Job Details

University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Position Number: 5149821
  • Location: Odessa, TX
  • Position Type: Health and Medical Services

College of Health Sciences Labs & Simulation Director

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's School of Nursing department welcomes applications for Director of The Simulation Center

Salary Range

Salary is highly competitive Based on Candidate Qualifications

Essential Functions

Develops, facilitates, and or implements simulation activities for the students in the Nursing Program. The position is a 9- month position and is responsible for operationalizing the strategic vision and mission of the College of Nursing and simulation learning laboratories. The Director works closely with faculty, staff, students and external entities. Develops interprofessional relations and simulation and laboratory act ivies involving the university and the community. The Director of the Nursing Simulation Center (NSC) will continue to teach in the Simulation environment and maximize simulation hours as allowed by the Board of Nursing in the State of Texas.

  • Oversees the organization and delivery of the day to day operations and scheduling for the Nursing Simulation Center activities and student learning experiences. Promotes congenial and professional communication with fellow employees, students and community. Monitors available learning resources to ensure the materials are consistent with current nursing standards and evaluates the needs for additional NSC resources.

  • Strategically plan and facilitate simulation utilization, growth and effectiveness.

  • Oversees evaluation process, purchasing and implementation of operating procedures and systems used to support excellence in clinical learning within the nursing simulation center.

  • Consistently report and maintain accurate, complete, and timely records of Skills Lab and Simulation Center usage.

  • Create simulated learning scenarios for courses in the College of Nursing curriculum.

  • Perform instruction and oversight of computerized learning activities and testing.

  • Assist faculty with: scenarios and operation of simulators as needed, evaluate clinical remediation in the Nursing Simulation Center (NSC), notification of students' progress related to remediation, information concerning teaching aids to the appropriate faculty

    Required Qualifications

    1. Masters of Science in Nursing
    2. Unencumbered license to practice nursing in TX or another compact state required (or eligible for licensure)

    Preferred Qualifications

    1. Doctoral Degree
    2. Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification
    3. Experience in baccalaureate nursing education and curriculum development
    4. Background in population and community health
    5. Expertise in primary care, women's health, preventive medicine and patient education

    Additional Information

    Required Application Materials

    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    3. List of References
    4. Unofficial transcripts

    Conditions of Employment

    1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
    2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
    3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
    4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
    5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
    6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


    Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.

    Standard Working Conditions

    1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
    2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
    3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
    4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
    5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
    6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation

    University Benefits

    1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
    2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
    3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
    4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
    5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.

    About the University

    The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.

    As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.

    Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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