Simulation Technician

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus), Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 24211 University Title Information Technology Specialist 1 University Job Family Information Technology ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Simulation Technician Position Number 570640 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department School of Nursing Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
VCU School of Nursing is seeking a Simulation Technician (SimTech) to support simulation technologies and methodologies of the VCU School of Nursing Clinical Learning Center ( CLC ) in delivering low, mid-range, and high-fidelity simulations using task mannequins, trainers, standardized patients, and emerging simulation technologies. The SimTech operates simulation center equipment and provides technical support to students, faculty and other multi-disciplinary users. The Sim Tech will manage simulation rooms, runs simulation scenarios as needed, mannequin set-up and take down, application of moulage, medical equipment and supplies, information technology systems, as well as simulation recording and playback.

General Duties:
• Consult with CLC Director or Asst. Director to identify level of simulation support needed for planned CLC events.
• Maintain readiness of all CLC equipment through repair, maintenance and/or facilitation of vendor services including, but not limited to, manikins, skill trainers, PYXIS, laptops, etc.
• Perform and/or facilitate software updates regularly on all CLC equipment including, but not limited to, manikins, PYXIS, CLC laptops, etc.
• Collaborate with the CLC Administrative Professional to obtain additional equipment when needed, and/or for equipment maintenance or repair.
• Set-up for simulation and other CLC events accurately and timely including: Equipment, mannequin(s), moulage, mannequin programming, video, debriefing audio visual, video capture, and automatic medication dispensing units stocked for correct patient scenarios.
• Provide technical support for computer-based multimedia systems and components and other technical equipment as needed.
• Running or assisting with simulation scenarios as needed.
• Prepare for simulation events prior to scheduled event including but not limited to: reading full scenario, understanding the case and asking questions for clarification, review set-up checklist for understanding, review standardized patient script for understanding, mannequin preparation, supplies, equipment, and props functional and within simulation room, programming of medication dispensing units with correct simulated patient and medications.
• Clean-up and reset of simulation rooms including restocking of disposable supply carts, cleaning moulage from mannequins (all fluids and equipment), cleaning and rinsing all internal components, changing and restocking linens, removal of all supplies and equipment not included in standard room/bay set-up.
• Ensure the simulation supply room is orderly and products are rotated and noted for expiration dates.
• Support simulation and other CLC events by assisting simulation facilitators with multimedia systems, operation of all technical equipment, restocking and turnover between scenarios, collaborating with the SP coordinator in assisting standardized patients, and any details needed by simulation facilitators or fellow CLC staff.
• Sign off/complete assigned projects, to include regular team updates and communication, within agreed timeline.
• Engage in ongoing professional development through attendance at conferences, participation in professional organizations, educational opportunities, etc.
• Work collaboratively as a member of the CLC simulation team.
• Attend and actively contribute to CLC and School of Nursing meetings and events.
• Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Hiring Standards
• Demonstrates knowledge of simulation-based learning in healthcare education.
• Working knowledge of simulation technology and hands-on experience. working in a simulation environment.
• Demonstrates knowledge of simulator software and programmed scenarios specific to each simulator.
• Familiar with the operation and trouble- shooting of all simulation and skills lab equipment, including but not limited to manikins, laptops, PYXIS, ophthalmoscopes, otoscopes, IV pumps, vital sign machines.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students to provide technical support in computer system operations and technology.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing, particularly with regard to the development of manuals, procedures and reports.
• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .
• Associate‘s degree in related field. Preferred Hiring Standards
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
• Previous simulation and/or IT experience
• Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist ( CHOS ) certification
• American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor Certification or willingness to obtain Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $45,000 - $55,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Job Open Date 08/24/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Information Technology Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe any work experience of patient simulation services, technologies and application.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your experience using simulation in nursing or healthcare education.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience working with students and faculty in higher education.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your work style as it relates to your ability to work independently and your organizational skills.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate your highest degree attained
    • High School
    • Associates degree
    • Bachelors degree
    • Masters degree or higher
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
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