Clinical Simulation Specialist

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.

GENERAL SUMMARY

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

The Clinical Simulation Specialist also instructs and assists simulation faculty and learners in the use of technical equipment used in simulation. The qualified individual performs operational activities such as staff and maintenance scheduling, lab utilization scheduling, and inventory/purchasing functions. The Clinical Simulation Specialist is familiar with the various modalities of simulation education and has a good grasp of simulation educational principles, and is therefore able to assist in the development, setup, delivery, and take-down of simulation education sessions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Operate and maintain simulation equipment, task trainers, computerized simulators, and virtual reality procedural trainers with the ability to follow scenarios, and make appropriate adjustments to technology systems.

Operate and maintain simulation-related audio-video recording systems.

Makes recommendations for the purchase of equipment, supplies, and materials required for simulation-based sessions.

Create troubleshooting documents, simulator checklists, and preventative maintenance plans for simulation equipment.

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

Supports learners to maintain a safe learning environment.

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

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

Possess a high degree of professionalism with high-level interpersonal skills for collaboration with clinicians and staff at all levels.

POSITION IN ORGANIZATION

Reports Director, Simulation Education and CICP Operations

TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED

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 scheduled during evenings and weekends

Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and have strong verbal and 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 essential to the safety of students and faculty

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in a health sciences or related field

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

Certification from the NLN SIRC, Society for Simulation in Healthcare or the Certified Modeling & Simulation Professional program preferred, but not mandatory

Experience in IT support environment

Experience with Microsoft Windows

Experience with audio/visual systems

BUSINESS COMPETENCIES

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 ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in a standard office, classroom and lab environment, and involves operation and maintenance of skills and simulation equipment, computer equipment, and educational technology. The role requires standard physical demands associated with a lab setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.




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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