October 6, 2020By 

Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist) – 2 Openings

North Shore Community College
Published
October 6, 2020
Location
1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, Massachusetts
Category
Job Type
Contact Phone
978739-5572

Description

North Shore Community College is a diverse, caring, inclusive community that inspires our students to become engaged citizens and to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals through accessible, affordable, rigorous educational opportunities that are aligned with our region's workforce needs and will prepare them for life in a changing world. NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges, which serves the 26 cities and towns north of Boston. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single leased building to an urban campus in downtown Lynn and a suburban campus in Danvers, and from five to 80 academic programs of study. Nearly 50,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

2 Openings Available

Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist)

12 month position (Danvers Campus) 

and

Health Simulation Coordinator (Technical Specialist), 10 month benefited, Grant funded

Health Professions & Human Services Division

MCCC Unit Professional position, Grade 5

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., occasional evening and/or weekend hours as necessary

This position has the overall responsibility for the coordination, performance, promotion and support of effective simulation lab(s) experiences for all students, faculty, the College Community, and workforce development initiatives/programs.   In conjunction with Academic Technology and Information systems, this position provides technical support for the routine operation, as well as troubleshooting of simulation equipment, computers, audio-visual components, web-based programs and any other necessary components/equipment.  In conjunction with College staff, this position will actively promote the benefits and support the use of NSCC's simulation technology in providing an optimal learning experience for NSCC students, as well as to meet the training needs for our regional healthcare employers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Coordinate all aspects of the daily operation of the simulation lab(s) including but not limited to: performance of scenarios (prep-to-clean up); scheduling; equipment purchasing and maintenance; budget monitoring; inventory of supplies and equipment, writing and maintaining lab policies and procedures.
  2. Tracking usage of the SIM lab(s) and other simulation equipment to identify effective use and educational impact, as well as current and future funding needs.
  3. Making recommendations to the Dean regarding budget expenditures for simulation technology, equipment, and supplies; following the College's established policies and procedures to purchase approved items. In partnership with Faculty/Staff, performing simulation scenarios (from prep to clean-up) and working with students to prepare for and practice scenarios.
  4. Promoting, supporting and training faculty/staff in the benefits and efficacy of simulation scenarios in meeting learning outcomes.
  5. Training faculty/staff, students, and the College Communities on the components of simulation based learning experiences.
  6. Assisting faculty/staff to write and integrate patient simulation scenarios into the curricula, which are congruent with established competencies, accrediting agency standards, and scope of practice for the respective healthcare professions.
  7. Assisting faculty/staff in developing, implementing, and revising (as necessary) an overall assessment process and evaluation tools for simulation experiences.
  8. Serving as liaison with Academic Technology and Information Systems to establish and maintain the operation of technologies within the simulation labs, including manikins, audio/visual, and computer equipment.
  9. Providing initial support to faculty, staff, and students using the hardware, software, and other materials associated with the simulation lab experience.
  10. Performing intermediate/advanced troubleshooting procedures to resolve technical issues related to simulation equipment, as well as the associated audio/visual and computer components.
  11. Training faculty/staff to perform initial troubleshooting procedures to resolve technical issues related to simulation equipment, as well as the associated audio/visual and computer components.
  12. Works with faculty/staff to research and write grants for funding to support simulation activities.
  13. Works with regional employment boards and other agencies to provide simulation based experiences to the College Community.
  14. Works with Faculty/Staff to develop and provide professional development opportunities for health professionals (internal and external to the College).
  15. Works with Recruitment and Enrollment Services to promote the advantages of simulation learning to potential applicants/students.
  16. Pursues continuous professional growth and development in simulation experiences for health profession education, academic technology and technical support as necessary.
  17. Performs other related duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 4 years of experience in a healthcare or higher education environment, Master's degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have a minimum of two years experience working in a hospital or ambulatory care setting.
  • Must have training in at least one clinical health career.
  • Must have knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Demonstrated experience working with different healthcare professionals and staff strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with budgets, purchasing, and inventory and scheduling systems preferred.
  • Experience with simulations utilizing advanced computer and academic technologies (preferably in a healthcare or educational setting), or the equivalent is preferred.
  • Must have strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior training experience preferred.
  • Experience with accreditation agencies for health profession programs or healthcare facility accreditation is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic health record systems is preferred; experience with EPIC is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated community outreach experience is strongly preferred.
  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
  • Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.


Additional Information:

SALARY: Anticipated salary range for the 12 month position is $56,055.00 to $60,000.00. Anticipated salary range for the 10 month position is $47,431.15 to $52,000.00 for 37.5 hours/44 weeks per year (September through June).  Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.

Full time benefited employees at North Shore Community College are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package offered through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click HERE for a highlight of these benefits.

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:  ASAP

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.


Application Instructions:

Submit cover letter and resume no later than October 25, 2020. Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide unofficial transcripts or foreign degree evaluations and the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references to Human Resources before the interview takes place.