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Simulation Lab Coordinator

Posted: April 12, 2021

Department: Nursing 5220 

Supervisor: Nursing Department Chair  

Category: Faculty / Non-tenure track/Clinical Educator  

Status/Type: Full-time (10 months) / Professional – Exempt  

Salary: Commensurate with experience and academic preparation  

The Simulation Lab Coordinator will lead the expansion of the CHS simulation lab and coordinate clinical  simulation-based experiences (SBE), and community outreach program development. In collaboration  with program faculty to develop relevant, research-based, robust scenarios that support the mastery of clinical reasoning skills to meet program learning outcomes. This role teaches and supports students,  faculty, and working healthcare professionals through in-person simulation and alternative clinical  activities; including the use of high-fidelity simulators, computer-based programs, and standardized  patients. Primary responsibilities include management of the simulation center, coordination of simulation  activities across programs, faculty development, community programming, future planning, and  marketing. 

Required Qualifications: 

  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited nursing program, plus three (3) years of experience as a professional nurse providing direct patient care; or a BSN and a graduate degree and two (2) years’ experience as a professional nurse providing direct patient care; or a graduate degree in nursing and two (2) years of experience as a professional nurse providing direct patient care. 
  2. Unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Michigan 3. Ability to meet health and safety requirements including CPR certification, Fingerprint Clearance Card and drug testing. 
  3. Experience with current instructional technologies, e.g., learning management systems, educational computer software, simulation manikins. 
  4. Ability to learn new software and hardware quickly and independently. Ability to assess, troubleshoot, and fix equipment failures in a timely fashion. 
  5. Ability to remain flexible and adapt to a dynamic environment; able to work evenings/weekends on an as-needed basis. 
  6. Ability to work with diverse faculty, students, staff, and administrators 

Desired Qualifications: 

  1. Previous teaching experience in academic and clinical settings 
  2. Experience in development and facilitation of simulation-based experiences for nursing education 3. Experience with curriculum design, clinical & simulation teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse populations in nursing education 
  3. Knowledge of audio/video equipment and software for recording, duplication, mixing and editing. 

Special Working Conditions 

  1. Requires prolonged periods of viewing a computer screen 
  2. May be required to lift or carry up to 50 lbs 

Essential Responsibilities: 

  1. Develop simulation scenarios, in collaboration with faculty, for best practice and evidence-based practice, including the integration of QSEN competencies. 
  2. Prepares the overall simulation environment and all supporting equipment/supplies, moulage, and documentation (charts, orders, meds, etc.) for the entire student experience. Ensure simulation curriculum congruence with term and course learning objectives. 
  3. Resets lab spaces post-simulation to ensure optimal functioning of lab space and equipment.
  4. Operates simulation mannequins, clinical equipment, and computer software/hardware. Knowledge of computer hardware equipment and software applications relevant to simulator functions. 
  5. Conducts faculty and staff training on the use of simulators/simulation to include training and mentoring in developing scenarios, facilitation of simulation and how to correctly facilitate debriefing with students based on best practice and simulation accreditation standards. 
  6. Maintain inventory of supplies, equipment and conduct routine inventory updates and communicate needs to supervisor. 
  7. Conduct ongoing maintenance of all simulation equipment, including cleaning, repairing, assuring that all equipment is always maintained and in good working order. 
  8. Maintain record of repairs required and completed. Interface with equipment manufacturers regarding equipment troubleshooting and system problems. Maintain current knowledge of simulation equipment catalogs and operation manuals. 
  9. Participate in technical training as necessary. 
  10. Develop, administer, and evaluate effective assessment tools utilized before, during, and after the simulation experience. Teach and evaluate students as needed and in support of faculty using best evidence-based simulation strategies and tools. 
  11. Plan and coordinate simulations for interprofessional learning experiences across the College of Health Sciences and the University. 
  12. Develop simulation scenarios in collaboration with community healthcare professionals; and coordinate community education programs using simulation lab and related scenarios. 
  13. Attend orientations, training, staff meetings, and faculty meetings as needed/scheduled. Attend graduation ceremonies as requested/needed. 
  14. Participate actively in college meetings, committees, task forces, and councils. 
  15. Participate in setting departmental goals, developing unit budgets to support those goals, and planning for achieving those goals. 
  16. Work collegially and professionally with students, employees, and external constituents. 17. Support institutional identity and mission of Finlandia University as “a learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service.” 
  17. Other tasks and duties as assigned by the academic leadership. 

Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2020  

Application Procedure
E-mail a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position along with a resume to:


Finlandia University participates in the federal E-Verify system. Individuals hired into positions must have their identity  and work eligibility confirmed by the E-Verify system. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to  work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.  

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

As a learning community Finlandia University recognizes and affirms the dignity and worth of all people and cultures.  We will strive to provide an institutional climate that does not perpetuate or tolerate forms of discrimination. We are  committed to recruiting, developing and retaining a qualified and diverse faculty, staff and student body.  

Finlandia University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex/gender, age, disability,  religion, veteran status, familial status, height, weight, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, genetic information,  or any other category protected by applicable law in admissions, employment, athletics, programs, and activities. The  following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or gender equity  concerns: Fredi deYampert, Title IX Coordinator, (906) 487-7301, fredi.deYampert@finlandia.edu 



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