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Medical University of South Carolina UNIV - College of Nursing Educator/ Clinician and Director of Simulation in Charleston, South Carolina

Description : This is a full-time faculty position as an Educator/Clinician and who is expected to devote 40% time as Director of Simulation in the College of Nursing. In this role as Director of Simulation, the candidate must have demonstrated expertise and have earned a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Certificate (CHSE). The candidate is expected to provide leadership in developing, implementing and evaluating the quality of simulation learning activities across academic programs. In the faculty educator/clinician role, the successful candidate is expected to support the teaching mission of the college, through didactic and clinical teaching.

Minimum Qualifications : Earned master’s degree in nursing. Earned certified healthcare simulation educator certificate. Expertise in simulation and other technology-based teaching and learning modalities. Record of scholarly productivity. Evidence of leadership in an academic role. Effective interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and abilities. Unencumbered, active license as a registered nurse in South Carolina or another compact state. Current BLS certification from AHA, ARC, or the Military Training Network.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a doctoral degree in nursing or related field.

Rank : Instructor or Above

Formal Accountability : Reports to their respective programmatic Assistant Dean for teaching roles and to the Associate Dean for Academics for simulation program activities and strategic planning for simulation growth.


  1. Educator:

a. Teaching students in the baccalaureate program

b. Supervision of pre-licensure students in clinical settings

c. Curriculum/program planning, development, and evaluation

d. Facilitating and implementing evidence based innovative teaching strategies in classroom and clinical settings

e. Adheres to MUSC College of Nursing policies

f. Maintains proficiency as an educator

  1. Director of Simulation:

a. Develops and oversees a comprehensive plan for the inclusion of simulation in each CON program of study based on Standards of Practice recommended by the International Nursing Association for Simulation and Clinical Learning.Creates and regularly updates materials and trainings to educate faculty on the use of simulation in their respective programs of study.

b. Assesses faculty simulation competency at baseline and at least every two years thereafter, in the application of simulation to enhance student learning. Provides remedial education to faculty as needed.

c. Collaborates with faculty in the development and/or use of current Hi- and Lo-fidelity simulation scenarios, as appropriate to course objectives and curriculum mapping.

d. Evaluates the integration of simulation into clinical courses annually, and as required, based upon the comprehensive plan and refines action plans and expected outcomes as indicated.

e. Directs an ongoing quality improvement process to ensure the integrity of the simulation and clinical learning curricula, as evidenced by simulation evaluations, student outcomes and comparable program benchmarks.

f. Strategically plans and makes recommendations for resources necessary for the successful operation of the clinical simulation lab, and ensures budget needs are submitted annually with requisite supplies, equipment and maintenance contracts and their associated costs.

g. Directly supervises and evaluates the CON Simulation Lab Coordinator/Tech.

h. Facilitates the development and implementation of simulation and clinical skill curricula maps that track content, processes and outcomes of the programs of study to meet accreditation standards.

i. Actively reviews regional and national trends in simulation education to provide proactive vision and strategies to the program faculty.

j. Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Academics and respective programmatic Assistant Deans to assure continuity, consistency, and proper leveling of simulation activities across programs.

k. Represents the College of Nursing through participation in interprofessional activities related to simulation.