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Simulation Technician

P&S Vice Dean For Education

Simulation Technician

  • 530894
  • Medical Center
  • P&S Vice Dean For Education
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 10 2022
  • Grade 104
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $65,000-$68,000
 

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Simulation Center (SIM Center) Director of Operations and indirectly to the Medical Director of the Simulation Center, the SIM Center Simulation Technician will provide technical support for all simulation operations of the SIM Center. Primary responsibilities include preparation, maintenance, and repair of computerized manikins, task trainers, and related multimedia peripherals. Online registrations for all high fidelity task trainers used by Physicians, Residents, Fellows as well as other learner groups.


Responsibilities

  • Serves as simulator operator by programming, testing, and running scenarios with instructors and facilitators
  • Assures facility and equipment are organized and set-up for teaching sessions. This may involve moving equipment, including simulators, and other materials than can weigh up to 100 pounds
  • Operates AV equipment, LCD projectors, monitors anesthesia machines and other equipment related to simulation education.
  • Conducts routine equipment maintenance and inventory updates
  • Identifies and communicates the need for replacement equipment and facilitates new purchases
  • Interfaces with vendors regarding troubleshooting and system problems
  • Trains faculty, facilitators, and other staff in the different simulation technologies and the operational aspects of simulation as well as the operation of AV equipment and technologies
  • Establishes and maintains vital records and statistics as they pertain to simulation, including a detailed record of all education and training conducted by the SIM Center, hierarchal storage of all digitally recorded simulations, and record of repair and maintenance of simulators
  • Supports collaborative research and certification projects for the SIM Center as requested, including assisting faculty with abstracts, educational presentations, poster printing, conference workshops, and manuscripts for publication
  • Performs other job duties as assigned
  • Occasionally needs to work at night and/or on weekends

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with a range of high technology human patient simulators, task trainers, computer-based simulators, EKG or 3-D printing
  • One to three years’ experience working in health care simulation, or surgical services or hospital laboratory, or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)\Paramedic

Other Requirements

  • In an 8-hour workday, must be able to lift /carry:

    • 50 to 100 pounds occasionally
    • 25 to 50 pounds frequently
    • 10 to 20 pounds regularly

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