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Simulation and Skills Laboratory Coordinator
Pasadena, CA
Posted Jul 11, 2013 by Pasadena City College
Category: Health

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SIMULATION AND SKILLS LABORATORY COORDINATOR

HEALTH SCIENCES DIVISION
100% - 12 Months
#314

FINAL DATE TO FILE DISTRICT APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013 BY 12:30 P.M.

BASIC FUNCTION
The Simulation Lab Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the simulation and skills laboratory in the Division of Health Sciences. In conjunction with IT personnel, prepares and maintains simulation and skills lab equipment, media, computers and materials related to simulation learning in various health care settings. Collaborates with faculty and simulation specialists in designing, planning, implementing and evaluating simulation education and lab activities, and curriculum materials to support the student achievement of program outcomes. Plans, implements, and evaluates clinical lab activities in accordance with program policies, course objectives and program outcomes. Serves as an expert resource to faculty in developing simulation in the classroom, and simulation lab.

The Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the general operation of a wide variety of patient simulation experiences. This individual will promote an optimal learning environment in all simulation areas for all participants and facilitators, run simulation events as needed, provide assistance to students and faculty using simulation and maintain safety standards with regard to the use of equipment and hazardous waste disposal. The coordinator will establish practices and procedures for simulation and the laboratory activities that provide for effective learning experiences and safe practice. The coordinator evaluates the effectiveness of the simulation laboratory processes and makes recommendations to the Program Director and the Dean for improvement. The coordinator monitors the laboratory budget and makes recommendations for equipment purchases to maintain standards essential for effective instruction to the Dean. The coordinator directs and maintains inventory of supplies to support all instruction in the laboratory and provides direction for all support staff including student tutors for the laboratory. The Simulation and Skills Lab Coordinator reports to the Dean of the Division of Health Sciences.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES
• Provide appropriate orientation and guidance to new and progressing students. Coordinate and supervise the simulation lab to provide the required skills from fundamentals to the upper level courses. Provide leadership to the lab staff by creating a positive and cohesive work climate. Assess the students’ ability to provide critical skills. Prepare the students to be safe, knowledgeable healthcare providers. Develop with faculty simulation scenarios that reflect the current practice in healthcare. Support the philosophy and teaching modalities of the Health Sciences Division. Provide orientation to new lab staff and new instructors to provide consistent simulation scenarios and assessment of student skills. Coordinate the overall function of the Simulation Lab including staffing, supervision of staff, procuring of supplies and planning for future healthcare technology.
• Coordinate simulation lab to meet best practice model standards to assess usage, order equipment and supplies, make recommendations for purchases, and supervise assistants in lab area. Conduct annual inventory of supplies and equipment.
• Schedule use of simulation and skills labs.
• Teach and supervise student learning of psychomotor skills. Tutor students requiring remedial assistance or additional assistance with learning.
• Maintain equipment and supply needs for student learning.
• Assist with set up of simulation and skills lab for classes; supervise cleanup, and provide instruction for students regarding cleanup in the lab.
• Maintain lab to meet regulation and accreditation standards.
• Develop policies and procedures for lab, including standards of practice regarding the use of simulation
technology and safety policies.
• Coordinate with faculty to develop scenarios and experiences with simulations to support integration throughout curriculum.
• Network with other lab/simulation specialists at local/state/national level to develop and utilize best practices into PCC programs. Participate in professional organizations related to simulation and skills lab application in curricula.
• Ensure simulation outcomes correlate to curriculum outcomes.
• Participate in faculty committees to assist with development and implementation of simulation experiences.
• Assist in debriefing scenarios using best practice models.
• Assist with training of faculty in the use of full range of simulation models:
-- using human patient simulators, models, live actors.
-- developing scenarios related to course outcomes.
-- running scenarios and debriefing activities.
• Coordinate with faculty in developing and implementing a plan for simulation evaluations related to program outcomes and the reporting of outcomes.
• Seek grant opportunities to promote lab and for updating skills for future growth in the department.

OTHER DUTIES
• Perform other duties as assigned by Program Directors and Dean.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:
• Oral, written and/or nonverbal communication skills.
• Human Relations/Interpersonal skills.
• State of the art nursing and allied health technology.
• Instructional technology.

Ability to:
• Pay attention to detail.
• Manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Maintain confidentiality.
• Collaborate effectively.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Master of Science in Nursing or related field
• Experience with simulation
• Teaching experience
• Supervisory experience
• Two years of recent clinical experience, preferably in a variety of settings.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION
• Earned Doctorate

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
• License to practice nursing in California
• ACLS/TNCC certification

WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. Must possess mobility to work in a simulated hospital setting and use standard health care equipment including hospital beds and stretchers, infusion devices, suction and oxygen delivery, electrocardiogram machines and other standard patient care equipment and supplies. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.

Environmental Elements:
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Reasonable accommodation available upon request as required

THE ASSIGNMENT
Twelve Months, 100% - Management Position, beginning as soon as possible.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary and other terms of employment are competitive. Placement is on the District Management Association Salary Schedule which is available online at www.pasadena.edu.

Generous fringe benefits include fully paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and their families, and life insurance for the employee.

THE SELECTION PROCESS
The District application and all supporting documents must reach Human Resources by 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. A postmark is not acceptable for this purpose. Applications or supporting documents cannot be submitted electronically or by FAX transmission.

Mail District application and supporting documents to:
Human Resources (C204)
Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

To access application materials online, please visit our Website: http://www.pasadena.edu/HR/management-jobs.cfm. Or to request the District application by telephone, call 626.585.7257.

The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.

The college president will conduct a final interview and recommend a candidate to the Board of Trustees.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
For full consideration, applications MUST include all items listed below. An incomplete application packet will not be accepted.
1. Official District application
2. A list of at least five references (name, address, phone number and position), including your last supervisor, and at least one of each of the following: peer, direct report, and faculty
3. A letter of application addressing the selection criteria and extent of experience listed under “The Representative Duties,” “Knowledge and Abilities,” “Education and Experience,” “Desirable Qualification” and “Licenses and Certifications” headings
4. Professional resume
5. Official transcripts (required).
Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
6. Three letters of recommendation (must be dated within 12 months from date of application and included with the application packet)

Note: All supporting documentation should include position name and/or position number. All materials submitted are for this position only and become the property of the District. Materials, including USB flash drives, compact disks and slides, will NOT be returned, copied or considered for other openings.

THE COLLEGE
Established in 1924, Pasadena City College has been serving the San Gabriel Valley for more than 87 years. PCC enrolls more than 30,000 students each semester and offers 60 academic and 76 Career and Technical Education programs. The main college campus occupies an idyllic 53-acre site, while the Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate facilities. The college is renowned for its high student transfer rate, national mathematics and forensic honors, and extensive study abroad offerings. PCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For more information, go to www.pasadena.edu.

MISSION
The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

At Pasadena City College we serve our students by:
• Providing courses and programs, in a variety of instructional modalities, which reflect academic excellence and professional integrity.
• Fostering a dynamic and creative learning environment that is technologically, intellectually and culturally stimulating.
• Challenging our students to participate fully in the learning process and encouraging them to be responsible for their own academic success.
• Respecting them as individuals who may require diverse and flexible learning opportunities.
• Supporting organizational practices that facilitate student progress towards their goals.
• Encouraging and supporting continuous learning and professional development in those who serve our students: faculty, staff, managers, and administrators.

INSTITUTIONAL CORE VALUES
As an institution committed to successful student learning in an environment of intellectual freedom, Pasadena City College is guided by the following essential, enduring and shared values:
• A Passion for Learning
We recognize that each one of us will always be a member of the community of learners.
• A Commitment to Integrity
We recognize that ethical behavior is a personal, institutional and societal responsibility.
• An Appreciation for Diversity
We recognize that a diverse community of learners enriches our educational environment.
• A Respect for Collegiality
We recognize that it takes the talents, skills and efforts of the entire campus community, as well as the participation of the broader community, to support our students in their pursuit of learning.
• A Recognition of Our Heritage of Excellence
We recognize that we draw upon the college’s rich tradition of excellence and innovation in upholding the highest standard of quality for the services we provide to our students and community.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1987, Public Law 99-603 requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. This requirement applies to both United States citizens and aliens. Any employee who is unwilling/unable to fulfill this requirement will not be employed.

Pasadena Area Community College District
will not sponsor any visa applications.

Applicants must be available for interviews at Pasadena City College at no cost to the District.

If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform Human Resources. The application/interview process may involve speaking, reading, writing, and answering questions or other test-taking procedures. If you believe you may need reasonable accommodation to perform any of these tasks, need to inquire as to the specific nature of the tasks, or to assure physical access to the interview site, please contact Human Resources at 626.585.7388 and ask for the individual responsible for the scheduling and monitoring of employment interviews.

The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District, or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District Office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.

Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police and Safety. (Public Law 101-542)

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to extend time limits or reinstate the search process at any time. The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.

General inquiries regarding the position and/or District employment should be directed to Human Resources.

PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer




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