Regional Director, Skills & Simulation Laboratory

School of Health Sciences Los Angeles, CA


Position Summary:

In collaboration with the Program and Assistant Director, the Regional Director of Skills & Simulation is responsible for providing leadership to meet the strategic goals of the department. Develops and implements a strategic plan for integrating simulation and skills to meet program outcomes. Collects and analyzes data related to skills and simulation necessary to meet California BRN regulations and accreditation standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop a strategic plan for implementation of skills and simulation into the curriculum.
  • Engage in skills validation and simulation.
  • Assist students and faculty with laboratory simulation equipment and experiences using high-fidelity simulation.
  • Analyze data related to skills and simulation and identify trends.
  • Supervise, oversee, and evaluate work performance of assigned laboratory support personnel.
  • Act as a liaison between faculty, students, staff, and administrative team.
  • Review, revise and update policies, procedures and protocols that govern simulation and skills lab.
  • Create new policies to support required projects put forth by department or University administration.
  • Conduct remediation activities to increase student retention and NCLEX pass rates.
  • Renew and approve schedules for simulation and skills lab.
  • Resolve conflicts with faculty in scheduling simulation and skills lab.
  • Orient and instruct faculty (full time and adjuncts) in use of simulation and skills lab.
  • Develop annual budget for items related to onsite nursing skills laboratory requirements.
  • Serve as point of contact for vendors and advise on financial and budgetary needs.
  • Assist teaching faculty with activities to ensure successful completion of courses.


Supervisory Responsibilities: Hire, train, develop and manage one staff member. 


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in nursing required; Masters degree in nursing equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of healthcare experience required.
  • RN license in California.
  • Clinical nursing teaching experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.


Competencies / Technical / Functional Skills:

  • Successful skills in coaching nursing faculty and students regarding clinical application of nursing care.
  • Ability to participate as an active team member of the team and organization and work toward a common goal. Contributes fully to the team effort and plays an integral part in the smooth running of teams without necessarily taking the lead. Demonstrates an ability to participate as an active team member working toward common goals
  • Actively seeks opportunities to influence, build effective relationships and gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives.
  • Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself.
  • Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes.  Ability to generate and/or recognize imaginative or creative solutions that generate successful outcomes.
  • Working knowledge, principles, and practices of office management/systems within a higher education environment, preferred. Demonstrates an understanding of underlying organizational issues.
  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects, deadlines, and frequently changing priorities.
  • Ability to drive towards achieving measurable and challenging goals to support organizational success. Demonstrates the ability to focus on achieving results consistent with the organization’s objectives. As a leader, develops goals based on the organization’s vision, mission, strategic goals, and objectives.
  • Demonstrated understanding of underlying organizational issues.
  • Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations; manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.
  • Actively seeks to influence, build effective relationships, and gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives.
  • Intermediate use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.

The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

The National University System offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The System does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.