RN Simulation Specialist
Banner Health - Arizona Region - Mesa, AZ

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  • Banner Corporate Mesa
Full time position

The Banner Simulation System at Banner Mesa is a 55,000 square foot center designed to provide standardized evidenced based training to all clinical staff. The first responsibility of the center is it provide a simulation training environment for a standardized on-boarding of new hire/new to services nurses. Approximately 1400 New Hires per year have been on-boarded since opening in October of 2009. New Hires demonstrate skills and apply knowledge in scenarios that are based on important specific basic skills, quality initiatives, and low frequency high risk events.

The RN simulation specialist is responsible for the consulting, developing and programming for simulation design. This role also coordinates and assists in all development of scenarios and training using clinical curriculum, including implementing, interpreting and evaluating learning goals and objectives for the on-boarding of Banner new hires. The RN simulation specialist evaluates learning effectiveness using standardized outcome measurements to drive educational plans and learning strategies.

Preferred Qualifications:
3-5 years acute care experience
Experience educating and training physicians and other allied health care providers preferred.
Master's Degree, preferred
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Job Summary:
This position implements education programs for several service line workforce needs to achieve successful simulation education and training. Plans, designs, implements and evaluates simulation based learning and development outcomes to support the achievement of workforce goals, facility and regional strategies and initiatives. Provides expert consultation and critique to simulation development.

Essential Functions

Serves as an internal consultant for simulation design. Designs workforce learning and development outcomes which support facility strategies and initiatives. Conducts assessment of current and projected workforce development needs and provides efficient, effective, high quality programs and services in response. Provides guidance on clinical issues for various service line areas. Serves as a resource for policy and procedures, standards of care, and external agency requirements.

Coordinates and assists in all development of scenarios and training in conjunction with faculty and staff to integrate simulation usage into clinical curriculum. Researches, plans, implements and evaluates curriculum content and sequence. Incorporates proficient clinical practice, safety, and patient centered care in all educational scenarios. Programs, tests and runs scenarios with faculty, assuring that faculty and equipment are prepared for teaching scenarios.

Directly responsible for the development and delivery of employee development programs and designated learning programs which attract new recruits, retain current staff and improves quality of care. Ensures timely delivery and integration between plan objectives and design in order to obtain intended program impact and stakeholder/participant satisfaction while managing required resources effectively.

Uses advanced knowledge to execute set-up, programming, maintenance, use, disassembly, and troubleshooting of simulation equipment. Demonstrates and teaches technical and philosophical aspects of operating and programming simulators to staff. Develops a schedule of simulator activities to include periodic review and maintenance of equipment.

Implements, interprets, and evaluates learning goals and objectives. Implements assessment tools to be integrated as competency measures in all aspects of simulation based education. Evaluates learning effectiveness using standardized outcome measurements. Uses performance measures and workforce needs to drive education plans and learning strategies.

Manages and leads program development of new systems, applications, software conversions and upgrades, and media integration maintaining partnerships and troubleshooting. Identifies opportunities for technology improvement and integration into healthcare education.

Conducts regular evaluations and critiques of programs, soliciting recommendations from both internal and external customers.

Provides consultation for research projects; guides and/or directs process. Effectively translates research outcomes into actions, working with others to improve overall quality and cost effectiveness of patient care.

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a strong knowledge of clinical care, education, and/or technology as normally demonstrated through the completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing, healthcare, education, technology, or related field.

Requires a current RN license.

Must possess a strong knowledge and understanding of clinical care as normally demonstrated through 5 years of recent experience in an acute care setting. Requires 2 years experience using adult learning principles. Requires the ability to facilitate shared understanding and creative team processes. Develops collaborative relationships that foster synergy, creative solutions and successful results. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Must also have familiarity with programming and troubleshooting software.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in nursing, healthcare or adult learning preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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