Simulation Coordinator

Vacancy Notice: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Professional
Hours: Full Time
Reports To: Dean of Sciences and Health Sciences

Job Summary

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with others? Do you have a passion for education and working with students? If so, Hawkeye Community College has an opportunity for you!

The School of Science and Health Sciences is looking for a full-time Simulation Coordinator to join their team. This position will primarily manage the Simulation Team as part of the day-to-day operation of the Health Science Simulation Center which will be moving to a newly remodeled multi-million-dollar sate of the art facility. The remodeled facility will house a 10-thousand square foot simulation lab for hands-on, interactive learning for multiple programs and/or classes.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Creates a positive work environment demonstrating leadership and supervision for simulation center staff.

  • Coordinates and supervises the general operation of the simulation laboratory/center to provide a wide variety of patient simulation experiences.

  • Acts as the primary contact for scheduling all participants using the simulation center.

  • Assists with all operational activities including accreditation, space utilization, documentation, record keeping, data management, and other organizational activities related to the simulation center

  • Designs and develops simulation training scenarios by working with the Simulation Team.

  • Works with content experts to develop curriculum, student learning outcomes and educational materials for simulation scenarios and scripts; supports student learning experiences that involve technology applications including the use of human patient simulators.

  • Performs data analysis to evaluate simulation learning, success, and satisfaction

  • Assists faculty and staff with professional development and continuing education courses related to simulation.

  • Oversees independent open lab demonstrations and skills proficiency for students.

  • Provides ongoing quality assurance and improvement for simulation and debriefing systems.

  • Shares feedback with instructors on debriefing performance and technique.

  • Oversees and safely uses the human patient simulators and related equipment including maintenance and replacement.

  • Reviews Simulation center budgets with the Dean.

  • Builds and maintains inventories and supplies needed by all programs; sets semester timelines for ordering supplies.

  • Implements and assists with the development of policies, procedures, and practice standards consistent with the Center’s educational objectives. Recommends changes to departmental procedures.

  • Researches and recommends emerging simulation technologies for use in the classroom, online, and laboratory settings.

  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, current literature, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of the latest trends in simulation and the use of instructional strategies to improve student learning.

  • Manages facility tours and participates in public relations activities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • AS or equivalent experience in a healthcare field, EMS, nursing respiratory or other allied health professional certifications and training OR a combination of education/certifications and experience to total six years.

  • Four years’ experience in healthcare simulation.

  • Two years’ experience in clinical practice in healthcare setting or two years teaching full time in a healthcare program.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology.

  • Mechanical skills to competently maintain and use equipment in the simulation center.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet challenges of adult learners with diverse backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated clinical knowledge and experience working in a healthcare-related field such as EMT, paramedic, or other allied health professional certification and training.

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) to interact with and work effectively with other faculty, staff, students, and vendors in a positive, helpful and cooperative working relationship.

  • Demonstrated experience with providing technical support in networking, computer hardware, or software.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge with PC and Mac platforms with experience in MS Office with the ability to learn additional software programs, including audiovisual and computerized simulation equipment.

  • Demonstrated ability in organizational and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to create complex schedules.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain the confidentiality of information.

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technology

  • Demonstrated ability to express technical information clearly and simply to non-technical persons.

  • Ability to lift and move, equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. without assistance.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements

  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) preferred.

  • Commitment to obtain CHSOS within two years of hire date.

  • CPR Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in nursing with two years’ experience in healthcare simulation and two years’ experience in clinical practice in healthcare setting.

  • Supervisory experience.

Working Conditions

Requires skills for succeeding in a classroom with strong conflict resolution skills. Requires skills for succeeding in an office environment, using technology. Work is performed in a classroom and an office setting over a 12-month employment period. Work schedule is determined in partnership with our corrections partners. Sit, stand, bend, lift, and move intermittently during working hours. During course of day, interact with student, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computers.

Employment Status

Full time, exempt position with comprehensive or competitive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; tuition reimbursement and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at Hawkeye Community College

    • Submit/Upload a resume.

    • Submit/Upload 3 references with a minimum of 1 being a current/past supervisor.

    • Submit/Upload a cover letter that briefly addresses the following:

      1. Share your experience with simulation in healthcare education.

      2. Provide examples of your training or roles in healthcare simulation.

      3. Describe your professional work experience outside of education and training related to this position and explain how it may help in this role.

      4. List certificate(s), license(s), training/education, and date(s) in relationship to your qualifications for this position.

      5. You are setting up a scenario for a reluctant, first time SIM instructor. How do you handle this situation?

  • Employment is contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check.

  • Submit online application and all required materials by Thursday, July 21, 2022. Preference will be given to applicants who submit the required materials on or before July 21st. This position will remain open until filled.

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Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
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If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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