Simulation Instructional Technologist
at University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy
January 10, 2022
4001 McNichols Detroit, Michigan 48221 USA
Technology Specialist
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Position Summary

The Simulation Instructional Technologist provides support to the simulation center and skills labs with direct responsibilities related to equipment, supplies, fiscally responsible budget management, grant seeking opportunities, coordination of workspaces, and adherence to workplace standards. Demonstrates operational and technical proficiency with all aspects of the operation, maintenance, support, trouble-shooting, implementation, hardware/software updates, training, and repair of all simulation labs’ inventory, such as the human patient simulator systems, simulation task trainers, associated medical equipment, and computer/audiovisual systems.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

(1) Purchasing and Maintenance
Assists with budgetary decision making to insure that purchases are fiscally responsible within budget allowances, effectively recorded and easily available.
Participates in grant development to support innovation in simulation.
Orders needed supplies/ equipment in consultation with leadership.
Maintain accurate and up to date inventory of equipment, supplies, simulation warranties, maintenance records, software code/s.
Coordinates with vendors related to equipment maintenance, installation, and troubleshooting.

(2) Simulation Preparation
Assists with simulation and skill set up under direction of simulation faculty leadership.
Provides orientation and training for faculty and staff on use of simulation hardware and software.
Train, mentor and support incoming simulation team members to fulfill duties lab/sim tech assistance for PA, Undergrad, Grad programs.
Ensures that appropriate and adequate supplies are available to students and clinical faculty for scheduled simulation and skill experiences.
Supports the integration of simulation and instructional technologies though out UDM’s College of Health Professions to achieve interdisciplinary interaction.

(3) Simulation Administration
Maintains online policy and procedure manuals related to simulation and skill labs.
Create and communicate simulation and skills lab schedule with students, staff, and clinical instructors.
Maintains records of student attendance and activities.
Assists with the coordination of events and activities in the Simulation Teaching and Research Center.
Ensures that simulation and skill labs are compliant with all OSHA and work environment mandates.
Attends safety meetings and provides documentation to members of The University’s Safety Team.
All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree required
Two to five years work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Experience directly related to health professions simulation, lab or clinical education
Experience using Laerdal and/or Gaumard equipment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Must have excellent organizational skills, be detail-oriented, and able to communicate with faculty, students and administrators clearly and professionally
• Understand and follow written and oral instructions
• Able to establish priorities and work effectively and independently with many demands on time
• Critical thinking skills and sound judgment
• Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work

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