsible for teaching laboratory and clinical courses for the SSON programs and ensuring the smooth operation of the Nursing Simulation and Skills laboratory. They will work with the SSON faculty, as well as the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences faculty, to promote opportunities for interprofessional education.
The School of Nursing is located within the College of Health Sciences at UMass Lowell. The College of Health Sciences is a dynamic, growing College that prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields including applied, clinical and translational areas.
The individual will also be engaged in service to the School as required. We seek applicants recognized for teaching excellence, ability to work with diverse populations, and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Develop and present simulation learning activities independently and in collaboration with course faculty.
Teaching laboratory and clinical courses for the SON programs.
Ensure the smooth operation of the Nursing Simulation and Skills Laboratory.
Provide for a safe environment.
Provide resources and support in the achievement of SON goals and strategic initiatives.
Serve as a resource to Faculty and Staff for any issues that may arise. Maintain a welcoming environment for all.
Other related duties as assigned.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in these areas.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
An MS degree in Nursing, with a specialization in Nursing Education preferred, or a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education
Massachusetts RN license is required
3-5 years of recent experience in clinical nursing
Teaching experience in a clinical or skills laboratory environment, within the past 2-3 years
Teaching expertise with simulation and skills lab technology
National certification as Nurse Educator, preferred
Advanced practice and other specialty certifications are desirable
Ability to teach faculty how to use simulation and debrief effectively
National certification as simulation specialist highly desirable
Competency in computer skills, Microsoft Office, especially Access and Excel, and presentation technology
Demonstrate expertise in providing skills training or tutoring one-on-one or in small groups
Ability to collaborate with faculty in identifying needs and developing and implementing creative laboratory learning environments
Successful grant-writing to support technology and equipment acquisitions a plus
Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
Maternal-child nursing - preference for recent clinical experience in, and simulation teaching related to, maternal-child health