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Simulation Education Specialist, Full-time, Days

Northwestern Medicine
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Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is a nationally recognized, 333-bed acute-care facility. With more than 1,040 physicians on the medical staff in 90 specialties, Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a regional destination for oncology, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics and cardiology. In 2010, CDH earned Magnet recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

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The Simulation Education Specialist serves as an expert and mentor in simulation pedagogy. The Simulation Education Specialist works within the Clinical Simulation Program of Central DuPage & Delnor Hospitals to accomplish the mission to improve the safety and quality of healthcare delivery though the use of simulation-based education, innovation, and research. Provide consultation on the use of simulation as an appropriate tool for specific educational goals. Assists with the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of simulation related projects or programs. Partner with content experts in the development of clinical scenarios. Test/Pilot all new simulation scenarios. Select and/or develop, and implement evaluation tools (instruments, metrics, and checklists) appropriate for the measurement of simulation outcomes. Perform periodic review and evaluation of simulation courses to ensure effectiveness; use internal and external benchmark data and best practices to establish specific targets, timelines and metrics for improvement. Support the preparation of writing grants to support the simulation program. Serve as back-up for simulator operations. Educate others on the pedagogy of simulation. Mentor developing simulation facilitators. Assists in the development and implementation of simulation policies, processes, and procedures consistent with the program and organization mission and goals as well as the SSIH Accreditation standards. Maintain & analyze data/information of simulation activities. Develop and maintain communication tools related to simulation. Partner in simulation research, data collection, and analysis. Maintain professional growth & development through seminars, webinars, workshops, conferences, and professional affiliations. Maintain data confidentiality and security. Assist or provide visitor and guided tours. Other duties as assigned. AA/EOE. Required: At least 5 years in diverse clinical environment. At least 2 years simulation facilitator experience. Master's of Science in Nursing or Education required. Basic Life Support Certification. Licensed Registered Nurse in state of Illinois. Preferred: Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator.

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