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UnityPoint Health Training Center Coordinator in Des Moines, Iowa

Coordinates Training Center (TC) activities throughout the region of Iowa as well as responsible for the training with the UnityPoint Health Des Moines. These include: demonstration of expert clinical practice, integration of research findings into practice, implementation of American Heart Association (AHA) Standards, and monitoring instructors to impact the quality of patient care. Works cooperatively with health care professionals in the hospital and community to meet the Training Center policies and maintain standards of care and quality improvement initiatives. This position is responsible for coordinating ACLS trainings

  • Program Coordination

    • Serves as a resource to the aligned TC instructors as well as to other health care personnel involved in cardiac emergency care
  • Acts as a positive role model and resource for staff

  • Accepts responsibility for maintaining and developing own skill and knowledge in the clinical area by participating on assigned/selected committees

  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

  • Balances team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

  • Demonstrates the ability to meet the department work schedule.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents, and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

  • Coordinates and teaches AHA courses as needed to health care professions

  • Provides updated information and course changes to aligned TC instructors as directed by the AHA

  • Monitors new instructors on their first teaching sessions

  • Mentors instructors as needed to achieve high quality standards

  • Monitor courses and review course evaluation summaries to provide for continuous quality

  • Maintains equipment in working order and disinfects manikins

  • Operates within and maintains budget for the Training Center

  • Provide appropriate reports to AHA and maintains contract requirements

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates evidenced based standards of practice and care

  • Participates on the Code Blue Committee and other AHA and community CPR Committees

  • Assists with formation of nursing policy and procedures

  • Cross-trains in simulation education activities for coverage when needed to meet department needs

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Bachelor’s Degree

BSN Preferred

Master’s Degree in Education desirable


American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support Instructor & AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor

With a minimum of 5 years of experience

AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor


Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

Requisition ID: 2021-87588

Street: 1415 Woodland Ave

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Clinical Simulations

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.4

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Mainly Days M-F and some Saturdays - 16 hours/week

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