Simulation Operations Specialist

University of Cincinnati
September 9, 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Simulation Operations Specialist  at University of Cincinnati: College of Nursing

The University of Cincinnati College of Nursing seeks a dynamic individual to join our team as a Simulation Operations Specialist. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to provide support for numerous programs and learners in the College of Nursing (CON). Under the direction of the Skills and Simulation Labs, the Simulation Operations Specialist will provide technical and mechanical support as well as operations of patient simulators. This is a full time position. Occasional evening or weekend shifts may be required based on program needs.

Position Responsibilities:

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  • Maintains current knowledge of simulation/lab equipment catalogs and operation manuals
  • Programs simulator software to model simulator’s physiologic response to instructor specifications.
  • Operates patient simulators and cameras for duration of simulations.
  • Operates and maintains audio-visual and debriefing systems.
  • Sets up and takes down simulation center equipment and standardized patient rooms

(May involve rapid turnover of simulation center/lab set up)

  • Maintains and repairs all simulation equipment including (but not limited to):
  • Patient simulators, computers, monitors and a variety of medical equipment
  • Troubleshoots equipment malfunctions and contacts vendors of medical equipment.
  • Collaborates with supervisor to organize, maintain and restock simulation centers’ supplies
  • Provides technical support for task trainers and multimedia equipment
  • Provides theatrical production support (costuming and moulage) for simulation scenarios as requested.
  • Provides technical assistance, support and training to faculty, instructors and staff in use of simulation equipment.
  • Provides recommendations on equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Collects data for ongoing research and/or grant requirements.
  • Maintains simulation activities and learner confidentiality
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with three (3) years’ experience, -OR- Associate's degree with five (5) years’ experience; -OR- seven (7) years’ experience; degree and experience must be in a related field.

Preferred Skills and Abilities

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  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) to interact with and work effectively with faculty, staff, learners and vendors in a positive, helpful and cooperative manner.
  • Clinical Knowledge and experience working in a healthcare related field.
  • Experience with providing technical support in networking, computer hardware and/or software.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of operation of standard audio-visual equipment: projectors, microphones, portable screens, Smart boards, media players.
  • Mechanical skills to competently maintain and use equipment in the simulation centers.
  • Organizational and time management skills to keep materials in order, track various projects, maintain files and follow through assignments to completion.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology
  • Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively as part of a team of dedicated simulation professionals.
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends
  • Physical ability to lift, move, maintain and set up equipment weighing up to 50 lbs without assistance.

Preferred Experience

  • Proficiency with PC and Mac platforms
  • Experience in healthcare field such as paramedic, EMT, medic, emergency tech, Medical Assistant is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology is required.
  • Certification as Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) highly desired

Please apply online at

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

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