Clinical Asst./Assoc. Professor-Director of Simulation/Nursing Labs
The Director of Simulation/Nursing Labs directs simulation integration across nursing curriculum while effectively manages nursing labs. The Director directly reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and serves on the Dean’s Leadership Council.
Role and Responsibilities:
- Provides leadership in the integration of simulation/technology across undergraduate and graduate curriculums.
- Utilizes evidence-based simulation models to plan, design, implement, and evaluate simulation integration within nursing courses (both didactic and clinical).
- Stays current and flexible in technology development in higher education, health care, and academic nursing.
- Plays a leadership role in achieving the College’s strategic goal III – Technology Integration.
- Evaluates technology initiatives and uses data to aid decision making.
- Makes a tactic plan and uses measurable benchmarks for simulation development and integration.
- Works with faculty to provide quality simulation/lab education that supports students’ critical thinking and clinical reasoning.
- Manages nursing laboratories effectively in support of faculty teaching and student learning.
- Develops and implements laboratory safety policies.
- Maintains schedule for laboratory and simulation utilization.
- Assesses lab inventory regularly to insure adequate supplies.
- Maintains oversight and function of lab equipment and if necessary determines the need for replacement or repair.
- Builds external partnerships and seek interprofessional opportunities to enhance nursing simulation.
- Chairs or Co-Chairs the College’s Technology Committee.
- Teaches at Undergrad and/or Grad levels based on the College workload policy.
- Generates reports and documentation as requested by the Dean and/or Associate Dean.
- Provides servant leadership with responsibility, accountability, efficiency, integrity-based communication, problem solving, and team building with internal and external constituencies.
- Works individually and collectively toward fulfillment of the college’s mission and goals.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
Master’s degree in nursing or a related field from an accredited program; doctorate desired; licensure or eligibility for licensure in Tennessee. A minimum of one-year clinical experience is required with 3+ preferred. Prior teaching in a nursing baccalaureate program is highly desired.