Faculty, Clinical Simulation Coordinator/Nursing Practice - Austin Community College - Austin, TX


Faculty, Clinical Simulation Coordinator/Nursing Practice  

Job Number 1607003

Position Information

Location Eastview Campus
Hours 40 hours per week may include some evenings and weekends
Salary Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale.
FLSA Status Exempt
Reports To Department Chair, Associate Degree Nursing
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

General Statement of Job



To manage and direct simulation activities for ACC Health Science Programs in accordance with College policies and procedures.


Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Manages and directs simulation activities for ACC Health Science Programs.
  2. Collaborates with faculty to develop simulation scenarios to promote student learning, critical thinking, and clinical decision making.
  3. Assists faculty to plan, implement, and evaluate the integration of simulation into curriculum to promote student learning, critical thinking and clinical decision making.
  4. Facilitates faculty development related to use of simulation.
  5. Provides oversight for the coordination and scheduling for the use of labs for: regular classes, special class sections, open lab, advanced clinical skills, clinical skills evaluation, student projects, and other groups requesting lab space.
  6. Supervises and evaluates skills lab personnel.
  7. Maintains and ensures proper function of all simulation mannequins and other simulation equipment, including an inventory of all simulation equipment.
  8. Serves as a clinical resource for students (open lab and tutoring) and remediates (class/clinical) using simulation.
  9. Serves as liaison with area health care facilities regarding practice policy changes that impact simulation/lab environment.
  10. Coordinate implementation of those changes into lab/simulation when possible.
  11. Participates in recruitment and public relation activities of the school of nursing and campus and any special projects related to simulation.
  12. Makes recommendations for additional purchases of simulation equipment.
  13. Identifies opportunities for improvement and innovation, and planning change initiatives for the integration of simulation in clinical education.
  14. Investigates and submits proposals for potential grant opportunities to fund new simulation initiatives.
  15. Creates and delivers professional presentations regarding all aspects of simulation to local, state, and national groups.
  16. Collects data on the effectiveness of simulation on student learning, critical thinking, and clinical decision making.


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Effective teaching techniques adaptable to a variety of learning styles.
  • Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.
  • Subject matter and related and/or relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline.
  • Sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.
  • Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.


Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Effective planning, organizing, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail and follow through.
  • Effectively assisting student learning.
  • Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Being punctual for classes and office hours. Faculty assignments may include days and evenings.
  • Maintaining and established schedule, including evenings and weekends, including possible multiple campus locations, which may vary by semester.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of student information.

Technology Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to use personal computers, word processing, spreadsheet and/or database.

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


Required Work Experience

  • Three years work experience as a registered nurse.
  • One year work experience in a clinical lab setting and/or teaching.

Preferred Work Experience

  •  Experience in the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission accreditation process.
  •  Previous experience with simulation learning technology.
  •  Prior nursing teaching experience.

Required Education

  • In accordance with SACSCOC accreditation requirements: Master's of Science in Nursing. SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline. For specific requirements by course, please see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at http://ift.tt/1eCaIY0.

Special Requirements

Licenses/Certifications; Other

  •  Must be currently licensed registered nurse in the state of Texas.
  •  Reliable transportation for local area travel.

Other Preferred Qualifications

  •  Function and operation of the various simulation models available in the skills lab.
  •  Certification in nursing simulation

Physical Requirements

  • Work is routinely performed in classroom and lab settings.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and stand for long periods of time (6 to 8 hours).


  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Job Information
  • Austin, Texas, 78752, United States
  • 30574216
  • September 23, 2016
  • Faculty, Clinical Simulation Coordinator/Nursing Practice
  • Austin Community College
  • Simulation Operations/Technology
  • Educator
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master's Degree
  • 2-3 Years
  • 0-10%

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