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Lead Simulation Technician

Employer
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Lead Simulation Technician


At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.

We are currently seeking to fill our Lead Simulation Technician position at the South Georgia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.

Under direction and supervision of the Simulation Manager, the individual will provide technical support for all simulation operations, including, but not limited to: maintenance and repair of computerized mannequins (software and hardware). The simulation will be required to design, create, and develop simulation that are creative and realistic to a true medical event.

The goal of PCOM Simulation Centers is to use state-of-the-art simulation technologies to leverage the most comprehensive educational modalities. Our purpose is to enhance the quality of education and verification of skills through an integrated and proficiency-based curriculum. The PCOM Simulation Center consists of an Operating Room, Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, Obstetrics/Gynecology suite, OSCE Suites, interchangeable high-fidelity rooms, laparoscopic training space, classrooms, task training skills labs, and several virtual reality trainers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage all work studies with in the simulation center
Understand the use and operation of different simulator technology
Serve as simulator operator running pre-programmed scenarios with faculty instructors, assuring all equipment is set up for course programs
Support/assist in role playing applications, props placement and creative moulage set-up
Provide technical assistance, support and training to faculty, instructors and staff in use of simulation equipment, as necessary
Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment and conduct routine inventory updates
Provide recommendations for budgeting and purchase of equipment, supplies and materials
Conduct ongoing maintenance of all simulation equipment, including cleaning, repairing, assuring that all equipment is maintained in good working order at all times
Maintain record of repairs required and completed
Interface with equipment manufacturers regarding equipment troubleshooting and system problems
Develop and maintain current training and operation manuals
Participate in technical training as necessary
Assist with special projects or initiatives
Assist with special projects or initiatives as needed
Assist faculty with the development of new skills modules
Assist Simulation Manager with SP related items as needed or directed
Train Faculty, staff, and students on programing and use of simulators
Assist with teaching of skills labs for all programs using the SIM/OSCE/CLAC
Prepare, manage, replenish, set-up, breakdown all supplies and equipment needed for all simulation and SP program activities

QUALIFICATIONS :
Associate’s degree in technology or a health-related field is required, or equivalent work experience.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, technology, or health-related field preferred.
EMT, Paramedic, preferred.
Previous experience in simulation lab preferred.
Must be able to independently move equipment (less than 25 lbs.) and move manikins (less than 50 lbs.) with the assistance of others.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES PREFERRED:
Knowledge of patient simulation, technologies and applications.
Knowledge of computer hardware equipment and software applications relevant to simulator functions.
Knowledge of 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 applications.
Ability to learn new software and hardware quickly and independently.
Ability to assess, troubleshoot, and fix equipment failures in a timely fashion.
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding job assignments and sensitive issues.
Ability to work with internal and external individuals from different disciplines and different levels of training.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Self-motivated and ability to work effectively in team environment.
Flexibility and adaptability in dynamic environment; able to work evenings/weekends on as needed basis.
Excellent organizational skills.

LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
•Must have access to and use of own transportation.

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.


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