Simulation Technician at St. Luke’s

St. Luke's University Health Network
Published
March 12, 2019
Location
Bethlehem, PA
Category
Job Type
Contact Phone
484-526-8612

Description

St. Luke’s is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees, students, nursing school instructors and volunteers. Together, they are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees, students, nursing school instructors and volunteers are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses, and other health care providers; and improves access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay for health care.

St. Luke’s offers many opportunities for our student population. We hope you will find these opportunities equally fulfilling and rewarding.  Prior to starting your student internship or your nursing school instructor assignment at St. Luke’s, it will be necessary for you to complete specific requirements and orientation materials, which you will need to provide during the student/nursing school instructor application process. 

The Simulation Technician is responsible for assisting the simulation coordinator and director with maintaining and operating mannequin-based simulators, task trainers and standardized patient program. Activities include setting up, operating and basic maintenance of the equipment within the simulation center.


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JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operates and maintain simulation equipment, task trainers, computerized simulators, and virtual reality procedural trainers with the ability to follow medical aspects of scenarios, and make appropriate adjustments to technology systems
  • Operates computer hardware and audio-video recording systems
  • Post-simulation, conduct post-course documentation and archiving activities as necessary, return mannequin or other simulator back to steady state (clean, replace and store props or medical equipment).
  • Assists in maintaining an accurate inventory of hardware and software
  • Create troubleshooting documents, simulator checklists, and preventative maintenance plans for simulation equipment.
  • Assists in planning, developing and implementing new and innovative ways to maximize efficiency
  • Acquires and maintains skills and knowledge related to existing and newly acquired technologies.
  • Enter information into software management system for both simulator-based and standardized patient simulations.
  • Explains to learners the use of patient care simulators and related media and computer equipment.
  • Insures student compliance with lab policies, procedures, and safety precautions.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.
  • Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrates/models the Network’s Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).  
  • Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.
  • Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
  • Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
  • Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Simulation Center Director.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to sit for at least 4 hours at a time.  Must be able to stand for up to 5 hours per day.  Must be able to walk 3 hours per day.  Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation.  Must be able to see as it relates to general and near vision. Must be able to lift or push up to 100 pounds. Must be able to carry up to 25 pounds.

MOST COMPLEX DUTY: Responsibility for the functioning, operation and support of simulation activities for the St. Luke’s University Simulation Center, and ability to work as part of a team with diverse populations (including faculty, staff, students, standardized patients, etc.) and demonstrate interpersonal skills and mature judgment.


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SUPERVISION: Simulation Center Director

COMMUNICATIONS: Must have adequate written communication skills.  Must have excellent verbal skills.  Must be adept at communicating with professionals either individually or in a group.  Must be capable of effectively communicating complex technical issues to non-technical and technical users.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree preferred

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 2 years related experience in simulation or education/training.  Clinical background preferred but not essential.  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, healthcare or related field is preferred. Demonstrated analytic decision-making, problem-solving skills. Knowledge of various simulation teaching concepts is desired.

Please complete your student/nursing school instructor application using your full legal name and current home address in addition to any other personal information.   You will also be required to upload specific documents for your internship/assignment.

Thank you for your interest in St. Luke’s.

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