Husson University • Bangor, Maine, USA
The Simulation Technician is a staff member within the College of Health and Pharmacy’s (COHP) Simulation Education Center (SEC). A simulation technician is an individual who specializes in both the technologies and methods used in the planning, preparation, and execution of simulation-based healthcare training and education events. These individuals are essential members of every simulation team. Like the title, the roles and responsibilities of the simulation technician vary. While there is variance, there are core roles and responsibilities that each simulation technician will hold.
Examples of Duties
- Setting up and breaking down scenarios: Equipment setup and breakdown includes setting up patient simulators, task trainers, hospital equipment, supplies, and audiovisual equipment
- Operating equipment: Patient simulators come with proprietary software to control the anticipated physiological changes. Simulation technicians program these changes and anticipate interventions. They also operate this software during simulation activities. Operating the software can either be on-the-fly (without or with minimal programming) or using existing programmed scenarios. Additionally, the simulation technician will provide audiovisual support which includes the audiovisual equipment primarily used for live streaming and reviewing simulation activities, video production equipment, and other types of media for content delivery. Many programs strongly suggest using recordings during debriefing sessions or for individual self-reviews.
- Maintaining equipment: Regardless of the type of simulator, all simulators need some level of on-site maintenance. Necessary maintenance could be as simple as the regular cleaning and replacing disposable parts, or as complex as tracking down an electrical or networking issue (within warranty guidelines).
SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES as assigned include the following:
- Inventory management and ordering of soft supplies and assets
- Technology (desktops, laptops, mobile devices) management, maintenance, and implementation within warranty guidelines
- Software (operating systems, applications, simulator software) management, maintenance, and implementation
- Administration and operation of learning/center management systems to record simulations, manage case information, collect faculty and standardized patient evaluations, track learner contact hours, and report on center data and utilization.
- Scheduling simulation activities and resources
- Utilizing and maintaining medical equipment such as IV pumps, ventilators, standard defibrillators, and automated external defibrillators (AEDs.)
- Preparing and applying moulage – simulated injuries, wounds, bruising – to standardized patients and simulators
- Development and maintenance of case scenarios, setup guidance, utilization tracking, and center management documentation
- Assists in researching and implementing new technologies, simulators, and task trainers
- Leading or assisting with technology and simulation best-practice training for faculty and staff, including safe simulation practices
- Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in technology or health care field required.
- Experience in Simulation Concepts, Healthcare Simulation preferred.
- Experience working with web-based computer technology and A/V equipment.
- Knowledge of basic medical equipment and terms preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, organizational skills, self-motivation, and ability to work with diverse groups (students, faculty, staff).
- Requires the ability to collaborate professionally and work in a team.
The employee must be able to walk for long periods of time, be able to work ergonomically, and be able to lift to 10 pounds. There may also be a good deal of standing depending on your role within the department. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Employee must be available to work, transporting themselves to and from any of the simulation/laboratory areas within Husson University SEC, including but not limited to Marshall Road.
The work environment at Husson University is one of a relaxed, professional setting, and faculty, staff, and students may possibly share workspaces with our students. The noise level in the work environment is typically quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
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