Simulation Operations Specialist 1
at University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati
July 01, 2024
3110 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45240 USA
Technology Specialist
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The University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing  is seeking a full time Simulation Operations Specialist 1 to provide technical and mechanical support as well as the operation of patient simulators in the Simulations Skills Lab. This position will report to the Director of Simulation. It is 100% onsite and hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7am to 5pm. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Essential Functions

  • Program simulator software to model simulator’s physiologic response to instructor specifications.
  • Operate patient simulators and cameras for duration of simulations.
  • Operate and maintain audio-visual and debriefing systems.
  • Maintain current knowledge of simulation/lab equipment directions for use (DFU).
  • Set up and take down simulation center equipment and standardized patient rooms.
  • Maintain and repair all simulation equipment including (but not limited to): patient simulators, computers, monitors and a variety of medical equipment. Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and contact vendors of medical equipment for assistance.
  • Collaborate with Director of Simulation to organize, maintain and restock simulation centers’ supplies.
  • Provide technical support for task trainers and multimedia equipment. Provide technical assistance, support and training to faculty, instructors, and staff in use of simulation equipment.
  • Provide theatrical production support (costuming and moulage) for simulation scenarios as requested.
  • Provide recommendations on equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Collect data for ongoing research and/or grant requirements.
  • Maintain simulation activities and learner confidentiality.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Associate's Degree.
  • Two (2) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

  • One (1) year of relevant work experience.
  • Clinical knowledge and experience working in a healthcare related field.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills  
  • Skills in operating a PC and Mac with experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and ability to learn additional software programs, including audiovisual and computerized simulation equipment. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Two (2) years of experience providing technical support in Network Operations and computer hardware/software. 
  • Experience in healthcare field such as RN, LPN, paramedic, EMT, medic, emergency tech, and/or Medical Assistant.
  • Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) certification.
  • Knowledge of operation of standard audio-visual equipment: projectors, microphones, portable screens, Smart boards, media players, etc. 
  • Mechanical skills to competently maintain and use equipment in the simulation centers. 
  • A valid unencumbered Ohio license as a Registered Nurse is required should the hired employee be a nurse.

Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include a cover letter of interest and a current CV/Resume. All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application.

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