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SOMA - Simulation & Technology Specialist (0.8 FTE)



A.T. Still University's School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) is seeking applications for a full-time non-exempt Simulation & Technology Specialist on the Mesa, Arizona campus. This position is approximately 32 hours/week. This position will support the Clinical Sciences Department and Assistant Dean of IPE, Simulation and Clinical Curriculum under the general guidance of the Director of Simulation, for the general purpose of delivering all medical simulation and experiential learning opportunities for ATSU-SOMA students throughout years 1-4 of training.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Operate and maintain medical simulation equipment including but not limited to high and low-fidelity simulation equipment, ultrasound equipment, and supplies that are often shared across university programs and/or used during interprofessional training events.
  • Set up, calibrate, and troubleshoot various simulation devices and manikins used for training purposes.
  • Responsible for clean-up and maintenance of simulation equipment and physical spaces for scheduled events.
  • Develop a working knowledge of new and existing hardware and software for recording, simulation, and ultrasound training.
  • Stay educated on the technological advancement of said equipment to make recommendations for future expansion.
  • Assist with the maintenance and operation of the simulation center recording system.
  • The technician will oversee simulation sessions, ensuring that all equipment is functioning correctly and that scenarios are executed as planned. Responsible for operating simulation software and managing audiovisual systems. Responsible for monitoring and adjusting simulation equipment as needed. Troubleshoot technical issues that may arise during a simulation, to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted learning experience.
  • Collaborate with instructors and healthcare professionals to design and implement realistic scenarios for training. Assist in creating simulations that align with specific learning objectives. Identify event and site-specific needs related to simulation and experiential learning; develop and implement sound solutions.
  • Responsible for simulation inventory management and ensuring equipment is stored correctly and organized. Assist with inventory and purchasing of simulation and ultrasound supplies and equipment.
  • Provide training and support to instructors, learners, and other staff members on using simulation equipment and software. Assist in conducting workshops or orientations to familiarize users with simulation technologies and best practices.
  • Research emerging industry trends, new technologies, concepts, and techniques while working with the appropriate personnel to integrate these items into the departmental goals.
  • Develop a working knowledge of new and existing hardware and software for recording, simulation, and ultrasound training. Stay current with advancements in medical simulation technology. They may attend conferences, workshops, and training sessions to enhance their knowledge and skills.
  • Maintain accurate records of simulation activities, including equipment usage, maintenance, and repairs.
  • Support experiential learning within the Clinical Education Department.
Education & Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Additional technical training or schooling preferred.
  • Experience working with PC-based hardware, software, and applications.
  • Knowledge of high-fidelity simulation hardware and software.
  • Experience working with low-fidelity simulation trainers.
  • Able to troubleshoot common AV applications and functions.
  • Basic understanding of portable ultrasound equipment and software.
  • Strong technical, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and desire to support the clinical education team.
  • This position is approx. 32-hrs/week.
ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverages, among more. If eligible, employee-elected benefits would begin the first of the month following hire date. For more information, please visit: atsu.edu/employment/benefits .

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