Nov 27, 2018

SMU-Assistant Professor-Simulation Educator (Sacramento Campus)

  • Sutter Health
  • Sacramento, CA
Full time Health Care

Job Description

**Description** **Job Summary:** The Simulation Educator (SE) is under the direct supervision of the Director of the Health Sciences Simulation Center. Simulation Educators support simulation-based learning (SBL) and all other immersive learning modalities across all SMU campuses. The Simulation Educator’s primary responsibilities are to: •Ensure best practices are being followed in the implementation of SBL. •Serve as an accessible resource and support person for SMU faculty as they integrate SBL strategies into their curricula. •Provide focused support to faculty from specific academic programs or entities external to SMU, as assigned. •Facilitate implementation of simulation scenarios for learners, including debriefing. All HSSC team members are expected to •Effectively utilize TeamSTEPPS™ tools and strategies to enhance team performance and communication. •Engage in community outreach service by participating in or leading educational sessions within the HSSC for community and youth groups. I.Education Responsibilities 1.Implement established SBL Sessions •Observe SMU faculty who are leading a SBL activity to ensure current, evidence-based standards are met. •Act as a mentor/coach to SMU faculty during a SBL activity to provide feedback and suggestions for improvement. •Mentor faculty in effective debriefing practices that promote reflective learning. •Operate, program, and troubleshoot the simulation technology utilized in the HSSC. •Collaborate with the Simulation Technology Specialist (STS) in the implementation of simulation to assure the STS is aware of the necessary tech support, the SBL plan for the session, and the required setup for the session. •Utilize the Educational Management Solutions (EMS) AV and database management systems effectively. 2.Design-Develop-Implement-Evaluate new SBL Sessions •Act as an expert resource to faculty in simulation-based learning (SBL) design and delivery. •Collaborate with SMU faculty to develop and implement SBL activities into their curricula. •Use evidence-based methods/ SBL theories to design, implement, and evaluate simulation curricula including debriefing and assessment. •Facilitate university-wide interprofessional education (IPE) activities/initiatives with SMU faculty across programs. •Collaborate with SMU faculty to develop and/or utilize existing assessment tools to evaluate learner competency. •Collaborate with the Simulation Technology Specialist (STS) in the implementation of simulation to assure the STS is aware of the necessary tech support, the SBL plan for the session, and the required setup for the session. •Be accountable for maintaining the library of scenarios used in programs under your designated oversight (e.g., pre-licensure nursing, graduate nursing programs. PT, etc.) 3.Develop Simulation-Based Learning Curricula •Act as an expert resource to faculty in SBL design and delivery, emphasizing thoughtful, cohesive, longitudinal integration of SBL throughout an academic program’s entire curriculum. •Collaborate with SMU faculty to develop and implement SBL activities into their curricula. •Demonstrate best practices as identified by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in their curriculum for Certification in Healthcare Simulation Education. •Observe SMU faculty who are leading a SBL activity to ensure current, evidence-based standards are met. •Act as a mentor/coach to SMU faculty during a SBL activity to provide feedback and suggestions for improvement. •Mentor faculty in effective debriefing practices that promote reflective learning. •Facilitate university-wide interprofessional education (IPE) activities/initiatives with SMU faculty across programs. •Actively engage in continuous quality improvement of HSSC services by: oMeeting with faculty on a periodical basis to review all curricular documents of SBL activities currently implemented oPerforming routine critical reviews with faculty of all SBL session learning objectives, confirming that they are relevant and in alignment with course learning outcomes, program learning outcomes and Institutional learning outcomes oFacilitating active, creative brainstorming with faculty groups around other SBL activities/scenarios to consider integrating into curricula 4.Assess & Evaluate Simulation Based Learning •Use evidence-based methods and theoretical frameworks relevant to SBL to design, implement, and evaluate simulation curricula. •Observe SMU faculty who are leading a SBL activity to ensure current, evidence-based standards are met. •Act as a mentor/coach to SMU faculty during a SBL activity to provide feedback and suggestions for improvement. •Collaborate with SMU faculty to develop and/or utilize existing assessment tools to evaluate learner competency. •Actively engage in continuous quality improvement of HSSC services by: oMeeting with faculty on a periodical basis to review all curricular documents of SBL activities currently implemented oPerforming routine critical reviews with faculty of all SBL session learning objectives, confirming that they are relevant and in alignment with course learning outcomes, program learning outcomes and Institutional learning outcomes oFacilitating active, creative brainstorming with faculty groups around other SBL activities/scenarios to consider integrating into curricula •Utilize the Educational Management Solutions (EMS) AV and database management systems effectively. 5.Provide faculty development opportunities •Act as an expert resource to faculty in simulation-based learning (SBL) design and delivery. •Collaborate with SMU faculty to develop and implement SBL activities into their curricula. •Demonstrate best practices as identified by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in their curriculum for Certification in Healthcare Simulation Education. •Act as a mentor/coach to SMU faculty during a SBL activity to provide feedback and suggestions for improvement. •Collaborate with other HSSC and SMU faculty to design, develop, implement, evaluate, and study faculty development activities in the area of SBL and other immersive learning approaches. •Mentor faculty in effective debriefing practices that promote reflective learning. •Facilitate interprofessional education (IPE) activities with SMU faculty. •Collaborate with SMU faculty to develop and/or utilize existing assessment tools to evaluate learner competency. •Actively engage in continuous quality improvement of HSSC services by: oMeeting with faculty on a periodical basis to review all curricular documents of SBL activities currently implemented oPerforming routine critical reviews with faculty of all SBL session learning objectives, confirming that they are relevant and in alignment with course learning outcomes, program learning outcomes and Institutional learning outcomes oFacilitating active, creative brainstorming with faculty groups around other SBL activities/scenarios to consider integrating into curricula •Utilize the Educational Management Solutions (EMS) AV and database management systems effectively. II.Research & Development Responsibilities 1.Advocate for an innovative approach to all HSSC services and products •Be the person who constantly asks, “How might we…? How might we improve X…or completely reimagine Y…or find a new way to accomplish Z” •Maintain awareness of current trends in teaching and learning, focusing on simulation and other immersive learning modalities for healthcare professional education. •Complete critical analyses of academic and lay literature, as well as vendor/marketing information in order to make productive contributions to HSSC team decisions regarding services and products. 2.Support the HSSC Research Agenda •Engage in scholarly work according to SMU faculty guidelines for scholarship and in alignment with the SMU philosophy of scholarship. •Negotiate faculty workload hours for individual scholarly endeavors with HSSC Director. •Collaborate with HSSC team colleagues and SMU faculty in the conduct of research studies based in the HSSC •Represent the HSSC at professional conferences. **Qualifications** **Education and/or Experience:** + Master's Degree; preferably in Nursing The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence. **Primary Location:** California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento **Organization:** Samuel Merritt University **Employee Status:** Regular **Employee Referral Bonus:** No **Benefits:** No **Position Status:** Exempt **Union:** No **Job Shift:** Day **Shift Hours:** 4 Hour Shift **Days of the Week Scheduled:** Monday-Friday **Weekend Requirements:** Other **Schedule:** Short Hour **Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:** 39 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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