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POSITION:  Simulation Lab Assistant (Non-Exempt)


DEPARTMENT:  Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing (PHSSN)

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Clinical/Simulation Education Coordinator and Undergraduate Nursing Programs Chair (PHSSN)

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt



TARGET HIRE DATE: As Soon As Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT –Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or 


PHSSN Simulation Lab Assistant may be employed by the professional nursing program to assist the Clinical/Simulation Coordinator and Certified Simulation Educator in the operational organization, maintenance, and preparation of the simulation lab teaching/learning experiences according to Texas Board of Nursing 3.8.4.a. Education Guideline



Establish and maintain a well-organized, clean and orderly simulation lab, including equipment, supplies, and the lab space itself.

Manage inventory, ordering, and restocking of supplies to support simulation education activities.

Maintain simulation lab equipment including cleaning, quality assurance checks, updating software, and submitting repair requests.

Prepare/dismantle the simulation lab for educational activities including low-, mid-, and high-fidelity learning experiences.

Operate simulation technology during teaching/learning activities under the supervision of qualified faculty.

Assist students with scheduling and during skills/simulation lab practice sessions as assigned by designated faculty.

Utilize as a reference for this position the Texas Board of Nursing 3.8.4.a. Education Guideline – Utilizing Clinical Teaching Assistants and Skills Lab Instructors.


There are no supervisor responsibilities.

COMPETENCIES: This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position.

Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.  

Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.  

Performance Coaching - Defines responsibilities and expectations; sets goals and objectives; provide skill validation with students following pre-set lab procedures; motivates for increased results; recognizes contributions; encourages training and development.

Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations with the assistance of responsible supervisor; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.  

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities under the supervision of the Clinical/Simulation Coordinator and Certified Simulation Educator; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Payroll systems; Order processing systems; Internet software and Contact Management systems


Must have a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing.

Three or more years’ experience in medical-surgical nursing is preferred.


None are required for this position at this time.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This position may be filled either as a Part-Time/No Benefits, Non-Exempt/Hourly position which typically requires 20 – 29 hours per week. Or it may be filled as a Full Time Non-Exempt Staff position with a regular 40 hour a week work schedule.

Non-Exempt/Hourly employees who work beyond 40 hours during a single work week will be compensated at time and a half, per FLSA guidelines.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on, as needed.

Infrequent travel may be required on occasion in order to attend training.

Must have an maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.

EEO / ADA Statement:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.