Standard Operating Procedure Guides for Simulation Technician Positions
Recently I received word from some simulation champions in California that they were looking for a guide and other help to orientate a new Simulation Technician. Below are two SOPs, or Standard Operating Procedure, manuals that we built at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas in case we ever needed to train someone new to those positions. When I was the Director of that program, the center had two simulation technicians — one which was more IT focused and one which was more Clinical focused. I have heard from countless sources that losing a simulation champion in any role can be a really devastating situation for a program. To combat this, I tasked the staff with creating and annually updating their job descriptions AND these SOPs — so that if the role switched to another individual they would have a head-start on the responsibilities, and a guide on how to complete them!
Download the Guides:
Notice that the staff detail out how to perform the most common functionalities of their job — very helpful for new staff.
If you are hiring your first Sim Tech, download these SOPs and then be sure to check out SimGHOSTS.org. Paying subscribers gain access to more of such Sim Tech operational documents, plus countless recorded video presentations from previous hands-on SimGHOSTS training events.
Lastly, strongly consider sending your Sim Tech to the 2014 SimGHOSTS events in either Australia this June at the University of the Sunshine Coast, or this August in the US at the American College of Chest Physicians in Greater Chicago.
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.