July 26, 2018By Lance Baily

CareersinHealthcare.com Showcases Simulation Technology Specialist Career Interview

For those who may know someone looking to start or advance a career as a Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist we have good news! CareersinHealthcare.com recently shared an interview with Ryan Eling, Simulation Lab Technician at the University of New England. The website is dedicated providing the latest career in healthcare information by leading experts to better help you start or expand your professional journey. In the interview, Ryan covers the educational training requirements, advancement opportunities, experiences & skills necessary, personality fit recommendations, lifestyle experiences, employment opportunities, earning potential and resources of becoming a Sim Tech!

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“If you already work in education, try and shadow or visit a sim center affiliated with your institution. If you are coming from the outside, I would encourage trying to get tours at local sim centers and get to meet the staff,” Eling advised. “If you have the flexibility, I cannot imagine many centers would turn away someone who wanted to volunteer, and that could lead to employment.”

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“Sim Techs live a life of constant change and adjustment. Never a dull moment, but also always in motion,” Eling said. “Every semester, month and day things will change and techs have to adapt.” Some flexibility may be required as the position must work around educational and training schedules which may change throughout the year.

“A Sim Tech needs to be cool under pressure. Technology will fail, students will try surprising interventions and faculty will get stressed, but the Sim Tech needs to be able to take it in stride and know how to calm tense situations down,” Eling said. “Sim Techs should not be high strung!” He added that the work of a Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist is about constant refinement, and that professionals in this career need to be scientific, able to analyze, hypothesize, test and implement. Additionally, Eling explained that a Simulation Operations Specialist cannot be strictly tech-focused, because simulation education is by definition a collaborative affair. Therefore, these professionals must have high emotional intelligence excellent communication skills and excessive patience.

“Advancing a Simulation Technology Specialist career is a significant challenge, as it is still a mysterious role that few employers understand,” Eling explained. “The best way to advance your career is to get involved with interprofessional teams, submitting abstracts to simulation conferences and get involved with online forums on sites like SimGHOSTS.org”.

Read the full Healthcare Simulation Operations Career Interview on CareersinHealthcare.com!

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