Position TypeFaculty May work indoors in classroom, skills lab, and office, travel toclinical assignments. Work with students, staff, and patientsduring clinical teaching experience. Must be able to work eveningsand/or weekends when assigned. Clinical shifts will be for a periodof 12 hours.Physical: High physical demand. Must be able to stoop, bend, liftup to 50 pounds, and assist in patient care/clinical teachingsituations, or demonstrate ability to perform tasks successfully.Possible exposure to communicable diseases through patient careclinical experience. Occasionally assist in 2-person lifting ofpatients. Identifying specific weights lifted in a transfer isdifficult because it is dependent upon the amount of assistance thepatient is able to offer. * Do you have a Master’s Degree in Nursing and two (2) years ofrecent relevant clinical practice experience in a medical setting?YesNo Posting Open Date07/06/2020 Responsible for providing instruction within the appropriatedepartment/program. Develop and revise curriculum and course work.Provide scheduled office hours for student consultation. Serves onCollege committees as needed and assigned. Participate in studentorientated instructional and advisement activities as needed andassigned. Physical Requirements Contract Length9 months College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunityinstitution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteranstatus.College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis ofdisability in the recruitment and admission of students, therecruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operationof its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws andregulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992. Position TitleAssistant Professor of Nursing -Simulation- ADN (FallSemester) Minimum Education/Training/Experience FLSAExempt Posting NumberF130P Texas Registered Nurse licensure or privileges to work as aregistered nurse in Texas. Minimum Salary RangeTBD EEO Statement Preferred Knowledge & Skills Preferred Education/Training/Experience Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Class Summary Candidates that are eligible applyInternal/External Position Details Associate Degree level teaching experience and advancedmedical-surgical clinical expertise. Position FundingRegular Quick Link for Direct Access to Postinghttps://jobs.com.edu/postings/2281 Posting Close Date -Principles and practices of teaching-Training techniques-Detailed knowledge of material being taught in the specific courseand program area-Student engagement techniques-Record keeping procedures-Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction withstudents, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc.sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive workdirection. -Mechanical skills to competently maintain and useequipment in the simulation center.-Experience with providing technical support in networking,computer hardware or software.-Familiarity with PC and Mac platforms with experience in MS Officeand the ability to learn additional software programs, includingaudiovisual and computerized simulation equipment.-Knowledge of operation of standard audio-visual equipment:projectors, microphones, portable screens, media players,etc.-Ability to quickly learn new technology. Ability to expresstechnical information clearly and simply to non-technicalpersons.-Physical ability to lift, move, maintain and set up computer,audio-visual and simulation lab equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.without assistance. Special Instructions to Applicant Maximum Salary Range Mid Point Salary RangeTBD Employment StatusFull Time Preferred two years’ experience in healthcare simulation as aneducator or simulation technician.Applicants may be asked to complete a simulation assignment duringthe interview. -Comply with all college policies and safety policies to ensure apositive learning environment for studentinstruction and to support the activities of the college and toattend meetings and training as required.- Meet clinical assignments.- Prepare clinical schedules and arrangements for assigned agencyin a timely manner.- Supervise of students caring for 1-3 patients.- Coordinate safe nursing care of patients by student.- Maintain Texas RN Licensure and credentials.- Maintain current immunizations and CPR as required by clinicalagencies.- Maintain a minimum of 7.5 scheduled office hours per week to beavailable for students.- Participate in committees and meetings and be in attendance 90%of the time.-Assist the Sim Lab coordinator in the general operation of thesimulation laboratory/center to provide a wide variety of patientsimulation experiences.-Report the need for maintenance and repair all simulationequipment to the sim lab coordinator, including:Human patient simulators ( HPS ), computers, monitors and a varietyof clinical medical equipment.Audiovisual and debriefing systems.-Communicate effectively with manufacturers regarding maintenance,repair, update and technology changes.Assist with upgrades to software and equipment as needed.-• Provide or obtain technical support for task trainers andmultimedia peripherals including:Beds/examination tables, headwalls, patient monitors, and otherhealth care equipmentMedication dispensing systemsVital sign monitors-Organize and restock simulation laboratory supplies if notcompleted by other staff or volunteers.-Oversee, assist, or perform the set up and take down of simulationlaboratory equipment – allowing for rapid turnover of simulationlab set up as necessary.-Provide recommendations for equipment and supply purchaseanticipating future changes in technology.-Ensures safety for all users.-Maintain laboratory to meet regulation and accreditationstandards.-Incorporate best practice and evidenced-based research in scenariodevelopment with a focus on standardization and efficiencies acrossthe healthcare continuum-Participate in faculty and department meetings to assist withdevelopment and implementation of simulation experiences.-Communicate effectively all simulation laboratory educators,administrative staff and technical support staff.-Provide orientation to new simulation lab staff and oversee theirtraining.-Network with other lab/simulation coordinators atlocal/state/national level to develop and utilize bestpractices.-Assist with the collection of data for ongoing grantrequirements.-Be prepared to provide simulation remotely as need arises.-Maintain learner confidentiality.-Assist with center tours.-Performs other job-related duties as required.-Assume faculty educator role for simulation as contentexpert.-Conduct debriefing within scope of knowledge or assist contentexpert with debriefing.-Develop simulation curricula to support course and departmentoutcomes. Please NOTE : All applications must contain complete job histories,which include job title, dates of employment (month/year), name ofemployer, supervisors name and phone numbers and a description ofduties performed. If this information is not submitted, yourapplication may be considered incomplete. Applications with “Seeattached” or “See resume” will not be accepted in lieu of acomplete application. Omission of data can be the basis fordisqualification; you may state “unknown” for any incompletefields. A scanned copy of unofficial transcript(s) must be attachedto the online application. Open Until FilledYes Licensing/Certification Requirements Minimum Knowledge & Skills Job Duties Master’s Degree in Nursing and two (2) years of recent relevantclinical practice experience in a medical setting. Documents Needed to ApplyRequired DocumentsResumeTranscripts (1 of 3)Additional Transcripts (2 of 3)Additional Transcripts (3 of 3)Optional DocumentsCover Letter
Coronavirus press conference: 15 April 2020Good afternoon and welcome to the daily coronavirus briefing.I am joined by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, and the Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, Angela McLean.I want to start by thanking everyone who is staying at home, even in this sunshine. Together, we are slowing the spread of this virus. And I want to pay a special tribute today to Captain Tom Moore who, at the age of 99, has raised over £7 million so far for NHS charities by completing 100 laps of his garden. Captain Tom, you’re an inspiration to us all and we thank you.At the core of our plan is to protect the NHS from being overwhelmed, so its ability to care for everybody that needs that care is always there and is never outmatched by the ability of the virus to do us harm. That is central to our plan and I’m glad to say that the spare capacity in critical care in the NHS today has reached a new record high of 2,657 beds.Expanding the NHS faster than the growth in demand has been a critical objective throughout this crisis. And it means that every single person who’s accessed NHS care has been able to get the very best available. At no point has the NHS been unable to offer care to people suffering from coronavirus. Now I know at the start of this crisis, some people said that would be impossible. But, so far, we’ve met this objective throughout and I want to thank all those involved for their part in this national effort.On the most recent figures, 313,769 people have now been tested for coronavirus. Of these, 98,476 people have tested positive. The number of patients in hospital with symptoms is now 19,529. 12,868 people have sadly died, an increase of 761.This all just goes to show why we cannot let up in our efforts. We cannot let go of the hard work that’s been done so far. This shared sacrifice, and I know it’s a sacrifice, is starting to work. But, we will not lift these measures until it is safe to do so. Everyone who stays at home is doing their bit, protecting the NHS and saving lives.But, while everyone else stays at home to save lives, our health and care workers go out to work to save lives. And, today, I want to focus on social care. I want to set out the next steps in our action plan for social care that we’re publishing today.From the moment of the emergence of coronavirus, we’ve known that some of the most vulnerable to this disease are in social care and we’ve been taking action right from the start.We first set out guidance back in February and today I can tell you what further steps we’re now able to make. Our goal throughout has been to protect residents and to support our 1.5 million colleagues who work in social care. We’ve injected an extra £1.6 billion and, as the Chancellor said, we will do whatever it takes.This is our plan.First and foremost, from the start, we’ve focused on the need to control the spread of infection in social care settings. Today, we’ve strengthened the rules, so that all care home residents who are discharged from hospital will be tested before being admitted into their care home. We’ll test all symptomatic care home residents. And, as I announced last Friday, we’ve introduced testing for all social care colleagues and members of their households who need a test.At the same time, we’re increasing again PPE supplies for social care. We’re creating a supply logistics and distribution network of unprecedented scale. Building on the PPE plan I set out on Friday, over the next 3 weeks we’ll continue priority drops to the Local Resilience Forums who distribute to the social care system according to local need, while we roll out our new online delivery system for social care settings. This will be integrated with the NHS supply chain central PPE logistical operations, with kit shipped directly to social care providers via the Royal Mail.All of this will contribute to slowing the spread of coronavirus within care homes.I want also to enhance support for our social care workforce. One of the things that I’m most proud of during this terrible crisis is that people have held health and social care workers in such high esteem. It’s not ‘clap for the NHS’, it’s ‘clap for our carers’. And to take this further, we’re today introducing a single brand for social care to symbolise the entire care profession. This is something I know so many people in the profession have called for.This badge will be a badge of honour in a very real sense, allowing social care staff proudly and publicly to identify themselves, just like NHS staff do with that famous blue and white logo.I know that many businesses will want to offer the same recognition and benefits as they do wonderfully to the NHS. We’ve asked the supermarkets to confirm that social care workers can have the same priority access and I know that the public value your work in care as much as I do. I also know that we need more people to return to social care or choose to serve for the first time.To make that happen, we’re strengthening our national recruitment campaign with the aim of recruiting tens of thousands more people into social care. And we will pay for the initial induction training. This is a job where you have the chance to make a difference to people’s lives every single day that you go to work.And I’ve seen, as I’m sure we’ve all seen, the amazing efforts of good social care. I’ve seen it with elderly members of my own family. I’ve seen the tenderness and the dedication with which people in social care support our loved ones at their time of greatest need.Everyone knows the job isn’t easy. Whether supporting people of working age, who are some of the most vulnerable in society, or supporting people and their families with dignity at the end of their lives. But I know what a fulfilling profession it is and I know that many will answer our call.There’s one other thing, and one other change, I want to make, which is giving people the right to say goodbye. One of the important things that care homes do is support people at the end of their life. Sadly, even in normal times, each month, about 10,000 people die in care homes. And our social care colleagues work incredibly hard to ensure support for people and dignity to people at the end of their lives.Wanting to be with someone you love at the end of their life is one of the deepest human instincts. And it’s a moment that will be with you forever. Done right, it can help those left behind to cope and it brings comfort to those who are dying. Coronavirus of course has made this much more difficult. and I’ve been really moved and upset at some of the heart-breaking stories of people dying without a loved one nearby.As a father of a 13-year-old myself, the reports of Ismail, dying aged 13 without a parent at his bedside, made me weep. And the sight of his coffin being lowered into a grave without a member of his family present was too awful. So, I’m pleased to say that, working with Public Health England, the care sector and many others, we’re introducing new procedures so we can limit the risk of infection, while, wherever possible, giving people’s loved ones the chance to say goodbye.And we’re making crystal clear that it is unacceptable for advanced care plans, including ‘do not attempt to resuscitate’ orders, to be applied in a blanket fashion to any group of people. This must always be a personalised process, as it always has been.I want to end by addressing carers directly. As much as the doctors, the nurses, the paramedics – you are on the frontline in this battle. I want to thank you for your courage and your commitment. For doing paid or unpaid, formal or informal, the work that you do, difficult, demanding, vitally necessary, and you do it with such love and care and attention.Taking on the extra shifts that might be needed to fill the gaps left by self-isolating colleagues, juggling your own caring responsibilities very often, providing dignity and comfort to people in some of the most difficult circumstances. We, as a nation, stand with you.And I say to everyone watching, you can stand with our carers too. By staying at home, to protect the NHS and protect social care, and save lives.