Instrumentation Specialist

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Working Title: Instrumentation Specialist Official Title: Instrumentation Specialist Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff FTE: 1.0 Compensation: $38,276 - $54,359 Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed-term Terminal Position Summary:

Under the direction of the simulation director/manager/coordinator, the Instrumentation Specialist will provide technical and mechanical support for the College of Nursing simulation center and or labs. This position is a 12-month, full-time position, which maintains a dotted line report with campus Information Technology to ensure close communication and coordination.


  • Maintains current knowledge of simulation/lab equipment.
  • Acts as system administrator for all simulation hardware and software and related peripherals. Responsible for installing software and hardware upgrades to all simulation related equipment. Works directly with vendors and UWO IT to ensure seamless integration of simulation equipment
  • Programs simulator software to model simulator's physiological response to instructor specifications. Understands the use and operation of different simulator technologies ranging from anatomic models and task trainers to screen-based simulations to full body patient simulators and virtual reality surgical simulators.
  • Operates patient simulators throughout the duration of simulations.
  • Operates and maintains audio-visual and debriefing systems.
  • Sets up and takes down simulation laboratory equipment. May involve rapid turnover of simulation lab set up.
  • Maintains and repairs all simulation equipment, including: Patient simulators, computers, monitors and a variety of medical equipment. Troubleshoots equipment malfunctions and contacts vendors as needed.
  • Collaborates with simulation director/manager/faculty coordinator to organize, maintain and restock skills lab and simulation laboratory supplies.
  • Provides technical support for task trainers and multimedia peripherals including: Beds/examination tables, headwalls, patient monitors, and other health care equipment, medication dispensing systems, and vital sign monitors.
  • Provides theatrical production (costuming and moulage) for simulation scenarios as requested. Assists with role-playing.
  • Provides technical assistance, support and training to faculty, instructors and staff in use of simulation equipment. Able to assess and troubleshoot equipment failures in a timely fashion.
  • Provides recommendations on equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Collects data for ongoing research or grant requirements.
  • Performs and maintains thorough documentation of weekly, monthly and annual maintenance on all simulation equipment and related peripherals.
  • Maintains simulation activities and learner confidentiality.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.
  • Work with Information Technology to acquire and install digital audiovisual hardware and software systems to record simulated sessions with subsequent editing and transfer into an archival format for analysis.
  • Participate in technical training as necessary; attend conferences to stay current with simulation technology.
  • Train faculty and other Simulation Center staff in technical and operational aspects of simulation equipment.

Qualifications Required:
  1. Associate degree in healthcare-related field and/or computer science is required.
  2. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) to interact with and work effectively with other faculty, staff, students, and vendors in a positive, helpful and cooperative working relationship.
  3. Experience with providing technical support in networking, computer hardware or software.
  4. Mechanical skills to competently maintain and use equipment in the simulation center.
  5. Organizational and time management skills to keep materials in order, track various projects, maintain files, and follow through assignments to completion.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  7. Ability to quickly learn new technology
  8. Availability to work evening/weekends.
  9. Physical ability to lift, move, maintain and set up computer, audio-visual and simulation lab equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation.
  10. Extensive experience in computer technology and troubleshooting.
  11. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  1. Minimum of 2 years of experience in healthcare field and 1 year of electronic/computer related experience.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in healthcare-related field and/or computer science.
  3. Clinical knowledge and experience working in a healthcare related field such as EMT, paramedic, or other allied health profession.
  4. Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology.
  5. Skills in operating a PC and Mac with experience in MS Office and the ability to learn additional software programs, including audiovisual and computerized simulation equipment.
  6. Proficiency in MS software applications including MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Internet, and database use and able learn software and hardware quickly and independently.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 professional references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Monday, March 15, 2021, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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