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Director, HLC Regional Simulation Center
Austin Community College District

Date Posted Oct. 27, 2020
Title Director, HLC Regional Simulation Center
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Administration - Other

Position Information


Highland Campus
Note: Travel to other campuses may be required.


8-5; evening and weekends may be required.


Manager 5/127 ($77,629.00 – $110,899.00)

FLSA Status


Reports To

Dean, Health Sciences

Criminal Background Check

Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.

College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

Reflects the diversity of our community.

Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.

Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.

Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.

Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.

Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.

General Statement of Job

To plan, design, implement, and evaluate simulation-based learning across the continuum from standardized patients through high fidelity simulators. This position also develops curriculum, provides simulation training to faculty and staff, and develops new external relations and partnerships.

Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Oversees operations of the Simulation Center including coordinating and scheduling the use of the Center by all Health Science programs.

Provides orientation and training to Simulation Center users regarding behavioral expectations, performance standards, equipment operation, policies, procedures, and appropriate safety measures.

Leads the integration of simulation and instructional technologies throughout the Health Science programs. Mentors faculty, clinicians, and staff in the design of curriculum involving clinical simulation and ensures instruction is consistent with national professional standards for clinical practice.

Designs, implements, evaluates, and standardizes educational programs for faculty and staff development in the use of clinical simulation, debriefing, and assessment. Develops and maintains the policy and procedure manual for the Simulation Center.

Oversees collecting data on learning outcomes for simulation exercises and collaborations with faculty and staff on disseminating findings. Institutes continuous quality improvement strategies for simulation program improvement and facilitates comprehensive evaluations of the Simulation Center to promote growth and development.

Collaborates with faculty and staff in reporting of program activities, standards, accreditation requirements, external meetings, educational concerns, and student and staff successes.

Prepares and submits reports and budget recommendations to the Dean of Health Sciences.

Creates and maintains annual Simulation Center budget, and is responsible for Simulation Center inventory of supplies and equipment.

Leads the integration of simulation and instructional technologies throughout the Health Science programs. Mentors faculty, clinicians, and staff in the design of curriculum involving clinical simulation and ensures instruction is consistent with national professional standards for clinical practice.

Supervises staff. Manages scheduling, assigns projects, and coordinates staff collaboration with faculty. Conducts orientation for new staff and completes regular staff evaluations.

Manages all simulation technology. Identifies and implements solutions to problems related to simulation equipment, computer hardware and software. Responsible for the maintenance of simulation center, manikins and equipment.

Oversees technical support, set-up and break down of the simulation labs. Operates computer hardware and audio-video recording systems and simulation equipment with the ability to follow medical aspects of scenario and make appropriate adjustments based on participant actions. Oversees hiring and scheduling of simulation patients when applicable.

Repairs and maintains equipment as required or initiates repairs for equipment under warranty. Communicates with manufacturers regarding maintenance, repairs, updates and technology changes.

Creates and builds strategic external partnerships and seeks inter-professional opportunities to enhance simulation. Provides leadership with responsibility, accountability, efficiency, integrity-based communication, problem solving, and team building with internal and external constituencies.

Oversees, participates in, and contributes to a safe learning environment, keeps current with safety regulations, provides training and enforcement of safety regulation policies and procedures; inspects and maintain safety equipment; ensures safe storage, collection and safe disposal of hazardous waste/materials, including medications.

Conducts and participates in tours of the Simulation Center.

Consults on clinical simulation development, design, and curriculum integration for healthcare professional agencies and clinical agencies.

KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Understanding of state and college requirements regarding immunizations.

Knowledge in the EMSP area and related clinic/lab activities and equipment.

Knowledge of online applications and programs such as Blackboard.

Safety standards and practices used in lab/classroom settings.

SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Ability to run technology associated with Healthcare Simulation Center.

Maintaining an established work schedule including occasional evenings and weekends, and wearing a pager as required.

Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy, as well as working with diverse student and faculty populations.

Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.

Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.

Remaining calm and logical, and following established procedures in emergency situations.

Providing assistance to students and instructors in a clinical/lab environment.

Promoting and ensuring safe lab/clinical practices.

Researching, evaluating, and recommending new lab equipment and materials.

Technology Skills

Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.

Knowledge of Laerdal or similar equipment and KBPort Audio Visual system in simulation.

Required Work Experience

Three years teaching in nursing or related health field.

Three years experience in health sciences simulation.

Preferred Work Experience

Experience with multi-disciplinary simulation -based education and training, evaluation of outcomes, patient safety and implementation of innovative simulation-based education and training programs.

Curriculum development and assessment of adult learner experiences.

Experience working in a healthcare setting, including any healthcare management experience and leadership role.

Experience with Laerdal or similar equipment.

Experience working with INACSL Simulation Design Templates.

Required Education

Master’s degree or higher in Nursing or related health field from a regionally accredited institution.

Other Preferred Qualifications

Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE).

Knowledgeable with simulation center accreditation.

Physical Requirements

Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment as well as clinical/lab setting.

Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.

Occasional lifting of objects up to 30 pounds.


Supervise safe operation of unit. Facilitate safety inspections. Take reasonable and prudent actions to eliminate identified hazards. Ensure employees receive appropriate safety training and foster a workplace safety culture.

HR Use Only

Updated 12-17-2019

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

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