Interdisciplinary Lab Instructor

Summary

Position Title

Interdisciplinary Lab Instructor  

Department

Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences (BRCHS) 

Status

Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The Interdisciplinary Lab Instructor works in a team-based environment within the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Science to assist in the daily operation, maintenance, and utilization of the simulation and skills labs. The Interdisciplinary Lab Instructor will work under the supervision of the BRCHS Lab Director. 

Essential Job Duties

  • Collaborate with BRCHS faculty to maximize utilization of experiential learning in the simulation and skills laboratories 
  • Coordinate and facilitate applied health science courses using best practices set forward by the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) 
  • Coordinate the scheduling of undergraduate nursing, graduate nursing, and other healthcare science courses in the labs through the communication of submission deadlines, collection and verification of submission requirements, and confirmation of scheduled lab time with faculty.  
  • Lead skill demonstrations reinforcing classroom content, and/or participate in simulations for applied health science courses that are scheduled in the labs. Manage and direct operation of simulators to facilitate student learning objectives. Evaluate students' learning and skill acquisition at the discretion of faculty.  
  • Organize and execute the set-up and break down of equipment and materials for scheduled courses and simulations in the lab and/or classrooms. This includes, as needed, standardized patient moulage, briefing pre-simulation, and debriefing post simulation. 
  • In conjunction with the BRCHS Lab Assistant & SP Coordinator, participate in the management of the labs' Outlook inbox and various calendars.  
  • Maintain electronic records of all course/simulation activities using the BRCHS electronic simulation filing systems. 
  • Develop and create ways to enhance learning through student-led skill demonstrations, lunch & learns, simulator/lab equipment tutorials, and/or other coordinated activities. In collaboration with faculty, develop, incorporate, and schedule focused workshops tailored to student areas of interest and/or identified areas of weakness.  
  • Work with faculty to plan and execute remediation process to meet the learning objectives of assigned courses. Communicate to faculty student outcomes as well as any related recommendations.  
  • Collect and analyze lab utilization data for assigned courses, share results with appropriate faculty, and collaborate on needed process changes to enhance experience in the lab.  
  • Develop and implement consistent survey practices for assigned courses to determine effectiveness of simulation on student learning, critical thinking, and clinical decision-making. Discuss findings with faculty course coordinator for potential improvements.  
  • Assist with maintenance of inventory by informing BRCHS Lab Assistant & SP Coordinator of lab equipment, materials, and supplies used as well as what is needed for assigned courses.  
  • Inform BRCHS Lab Assistant & SP Coordinator of need for scholarship recipient students and student workers as related to scheduled courses. Direct and supervise their time in the lab by providing clear objectives and goals.   
  • Serve as a mentor and role model to all students in the lab.  
  • Abide by BRCHS lab policies and procedures. 
  • Assist in maintaining general cleanliness of the lab. 
  • Provide general security of the lab. Appropriately dispose of hazardous materials.  
  • Remain current with developments in the field of simulation technology and learning theory.  
  • Attend regularly scheduled JU KSON meetings and activities, as appropriate.  
  • Participate in professional development and attend professional meetings and/or conferences.  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.  

Special Skills

  • Technologically savvy with proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Windows, Outlook, and Office).  
  • Familiar with healthcare environment and operations, proficient in medical terminology, and well versed in nursing clinical practices.   
  • Knowledge of case scenario and simulation development.  
  • Able to work with self-initiative and autonomy. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills 

Work Conditions

  • Primarily indoors except when traveling between campus buildings.  
  • Works flexible, variable hours with 40 hours per week schedule flexing to cover earlier mornings, later evenings, or weekends according to the needs of the BRCHS faculty and students. 
  • Work is performed under minimum supervision and requires incumbent to exercise independence and discretion.   

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines.  
  • Near and far vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens.  
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone.  
  • Physical strength capable of lifting, pushing, and pulling equipment weighing up to 70 lbs.  
  • Physical strength capable of climbing on ladder.  
  • No latex allergy. 

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • BSN, MSN preferred

Minimum Work Experience

  • Unencumbered Florida RN license.  
  • Current BLS and ACLS 
  • 3-5 years clinical RN experience.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification preferred or obtained within three years of employment. 

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Interest applicants, send application material to Teresa Charleston at tcharle1@ju.edu.