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Instructor, Nursing (Simulation Lead)
Requisition #: 2016  -  1448
Posting Date: 9/16/2016
Location: Any Campus
Appointment Period:
Contracts for regular positions are renewable each June 30th after successful completion of probationary period.(Unless otherwise specified)
Summary:

Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field.  He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. 

Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepare and teach clinical simulation topics in the lab setting designed for the nursing programs.  The faculty member must be able to instruct a wide variety of topics within the nursing curriculum in the simulation environment and may be required to teach day, evening and /or weekend hours.  In addition, this individual will oversee simulation for other health science programs as requested.   He/she will be responsible for maintaining the simulation labs and equipment (including high fidelity manikins), incorporating clinical simulation into nursing courses,  monitoring and scheduling nursing computer stations (including laptops), and developing simulation scenarios in conjunction with program faculty.    

Essential Duties/Functions:

Simulation Lead 

Manage operations of the simulation laboratories to include:

* developing and implementing simulation lab policies, procedures and practices in collaboration with the Division Chair

* coordinating the day-to-day simulation lab activities and services to ensure availability of equipment and materials 

* collaborating with faculty to create simulation activities/scenarios appropriate to the health curriculum

* teaching clinical simulation for nursing and other health programs as requested

* conducting or facilitating debrief sessions utilizing evidence-based strategies

* evaluating effectiveness of simulation activities and environment on a regular basis

* serving as resource for remediation of high risk students identified by faculty

* managing inventory and procuring necessary equipment and supplies within budget guidelines

* ordering repairs, maintaining, and troubleshooting of all simulation equipment

* facilitating installation of new hardware and software; performing upgrades; ensuring security of equipment

* working with vendors to resolve problems, implement new technologies and provide technical support and advice

* organizing and maintaining labs and equipment (including simulation manikins)

* maintaining and scheduling computer stations for nursing (including laptop carts) collaborating with IT as needed

* providing faculty/staff training on simulator features and functions for an effective simulation learning environment 

* participating in training as necessary to maintain current knowledge of the use and operation of all simulation lab equipment

Teaching

Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:

* developing learner centered lesson plans

* employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles

* incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments

* creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population

* preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media, and other devices as appropriate

* updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency

* developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission

* participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate

* developing, conducting, and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate

Professional Development

Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:

* participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation

* participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies  

Administration

Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment, and student records to include:

* maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment

* providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials, and maintaining safe working conditions

* maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)

* complying with all applicable college, state, and federal rules and regulations  

Student Support

Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:

* conducting recruiting activities

* providing academic advising

* promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 

* assisting students with the registration and graduation process

* referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate 

College Service

Support college-wide endeavors to include:

* collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules, and support student success

* serving on department, division, and college committees

* participating in GTCC institutional initiatives

* collaborating with educational partners, business/industry, and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC

* supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)

* participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs

* attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation, and convocation, as required  

Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility, and teamwork

QUALIFICATIONS
Educational & Certification Requirements:

Minimum requirements:

* Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution (nursing education major or equivalency as defined by the NC Board of Nursing)

* Unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina

* National Simulation Certification or the ability to obtain certification within 6 months 

Preferred requirements:

* Doctoral degree from an accredited institution

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

Minimum requirements:

* 3 years or the equivalent of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse 

* 3 years post-secondary teaching and/or industry training experience in nursing

* 3 years of Simulation experience/management 

Preferred requirements:

* Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes

* Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems

The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned.  The Instructor must be able to:

1. Multi-task

2. Respect Diversity

3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.

4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment 

5. Communicate effectively

6. Effectively implement and apply technology solutions

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

Department Trainings: 

1. Bloodborne pathogens (annually)

2. Personal protective equipment (annually)

3. Automatic electronic defibrillator/CPR certification (every 2 years)

4. Emergency equipment (annually)

5. Emergency action plans (annually)

Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):

1. Reporting Requirements (A)

2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

3. Shooter on Campus(within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter) 

4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

6. eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)

7. eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods  (before the first day of the first semester teaching)

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements:

1. Stand extended periods of time (up to12 hours)

2. Meet health requirements of the department

3. Meet technical standards 

4. Work hours may include day, evening, and weekend responsibilities.

5. Teaching may be physically and emotionally tiring

6. Travel may be involved.

Other:

This individual will be required to submit to a background check consisting of Criminal Background Check (CBC), Office of Inspector General Reviews (OIG), and twelve panel urine drug screen from the facility selected by GTCC.  

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:
* Maintain student records

* Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.


**All GTCC job descriptions reflect duties and responsibilities of the particular job and are subject to change with limited notice.

Application Deadline:

  Open until an adequate pool of applicants are received
How to Apply:
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