Simulation Technologist

Posted on April 1st, 2019 by Travis Dix

Position Description

Under the direction of the Simulation Coordinator and the Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs, this position provides day-to-day management and technical services for the Averett University School of Nursing simulation lab, including operation, maintenance, training, reliability, scheduling and performance of medical simulators, computers and audiovisual equipment.  The Sim Tech develops and facilitates equipment training for internal and external clients; oversees equipment servicing and maintenance agreements; advises regarding design, application, operation, maintenance, training, reliability and performance of simulation equipment. Assists as need with IT needs at Riverview Campus.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Prefer four-year education in computer information/technology or physical science/medical field OR an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Qualifications

  • An attitude of service and helpfulness required
  • Must work well as a member of a team
  • Ability to be motivated and self-directed
  • Willingness to work outside normal office hours on occasion
  • Experience and proficiency with a variety of computer hardware and software applications, database development and maintenance; security and protection of software programs, computer files and confidential records
  • Ability to configure, operate and maintain networked computer and audiovisual equipment.
  • Experience with troubleshooting technical equipment issues and ability to communicate and collaborate with AU IT and vendor contacts to quickly resolve technical issues
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate technical equipment functionality and performance
  • Proficiency in developing and delivering technical equipment operations training and coaching for audiences with varied levels of technical expertise
  • Willingness to work with human patient simulators with full physiologic functioning including all body systems, birth and death is required on a regular basis
  • Proven customer service, communications and teamwork-oriented skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Experience in a fluid and demanding work environment effectively managing time and resources to accomplish varied and multi-leveled assignments
  • Proven ability to exercise time management skills and independent judgement, identifying and readjusting work priorities as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instructions to provide desired outcomes
  • Professional verbal and written communications skills that facilitate collaboration among diverse groups such as internal staff, clients, students and training participants
  • Technology work experience managing, operating and supporting computer hardware and software applications in a networked computing environment
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and/or medical background or medical simulation experience preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license required

Primary (Essential) Responsibilities

  • Assist with management of the simulation equipment, to include upkeep and maintenance
  • Assist the Simulation Coordinator with faculty education and training re: use of the simulation equipment
  • Safeguard electronic data and programming, including protection from data loss related to equipment failures, as well as unauthorized use of the nursing department documents or protected student/participant information
  • Research/recommend equipment upgrades and acquisitions that would enhance the use of existing equipment
  • Record simulation exercises and make the AV files available to faculty for educational use
  • Maintain records of warranty information, purchase and expiration dates, serial numbers, etc.
  • Participate in simulation continuing education through professional organizations, vendors and other resources to develop simulation proficiency and maintain awareness of simulation trends.
  • Manage day-to-day operation of computer/technology applications and software and audiovisual equipment.
  • Provide technical support for healthcare education and training.
  • Develop and deliver simulation equipment training and on-site support for simulation activities.

Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and 3 Professional References to:

simtech@averett.edu and addressed to the

SimTech Selection Committee,
c/o Dr. Teresa Beach, School of Nursing
Averett University
420 West Main St.,
Danville, Virginia  24541

Please note:

  • Background checks are required for all positions.
  • An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.
  • Averett University’s policies, programs and activities, including hiring practices, comply with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression and veteran status.

Averett University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.