Job Title: (TEMP) Medical Simulation Technician, PT
Coral Gables, FL United States
(TEMP) Medical Simulation Technician, PT
The Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education at the University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a Temporary Part-time Medical Simulation Technician to work in the UHealth Campus. The simulation technologist assists in the operation and management of training systems to facilitate on- and off-site learner instruction, implementation of simulation-based curricula, skills testing, and quality improvement programs. Moreover, the incumbent maintains simulation and educational equipment for all assigned educational areas. The mission of the University of Miami Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education (Gordon Center) is to develop and disseminate innovative training programs using advanced technology and simulation systems. The Gordon Center trains more than 15,000 registrants per year, including paramedics, firefighters, nurses, physicians, medical students and physician assistants. The Medical Simulation Technicians are part of a cadre of supp ort personnel who will assist in the operation and management of training systems to facilitate on- and off-site learner instruction; implementation of simulation-based curricula in other educational institutions; skills testing; and quality improvement programs. The position will also assist in maintaining simulation and educational support equipment in all educational areas, including the Miller School’s Standardized Patient Program.
Support daily operations of simulation training areas including sanitizing, setting up and storing equipment, furniture, etc., as required by course and university policy.
Maintain medical patient simulators and other training equipment including hardware, software, operational checks, security and troubleshoot.
Operate and troubleshoot audiovisual equipment in classrooms/auditorium.
Perform pre- simulation activities including programming patient scenarios, and preparing scenario props.
Provide pre-briefing to learners, provide technical support during scenarios, and record sessions when applicable.
Perform post-simulation activities: operate debriefing equipment, evaluate equipment following scenarios, and restore training area to pre-scenario conditions.
Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop scenarios, standardize training procedures, advise of equipment operational status, and assist in training of simulator use.
Maintain UM sanitizing procedures required at Gordon Center.
Maintain simulation supply inventory, documentation and resources for policies and procedures.
Maintain professional development of new simulation and training support systems. Attend seminars/training as necessary.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
High School diploma or equivalent required, Associate Degree in relevant field preferred
Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office).
Experience in a medically related field or certificate program preferred
Experience with programming, operating and troubleshooting simulation training manikins and equipment- e.g., Laerdal Simulators - SimMan 3G, ALS manikin, adult, child, baby manikins, Simpad, Gaumard Simulators, task trainers, monitor/defibrillators, Audio Visual equipment preferred
Apply problem-solving skills to address technical issues in real-time situations
Ability to effectively communicate in written and spoken English language
Computer literacy to level of at least word-processing, spreadsheets and databases, on-survey tools, data collection and management systems, teleconferencing systems, web based informational systems, and ability to learn new applications quickly with minimum training.
Will work primarily in simulated medical facility and classrooms. May have occasional exposure to electrical or mechanical energy. Occasional lifting of heavy objects, typically not exceeding 75 pounds/person may be requested.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.