Job Vacancy Simulation Director – Nursing Education RWJBarnabas Health



Job title: Simulation Director – Nursing Education

Company: RWJBarnabas Health

Job description: Job Summary:

The Simulation Director is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of simulation throughout RWJBH. The Simulation Director overseas the preparation, maintenance, inventory and operation of all simulation equipment/supplies and collaborates with VP of Professional Development, Innovation & Research, Directors and educators to design, plan, implement and schedule simulation activities. The Director develops, implements and ensures adherence to program policies, course objectives, program outcomes and current simulation best practice and safety measures.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs, coordinates and supervises the general operation of the simulation centers/spaces across RWJBH to provide a wide variety of patient simulation experiences.
  • Oversees the regular maintenance and repair all simulation equipment, including:
  • Human patient simulators (HPS), computers, monitors and a variety of clinical medical equipment
  • Audiovisual and debriefing systems
  • Surgical simulators
  • Communicates effectively with manufactures regarding maintenance, repair, update and technology changes.
  • Coordinate upgrades to software and equipment as needed.
  • Provides technical support for task trainers and multimedia peripherals including:
  • Beds/examination tables, headwalls, patient monitors, and other health care equipment
  • Medication dispensing systems
  • Vital sign monitors
  • Organizes and restock simulation laboratory supplies.
  • Oversees the set up and take down of simulation laboratory equipment – allowing for rapid turnover of simulation lab set up as necessary.
  • Monitors and prepare budget.
  • Provides recommendations for equipment and supply purchase anticipating future changes in technology.
  • Ensures safety for all users.
  • Oversees maintenance of Centers/spaces to meet regulation and accreditation standards.
  • Collaborates effectively with the education team.
  • Incorporates best practice and evidenced-based research in program development with a focus on standardization and efficiencies across the healthcare continuum
  • Assists in the development and implementation of Nursing, and allied health training programs. This includes development of simulation component for staff and student competency training.
  • Communicates effectively all simulation educators, administrative staff and technical support staff.
  • Creates a positive work environment demonstrating leadership and supervision for simulation center staff.
  • Coordinates training for all users of the Center/spaces.
  • Provides orientation to new simulation lab staff and oversee their training.
  • Coordinates simulation center schedule (including OSCE, sim and classroom) in compliance with simulation center policies working to prevent scheduling conflicts.
  • Networks with other lab/simulation coordinators at local/state/national level to develop and utilize best practices.
  • Coordinates the collection of data for ongoing research or grant requirements.
  • Coordinates the set up and maintenance of computer-based training programs
  • Maintains learner confidentiality.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.
  • Assumes faculty educator role for simulation as content expert.
  • Conducts debriefing within scope of knowledge or assist content expert with debriefing.
  • Develops simulation curricula to support course and department outcomes.
  • Creates and implement educational programs for new simulation faculty including pre-briefing, simulation and debriefing.
  • Conducts simulation exercises for Basic Life Support, ACLS and PALS.

Job Requirements:

  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) preferred. Commitment to obtain CHSOS within two years of hire date.
  • BS degree in a related field such as Healthcare discipline or Medical Technology. AA/AS degree with at least 5 years related experience or the equivalent in the Information Technology Field/Simulation/Healthcare.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology.
  • Combination of education, training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in possession of the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of this position.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in healthcare simulation as an educator.
  • Mechanical skills to competently maintain and use equipment in the simulation center.
  • Familiarity with anesthesia machines, physiological monitoring system, infant incubators, ventilators, and other common medical device systems.
  • Ability to meet challenges of adult learners with diverse backgrounds.
  • Clinical knowledge and experience working in a healthcare related field such as EMT, paramedic, or other allied health profession certification and training.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) to interact with and work effectively with educators, staff, students, and vendors in a positive, helpful and cooperative working relationship.
  • Experience with providing technical support in networking, computer hardware or software.
  • Familiarity with PC and Mac platforms with experience in MS Office and the ability to learn additional software programs, including audiovisual and computerized simulation equipment.
  • Knowledge of operation of standard audio-visual equipment: projectors, microphones, portable screens, media players, etc.
  • Organizational and time management skills to keep materials in order, track various projects, maintain files, and follow through assignments to completion.
  • Ability to create complex schedules.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology
  • Ability to express technical information clearly and simply to non-technical persons.
  • Physical ability to lift, move, maintain and set up computer, audio-visual and simulation lab equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. without assistance.
  • Full-time, evening or weekend shifts may be required. Travel throughout RWJBH is required.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Additional Info:

We offer a great work environment, competitive rates and excellent benefits, including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • 401 (k)
  • Vacation/Personal/Holiday/Sick Time Off
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Basic Life & Accidental Death Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey and the state’s second largest private employer – with more than 32,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals, three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children’s Specialized Hospital).

Expected salary:

Location: West Orange, NJ

Job date: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 00:04:55 GMT

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