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Director, RISE Center
The Human Resources Department announces the position of Director, RISE Center, reporting to the Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS).

Responsibilities include: ensure high quality simulation based educational activities; teach 6 SNHS courses per year; serve as coordinator for the Simulation Certificate Program; develop strategies to enhance programs and services, utilizing available resources and acquiring additional tools to create a realistic learning environment; ensure continuous quality improvement initiatives; identify opportunities for improvement, innovation, implementation and integration of patient simulation technology into existing nursing and healthcare curricula; serve as simulation mentor and educator, promoting collaboration and team teaching; maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep informed of latest trends in field of expertise; publish and present simulation activities at national and international conferences; ensure Center accreditation standards are maintained; determine Center Strategic and Operational Plan is current and responsive to internal and external environment; develop and implement policies, procedures and practice standards consistent with Center mission and goals; perform evaluation of program; assess areas for growth and improvement; in collaboration with Dean, prepare annual budget, monitor revenue/expenditures and manage funding sources ensuring contracts are maintained and revenue sources maximized; identify and submit grant proposals for additional funding to support mission and vision; oversee RISE Center faculty and staff; in collaboration with faculty, foster and supervise Center research activities; promote the interests of the Simulation Center through participation in public relations events and tours; collaborate with regional, national and international users to advance the use of simulation in healthcare education; plan for program expansion through design of space to support goals of the Center; and performs any and all relevant duties of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in nursing; Doctoral degree required.
  • Current Pennsylvania RN licensure.
  • Research and teaching experience to warrant appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank.
  • Four years of experience in planning, developing, implementing, evaluating and customizing clinical, educational or simulation programs.
  • Four to five years professional experience as a practitioner in a clinical environment, with significant exposure to direct patient care.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware equipment and software application relevant to simulator functions.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities; Ability to professionally represent SNHS and RMU to internal and external constituencies.
  • Outstanding communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of organizational personnel, staff/faculty and students.
  • Ability to effectively lead and empower teams.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, set priorities and make critical decisions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding job assignments and sensitive issues. 
Internal Application Deadline:  November 20, 2013
External Application Deadline:  Until Position Is Filled
Starting Date:  As Soon As Possible