6035 Coordinator, Simulation Center - School of Nursing


TITLE Coordinator, Simulation Center - School of Nursing




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, School of Nursing


The Coordinator, Simulation Center – School of Nursing is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Simulation Center at the Missouri State School of Nursing. The Coordinator, Simulation Center oversees the preparation, maintenance, inventory and operation of all simulation equipment/supplies and collaborates with faculty to design, plan, implement and schedule simulation activities. The Coordinator, Simulation Center ensures adherence to program policies, course objectives, program outcomes and current simulation best practice and safety measures.


Education and Experience: A high school diploma or equivalency is required. At least five years of experience in healthcare simulation as an educator or simulation technician is required. Experience in the healthcare field as a paramedic, medic, EMT, emergency tech, Respiratory Therapist, R.N. or hospital technician is required. A combination of education, training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in possession of the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of this position or Instructor in BLS, ACLS, PAL is required.

Skills: Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology is required. Ability to meet challenges of adult learners with diverse backgrounds is preferred. Clinical knowledge and other allied health profession certification and training is preferred. 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 is preferred. Experience with providing technical support in networking, computer hardware or software is preferred. Familiarity with PC and Mac platforms with experience in MS Office and the ability to learn additional software programs, including audiovisual and computerized simulation equipment is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Assisting with Simulation Center equipment set up and use which weighs up to 25 pounds, pushing, pulling and moving the Simulators with assistance.

Other: Occasional evening or weekend shifts may be required. This position is 12-month, full-time placement.


1. Leads and manages the daily operations of the Simulation Center providing expertise, support, and access for faculty, staff, and students; includes oversight of the preparation, maintenance, inventory and operation of all simulation equipment/supplies.

2. Collaborates in the development and implementation of curricula Nursing and Allied Health training programs including development of simulation component for staff and student competency training by participating in faculty and department meetings and assisting with development and implementation of simulation experiences.

3. Leads, supervises, and schedules all simulation center staff; provides orientation and training to new staff; coordinates training for all users of the simulation laboratory, including faculty; and demonstrates and encourages a positive work environment.

4. Supports learning activities and coordinates simulation center schedule in compliance with simulation center policies to prevent scheduling conflicts in collaboration with the Clinical Coordinator.

5. Represents Missouri State School of Nursing Simulation Center at local/state/national levels and networks and collaborates with other lab/simulation coordinators in developing best practices, makes recommendations, and implements at Missouri State.

6. Aggregates and analyzes simulation data to monitor quality and effectiveness of simulation in relation to individual program outcomes and coordinates the collection of data for ongoing research and grant requirements.

7. Communicates effectively with all simulation laboratory educators, administrative staff, and technical support staff.

8. Coordinates the set up and maintenance of computer-based training programs.

9. Maintains learner confidentiality.

10. Coordinates center tours to promote learning, support, and use of the simulation center.

11. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

12. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.

13. Contributes to the overall success of the Missouri State School of Nursing by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Coordinator, Simulation Center – School of Nursing is supervised by the Director, School of Nursing and supervises the day-to-day work of the Simulator Technician, and other part-time staff and student employees as needed.