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SMU-1910607-Assistant Professor-Simulation Educator (San Francisco Peninsula Campus)
Date : July 22, 2019
Department : HSSC
Type : Faculty
Location : San Mateo
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Cost Center : 8071
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 on the San Francisco Peninsula (SFPC) campus.

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 the School of Nursing 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 Responsibilities1
1. Implement established SBL Sessions2
• 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.

Some of the bulleted items delineated under the numbered sections of education responsibilities will be repeated under several sections. This is purposeful, to emphasize the interrelatedness of key simulation educator activities.
The HSSC’s definition of a session is a discrete period of learning activity comprised of one or more types of instructional modalities (hopefully all of them experiential in nature), with at least one modality characterized as SBL.

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 inHealthcare 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:
o Meeting with faculty on a periodical basis to review all curricular documents of SBL activities currently implemented
o Performing 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
o Facilitating 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:
o Meeting with faculty on a periodical basis to review all curricular documents of SBL activities currently implemented
o Performing 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
o Facilitating 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 SimulationEducation.
• 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:
o Meeting with faculty on a periodical basis to review all curricular documents of SBL activities currently implemented
o Performing 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
o Facilitating 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”3
• 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.


Education and Experience Requirements:
• Master’s degree in a health profession, education or simulation
• Prefer a minimum 2-3 years’ experience in simulation-based teaching & learning
• Ability to collaborate as a team member
• Excellent verbal and written skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Communicate and collaborate in a positive, professional manner with faculty, staff, learners, and stakeholders of the Health Sciences Simulation Center.
• Ability to adjust to frequent changes in priorities, project needs and workflow.
• Knowledge of computer hardware equipment and software applications relevant to simulator functions preferred.


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.

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