Clinical Learning Lab Instructor (part-time)
The Clinical Learning Lab Instructor is a clinically experienced subject matter expert who is responsible for facilitating student learning and performance assessment in on-site Clinical Learning Labs. Student learning activities in Clinical Learning Labs range from learning basic nursing skills to resolving simple-to-complex patient care situations via high-fidelity simulation. Teaching responsibilities can include traditional basic nursing skills and/or nursing care with high-fidelity simulation, depending on expertise and interest.
The Clinical Lab Instructor:
Serves as a professional role model for students in dress, communication, deportment, problem solving, care delivery and patient advocacy to facilitate student's socialization into the profession.
Demonstrates understanding of and participates in implementation of the philosophy and goals of the nursing program.
Demonstrates respect for the student as a new learner by communicating constructive feedback in appropriate ways.
Uses evidence-based tools and measures to evaluate the students' clinical learning.
Maintains daily documentation regarding student learning in the Clinical Learning Labs
Maintains communication with the National Simulation Program Coordinator in order to make appropriate student referrals for remediation or other needs.
Engages in teaching groups of students through demonstration, practice and assistance.
Facilitates student advancement in being able to perform basic nursing skills to being able to resolve simple to complex patient care situations via high-fidelity simulation
When teaching in a simulated environment, demonstrates ability to facilitate scenarios according to evidence-based standards and guidelines.
Assists the student with critical thinking, problem solving using reflection, probing, active listening and other clinical teaching strategies.
Assists students in the application of the nursing process to include assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care
Understands and practices the difference between "doing it for" the student and 'supporting the student as they learn to do it for themselves.
Assists students in the identification of individual learning needs.
Provides and maintains a safe learning experience
Incorporates student and self as an integral part of the nursing team in the provision of safe patient care when teaching in a simulated environment.
BSN required (contingent on state Board of Nursing regulations) (MSN preferred)
Unencumbered RN license in practice state
Demonstrated clinical expert in an area of nursing expertise
Nursing education experience as indicated by respective state board of nursing
Commitment to simulation as both a learning and assessment tool in nursing education
Experience or interest in teaching nursing skills and simulated patient care scenarios using high-fidelity simulation
Flexibility in working with changing groups of students in a variety of locales
Willingness to work 1-3 weekends every other 3 months as labs occur
Willingness to commit time to online orientation and training
Willingness to commit time to pre and post lab preparation and data entry
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
Experience with integrated technology systems and tools
Western Governors University