Simulation Technology Specialist
at University of North Carolina Wilmington

University of North Carolina Wilmington
July 27, 2023
- Wilmington, NC 28403 United States
Technology Specialist
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Simulation Technology Specialist

Benefits of Working at UNCW
Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.

Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Full time employees are also eligible for the tuition waiver program which covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to three (3) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year at UNCW or any other university within the UNC System. In addition, UNCW covers the cost of tuition and fees for one UNCW course each summer session.

As a full time employee, UNCW also offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.

We also offer an abundance of training and development programs through our Dare to Learn Academy, and the employee assistance program, many of which are offered free of charge.

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The School of Nursing (SON) within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) has an outstanding legacy of serving the people of southeastern N.C. through education, scholarship, and service. The SON is dedicated to excellence in the development of healthcare professionals through in-depth education, professional partnerships, applied research, regional engagement, and community outreach and impact. The SON is a National League of Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, specifically in the area of promoting the pedagogical expertise of faculty. The SON is located in McNeill Hall, a state-of-the-art facility that includes offices, classrooms, a large lecture hall, computer laboratories, student success areas and learning commons, and the Simulation Learning Center. The Simulation Learning Center uses high, medium, and low-fidelity human patient simulators as teaching and learning tools for nursing education. Through the use of simulation, we strive to create a realistic environment and a powerful learning experience that promotes the cognitive, affective, physical, and social development of the student as well as the incorporation of inter-professional collaborative experiences for students across the degree programs in the College.

The SON offers the following degree programs:


  • BS in Nursing (Prelicensure, RN-BSN, Accelerated)
  • MS in Nursing (Nurse Educator)
  • Nurse Educator Certificate
  • DNP
    • BSN to DNP (Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)
    • MSN to DNP (Nurse Executive Leadership and Post-APRN concentrations)

Clinical Research

  • BS in Clinical Research
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Research Operations
  • MS in Clinical Research and Product Development

Over 2,500 undergraduate and nearly 600 graduate students are enrolled in programs within the SON. The SON has over 80 full-time faculty and employs over 60 part-time faculty per semester.

University Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Simulation Technology Specialist’s duties include:

  • Providing technical and mechanical support for all simulations, skill labs, and other simulation center activities
  • Setting up, installing, and demonstrating proficiency in the operation of general and specialized IT hardware and software for mannequins, medical equipment, and other lab equipment
  • Ensuring optimal functioning of technology and systems through regularly scheduled testing, updates, preventive maintenance, and corrective maintenance
  • Providing specialized technical support and troubleshooting for simulation equipment and services
  • Demonstrating working knowledge with operation and maintenance of audiovisual equipment
  • Supporting simulation center users in the safe and appropriate use of simulation equipment and resources
  • Providing supervision and training to student workers, simulation staff, faculty, and visitors
  • Developing materials and techniques for implementing moulage
  • Maintaining knowledge of and compliance with institution and industry policies, standards, and regulations
  • Cross-training to other simulation responsibilities
  • Supporting the Simulation Learning Center and its personnel by performing all other duties as assigned

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Graduation from high school and one year in the field of technology related to the positions’ role. Computer coursework may be substituted year for year for the required experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred education, professional skills and experience
Preference will be given to those who possess the following:

  • Associate or baccalaureate degree in biomedical science, computer science, health care science (i.e. nursing, respiratory therapy, etc.), or related field
  • Progressive work experience in simulation operation/education/training using human patient simulators and audiovisual equipment
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) certification

Special Notes to Applicants
This position is time-limited with the possibility of continuation pending availability of funds and department need.

Please apply online at

PLEASE NOTE: This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application, including the ‘Work History’ section before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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