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Assistant/Associate/Professor, Director of Simulation and Clinical Skills Position, Jefferson College of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University
Job Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Collaborate with the faculty of the Graduate and Undergraduate Nursing Programs in planning, implementing, and evaluating graduate and undergraduate clinical skills and simulation education & ensure congruence between the mission of JCN, TJU, and clinical education goals within the programs.


  • Establish and implement an efficient system for day-to-day program operations
  • Participate in the scheduled planning and evaluation meetings with teaching faculty pre-term and post-term for scheduled courses related to clinical skills and simulation
  • Plan and coordinate all clinical skills, laboratory activities, and simulation activities for undergraduate and graduate nursing students
  • Provide direct instruction in the skills laboratory and simulation setting for students across degree levels
  • Maintain lines of communication with TJUH Nursing Department, other clinical agencies, and faculty to ensure that clinical skills and curriculum are contemporary relative to work environment demands
  • Maintain ongoing communication with the JCN faculty and Associate Deans to ensure that clinical skills are congruent with the classroom curriculum and to provide course faculty with information about student performance in the clinical skills and simulation environment

OTHER FUNCTIONS AND COMPETENCIES needed in addition to Essential Functions:

  • Represent Jefferson College of Nursing on select University and Hospital committee(s) as requested
  • Establish weekly office hours for students needing assistance and guidance with clinical skills and simulation experiences
  • Assess and maintain readiness of clinical skills and simulation areas including setup and needed equipment/supplies for learning activities. Instruct support staff regarding preparation of the area
  • Monitor and remediate student skills performance across programs
  • Develop, review, and update curricula materials in concert with Jefferson College of Nursing and course faculty
  • Determine equipment needs and oversee ordering and inventory of supplies
  • Prepare budget requests in a fiscally responsible manner for equipment and supplies
  • Teach in courses and precept students in the practice area as assigned
  • Maintain open channels of communication with students, course faculty, and staff
  • Prepare monthly and annual reports
  • Participate in design and execution of inter-professional learning experiences in the clinical skills and simulation settings
  • Generate a robust evaluation plan reflective of all key elements required for program approval and accreditation
  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the core values of the University.


  • Earned doctorate in nursing or an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution


  • Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • State Board of Nursing licensure for states where clinical assignments performed
  • Professional specialty certification as applicable to teaching assignment
  • Evidence of continuing education; Professional memberships relevant to areas of expertise


  • Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in a collegiate nursing program or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of progressive academic responsibilities
  • Evidence of effective teaching
  • Evidence of ongoing clinical competency
  • Demonstrated scholarly productivity
  • Computer literacy for Microsoft Office

Review of applications to fill this position will begin immediately. Applicants are requested to submit an on-line application: Job ID # 9253530

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.

Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

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