Simulation Operations Specialist

University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, MA

ID: 7077892
Posted: May 4, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

General Summary:

The Simulation Operations Specialist, within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Center for Clinical Education and Research (CCER), works under the direction of the CCER Director to supports staff, instructors and learners in the use of immersive simulation methodologies. The Simulation Operations Specialist supports educational sessions using sophisticated simulation technologies and modalities to meet the educational objectives of undergraduate and graduate-level nursing students.

Examples of Duties:

Simulation Events

Prepare the facility, manikins, audio-visual systems and clinical equipment for simulation events;
Create moulage and other needed materials for simulation events as stipulated in the scenario checklist;
Program and operate simulation equipment during simulation events with instructors; Ensure all simulation equipment is set up and functional prior to running course programs;
Operate the controls for patient simulators and AV equipment during scenario sessions;
Troubleshoot simulator software and hardware problems;
Function as liaison with manufacturer and vendors; Schedules repair and upgrades where necessary;
Complete set up and clean up of simulation environments and skills lab spaces;
Faculty Development

Demonstrates, teaches and supports the technical aspects of operating simulators to faculty and staff;
Provides orientation training for those who will use simulation equipment;
Develop and implement a robust training check-off procedure to consider faculty “certified” for independent use of simulation equipment and facilities;
Collaborates with faculty and staff to create innovative, productive approaches that will maximize the utilization of task trainers and simulators, AV technologies and associated equipment.
Leadership and Management

Collaborate with IT and AV departments as needed for network support, desktop services and simulation server support;
Serves as a point of contact with equipment manufacturers to maintain functionality, coordinate maintenance repairs and maintains a record of repairs;
Stays current with emerging simulation technology;
Supervises work study students and graduate teaching assistants;
Maintain inventory of supplies and conduct routine inventory updates; coordinates with staff and faculty to identify required supplies for lab activities and simulation events;
Provide recommendations for operational and capital budget expenses;
Attend staff meetings and in-service trainings as required;
Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum of two years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in healthcare/other simulation or a related field. Bachelor’s degree required with a concentration in computer science, technology or health-related field preferred. Clinical experience preferred.

Knowledge of Learning Management Systems and simulation software applications with ability to quickly adapt and troubleshoot
Competency in computer skills
Must be able to move equipment less than 25 lbs independently; occasionally lift/carry over 100 lbs (simulation manikins) with the assistance of others
Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment;
Available to flex to evenings and weekend hours as determined by semester calendar


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