University of Charleston

Posted August 7, 2020

Simulation Coordinator/Nursing Faculty

Capito Department of Nursing, The University of Charleston



The Nursing Instructor Simulation Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the simulation, skills, and assessment labs. This full-time faculty position includes monitoring, ordering supplies, and maintaining simulation labs and equipment in working order, and educating faculty with engaging in scenarios appropriate to meet individual course outcomes.



  • The Nursing Instructor Simulation Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day operations and service of the Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences simulation, ordering, skills, and assessment labs.
  • Working cooperatively and effectively with members of the Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences to carry out the instructional plan of the program.
  • Assist in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating simulation/skills/assessment activities in accordance with program policies, course objectives, and end of program student learning outcomes for all Health Science programs.
  • Prepares and maintains simulation/skills/assessment lab equipment and materials related to simulation learning.
  • Serves as an expert resource to faculty in developing simulation in the classroom and simulation lab.
  • Provide training to faculty and staff to assure the equipment and technology is used effectively and safely.
  • Work with university faculty, staff, and students of the lab equipment into the face-to-face, online, and hybrid Health Science curriculum.
  • Coordinate activities to ensure the optimal integration in a manner that will facilitate maximum effectiveness and utilization of simulation lab equipment.
  • Collaborates with faculty in designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating simulation education, and curriculum materials to support the student success and student learning outcomes.
  • Develop a plan to facilitate the development and implementation of an effective system of tracking and frequency of use of all lab equipment
  • Ensure smooth operation of simulation lab, including organization, scheduling, cleaning, and entering data into the simulation program.
  • Run simulation scenarios for students including debriefing; assist other faculty in running simulation scenarios, facilitate the education and learning process, and ensure that simulation center.
  • Remain current on best practices as related to teaching/learning in a simulated lab
  • Assist in the setup of lab equipment for each unit of instruction.
  • Oversee the upkeep and monitoring of equipment.
  • Advise and assist in the inventory and distribution of all simulation/skills lab equipment.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication channels with Health Sciences students and faculty.
  • In collaboration with faculty, develops, presents, evaluates, and refines scenarios used for simulation experiences using role playing, props (including high and low fidelity mannequins), and dialogue to create a realistic learning environment that maximizes student learning and student success; develops new simulation experiences based on student or faculty identified needs and serves as a resource for faculty using simulation in classroom/lab activities.
  • Uses instructional methods in the implementation of simulation experiences that promote student development of problem solving, clinical judgment, decision-making, clinical competency, and life-long learning
  • Uses knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and associated products, tools and equipment in the development and implementation of simulation activities.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of current technical and educational developments in the field of simulation.
  • Conducts tours and simulation sessions for internal/external groups and/or individuals.
  • Coordinates day to day activities and services of the simulation lab; schedules use of the simulation lab and equipment.
  • In collaboration with faculty, develops, implements, and updates simulation lab manual, policies and procedures; provides guidance and orientation to instructors regarding simulation laboratory procedures, location, and use of equipment and materials, and the operation of equipment; provides orientation, training and enforcement of simulation lab and safety procedures to faculty, students, and staff using the simulation laboratory.
  • Sets up necessary hardware and software in the simulation lab as necessary; may research, evaluate and recommend simulation lab instructional materials, equipment and scenarios used in the simulation lab, including reference texts, videos, CD-ROM programs, and multimedia materials.
  • Performs maintenance and minor repairs of equipment in the simulation laboratory as needed, initiates and coordinates approved simulation laboratory renovations and equipment repairs; manages inventory; arranges for repair/replacement of broken equipment and maintains contact with vendors.
  • Coordinates the ordering, maintenance, organization and re-supply of consumable simulation lab equipment; conducts quarterly equipment inventories.
  • Supervise day-to-day simulation/skills training which includes scheduling of training sessions, meetings, scenario development needs, routine maintenance and upkeep of the center, equipment, and supplies.
  • Assist in the development of Health Science course objectives and expected end of program student learning outcomes for simulation activities.
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives for simulation lab that support the programs and enhance student learning; establishes and maintains a long-term plan for simulation equipment maintenance and replacement and laboratory development including potential sources of funding and personnel structure; manages simulation laboratory expenditures and projects annual and five-year budgetary needs.
  • Ensure the goals and objectives of the simulation/skills lab are met in accordance with established parameters.
  • Monitors simulation lab usage and tracks associated statistics to use as the basis for evaluating the effectiveness of the laboratory for recommending purchases and laboratory enhancements, and producing an annual report; conducts and completes an annual evaluation of the effectiveness of simulation for student learning
  • Ensures that the simulation lab is clean, safe and organized; promotes safe simulation lab practices. Monitors and supervises the general cleaning of the simulation lab; oversees the collection and disposal of waste materials according to regulations.
  • Participates in department meetings and professional development related to curriculum, student learning, and student success.
  • Maintain regular office hours in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Work hours may include evening or weekend hours and off-campus instruction.
  • May supervise, train, and evaluate student workers.
  • Demonstrate a pattern of academic, professional, and/or technical currency.
  • Is knowledgeable about and abides by college policies and procedures. This includes the accurate and timely submission of all reports, grades and paperwork.
  • Meets deadlines and time targets. instructional materials, equipment and textbooks with sufficient lead times.
  • Assists in scheduling.
  • Assists in course staffing functions.
  • Provides assistance and help to other full-time, part-time and/or new instructors.
  • Coordinates plans and activities with others.
  • Provides information for the development of departmental budgets.
  • Monitors expenditures to keep within authorized budget spending appropriations
  • Exercises good judgment in the use of and/or management of facilities, equipment and supplies.
  • Assists with student admissions and admission activities.
  • Attends assigned meetings as requested.
  • Is punctual to assigned meetings.
  • Works well with peers, classified staff and administration.
  • In general, is easy and cooperative to work with.
  • Does his/her fair share of outside of class departmental duties and responsibilities, including contributing to unit plan and program review processes.
  •   Volunteers to serve on college committees with approval of the Program Chair or Dean.
  • When requested by the Program Chair or Dean serves on college committees and project teams.
  • Participates in faculty/college governance.
  • Participates on special project teams or ad hoc committees.
  • Community service



  • Be able and willing to commit and adhere to the policies of the University of Charleston, Bert Bradford School of Health Science, and the Capito Department of Nursing, but not limited to the following:
  • Teach in the Associate Degree Nursing weekend (hybrid) program.
  • Maintain a minimum of 5 office hours per week (3 in-seat, 2 online) for advising in addition to on campus office hours as mandated by the Associate Director of Nursing.  The designated office hours must be consistent from week to week, and any foreseen variations must be reported/approved by the Assistant Director of Nursing.
  • Display required office hours on door and online for students/advisees.  A copy of office hours must be forwarded to the department of nursing administrative assistants, and the Associate Director of nursing upon the start of each semester.
  • Attend all functions and meetings scheduled by the University of Charleston, Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences, and the Capito Department of Nursing.
  • Serve on committees and round tables as assigned.
  • Provide instructional and/or non-instructional services as a member of the nursing team specified by the faculty member’s contract.
  • Actively participate in the development, evaluation and review of curriculum, services, and activities of the nursing program.
  • Actively participate in the self-study and accreditation process for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and maintain yearly supportive documentation data in addressing standards and criteria.
  • Instruct courses in a professional and ethical manner consistent with the University of Charleston and the Capito Department of Nursing.
  • Utilize resources consistent with the University of Charleston, Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences, and the Capito Department of Nursing as appropriate to enhance learning.
  • Communicate with students, faculty, staff, clinical agencies and the community in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Commit to life-long learning and maintain current competency in subject matter and service or clinical area.
  • Participate in scholarly activities including but not limited to professional development and conferences.
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for instruction, evaluation of students, planning and implementing curriculum content in the didactic and/or clinical area.
  • Establish effective working relationships with personnel from community healthcare agencies.
  • Assist the students in the identification and understanding of The University of Charleston, Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences, and the Capito Department of Nursing policies and procedures pertaining to the student, including, but not limited to:
    1. Mission and Philosophy
    2. Outcomes
    3. Student responsibilities and accountability to the University, program, clinical facilities, patients and accrediting bodies.
    4. Learning experiences
    5. Curriculum, instruction and evaluation throughout the program.
  • Maintain a student advising load as determined by the Dean of Health Sciences and/or Associate Director of Nursing. Advising files are to be kept current from semester to semester, and documentation of student contacts/communications are to be placed in the advising file for ongoing evaluation.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Must possess a current, unrestricted license as a Registered Professional Nurse in West Virginia.
  • Have a graduate degree with a major in nursing; have a Bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing and be enrolled in a graduate degree program with a major in nursing within one year of employment as a faculty member; or have a Bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing and at least 10 years of direct patient care experience in nursing.
  • Have evidence of current experience e in nursing practice and education sufficient to demonstrate professional competence.
  • Have worked two (2) of the last ten (10) years, full-time (or its equivalent), as a registered professional nurse providing direct patient care in an acute medical-surgical setting.
  • Experience with Interprofessional Education.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider Certification for Healthcare Providers.
  • Computer literacy and programming, which includes a broad spectrum – from design and implementation of scenarios to setting up and running a simulation center.
  • Proficiency with PC and relevant software applications, audio/visual equipment required.
  • Working knowledge and use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software applications.
  • Must be able to critically think in a fast-paced environment.
  • Formal training and/or experience with Interprofessional and innovative teaching methodologies including the use of technology in the classroom and distance education.
  • Be proficient with hands-on training with leading-edge simulation skills using state-of-the-art computerized manikins (Human Patient Simulators, or HPS) and patient actors, also known as standardized patients (SP).
  • Recent experience, within the last one (1) year, in simulation facilitation.
  • Evidence of formal simulation training, education, and/or current Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification or obtain a Certificate in Simulation from a nationally recognized education program within 1 year of employment.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and be able to communicate professionally with all university contacts.
  • Assumes additional assignments as needed to maximize student learning and student success.



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Mail resumes, references, and application to:


University of Charleston
Attn:  Amy Bruce
2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Charleston, WV  25304


The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer