Skills and Simulation Lab Coordinator


TITLE: Apply Skills and Simulation Lab Coordinator
School of Nursing
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 12-04-2018
REPORTS TO: Dean of the School of Nursing
SCHEDULE: Lab coordinator responsibilities may require working evenings, nights, and weekends as needed.  Flexibility is absolutely necessary.
POSITION DESCRIPTION:

LeTourneau University invites applications from exceptionally-qualified candidates for a part-time skills and simulation nursing lab coordinator. LeTourneau is a vibrant and growing interdenominational, evangelical Christian university, known for high-quality academic programs that attract students of outstanding ability. The university is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  The BSN program at LETU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 2001, 202-887-6791. 

The School of Nursing will graduate highly-skilled, progressive-thinking nurses who will carry the mission of LeTourneau as they go out to claim Christ in “every workplace, every nation.”   The candidate must also be in genuine agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant for life and work at LeTourneau.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The part-time skills and simulation nursing lab coordinator will engage with nursing students and faculty in the on-campus lab.  Lab coordinator responsibilities may require working evenings, nights, and weekends as needed.  Flexibility is absolutely necessary.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

  1. Order and maintain supplies necessary for the lab.
  2. Maintain equipment and space in the lab area.
  3. Provide supervision for student practice sessions and assist with remediation.
  4. Coordinate lab schedules with faculty.
  5. Prep lab for scheduled skills and simulation activities.
  6. Assist with lab activities for preview and high school health science student groups and student recruitment visits.
  7. Serve as an assistant for faculty teaching in the lab.

The nursing lab coordinator will not be mandated to sit in on School of Nursing or university committees; however, they may be asked to provide information to these committees with regard to their responsibilities and possible enhancements to the lab experiences.  The lab coordinator will also work with the faculty of record in the course to ensure appropriate evaluation of the student.  If problems are identified with a specific student or experience, the lab coordinator will work with the faculty to identify the problem and establish possible solutions and intervene to solve problems.  The lab coordinator is to uphold the mission and vision of LeTourneau University and the School of Nursing and to represent the school accordingly.

The nursing lab coordinator will attend an orientation with faculty and/or the Dean of Nursing.  The lab coordinator will meet with the faculty at the beginning of each semester for orientation to course expectations, policies, and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualified applicants must hold a minimum of a BSN and work toward the MSN/PhD/DNP is preferred.  Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years nursing clinical experience in acute care nursing areas.  Other qualifications include:

  1. An enthusiastic Christian faith with a commitment to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith and learning.
  2. Licensed as a RN in Texas (or eligible for licensure in Texas).
  3. Demonstrated competence in nursing practice/skills.
  4. Willing to participate in the orientation process.
  5. Available to work schedules which may not be within the traditional teaching timeframes (i.e. evening, nights, weekends).
  6. Ability to relate to and communicate effectively with students and faculty.
  7. Ability to organize and maintain lab equipment and supplies within the space of the lab.
  8. Organizational skills for coordinating with multiple class schedules and individual student practice.
  9. Proficient in the use of simulation equipment is preferred, however, if the candidate has not had simulation training, he/she must be willing to complete training.
  10. Experience working with students in clinical settings, skills lab or simulation is preferred. 
SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. As this is a part-time position (less than 29 hours per week), LeTourneau University is not offering benefits.
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Negotiable - Spring 2019
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.

In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information.  Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.

Applications are required and are available from http://www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX.  Send an electronic copy of a completed application, letter of interest, graduate transcripts and curriculum vitae to:

E-mail address:  GerrieForbis@letu.edu

Dr. Steven D. Mason, Provost
LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-3201, Phone (903) 233-3200
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See https://www.letu.edu for more information.