General Summary of Position:
The University of Massachusetts Lowell Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing seeks a full-time Nursing Lab/Simulation Program Manager. We seek applicants who have experience in laboratory and simulation nursing education and have an interest in teaching and management. Candidates must have the ability to work with diverse populations, and excellent oral and written communication skills. The Nursing Lab/Simulation Program Manager supervises all Nursing Lab staff (including three simulation specialists), as well as assigned graduate and undergraduate student workers working in the lab or simulation areas.
S/he will work with academic leadership in the School of Nursing to provide short-term and long term comprehensive strategic and operational planning in support of the nursing skills and simulation laboratories. S/he will be active in academic program and curriculum committee meetings for the integration of simulation experiences in meeting course objectives and terminal outcomes. The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.
Solomont School of Nursing
A growing and dynamic school established in 1968, the Solomont School of Nursing enrolls over 550 nursing students in BSN, RN to BSN, Master’s, Doctorate of Nursing Practice and PhD in Nursing programs and has 26 full-time faculty members. Faculty have diverse interests and conduct research in the areas of gerontology, geropsychiatric nursing, adult health, occupational health, pediatrics, nurse workforce and women’s health. Other areas of research are welcome.
The Solomont School of Nursing evolved from a department of nursing in 2014 and is located within the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences. The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences is a dynamic, growing College that prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields. In addition to the Solomont School of Nursing, the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs in several health related disciplines including pharmaceutical sciences, public health, exercise science, physical therapy, biomedical sciences, nutrition and exercise science. The College is a leader in interprofessional education, research and practice opportunities for faculty and students. Faculty research within the Zuckerberg College ranges from the lab bench to clinical interventions and community projects. Research programs with significant funding and vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs. Opportunities for research linkages exist with other UMass Lowell Colleges, nationally and internationally renowned Boston based health centers and research centers and across the 5-campus UMass system.
About UMass Lowell
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a tier-1 public research university. Faculty at UMass Lowell collaborate with clinical sites and researchers in Boston and surrounding areas. UMass Lowell has experienced dramatic growth in research funding, total endowments, and student enrollment over the past eight years. It is a Carnegie Classification Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity and conducts more than $65 million in sponsored research annually.
UMass Lowell is situated in the heart of New England on the banks of the Merrimack River, a beautiful and culturally diverse area and birthplace of America’s industrial revolution. Cotton mills in Lowell, the only city to be awarded nation park status by the U.S. National Park Service, opened in 1814 and the city has been a hub of invention and innovation ever since. UML continues that legacy of innovation throughout the campus. Its location 25 miles north of Boston offer unsurpassed enrichment of every type including fine arts, dining, historical sites, and of course sports! Just north of Lowell the grandeur of New Hampshire’s White mountains unfolds not far from the storied ski lodges of Vermont. All told, Lowell is a jewel of a city in one of the most attractive regions in the country to live.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Master’s Degree in Nursing required
- Active MA RN Professional License or eligible for MA RN license,
- 2-3 years of nursing lab-teaching experience
- 1-2 years supervising others in a laboratory environment
- Experience in high fidelity simulation education and evaluation, including case scenario development and debriefing activities.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated leadership abilities
- Analytical and problem solving skills
- Technological expertise for the utilization and maintenance of high fidelity and medium fidelity simulation equipment.
- Ability to work cooperatively with diverse faculty, staff and students.
- Strong commitment to innovation, collaboration, quality and safety.
- Current clinical knowledge and maintenance of clinical skills.
- Ability to provide simulation education experiences to students at an expert level
- Competency in computer skills, Microsoft Office, especially Excel
- Demonstrated expertise in providing skills training or tutoring one-on-one or in small groups
- Ability to collaborate with faculty in identifying needs and developing and implementing creative laboratory learning environments
- APN preparation preferred
- Doctoral Degree preferred
- Competency in Access database, and presentation technology
- Successful grant-writing to support technology and equipment acquisitions
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Please include a resume, cover letter, an exemplar from clinical/laboratory/simulation teaching and sample of scholarly work/publication with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.