Director Simulation Center
Job ID: 251782
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.
Augusta University –
Our Health Sciences Campus:
1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Our Summerville Campus:
2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904
The Simulation Center, Our Mission is .. To serve the healthcare simulation needs of Augusta University and the surrounding communities, providing excellence in healthcare education and training, fostering interdisciplinary relationships and activities, and ultimately serving as a catalyst to advance healthcare education. Our Vision is .. To serve as a center of excellence in simulation, to provide the highest quality education for our healthcare workforce, to advance the fields of simulation and healthcare through innovation, research, and development, and to become a model of interdisciplinary education.
The Director's primary goal is to provide leadership in all aspects of interprofessional healthcare simulation instruction of the center; including meeting the strategic goals of the Simulation Center; to improve the quality of healthcare, improve the patient safety outcomes and work with all clinical disciplines and partners to promote best practice utilization of simulation in clinical education and research locally and nationally. Under the direction of the Vice Provost, chief of Academic & Research Technology, and the leadership of each health science college, the center Director will provide comprehensive technical and research support to faculty and clinical collaborators as a multi-disciplinarily and inter-professional center.
The duties include, but are not limited to:
The Director's primary goal is to provide leadership in all aspects of inter-professional healthcare simulation instruction of the center; including meeting the strategic goals of the Simulation Center; to improve the quality of healthcare, improve the patient safety outcomes and work with all clinical disciplines and partners to promote best practice utilization of simulation in clinical education and research locally and nationally. Under the direction of the Vice Provost, the center Director will provide comprehensive technical and research support to faculty and clinical collaborators as a multi-disciplinarily and inter-professional center.
Compliance with Patient/Family-Centered Care standards
Demonstrates dignity and respect for patient and family for patient and family knowledge, values, beliefs, and cultural background in the planning and delivery of care. Provides information sharing, ensuring patients and families receive timely, complete, and accurate information in order to effectively participate in care and decision-making. Encourages patient and family participation in care and decision-making at the level they choose. Promotes collaboration with patients and families in policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation in health care facility design, professional education, and delivery of care.
Reports to and seeks guidance from University leadership and ISC Steering Committee in determining and meeting the strategic goals of the Center. Seeks guidance from the lnter-professional Simulation Advisory committee. Reports to the appropriate college leadership for simulation "best practices" in their academic programs. Develops professional development strategies and plans. Leads and supervises the training, development and performance standards of the administrative and operational staff of the Center.
Learns, understands, supports, and contributes to simulation "best practices" policies and methods established b the lnter-professional Simulation Advisory Committee. Supports and contributes to local, statewide, and national course development and research agendas. Supports and contributes to local, statewide, and national economic commercialization projects/opportunities in simulation. Provides leadership and instruction in the use of simulation with the University and its collaborative partners. Leads the continued development of course development activities including testing of simulation curriculum and scenarios. Integrates simulation educational multidisciplinary programs. Trains faculty and clinicians in the use of simulation; development of research initiatives related to the efficacy of simulation in learning.
Research & Grants
Participates and contributes in the research opportunities related to health care simulation. Plans research projects and use of appropriate research and project management resources to meet research goals Assists and/or lead all aspects of assigned research proposals and projects including: Grant development IRB applications Defining research problems and protocols Data collection Data analysis Literature reviews Research publications and manuscript production Collaborate with outside vendors on research projects Participate in professional and educational activities to create/enhance a simulation knowledge base.
Monitors job performance of faculty, junior faculty and other contributors Oversees the technical support for faculty to ensure quality assurance of simulation scenarios, course materials and relevance of training Develops and implement simulation lab policies, procedures and practices Assists with the development of alumni relations activities Teams with the lnter-professional Simulation Committee, faculty, management and other stakeholders to achieve annual goals and outcome based initiatives Provides data and/or reports to stakeholders and other relevant institutions Leads the overall administrative and operational management of the center.
Acts as an expert user and trainer of all simulators (high and low fidelity) and associated software programs Acts as an expert user in all other technical aspects Acts as an expert in the use of the learning management system Acts as an expert in sophisticated virtual OR and conference capabilities.
Other duties as assigned.
Requires a Masters from an accredited college or university in educational technology, healthcare field (with technology experience), or related degree; experience using simulation, experience in curriculum development. Educational research experience desired. In depth knowledge of current trends in simulation centers. Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively across a range of stakeholders, such as faculty members; staff, administrators, students and external agencies.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
Shift: Days/M-F (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)
Pay Grade: 24
Salary: Minimum $74,604.00/Annually - $93,900.00/Annually
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position
Recruitment Period: Until Filled
Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.
Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!
Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.
If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.
All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."
Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.
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