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Under the direction of the Director for Simulation and Skills,
the Simulation Operations Technician will provide technical and
mechanical support for the equipment utilized in nursing simulation
and skills labs. This position is a 12-month full-time appointment.
Evening and/or weekend shifts may also be required on an as-needed
- Maintains current knowledge of simulator technologies,
equipment catalogs, and operation manuals.
- Operates patient simulators and cameras during
- Assists and supports role-playing applications, props
placement, and moulage set-up.
- Conducts ongoing maintenance and inventory updates of all
- Set-up and break-down simulation laboratory and scenario
- Maintains and repairs all simulation equipment, task trainers,
and multimedia peripherals including but not limited to:
- Patient simulators, computers, monitors, A-V and debriefing
systems, and other medical equipment utilized for nursing
- Troubleshooting equipment malfunctions and contacts vendors as
- Collaborates with supervisor and colleagues to organize,
maintain and replenish skills lab and simulation laboratory
- Beds/examination tables, headwalls, patient monitors, and other
health care equipment
- Medication dispensing systems
- Computers on Wheels
- Collaborates with Niagara University IT staff regarding
computer devices and internet supports used in labs
- Assists with theatrical production (costuming and moulage) for
simulation scenarios as requested
- Creates fake body fluids and creates wounds.
- Provides items desired to reinforce the desired environment for
- Provides technical assistance, support, and training to
faculty, instructors, and staff in the use of simulation and lab
- Provides recommendations on equipment, supplies, and materials
as directed or needed
- Collects data for ongoing research, accreditation reports, or
grant requirements as directed or needed
- Maintains simulation activities and learner
- Performs other job-related duties as required.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of patient simulation, technologies, and
- Understanding of computer hardware equipment and software
applications relevant to simulator functions.
- Expertise with audio/video equipment and software for
recording, duplication, mixing, and editing.
- Proficiency in MS software applications including MS Outlook,
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Internet and database
- Ability to learn new software and hardware quickly and
- Aptitude to assess, troubleshoot, and fix equipment failures in
a timely fashion.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding job assignments
and sensitive issues.
- Capability to work with internal and external individuals from
different disciplines and different levels of training.
- Possession of strong verbal and non-verbal communication
- Be self-motivated and also have the ability to work effectively
in a team environment.
- Flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic environment; able to
work evenings/weekends on an as-needed basis.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- A Bachelor's degree in technology, computer science,
or a comparable discipline is required.
- Previous experience in a simulation lab setting is
- Prior work experience in an academic setting is preferred.
- Valid driver's license required. A license must meet insurance
company rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle.