Sim Lab Coordinator

Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 02, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Muskegon Community College, an associate degree-granting institution of higher education, is a center for lifelong learning which provides persons the opportunity to attain their educational goals by offering programs that respond to individual, community, and global needs.



General Description: Responsible for providing technical support in the use of health programs simulation technology. Work with health programs faculty in determining the best mode of simulation to meet objectives and expectations via IT programming and simulation technology. Leads support efforts of patient simulators, and related instructional technologies for all health programs. Assists faculty with development of effective teaching and learning strategies using Blackboard and various on-site instructional technologies.


Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Associate degree in health science field, information technology or related curriculum.
  2. Two years of experience in computer simulation or technical services preferred.
  3. Experience with hardware and software trouble shooting.
  4. Proficiency in medical terminology preferred. Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology preferred. Good organizational skills required. Strong communication skill is required.
  5. Demonstrated ability to relate to people of all ages, races, and social-economic backgrounds.
  6. Highly motivated and solution oriented with a high degree of integrity, ethics and dedication to the mission of the College.
  7. Demonstrated excellence in both oral and written communication skills.
  8. Demonstrated ability to create a warm, welcoming environment to students, parents, faculty/staff and community members especially during busy/chaotic times.

Essential Function:

  1. Provides technical support and expertise to the health programs faculty in the learning scenarios that involve utilizing interactive simulation manikins.
  2. Collaborates with the health programs faculty to plan, prepare, and implement simulation exercises.
  3. Responsible for simulation programming for a variety of health conditions, by leveraging knowledge of the human anatomy and physiological systems.
  4. Supports the process of debriefing, including pre- and post-debriefing.
  5. Prepares required simulation materials and equipment to support the instruction of simulation.
  6. Develops innovative ways to invoke interest and use of technology by faculty to utilize technology within their curriculum.
  7. Responsible for technical, analytical troubleshooting and systematic problem solving.
  8. In collaboration with the health programs faculty, ensures that the simulation lab is clean, safe, and organized.
  9. Maintains simulation equipment and requests repairs as needed.
  10. Keeps inventory of simulation and lab supplies.
  11. Supports safe simulation lab practices according to OSHA guidelines.
  12. Provides technical support for the health occupation programs.
  13. Explores and recommends new methods of utilizing educational technology and multimedia; helps faculty use these methods in the delivery of their courses.
  14. Works with department staff to coordinate simulation center schedule.
  15. Builds relationships with external partners to promote MCC’s Simulation Center.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.


Physical, Mental, and Environment Requirements Include:

Mental Demands:

☒ Detailed Work                                                    

☒ Student Contact

☒ Deadline oriented                                            

☒ Problem Situations

☒ Multiple Priorities & Demands                    

☒ Emergency Situations

☒ Confidentiality                                                  

☐ On-call Availability

☒ Continual Interruptions                                  

☒ Working Alone

☒ Faculty Contact                                                 

☒ Working with Others                   

Physical Demands:

☒  Standing & Walking                                        

☒ Sitting

☐  Reclining                                                             

☒ Carrying                     

☐ Lifting up to 10 lbs.   ☐ Up to 25 lbs.          ☒ Up to 50 lbs.             ☐ 80 + lbs.

☒ Pushing, Pulling, Twisting, Bending           

☐ Climb or Balance

☒  Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl                   

☐ Squatting    

☒  Handle or Feel                                                  

☒ Reach with Hands and Arms

☒   Talking or hearing                                           

☐ Tasting/Smelling

☒  Working Overhead                                         

☒ Speak in English via Phone or In Person

☒  Close, Distance, Peripheral, and Color Vision along with Depth Perceptions

☒   Ability to Adjust and Focus


Work Environment:

☐ Exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat/cold; and moderate to loud noise levels.

☒ Normal Office environment with little, if, any, discomfort due to heat, dust, noise and the like. Ability to travel to all campus locations required.


Muskegon Community College continues to promote staff diversity, and is an equal opportunity employer. MCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, political persuasion, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or any other protected class in any of its educational programs, activities or employment. Minorities, women, veterans, and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.  Anyone with a disability will be reasonably accommodated by the College.  If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance in applying for this position, please contact the Human Resources Office.