UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH
Nursing Education Laboratory Coordinator
44 Weeks per year
OFFICIAL TITLE: Professional Technician I - II
DIVISION: Academic & Student Affairs
WORKING TITLE: Nursing Education Laboratory Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: College of Nursing
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: Faculty Federation
EEO STATUS: 3.7 JOB CODE: 196
REPORTS TO: Assistant/Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
SUPERVISES: Supervise student workers performing routine equipment maintenance, inventory, laboratory-based room preparation and clean-up as assigned.
SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Laboratory Education Coordinator will oversee the day-to-day functioning of the Clinical Skills Laboratory and Simulation Center. The Lab Education Coordinator will: provide technical support for the development, operation and maintenance of all laboratory experiences, equipment maintenance, and goals for instruction. Assist faculty and students with the preparation and safe use of equipment and materials. Participate in College activities such as open houses, tours, etc. Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.
EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversee plan for achieving College goals for simulation education.
- Interview, hire and manage student workers.
- Oversee pre-lab and pre-simulation set-up of equipment, supplies and assessment rooms.
- Ensure efficient pre-simulation set-up to maintain seamless transitions between simulation cases.
- Troubleshoot simulation technologies and associated audio-visual equipment so that courses run smoothly.
- Assist faculty to develop and enhance skills laboratory and simulation experiences (e.g. simulation prop development).
- Reinforce safe and appropriate use of simulation equipment and props by faculty and students.
- Provide faculty and/or student support for scholarly activities associated with the laboratory learning environments.
- Develop and maintain databases of faculty/student use of laboratory areas, technical support issues, maintenance, and laboratory setup and breakdown.
- Ensure the cleanliness, organization and maintenance of laboratory, simulation, and debriefing rooms. Duties may include: light cleaning, rearranging tables and chairs, coordinating the laundering of linens, and restocking supplies.
- Schedule and supervise the maintenance of all laboratory, manikins, computers, simulation technology, and other media and ensure proper functioning; collaborate with other department personnel and outside vendors to ensure timeliness of maintenance.
- Supervise the organization, maintenance, and inventory review of medical supplies and equipment.
- Coordinate tours of the skills and simulation labs for a variety of groups and organizations.
- Act as liaison to campus bookstore to facilitate the ordering of required student clinical supplies (e.g. nursing totes).
- Coordinate the scheduling of lab spaces to accommodate courses and faculty/student needs.
- Keep a tracking log for borrowed lab equipment.
- Facilitate ongoing training for high-fidelity simulation faculty; remain current with available technologies and other lab experiences by attending outside education seminars and programs related to the use of simulation in the educational setting and network with lab coordinators at other colleges/universities and clinical practice sites that can be translated into better technology equipment for faculty and better lab and simulation experiences for students.
- Foster a creative, collegial, effective learning community and be receptive to new responsibilities as the College’s laboratory-based educational experiences expand.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, Licensed as a registered nurse in Massachusetts.
EXPERIENCE: Previous hands-on experience with the operation and maintenance of laboratory facilities.
OTHER: Available during evening and weekend hours as teaching/project schedules dictate. Local and regional travel required for training and/or networking.
Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
- Strong oral and written communication skills as required for interaction with faculty, students, visitors, and external vendors
- Excellent teamwork skills; ability to work independently and exercise good judgment
- Ability to work in a complex environment; and manage multiple demands/requests from multiple parties in a timely manner
- Ability to design and maintain data bases as required
- Ability to adapt and be flexible
- Computer proficient
- Ability to troubleshoot simulation equipment software problems
- Commitment to continuous learning and professional development
- Self-starter with the motivation to anticipate laboratory needs
- Master’s degree in nursing or related field.
- Experience working with representatives of equipment vendors and manufacturers to obtain equipment, supplies, and support.
- Experience training faculty/students in laboratory procedures, equipment operation and maintenance in a higher education academic setting.
- Three or more years experience in a supervisory or managerial role.
- Familiarity with high-fidelity equipment and software such as Lleap.
Time Off Schedule: 8 weeks between June and August
Please note that all employees of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will be paid over a 12-month period regardless of their work schedule. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees who "separate from service" prior to the end of the academic year may be paid in a lump sum at the time of separation for any remaining salary owed to them as of the date of their "separation of service." "Separation from service" is defined, in accordance with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Service Code, as when the employee dies, retires, or otherwise has a termination of employment with the University. Additionally, the reverse is true in that the employee may owe the University a portion of their salary.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for professional references.
The review of applications will begin March 20, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.