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Your Opportunity:

The Central zone Simulation Consultant provides leadership in the eSIM Provincial Simulation Program and is part of the Provincial Patient Safety team. Simulation touches all aspects of patient care delivery, including teamwork, communications, resource management, occupational risks, human factors, and research and quality improvement. A successful Simulation Consultant must have an understanding of all of these aspects as well as a high level of clinical expertise. A Simulation Consultant also collaborates with people who have external expertise and facilitates the integration of this expertise into simulation education, research and development.


In this role, and working with the larger eSIM team provincially, the Simulation Consultant applies their expertise in experiential education to support the direction and development of a comprehensive framework for simulation education. The Simulation Consultant supports and mentors clinical experts/educators by providing simulation expertise for the design, validation, delivery, and evaluation of simulation curriculum, courses and training that adheres to best practice principles and quality outcomes. The Simulation Consultant also partners with multiple internal and external stakeholders including site/zone programs, educational institutions, municipal agencies (fire, police, and emergency management), government and provincial partners to develop and coordinate outreach simulation activities. The Simulation Consultant designs and develops new simulation scenarios, guides the integration of simulation-based interventions into curricula, and aids in the delivery of these curricula to all members of the healthcare team. They are also accountable for providing ongoing frontline and medical team development support and teaching, mentorship of educators using simulation-based education. The Simulation Consultant is also accountable for planning, coordinating and facilitating special simulation education sessions such as conferences and workshops, and participate in research activities when required. They will engage in program evaluation to help the program meet accreditation standards and will incorporate research, evidence-based practices and emergent advances in education and simulation.

  • Classification: Consultant
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: RA-Simulations North-EDM
  • Primary Location: Red Deer Regional Hospital
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • FTE: 0.70
  • Posting End Date: 30-APR-2021
  • Date Available: 07-JUN-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 7
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $34.52
  • Maximum Salary: $59.20
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Provided
Required Qualifications:

Education: A bachelor's degree in a health sciences discipline with a minimum of five (5) years clinical experience. Current registration with an appropriate professional body (e.g. CARTA, CARNA, etc.). Training: Some formal training in simulation education. Some training in the delivery of adult learning programs such as ACLS, PALS, or NRP (some experience in non-clinical adult education may be considered as equivalent). Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of experience with simulation education delivery. Experience in the provision of clinical education. Ongoing involvement in active clinical work. Competencies: A team player with strong communication, relational, coaching, and organizational/program evaluation skills. Computer literate with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Has the ability to plan and carry out responsibilities with minimum supervision and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Should have progressive leadership, team building, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills and abilities. Client or customer management skills.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Must be willing to travel throughout the zone as needed. Has a class 5 license with a clean driver’s abstract. Ability to operate AHS vehicles. Ability to lift and move simulators and associated equipment > 50Lbs (with assistance when needed).

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Graduate degree in a health sciences discipline. Training: Certification in simulation training/education (i.e., CHSE). Experience: Experience with research/publications. Competencies: Understanding of issues (clinical, operational, technological, etc.) that can impact simulation education. Knowledge of principles and theories of adult education, simulation modalities, and clinical applications. Aware of project management theories, principles, processes and tools.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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