Overview of Simulation Operations Specialist
The College of Nursing at Purdue University Northwest is seeking a
Simulation Operations Specialist to join their team. The primary
responsibilities of the Simulation Operations Specialist are to
maintain simulation equipment and assist in implementation of
simulation-based learning activities throughout the undergraduate
and graduate curricula. This position will provide technical
support for all simulation operations, including preparation,
maintenance and coordination of repair of computerized low/med/high
fidelity simulators, task trainers and related multimedia
equipment. The specialist will also serve as simulator operator by
programming, testing and running scenarios with faculty
instructors, assuring that the facility and equipment are set up
for teaching sessions in the simulation lab as well as the skills,
hospital and health assessment labs. The specialist will also
manage open lab sessions and provide limited nursing skill
coaching. This position works 9 months/year (August - May)
Duties and Responsibilities of Simulation Operations
Benefits of Simulation Operations Specialist
- Strategically operates and maintains equipment necessary in
nursing simulation as well as support skills, hospital and health
assessment labs ensuring that the facility and equipment are set up
for skill and teaching sessions.
- Assists with open lab management and student skill
- Prepares and manages for simulation and skills lab: supplies,
moulage, re-stocks supplies, re-sets props, and cleans
- Follows simulation scenario checklists, scripts, and
- Develops technical proficiency with all aspects of the
operation, maintenance, support, troubleshooting, repair and
replacement needs for all equipment.
- Install software and hardware upgrades and maintain
functionality of manikin components as directed by manufacturer
- Manages inventory for simulation supplies and equipment.
- Supports Coordinator of the NRC, Coordinator of
Simulation-Based Learning and nursing faculty for all simulation
and skill development modalities.
- Provides communication and feedback to the Coordinators on
facility, technology, equipment, operational and other needs
identified for overall maintenance and program functioning.
- Conducts facility tours and participate in recruiting
- Manages reference materials for simulation equipment and
- Supports simulation research (data collection, data
- Supports the short-, intermediate-, and long-term research and
operational goals of the PNW College of Nursing simulation
- Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability,
Retirement, Life Insurance and more
- University contribution of 10% to retirement (3 year waiting
- University contributions to Health Savings Account –
- Plus a chance to earn more through participating in University
- Paid holidays
- Employee Wellness Programs
- Paid Parental Leave after one year of service
- Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children
at any Purdue campus
For more information on our excellent benefit package, please
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan
university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our
students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving
approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we
value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate
PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s
sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just
a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes
National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.
Education of Simulation Operations Specialist
Experience of Simulation Operations Specialist
- Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
Core Competencies of Simulation Operations Specialist
- Two-years’ experience in nursing
- Two-years of experience in a healthcare simulation operations
- Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist
- Must be able to apply the concepts of healthcare, simulation,
and adult learning theory.
- Strong computer/technical skills including working knowledge of
MS Office Suite, ability to acquire new skills simulation
- Ability to assess, troubleshoot and fix equipment failures in a
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to work well under pressure, set priorities and make
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Communicate in a positive, professional manner with faculty,
students, and participants of the Simulation Centers at either
- Ability to react to frequent changes in duties and volume of
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Collaborates with team members.
Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of
employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful
background check along with a motor vehicle records check if
Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed
to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including
minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected
veterans are encouraged to apply.