Simulation Educator

San Mateo, CA

Posted July 17, 2019

SUMMARY: The Simulation Educator (SE) is under the direct supervision of the Director of the Health Sciences Simulation Center. Simulation Educators support simulation-based learning (SBL) and all other immersive learning modalities on the San Francisco Peninsula (SFPC) campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Simulation Educator’s primary responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure best practices are being followed in the implementation of SBL.
  • Serve as an accessible resource and support person for SMU faculty as they integrate SBL strategies into their curricula.
  • Provide focused support to faculty from the School of Nursing or entities external to SMU, as assigned.
  • Facilitate implementation of simulation scenarios for learners, including debriefing.

All HSSC team members are expected to:

  • Effectively utilize TeamSTEPPS™ tools and strategies to enhance team performance and communication.
  • Engage in community outreach service by participating in or leading educational sessions within the HSSC for community and youth groups.

Education Responsibilities:

  1. Implement established SBL Sessions
  2. Design-Develop-Implement-Evaluate new SBL Sessions
  3. Develop Simulation-Based Learning Curricula
  4. Assess & Evaluate Simulation Based Learning
  5. Provide faculty development opportunities

Research & Development Responsibilities:

  1. Advocate for an innovative approach to all HSSC services and products
  2. Support the HSSC Research Agenda


  • Master’s degree in a health profession, education or simulation
  • Prefer a minimum 2-3 years’ experience in simulation-based teaching & learning
  • Ability to collaborate as a team member
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Communicate and collaborate in a positive, professional manner with faculty, staff, learners, and stakeholders of the Health Sciences Simulation Center.
  • Ability to adjust to frequent changes in priorities, project needs and workflow.

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