Featured Job Listing: Simulation Lab Specialist Manager at Southern Maine Community College
BARGAINING UNIT: MEA Administrator, Level III
SALARY: $39,589 – $65,435 (starting range typically $39,589 – $50,150)
BENEFITS: 100% employer paid health and dental insurance for employees, vision insurance, choice between Maine Public Employees Retirement and TIAA CREF in lieu of social security, generous vacation/sick/personal time allowances, paid holidays, professional development, and free tuition within the MCCS for employee, spouse, and dependents.
DESCRIPTION: The Simulation Lab Specialist/Manager has overall responsibility maintaining the simulation labs at the South Portland and Brunswick campuses. Duties include working collaboratively with Health Science faculty and community users to enhance student learning, maintaining equipment and supplies including sophisticated high fidelity mannequins and computer equipment, and coordinating a broad range of medical simulation for varied health care disciplines. In addition, duties will include the procurement of simulation resources, oversight of adjunct simulation technicians and work-study students.
OUTLINE OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participate in simulation activities as needed (40%)
- Maintain high fidelity simulators, peripheral AV/computer equipment, and simulations labs in good working condition (15%)
- Collaborate with and educate health science faculty to develop and implement medical simulation scenarios (20%)
- Manage the day to day operations of the simulation labs – scheduling, maintaining, ordering supplies, overseeing simulation learning activities, work on collaborative continuing education opportunities including assisting the AHA coordinator, update and maintain simulation lab policies and procedures, attend department, advisory committee and college planning meetings as needed (15%)
- Maintain academic and simulation standards as established by the individual health science programs at the College (10%)
- Two or more years of experience working with simulation in an educational institution or equivalent setting
- Working knowledge of high fidelity mannequins used in simulation
- Experience in working with other faculty to develop and implement simulation scenarios
- Experience working with and teaching students at the college level
- Five or more years of experience as a healthcare provider assessing, treating, and managing patients in the clinical setting; working knowledge and troubleshooting expertise to diagnose and repair connection and hardware issues on-the-fly in high fidelity simulators
- Proven abstract analytical thinker
- Ability to work independently and as part of an academic team
- Collaborates with faculty and community educators to design/implement and modify medical simulations
- IT skills involving both hardware and software
- Excellent hand dexterity for working on human simulators and circuitry
- Ability to communicate effectively with academic and technical colleagues
- Ability to problem solve and make quick and decisive decisions in changing environments
- Ability to communicate and work with students at all levels
- Ability to acquire new skills and learn new techniques.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Health Sciences or Computer Technology or Related Field. Professional license, such as EMT-P, MD, NP, PA, RDCS, RN, RRT. Prior experience working with patient simulators. Desirable: Master’s Degree in related field.
SMCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer & Educational Institution
APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to [email protected] or mail to: Southern Maine Community College 2 Fort Road, South Portland, ME 04106, Attention: Denise Reny, HR & Benefits Manager
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.