February 10, 2021By 

Simulations Operations Specialist

Saginaw Valley State University
February 9, 2021
Saginaw, Michigan
Job Type
Contact Phone
(989) 964-4000


Simulations Operations Specialist: Under the direction of the simulation coordinator, the Simulation Operations Specialist will provide technical and mechanical support for the Nursing Simulation Center. This position is a 12-month, full-time placement. Occasional (or regular) evening or weekend shifts may be required. For complete list of requirements, further information, and to apply for this position, please visit www.jobs.svsu.edu. Applicants must apply on-line. SVSU is an EO/AA employer.


  • Maintains current knowledge of simulation/lab equipment catalogs and operation manuals.
  • Programs simulator software to model simulator's physiological response to instructor specifications.
  • Operates patient simulators and cameras as needed.
  • Operates and maintains audio-visual systems.
  • Sets up and takes down simulation laboratory equipment and guides Student Mentors to assist as needed. 
    • May involve rapid turnover of simulation lab set up.
  • Maintains and repairs all simulation equipment, including:
    • Patient simulators, computers, monitors and a variety of medical equipment.
    • Troubleshoots equipment malfunctions and contacts vendors as needed.
  • Collaborates with supervisor to organize, maintain and restock skills lab and simulation laboratory supplies.
  • Provides technical support for task trainers and multimedia peripherals including, but not limited to:
    • Beds/examination tables, headwalls, patient monitors, and other health care equipment
    • Medication dispensing systems
    • Vital sign monitors
  • Provides theatrical moulage for simulation scenarios as requested.
    • Mixes fake body fluids and creates wounds.
  • Provides technical assistance, support and training to faculty, instructors and staff in use of simulation equipment.
  • Provides recommendations on equipment, supplies and materials.
  • Sets up and maintains procedural simulators.
  • Maintains simulation activities and learner confidentiality.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in, Computer Science, Medical Technology, Educational Technology, or Healthcare discipline.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) to interact with and work effectively with other faculty, staff, students, and vendors in a positive, helpful and cooperative working relationship.
  • Skills in operating a PC with experience in MS Office and the ability to learn additional software programs, including audiovisual and computerized simulation equipment.
  • Knowledge of operation of standard audio-visual equipment: projectors, microphones, portable screens, media players, etc.
  • 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 of information.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology.
  • Ability to express technical information clearly and simply to non-technical persons.
  • Availability to work evening/weekends.
  • Extensive experience in computer technology and troubleshooting.
  • Physical ability to lift, move, maintain and set up computer, audio-visual and simulation lab equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. without assistance.
  • Combination of education, training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in possession of the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of this position.
  • Experience and ability to positively interact with diverse student populations and groups
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare discipline, Computer Science or Medical Technology.
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS).
  • Mechanical skills to competently maintain and use equipment in the simulation center.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology.
  • Clinical knowledge and experience working in a healthcare related field such as EMT, paramedic, or other allied health profession certification and training.
  • Experience with providing technical support in networking, computer hardware or software.

Posted through: Open Until Filled
Applicants must apply online: www.jobs.svsu.edu

About SVSU:
Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 100 programs of study for its more than 8,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. For five consecutive years, SVSU has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” (2016-2020).

SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. SVSU earned the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.

SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEAM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students’ performance in math, science and the arts at the middle school, high school and university levels.

More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing that has been rated No. 1 among public universities in the U.S. (2018-2020). SVSU fields 19 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website