Job: Clinical Nursing Simulation/Lab Director

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The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at Grand Canyon University is currently hiring for a Clinical Nursing Simulation/Lab Director.  This position provides oversight of all simulation lab operations in the college and is responsible for establishing operating processes which meet all regulatory standards and constantly improving the operational efficiency of the labs.  This position is also responsible for the overall usage, maintenance and upkeep of the medical, simulation, and audio-visual equipment for the simulation nursing labs. The Clinical Nursing Simulation/Lab Director also works with nursing faculty in providing technical support for simulation activities, classes, and simulation scenarios.


Lab Operations Management-

  • Oversees clinical lab and simulation operations at all campus locations
  • Manage and develop direct reporting lab and simulation faculty / staff
  • Maintains educational quality as evidenced by university dashboard standards
  • Ensures appropriate staffing of all lab and simulation events according to pre-determined staffing ratios
  • Establishes and monitors processes to ensure all lab and simulation learning environments meet accreditation standards and takes appropriate action if remedy needed.
  • Monitors, measures, and reports student learning outcomes; develops plans for achievement of goals by program
  • Collaborates with the Director of Instruction to support program improvement through the analysis of student and faculty feedback.
  • Ensures standardized operational protocol for all simulation and needed audiovisual equipment
  • Ensures appropriate and on-going maintenance, service and upgrade of lab, simulation, and audiovisual equipment as needed or develop and implement a maintenance plan for the simulators to include troubleshooting, standard maintenance and supply acquisition.
  • Develop and recommend short and long range goals for the development of the simulation laboratory to include current evidence on simulation and scenario library.
  • Ensure all staff are trained in technical aspects of simulation and equipment.
  • Ensures staff has operating knowledge of troubleshooting simulation and audiovisual equipment to ensure operational readiness at all times
  • Participates in budgetary process
  • Monitor, measure, and report on operational issues, opportunities, and development plans and achievements within agreed timelines.
  • Ensures regular and ongoing, professional communication with college leadership
  • Facilitates and assures student engagement through the development of additional learning activities, learning communities, and student success seminars.
  • Works collaboratively with operational partners to assure student success and faculty excellence.
  • Stays current on national accreditation standards and state regulations and simulation innovations
  • Builds and maintains relationships with community partners
  • Collaborates and participates in community building events to promote GCU to health care partners and remain a viable presence in community.
  • Executes special projects as determined by college leadership
  • Recommends and participates in activities to support the development of academic programs.
  • Participates in on-going professional development
  • Participates in college / university committees and professional activities that enhance the academic program, the college and the university.

Faculty Management-

  • Assigns faculty load based on University requirements and recommends changes in staffing needs when appropriate.
  • Ensures orientation, competency testing, and ongoing development of full-time and adjunct lab / simulation faculty in collaboration with Faculty Training and Development (FTD).
  • Evaluates lab and simulation faculty education / experience to develop teaching assignments and assign necessary course approvals
  • Evaluates full time, part time and adjunct faculty assigned to lab and simulation teaching assignments in coordination with Faculty Services (FS).
  • Makes recommendations for hire of credentialed faculty and staff necessary to support the program.
  • Ensures appropriate and thorough onboarding of new faculty and staff

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) required.
  • Active, unencumbered, current Arizona RN license.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ lab simulation experience. 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant leadership/management experience in nursing administration or higher education.
  • Knowledgeable of educational processes and procedures related to clinical simulation.
  • Demonstrated strength in lab and simulation management of operations and teaching
  • Knowledge of effective simulation learning format and techniques and ability to initiate changes in simulation format and learning as needed.
  • Ability to understand and utilize advanced technical sim lab equipment, and communicate that knowledge to others as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and evaluate patient simulation scenarios.
  • Knowledge of instructional and pedagogical concepts in health care instruction.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CNE certification preferred.
  • Certification in Simulation education through INACSI, CHSE or other approved nursing/health care certification.
  • Evidence of involvement in one’s professional area (e.g. membership in professional organizations, presentations, research, and/or publications).


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Posted 16 Days Ago

Full time