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Director, Clinical Learning and Simulation Center

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Support I 
Requisition #:  73531



To provide leadership, support, and direction to Children’s clinical practice improvements, clinical competency and shared clinical decision making that result in improved patient outcomes. To lead the Clinical Practice area by working collaboratively with Children’s leadership and clinical educators to provide clinical orientation, simulation, training, competency assessments, and professional development programs. Develop innovative learning and solutions that support organizational priorities and initiatives using solid learning, change management, and human factors and performance.  Partner with the Medical Director of Simulation to drive performance and quality outcomes through education, simulation and process, and design testing.  Proactively support the efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's.


  1. Accountable for needs assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical education and development of programs that reflect quality, comprehensiveness, cost-effectiveness, and an appropriate use of staff and management resources.
  2. Lead direct reports in planning, implementing and evaluating targeted and ongoing education and simulation, resulting in measurable impact and clinical outcomes and/or improvement of staff knowledge and application to patient care, unit clinical orientations, initial and annual clinical competency assessments, and professional development programs.
  3. Participates in, advises, or leads appropriate committees, task forces, meetings, and activities that facilitate the development of Patient Care Provider staff, ultimately resulting in improved quality of care to patients and families.
  4. Provides oversight of clinical education and simulation teams
  5. Demonstrates knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm for professional nursing and other clinical disciplines and promotes the same among all members of the team.
  6. Provides ongoing assessment and improvements to the delivery of clinical education to include simulation, multimedia, distance learning, and online capabilities that are accessible and relevant.
  7. Lead steams in identifying a clear set of metrics linked to education or simulation-based interventions to objectively assess impact.
  8. Performs leadership functions for all Clinical Learning and the Simulation Center, including managing and maintaining budget (including grant and donor funding), overseeing operations and human resources, and driving employee performance. Looks for opportunities to operate more efficiently and cost effectively. Maintains and enhances knowledge of current trends and issues related to nursing, and integrates ideas into practice.
  9. Accountable for driving rolling Simulation Center strategy, ensuring collaboration with Learning, organization stakeholders and Medical Director on development and implementation.
  10. Partners with operational leaders in the assessment, evaluation and improvement of departmental education programs led by clinical and simulation educators.
  11. Assists in development and implementation of activities designed to meet requirements of The Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies. Maintains CNE accreditation and approved provider status for nursing contact hours.


  • Bachelor of Science in nursing; preferred master's degree in nursing, education, or other related field


  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
  •  Professional nursing certification required upon hire or within one year of hire


  • Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Minimum 5 years' experience leading people


  • 5 years’ experience in pediatric nursing with advanced knowledge in adult learning theory and clinical educational concepts
  • MBA, MHA or MSN preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in human resources and financial management


  • Demonstrated management skills and working knowledge of clinical quality, analytics, and education
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated adaptability, conflict resolution, problem solving, and staff development skills
  • Strong track record of leading the organization through complex practice improvements and implementations
  • Hands on experience operationalizing a strategy: developing processes, influencing change, and achieving results
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven ability to develop and implement programs that achieve tangible improvement
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in facilitating and leading cross-functional teams



Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)


No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1575 Northeast Expressway, Bldg 1, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Leadership/Management - Director/Senior Director

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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