Clinical Simulation Educator: MidWestern University Illinois

Midwestern University



The Clinical Simulation Educator is responsible for the ACLS/BLS curriculum offered by the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center at MidWestern University, Downers Grove Illinois. They will handle planning, coordinating, and managing the program on an ongoing basis as well as assist with the monitoring and mentoring of their direct reports. The Clinical Simulation Educator is responsible for instructing in a simulation setting to include curriculum design, development, implementation and assessment.  He/she will report to the Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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  • Serve a program manager and lead instructor for the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center ACLS/BLS Program working in conjunction with DG campus colleges and programs to provide high quality training in the areas of ACLS/BLS/First aid necessitated by their curriculums.
  • Ensure compliance will all AHA standards as it relates to the ACLS/BLS Curriculum.
  • Develop and implement curriculum for novice to experienced learners using simulation technology.
  • Ensure that simulation cases and format meet standards of quality assurance for breadth and depth of education, and user expectations.
  • Provide faculty development in the area of simulation-based assessment and education.
  • Assist in data collection, data analysis, and grant writing for the purpose of simulation-based research.
  • Develop working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff and students within the institution as well as with other simulation centers and educational organizations.
  • Other teaching duties as assigned by respective college of individual’s faculty appointment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job directly supervises adjunct instructors for the ACLS/BLS Program.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Education and/or Experience

Master's or Doctorate degree from an accredited institution required; Must have at least 5 years of previous clinical experience, preferable as a Physician, Physician Assistant, Advanced Practice Nurse, Pharmacist, etc. Certification as an ACLS/BLS instructor required.  Additional Experience in developing and/or implementing simulation experiences for healthcare/academia, and/or integrating simulation experiences across the healthcare delivery system highly desirable.   Administrative experience and work with technology also highly desirable.

Computer Skills

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Language Skills

High skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to top management, and boards of directors.

Reasoning Ability

High skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Mathematical Ability

Intermediate skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions and proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk; reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger, handle or feel; stoop, kneel, crawl or crouch.; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 40 pounds and regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job are correctable to 20/20 vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).

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