Innovation - Clinical Simulation Specialist

University of St. Augustine
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovation, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.


The Clinical Simulation Specialist servesas a technical expert who is able to set up, operate, maintain, troubleshoot,and in some cases repair simulation equipment, hospital-type equipment used in clinicalactivities, and AV/IT equipment used in simulation activities.

The Clinical Simulation Specialist alsoinstructs and assists simulation faculty and learners in the use of technicalequipment used in simulation. The qualified individual performs operationalactivities such as staff and maintenance scheduling, lab utilizationscheduling, and inventory/purchasing functions. The Clinical Simulation Specialist isfamiliar with the various modalities of simulation education and has a goodgrasp of simulation educational principles, and is therefore able to assist inthe development, setup, delivery, and take-down of simulation educationsessions.


Operate and maintainsimulation equipment, task trainers, computerized simulators, and virtualreality procedural trainers with the ability to follow scenarios, and makeappropriate adjustments to technology systems.

Operate and maintainsimulation-related audio-video recording systems.

Makes recommendationsfor the purchase of equipment, supplies, and materials required forsimulation-based sessions.

Create troubleshootingdocuments, simulator checklists, and preventative maintenance plans forsimulation equipment.

Set up and operate equipment/AV system in roomsincluding equipment, supplies, moulage, etc. for simulation activities.

Supports learners to maintain a safe learningenvironment.

May be involved with the educational aspects ofscenarios including debriefing/feedback.

Maintains awareness of scheduling issues inrelation to availability of physical and technical resources.

Possess a high degreeof professionalism with high-level interpersonal skills for collaboration withclinicians and staff at all levels.


In view of the evolving needs and opportunities, this position maybe required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships mayvary.


Reports Director, Simulation Education and CICP Operations


Must be proficient with hardware such as PC and Mac computers,video cameras and microphones

Must be able to learn new technical systems quickly

Must engage with others in a collaborative and caring nature

Must be flexible in work schedule, as experiments may be scheduledduring evenings and weekends

Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and have strong verbaland written communication skills

Must be able to master proprietary software quickly

Must be able to perform mechanical, electrical and heavy lifting tasks

Must understand and abide by proper lab procedures that are essentialto the safety of students and faculty


Bachelor’s degree in a health sciences or related field

3-5 years of simulation, skills labs, or related educational technologyexperience

Certification from the NLN SIRC, Society for Simulation inHealthcare or the Certified Modeling & Simulation Professional programpreferred, but not mandatory

Experience in IT support environment

Experience with Microsoft Windows

Experience with audio/visual systems


Position may require travel to vendor sites and USAHS campuses; not to exceed 20%


To perform the job successfully,an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Being Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

  • Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

  • Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

  • Innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.

  • Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.


Work is performed in a standard office, classroom and labenvironment, and involves operation and maintenance of skills and simulationequipment, computer equipment, and educational technology. The role requires standard physical demandsassociated with a lab setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, andother physical functions as necessary.

Physical requirements of this position include thefollowing:

q Doesnot apply q TBD q TBD

q Stooping, crawling q TBD q TBD

n Lifting up to 40 lbs q TBD

q Lifting over 40 lbs q TBD

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

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