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Simulation Operations Specialist

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

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Simulation Operations Specialist

Kansas City Campus

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Job Description:

Independently supports and maintains the technology used within the Department and provides training and assistance to faculty, staff, and students in the use and application of the technology. Works cooperatively with the Information Technology department. Interacts with faculty, staff and students during simulation experiences to enable experiential learning and/or assessment of students' skills. Promote and maintain all departmental duties and responsibilities in accordance with ASPE and SSiH code of ethics and standards of best practice.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support, maintain, and provide equipment utilized for training in simulation environments
  • Support and maintain the SimCapture suite of video-driven learning and assessment software used in both Simulation and Clinical Exam areas
  • Provide training and assistance to faculty, staff and students in the use and application of the SimCapture suite of software
  • Manage simulation specialists and promote their professional development
  • Utilize simulation methodology for teaching and assessing health professional students
  • Assist with clinical skills procedures training
  • Work cooperatively with information technology to ensure all hardware and software is up-to-date
  • Assist with daily administrative operation of the simulation lab
  • Ensure adequate equipment and supplies for simulation activities
  • Participates in interviewing and training of simulated patients as needed
  • Monitor student performance during simulations
  • Maintain departmental inventory and order supplies as necessary
  • Maintain current membership in relevant professional societies
  • Participate in departmental research and publication of results
  • Participate in professional development
  • Participate in community outreach and University service
  • Participate on university committees as appointed
  • Communicate with students in a straightforward and positive way
  • Be flexible and have the ability to adapt to quick changes and work in a dynamic environment
  • Maintain a positive attitude and work well with students, staff, and SP colleagues
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the students
  • Represent department and the University favorably and in accordance with established Core Values and expectations
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the department and the organization

Supportive Functions:
  • Other administrative tasks (e.g., filing, copying, preparing documentation, etc.)

  • Medical experience: medical assistant, nursing, emergency medicine technician or other relevant medical experience
  • Baccalaureate-level degree or comparable relevant experience
  • Three (3) years of experience with hi-fidelity simulation manikins for UME/GME programs using simulation as an educational tool
  • Facile with manikin software programming: CAE/Laerdal/Gaumard
  • CHSOS certified or CHSOS eligible within 2 years

Highly preferred qualifications:
  • Past experience working specifically in UME/GME.
  • Demonstrate advanced computer skills and proficiency
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

Physical Requirements:
  • Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard and other equipment including items stored at various levels, including overhead
  • Ability to speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably with sufficient volume to ensure an accurate exchange of information in normal conversational distance, over the telephone, and in a group setting
  • Ability to continuously operate a personal computer for extended periods of time (4 or more hours)
  • Be able to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Be able to sit or stand for up to four consecutive hours without a break
  • Mental acuity sufficient to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
  • The essential physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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Kansas City University (KCU), founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit health sciences university with Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Biosciences and a developing College of Dental Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the sixth largest medical school in the nation, the ninth most impactful medical school in primary care for the nation, the tenth most affordable of private medical colleges, and the leading producer of physicians for the State of Missouri. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has two sites strategically located on the University’s campuses in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri, to address the growing needs of both urban and rural populations. The University offers multiple graduate degrees: a doctor of osteopathic medicine; a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology; a master of arts in bioethics; a master of science in the biomedical sciences; a master of business administration in partnership with Rockhurst University; a new master of public health in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and plans to seat the first doctor of dental medicine students in 2023.



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Kansas City has been home to KCU for more than 100 years. Now, KCU is proud to call Joplin, Missouri a second home. We’re constantly creating new programs such as the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, an MS in biomedical science, specialized dual degrees and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 

KCU has a long, rich history of osteopathic medicine. Founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, DO, KCU is the oldest medical school in Kansas City and the largest medical school in Missouri. 

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  • FSA & HSA with Annual KCU Contribution
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Telehealth Services
  • Pharmacy Advocacy Program

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