The School of Nursing in the Faculty of Education and Professional Studies at Nipissing University invites applications from candidates for an Interprofessional Simulationist position commencing July 1, 2023 to support the integration of theory and clinical knowledge through experiential learning simulation activities in our new Interprofessional Simulation Centre. This position is located in North Bay, ON.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the inaugural team to open Nipissing University’s Interprofessional Simulation Centre with an initial concentrated focus on supporting Nursing theory and clinical courses with plans to expand support to other disciplines (e.g., Education, Social Work).
The School of Nursing is one of the largest Schools in Nipissing University. The School focuses on quality undergraduate teaching and research while looking to establish a graduate program for nurses. The School of Nursing has a strong reputation for being student-centered and providing students with rich practice-based learning opportunities.
The successful candidate will have:
- A minimum of a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing
- Clinical experience with experience in a simulation-based education
- A master’s degree in Nursing simulation or a health-related discipline
- PhD preparation in Nursing and/or another health-related discipline is an asset
- Experience in interprofessional practice would also be considered an asset
- Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) with no restrictions to practice is necessary.
- A simulation education credential is preferred.
The Interprofessional Simulationist’s responsibilities include simulation instruction (e.g., high fidelity, immersive, virtual) and assessment, and design of simulation activities to support the learning outcomes of clinical and theory-based courses addressing the needs of the Schools which utilize the Interprofessional Simulation Centre (ISC). The successful candidate will deliver and assess lab learning experiences connected to courses (e.g., instruction and demonstration of nursing skills); incorporate best practice (including design of simulation scenarios, pre-briefing and debriefing) and evidenced-based research in simulation program development with a focus on supporting concept based learning; design/co-design in collaboration with course instructors simulations, utilize various types of simulation fidelity and be familiar with computer technology; act as a resource person for independent student practice; and support hosting of partners in healthcare within the centre.
The annual salary will correspond with qualifications and experience and will follow the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) Collective Agreement. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2023. The appointment is subject to final budget approval.
Nipissing University is in the City of North Bay, Ontario (population 55,000), between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake and surrounded by pristine Canadian Shield Forest. A comfortable three-hour drive from Toronto and three and a half hours from Ottawa, this growing city has a vibrant arts community, ample amenities, and countless opportunities for outdoor activities. Learn more about the City of North Bay by visiting the @cityofnorthbay YouTube channel here: The City of North Bay.
Nipissing University sits on the territory of Nipissing First Nation, the territory of the Anishinabek, with its communities bordering the city. North Bay offers Primary Care and Daycare services at the North Bay Indigenous Hub and a wide range of services at the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre.
Applications should include a statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and affiliations of three referees. Applicants are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in increasing EDI in a previous institutional environment, in curriculum, and in supporting diverse students. Review of applications will commence June 16, 2023, and will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. These materials should be sent in one PDF document and to [email protected].