Simulation Technician

Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
May 11, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Simulation Technician

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Summary:
Under the direction of the Nursing Learning and Simulation Center (NLSC) Director, supports the goals of the Utah Valley University Health Profession programs by preparing for and performing low, midrange, and high-fidelity simulations through the use of task trainers, patient simulators, virtual reality, and standardized patients. Maintains and operates NLSC equipment and provides technical support to students, faculty, and other users. Independently manages simulation room and mannequin set-up and take-down, application of moulage, medical equipment and supplies, IT, and simulation recording and playback. Supports objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), multi-objective structured examinations (MOSPEs), interprofessional education (IPE), and immersive simulation. Assists faculty in preparing skills labs for student learning experiences.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


Required Qualifications:
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in information technology and medical simulation.
• Minimum of 2 years of experience with basic multimedia equipment and video capture and editing applications.
• Prefer certification in a health-related discipline to include, but not limited to, an RN, EMT, or CNA.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Collaborates with and acts as a resource to faculty to carry out simulation activities to promote student learning, critical thinking, and clinical decision making.
    • Maintains and ensures proper function of all simulation mannequins and other simulation equipment, including an inventory of all simulation equipment.
    • Makes recommendations for additional purchases of simulation equipment.
    • Programs and operates low, medium, and high-fidelity mannequins according to NLSC and faculty specifications.
    • Facilitates software and hardware updates to computer and AV equipment as necessary.
    • Supports and assists in role-playing, moulage, and prop placement for simulation activities.
    • Comfortable with depicting patients’ symptoms through simulation technology.
    • Records and plays back audio/video of simulations.
    • Assists with training faculty in the use of simulation equipment.
    • Sets up and tears down simulation rooms and skills labs to facilitate a variety of student learning activities.
    • Maintains the inventory of supplies and equipment as needed for simulation and skills lab use; stocks items after acquisition through approved channels.
    • Provides care and preventive maintenance of simulation and skills lab equipment to ensure proper function, including repairs as appropriate.
    • Provides to the NLSC recommendations for budget and purchase of equipment, supplies, and materials related to simulation and skills lab activities.
    • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize according to faculty simulation needs.
    • Able to follow directions.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of current computer applications.
    • Able to operate computers and other technological equipment as needed for simulation.
    • Working knowledge of computer networking and use of word processing, spreadsheets, databases.


Preferred Qualifications:


Physical Requirements:
• Ability to lift objects up to a weight of 100 lbs.
• Ability to bend, stoop, reach, stand, and sit as needed to meet simulation needs.
• Ability to see, hear, speak and communicate effectively.


Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $39,872 - $49,840

Advertisement Number: STA20221
Open Date: 05/10/2021
Review Start Date: 05/16/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant:

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/22439

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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