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Coordinator – Simulation and Skills Lab

Coordinates and manages the college’s skills lab and simulation center.   The individual in this position will assure the effective and efficient operation of the lab, assess and provide for meeting program and student needs, and oversee the operation of high and medium fidelity technology to ensure safe and effective use of the simulation equipment.


  • Develops, implements, updates, and monitors simulation lab policies, procedures, use, and operation
  • Monitors and schedules use, signing out, and movement of simulation lab equipment
  • Develops, presents, evaluates and refines scenarios for simulation experiences, utilizing role playing, props and dialogue to create a realistic learning environment
  • Develops and implements clinical simulation to meet accreditation standards
  • Creates and maintains a respectful and professional working environment, incorporating active learning, reflective thinking, and a confidential debriefing process
  • Performs data analysis to evaluate learning and satisfaction with the provision of services
  • Continuously updates and refines simulation experiences based on identified needs and to serve as a resource for faculty utilizing simulation in classroom/lab activities
  • Maintains the lab inventory, ensures the safe storage and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Monitors and assures appropriate standards of lab cleanliness, provides for equipment maintenance, repair, and replacement
  • Orients instructors in lab procedures, location and use of materials, and operation of equipment
  • Responsible for business development of the simulation lab, establishes community partners, develops income generated projects, seeks grants and other funding sources
  • Oversees simulation lab information and technology support
  • Formulates budget recommendations
  • Ensures a safe and healthy work environment, complies with college health and safety policies, practices, and programs in keeping with occupational health & safety legislation and regulation
  • Models professional standards, including customer service, collaboration, communication, excellence, attendance, and related
  • Performs remediation with students in skills area
  • Works closely with college staff to appropriately integrate lab operations, obtain maximum utilization for the most efficient expenditure, and to moderate student costs
  • Any other duties as may be appropriately assigned or required



Works under the general supervision of the Associate Dean of Technical Programs

ATTENDANCE – The individual in this position is expected to be generally present and available throughout the year during the normal business hours of the college, and may occasionally have work obligations outside of the college’s normal business hours.

WORKING CONDITIONS– Conditions are those of a typical office and classroom environment, requiring frequent oral and written communication with college employees, students, and vendors, the presentation of information on-line and in face-to-face settings, and the ability to enter data and written communications in electronic format in a timely manner.  The ability to be generally and continuously aware of the safe and appropriate operation of the lab equipment and material is essential.


  • Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) with Nursing Informatics  or related credentials
  • Current State of Michigan Nurse License
  • One to three years of experience in simulation and skills lab teaching, or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position
  • Recent medical-surgical experience
  • Ability to prepare and organize simulation laboratory and demonstration materials
  • Ability to understand and utilize advanced technical simlab equipment, and communicate that knowledge to others as appropriate
  • Ability to anticipate and effectively adapt to changes in program requirements and methodology
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body

JOB DIMENSIONS – Knowledge of Work, Performance Results, Planning and Organizing, Analysis, Judgment, Decisiveness,  Impact, Negotiation, Persuasiveness, Self-Reliance, Sensitivity, Commitment to the College, Teamwork, Dependability, Attention to Detail, Work Standards, Initiative, Stress Tolerance, Technical/Professional Self-Development, Informal, Written, and Oral Communications, Influence, and Delegation


Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer

* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.