Simulation Technical Specialist
at Des Moines University

Des Moines University
March 21, 2024
8025 Grand Ave West Des Moines, IA 50266 United States
Technology Specialist
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At DMU you will make a meaningful contribution to the dynamic future of Medicine and Health Sciences. We are in search of a dynamic and dedicated Simulation Technical Specialist to join our team. The Simulation Technical Specialist will coordinate with staff of the Simulation Center to design, prepare, train, operate, support, and assess all technical aspects of educational programs being conducted in the Simulation Center.  Additionally, this position will function as the technical leader for new and current inventory of technical simulation equipment essential to the efficient operation of the Simulation Center.

What you’ll do:

·         Works closely with Director, Managers, Staff and Faculty to design and test integrated systems to support academic programs within the scope of the Simulation Center.

·         Oversee the integration and operation of all technical systems within the Simulation Center, including patient simulators, AV equipment, mixed reality systems, computers, and networking infrastructure.

·         Analyzes and solves complex simulation technology problems.

·         Provides advanced technical support to instructors, facilitators, and learners for simulation events, addressing complex technical issues and troubleshooting systems related challenges providing appropriate and timely solutions.

·         Train, setup, and assess the use of equipment to offer guidance on optimizing the use of simulation systems to enhance learning outcomes.

·         Mentor other technical/non-technical staff to implement preventive checks, troubleshoot, and complete routine repairs using industry standard methods and training.

What we’re looking for:

·         Associates degree or technical certification in computer technology (e.g. hardware, networking, helpdesk, etc.)  required.  Bachelor’s preferred.

·         Five years of work-related experience (ie. computer-technology experience preferably in a healthcare setting, medical simulation experience, equivalent military training, and/or biomedical experience).

·         Experience with audiovisual and/or information technology and/or simulation technology required.

·         Demonstrated knowledge and/or understanding of basic medical terms, procedures, or other health related field highly desirable; i.e., medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and/or biochemistry preferred.

·         Professional certifications and/or licenses including but not limited to A+, CHSE, CHSOS are preferred.


Total Rewards:

Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well!  Our Total Rewards reflect this commitment. Qualified faculty and staff enjoy 90% employer-paid medical, 10% retirement match, flexible work arrangements, community service time, tuition assistance, professional development funding, and access to wellness facilities with programs that promote a well-balanced lifestyle. Visit to learn more about our benefits.


Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a premier medical and health sciences institution comprising three colleges– College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences – offering ten graduate degree programs. Join us as we impact the future of medicine and healthcare in our new state-of-the-art campus.

Required Documents:

Resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references required at time of online submission. Apply at

Department: Simulation Center

Status: Exempt

Work Schedule:  Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


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