Clinical Laboratory Coordinator
Houston Baptist University 16 reviews - Houston, TX

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The Clinical Laboratory Coordinator collaborates with the School of Nursing and Allied Health faculty and staff in performing duties essential to the achievement of a multidimensional educational link between lectures and clinical/practical lab experience.

Job Responsibilities: Assumes responsibility for activities relating to the harmonious functioning of the School of Nursing and Allied Health in accordance with established protocol; initiates and implements other activities as directed by the Dean.
  • Coordinates and administers the Clinical Simulation Laboratory by:
    • Advising and consulting with the Chairperson and Learning Resource Committee
    • Establishing and updating policies and standard practices related to the use of simulation technology
    • Establishes and monitors procedures for signing out of simulation lab equipment and movement of simulation equipment from one lab area to another
    • Developing, presenting, evaluating and refining scenarios utilized for simulation experiences utilizing role playing, props and dialogue to create a realistic learning environment
    • Developing new simulation experiences based on student or faculty identified needs and serving as a resource for faculty utilizing simulation in classroom/lab activities
    • Coordinating with faculty novice to graduate level skills checkpoint assessments
  • Maintains the simulation inventory system by:
  • Ensuring the completion of an annual inventory of the Clinical Simulation Laboratory
  • Preparing and ordering supplies as needed into the Clinical Simulation Laboratory inventory
  • Ensuring the safe storage of hazardous materials, including medications
  • Overseeing the collection and disposal of waste materials according to regulations
  • Determining the inventory needs for the Clinical Simulation Laboratory
  • Scheduling use of the lab and equipment
  • Participates in and contributes to the upkeep of the Clinical Simulation Laboratory by:
  • Providing advice and orientation to instructors regarding simulation laboratory procedures, location and use of materials and the operation of equipment
  • Recommending and/or performing general cleaning in the Clinical Simulation Laboratory
  • Recommending and/or performing maintenance or repairs of equipment in the Clinical Simulation Laboratory
  • Initiating and coordinating approved simulation laboratory renovations and repairs
  • Participates in and contributes to a safe environment in the Clinical Simulation Laboratory by:
  • Keeping current with safety regulations
  • Establishing, updating and maintaining safety policy within the Clinical Simulation Lab
  • Checking and maintaining safety equipment
  • Providing training and enforcement of safety procedures to the individuals, including faculty, students and staff using the simulation laboratory
  • Participates in and contributes to the learning needs of students in nursing programs by:
  • Serving as a resource for faculty utilizing simulation in classroom/lab activities
  • Assisting students, either independently or in conjunction with faculty/SNAH personnel, in
realizing course/clinical objectives through utilization of the Clinical Simulation Laboratory
  • Providing student progress feedback to instructors
  • Tutoring students who require remedial assistance or additional assistance with learning
  • Utilizing instructional methods that promote student development of critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, clinical competency and life-long learning
  • Willing to function as clinical teaching assistant at clinical agency site
  • Assists with agency clinical placement requests
  • Assists with advising students and participating in advising and information sessions for the current and perspective nursing and allied health students
  • Conducts tours and simulation sessions for internal/external groups and/or individual

  • Participates in and contributes to accrediting processes for the University as well as the School of Nursing and Allied Health
  • Assists with departmental needs as directed by the Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health

Qualifications: The Clinical Laboratory Coordinator is expected to be able to present a positive image of the School of Nursing and Allied Health and the University and possess strong communication and interpersonal relationship skills and must be able to assertively communicate with faculty, staff and administrators as well as external constituents.
Additional skills and qualifications include:
  • RN/BSN
  • ACLS Certification or must be obtained within the first 6 months of employment
  • First Aid/CPR or must be obtained within the first 6 months of employment
  • Ability to prepare and organize simulation laboratory and demonstration materials
  • Ability to set priorities on own initiative
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work with advanced technology including simulation equipment and Microsoft Office
  • Medical-Surgical knowledge and clinical practice experience
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Ability to accommodate change
  • Ensures a safe and healthy work environment by complying with health and safety policies, standard practices and programs in keeping with the Occupational Health & Safety Legislation and Regulations

A Bachelors of Science in Nursing with a unencumbered Registered Nursing License.

Additional Info: PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Must be able to walk about campus
  • Lift equipment and materials (up to 20 lbs)
  • Operate office equipment and copier

Work may include evening or early morning hours for special events, skills check-offs and or clinical rotations.

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