Colorado Christian University Denver, CO, USA
Jan 28, 2020Full time
About the Job The Simulation Director has administrative and faculty responsibilities for Simulation education (low, medium and high fidelity) in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. The director provides leadership, management, and coordination of simulation learning experiences including current and relevant practice of procedural simulation and clinical reasoning and best practice standards for simulation scenarios. The director, in collaboration with lead course faculty, oversees student learning achievement, and evaluates student competencies. The director assures relevance and excellence in Simulation Student Learning Outcomes (SSLO), including skill competency, based on the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) and Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) guidelines and standards. This is a standing nursing faculty position with delegated administrative release time. This is a twelve (12) month faculty position with faculty rank and privilege. Upon hire or appointment, the Simulation Director receives and fulfills both Standing Nursing Faculty and Director of Simulation job descriptions. About Us Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914 on two principles - grace and truth. CCU's scriptural foundation comes from John 1:17: For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (ESV) CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. A leader in higher education, the University has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had nine consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master's granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education . CCU offers more than 100 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online. Scripture states all Christians are called to serve Christ and to minister to others. Because Christians are individuals with different gifts and callings, we serve Christ in a variety of ministry vocations. CCU invites you to explore how you may use your calling and gifts at the University. What is most appealing about working at CCU? Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ. Impact students for Christ: Our mission is to provide Christ-centered higher education, transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of preparing students for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities. Contribute to our vibrant culture: CCU's culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and impact our culture in support of Christian values? We're looking for candidates who have: Doctorate in Nursing with emphasis in Simulation preferred (PhD or DNP). MSN from an accredited nursing education program is required. Simulation Certification (preferred), simulation laboratory experience required. A current unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Colorado is required. Two years of full-time, or equivalent, professional nursing clinical experience. Teaching experience in, commitment to and a passion for simulation in nursing education. Knowledge and competency in simulation and INACSL/SSH standards of best practice. Effective time management, organizational and problems-solving skills; detail oriented. Leadership ability including initiative, innovation, persistence, dependability, attention to detail and productivity. Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is required. High energy, dedication to nursing students, and commitment to nursing education as ministry. Key Job Duties Contribute to CCU's mission: Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. The Director of Simulation contributes to the University's mission through their work both inside and outside of the classroom and Simulation Center as they provide best practice simulation experiences, teach classes, mentor students, and collaborate with faculty and staff to enhance and advance exemplary academics, spiritual growth, and engagement with the world. Provide leadership and management for the BSN student educational experiences to assure quality and integrity of the academic learning, course curriculum, services, and operations according to best practice. In collaboration with the Simulation Operations Specialist and Western Colorado Simulation Coordinator, negotiate, purchase, manage and inventory all laboratory supplies and equipment including equipment needed for courses and student nurse kits. Coordinate with the directors, (BSN and clinical education) to recruit, assign, orient, mentor and evaluate all affiliate faculty teaching in the Simulation Center. Provide oversight and backup for simulation teams, ensuring that experiences and faculty teams function efficiently within the approved and distributed schedule. In collaboration with lead course faculty, provide input into skills/simulation course components and ensure intentional threading and building of procedural/simulation content across the curriculum. In collaboration with the program director, develop policies, procedures, materials, and manuals related to orientation and professional development for course faculty. Collaborate with the Western Colorado Simulation Coordinator to assure consistency of experience for all BSN students. Travel to Grand Junction at least once each academic year to assess quality and consistency of BSN simulation experiences and as well as mentor affiliate faculty and Associate Nursing Instructional Personnel (ANIPs). Maintain accurate and current electronic records including equipment inventory, maintenance agreements and SLO validation. Develop simulation experiences according to INACSL and SSH standards of best practice and in collaboration with the lead course faculty, integrate simulation into all clinical nursing courses as needed. Teach six credits annually depending upon the needs of the department. Fulfill the role and responsibilities of Standing Nursing Faculty (see Standing Nursing Faculty job description) in addition to the role and responsibilities for Director, Simulation. Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. You may be required to work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends. What we offer our employees: We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to all employees. Our benefit package includes: a tuition waiver program, excellent healthcare, generous paid time off, matching 403(b) retirement plan, and additional organizational paid benefits and voluntary benefit offerings. Pay and benefits will be discussed in more detail as candidates progress through the interview process.