Simulation Manager
at Owensboro Community and Technical College

Owensboro Community and Technical College
July 21, 2023
4800 New Hartford Road Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 United States of America
Clinical Education
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College Overview:
Owensboro Community and Technical College is a three-campus institution located along the Ohio River in Western Kentucky. OCTC is one of sixteen institutions in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and awards certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in liberal arts and technical education. To learn more about OCTC, please visit and to learn more about Owensboro and the surrounding area, you may visit

OCTC offers a variety of health plans, wellness incentives, and retirement options for full-time regular employees. Benefit plans include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, LTD, and Supplemental Insurance plans. Wellness programs includes incentives applied to an HRA card for healthy life choices and activities. Additional benefits include vacation pay, holiday pay, institutional closure pay (2 weeks), sick pay, EAP, tuition waiver & discounts, and employee discounts. Retirement plan is a Defined Contribution 403(b) plan, 5% employee contribution with 10% employer match.

Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Simulation Manager will provide technical and electro-mechanical support for the Commonwealth West Healthcare Workforce Innovation Center (CWHWIC). Using industry standards and established best practice, this individual will be responsible for the audiovisual equipment, inventory, support, maintenance and setup, computer software support, as well as the care of the manikins and other equipment used in the simulation program.

The Simulation Manager functions as a planner, developer, consultant, coordinator, resource person and support to both faculty and students in the simulation lab at the CWHWIC campus and its community, including the mobile healthcare lab. The position requires technical expertise and program understanding to create and teach quality simulation scenarios. The position is key in developing and facilitating clinical simulation, collaborating with CWHWIC faculty, staff, and the community to develop innovative, educational experiences using clinical simulators and multimedia equipment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the management and technical operation of simulation equipment, and performing upkeep and maintenance checks (including equipment servicing and maintenance agreements) and software upgrades.
  • Provides technical assistance, support, and training to faculty and staff in use of simulation equipment.
  • Sets up and takes down simulation laboratory equipment, which may involve rapid turnover of set up.
  • Maintains current knowledge of simulation/lab equipment catalogs and operation manuals.
  • Programs simulator software to model simulator’s physiological response to instructor specifications.
  • Monitors and assures appropriate standards of lab cleanliness.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Operations to engage academic, community, and practice partnerships as they relate to the center.
  • Assist in the research of purchasing options for lab equipment and software. Function as the primary point of contact with simulation equipment, company representatives, and vendors.
  • Identify best practices for simulation lab (equipment, technology, personnel, environment, space).
  • Order, maintain and provide security for simulation supplies, materials, and equipment in the laboratory; stores, discards, and rotates supplies and materials according to procedures.
  • Maintain laboratory schedule, attendance records, and track laboratory usage of simulation.
  • Use evidence-based simulation models to design, implement, and evaluate educational programs for faculty/staff development in the use of clinical simulation, debriefing, and assessment.
  • Maintain a variety of records related to simulation lab operations and equipment.
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility of capital equipment (high-fidelity patient simulators and task trainers) along with maintenance and upgrade.
  • Collect data on learning outcomes for simulation exercises and collaborates with faculty/staff educators on disseminating findings.
  • Assist in preparing the center's annual report and maintain data relative to center operations and accreditation.
  • Collaborate with the course faculty to assist with implementation and evaluation of best practices in simulation.
  • Assist in the design, integration, development, and implementation of simulations into curricula to ensure that expected competencies are taught to meet all accreditation, approval, and professional standards for all faculty and staff.

 Additional Skills:

  • Knowledge of capability and limitations of various computer operating systems and terminology related to computer hardware, software, network, and peripheral equipment.
  • Operating knowledge of audio-visual equipment: projectors, microphones, screens, media players, etc. including video creation and editing skills.
  • Electro-Mechanical skills to completely maintain basic equipment in the simulation lab.
  • Quickly and eagerly learns new technology.
  • Ability to understand and process technical information clearly and simplify to non-technical persons.
  • Continuously updates and refines skills lab experiences based on identified needs and to serve as a resource for faculty in classroom/lab activities.
  • Physically able to lift, move, maintain, and set up computer, audio-visual and simulation lab equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. without assistance.
  • Candidate must possess a strong commitment to excellence in healthcare simulation training while working with a diverse population.
  • Interact and communicate professionally.
  • Work collaboratively and be a team player.
  • Express technical information clearly and simply.
  • Learn new hardware and software quickly and independently.
  • Work with internal and external individuals from different disciplines and diverse levels of training needs.
  • Manage multiple concurrent activities.
  • Knowledge of computer and software technology and hardware to operate and assist in the development of future needs.
  • Theoretical knowledge and clinical experience with lab simulations and computer-assisted learning.


  • * Master’s Degree in a Healthcare discipline required or equivalent.
  • Current unrestricted license for practice as appropriate and required by KY Law.
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) required or commitment to obtain CHSOS within two years of hire date.
  • Three to five years’ experience in simulation-based education and training, as well as implementation of innovative simulation-based education and training programs.


  • Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology preferred.
  • Experience in a hospital clinical setting is a benefit.
  • Progressive experience in a leadership, management, and education environment with supervision and/or coordination of diverse and multiple groups of individuals involved in simulation is preferred.
  • Experience in curriculum development and assessment for adult learners is preferred.
  • Experience with scheduling clinical/simulation activities operating simultaneously is preferred.

*Equivalency would equal MS with 3 years’ work experience OR BS with 5 years’ work experience OR AS/AA with 7 years’ work experience.

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