The Simulation Training Specialist supports the various training protocols for pre-licensure nursing students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Nursing Shady Grove. The position is responsible for meeting with clinical simulation center clients to determine the best mode of simulation to meet objectives and expectations, including; design scenarios, programming, and case planning. The Simulation Training Specialist coordinates and maintains simulation center and audio/visual systems, as well as, coordinates and manages information technology assets of the Center/Lab. The Simulation Training Specialist is expected to exercise discretion that involves the comparison and evaluation of possible courses of conduct, and makes decisions after various possibilities have been considered.
Please note: The Universities at Shady Grove is located in Rockville, Maryland-9630 Gudelsky Dr.
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Primary Duties: Responsible for the design and piloting of scenarios, skills stations, and training sessions and the development of assessment tools in collaboration with external stakeholders.
Provides structure and guidance to students, nurses, residents, physicians, and faculty during simulation. Educates on any introductory information for each scenario that may help participants perform better in the simulations. Presents each scenario to prior to beginning, and clarifies information to the participants.
In collaboration with faculty and physicians, assists in developing curriculum, student learning outcomes and educational materials for simulation scenarios and scripts. Participate in the development of simulation training materials such as manuals, online learning modules, self-test instruments, and course materials. Revise and modify simulation training materials as needed.
Maintain proficiency in existing and emerging technologies, and participate in technology training and attend conferences to stay current with simulation technology.
Serves as a technical expert who is able to set up, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair simulation equipment, hospital-type equipment used in simulation activities, and AV/IT equipment used in simulation activities. Instructs and assists simulation educators/faculty and learners in the use of technical equipment used in simulation.
Develops and implements policies and procedures for simulation and learning labs.
Develops, implements, and maintains effective mechanisms for ongoing relationships/partnerships with department managers through participation in work groups/task forces and by assisting in the design of long-range training/development plans.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in clinical education, nursing, health sciences, or clinically related field.
Preferred Education: Master's degree in nursing or other clinically related field.
Experience: Two (2) years of strong clinical experience with at least one (1) year in simulation technology, clinical teaching, or clinical education. Experience must demonstrate broad understanding of anatomy and physiology.
Licensure/Certification: Required to be currently licensed with the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses as a Registered Nurse.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Understand the use and operation of different simulator technologies ranging from anatomic models and task trainers to screen-based simulation and full body patient simulators and virtual reality surgical simulators. Knowledge of computer hardware equipment and software applications relevant to simulator functions. Knowledge of best practices in simulation field and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws.
Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Maintains productivity and uses knowledge strategies to increase knowledge base.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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