Lab/Simulation Operations Assistant

Weber State University

Ogden, UT

ID: 7244958
Posted: May 15, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Lab/Simulation Operations Assistant

Requisition Number: S01760P

Position Category: Staff

Hours Per Week: 40

Months Per Year: 11

Pay Grade: N24

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The duties and the responsibilities of this position include the following:
• Scheduling of use of Lab/Simulation rooms.
• Continued application of the policy for the interdisciplinary lab/simulation center and
• Facilitate running of the assigned lab/simulation rooms for set-up, usage, takedown and maintenance of supplies, equipment, and manikins.
• Maintain/repair low-fidelity, mid-fidelity, and high-fidelity manikins and task trainers.
• Coordinate with other WSU labs for supplies, equipment and maintenance of the manikins.
• Collaborate with the Lab/Simulation Director and Operations Manager on training standardized patients to understand their roles.
• Promote a safe and effective learning environment for students, faculty, and staff.
• Communicate with faculty for lab/simulation directions for lab/sim set-ups, usage and take-down as well as any updates or changes. Storage of faculty/instructor lab/sim manuals for unit labs and simulation student experiences.
• Attendance at Course Lab/Simulation meetings and regular faculty meetings as needed.
• Maintain knowledge of online video recording and electronic medical records interface with
lab/simulation activities.
• Maintain record of equipment troubleshooting, system problems, and repairs.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge and expertise in the use and operation of practice and simulation lab manikins, models and task trainers.
• Maintain current knowledge of practice laboratory and simulation resources.
• Provide input in the development and maintenance of policies and procedures relevant to the use and function of the practice and simulation labs.
• Participate in technical training.

Required Qualifications:

Some college or post high school technical college education, or one year of experience working in a healthcare related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications:


• Certified Nursing Assistant certification
• Certificate in simulation preferred.
• Experience with current computer technologies and video recording systems
• Excellent communication and people skills.
• Exceptional organizational and leadership skills.
• Aptitude in resolving conflicts and issues.

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:

WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

Job Open Date: 05/14/2024

Review Date: 05/27/2024

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicant:

If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU , we would love to hear from you. The annual salary for this 11-month position starts at $32,600 and may go up from there depending on candidate qualifications. The position comes with a generous*16hzw5*_ga*NTk3NTk4ODMuMTYyNTI0NjM0Ng..*_ga_NBZY81HSZM*MTcwODk4MDIzNC40OC4wLjE3MDg5ODAyNDAuMC4wLjA..

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For qualification determination, your application and/or resume must address the required and preferred qualifications and must contain average number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be considered incomplete.

Screening of applications will begin May 27, 2024. Position will remain open until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

Physical Activity of this position: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles etc., using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Agility is emphasized. Important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion., Maintaining equilibrium to prevent falling. Walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium. , Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles. , Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees., Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. , Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. , Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction., Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time. , Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another., Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. , Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. , Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. , Operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, or position. , Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. , Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. , Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance., Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Physical Requirements of this position: Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading., Required to have visual acuity to perform activities such as: operating machines, (i.e. lathes, drill presses, power saws) where the job is at or within arm’s reach; skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenter, plumber, mechanic. , Required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment. , Required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services,) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, inspection).

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside. , The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level., The worker is subject to vibration. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body. , The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation. , The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.

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