This position is responsible for supporting the simulation and laboratory learning activities of the nursing programs. Under the direction of the faculty coordinator, the Simulation Laboratory Technician will provide administrative, technical and mechanical support for the nursing simulation laboratory.
- Maintains current knowledge of simulation/lab equipment catalogs and operation manuals.
- Sets up and maintains surgical/procedural simulators. Programs simulator software to model simulator’s physiological response to instructor specifications.
- Operates patient simulators for the duration of simulations.
- Operates and maintains audio-visual and debriefing systems.
- Aids with scheduling and facilitating simulations. Sets up and takes down simulation laboratory equipment. May involve rapid turnover of simulation lab set up.
- Maintains and repairs all simulation equipment, including patient simulators, computers, monitors and a variety of medical equipment. Troubleshoots equipment malfunctions and contacts vendors as needed.
- Collaborates with supervisor to organize, maintain and restock skills lab and simulation laboratory supplies.
- Provides technical support for task trainers and multimedia peripherals including: Beds/examination tables, headwalls, patient monitors, and other health care equipment, medication dispensing systems, and vital sign monitors
- Provides theatrical production (costuming and moulage) for simulation scenarios as requested. Mixes fake body fluids and creates wounds.
- Provides technical assistance, support and training to faculty, instructors and staff in use of simulation equipment.
- Provides recommendations on equipment, supplies and materials.
- Collects data for ongoing research or grant requirements.
- Sets up and maintains computer-based training programs
- Maintains simulation activities and learner confidentiality.
- Performs other job-related duties as required.
Knowledge and Skills
- Knowledge of computers and other instructional technology. .
- Ability to analyze, interpret, and present data to support learning.
- Excellent verbal and written communication.
- Event and project management skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to multitask and solve problems independently.
- Skill in utilizing a variety of simulation applications and technologies
- Skill in working with diverse constituencies with varying needs.
- Ability to collaborate with faculty instructors.
Minimum Education Qualification
- Associate degree preferred.
Minimum Experience Qualification
- Non-Supervisory: 1-3 years’ experience in healthcare or technology-assisted learning environment.
Preferred Experience Qualification
- Advanced computer skills preferred. Experience with simulation learning and health-related academic or training programs strongly preferred.
- Occasional night or weekend work may be required.