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Simulation Technician I
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Jul. 21, 2022
Title Simulation Technician I
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Nursing - General

Simulation Technician I

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Under the direction of the Nursing Learning and Simulation Center (NLSC) Director, supports the goals of the Utah Valley University Health Profession programs by preparing for and performing low, midrange, and high-fidelity simulations using task trainers, computerized patient simulators, audio visual, and virtual reality learning tools. Maintains and operates NLSC equipment and provides technical support to students, faculty, and other users. Independently manages the simulation environment including manikin set-up and take-down, application of moulage, medical equipment and supplies, IT, and simulation recording and playback. Supports objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), multi-objective structured examinations (MOSPEs), inter-professional education (IPE), and immersive simulation. Assists faculty in preparing skills labs for student learning experiences. UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
Associates degree from an accredited school, plus one year of work experience in a healthcare related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Under the direction of the NLSC Director carries out simulation activities to promote student learning, critical thinking, and clinical decision making.Self-motivated, able to work independently and willing to learn new skills.Customer service oriented with effective communication skills.Able to follow directions.Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize according to faculty simulation needs.Working knowledge of information technology including computers, monitoring systems, networking, and word processing applications.Comfortable with role playing conditions of illness as a simulated Standardized Patient or through the use of simulation technology.Comfortable with preparing manikins or persons to exhibit simulated signs of illness or trauma.Sets up simulation environment in preparation for simulations, including all supplies, IT, A/V, patient care equipment, medication dispensing units and supplies. Sets up, programs, and operates low, medium, and high-fidelity manikins for simulation scenarios. Assists in preparing Standardized Patients for scenarios.Tears down and cleans up the simulation environment after simulations in preparation for upcoming simulations. Stocks and maintains the inventory of supplies and equipment needed for simulation and skills lab use.Maintains, repairs, and ensures proper function of lab and simulation manikins and equipment.Maintains cleanliness of lab and simulation equipment and environment.Records and plays back A/V of simulations. Provides first line technical support for users for simulation computer-based multimedia systems and current A/V system.
Assists faculty with resources for course needs related to simulation, including but not limited to the A/V system, data capture software, manikin programming, Standardized Patient preparation, Electronic Health Records, and medication dispensing units.Coordinates with information technology staff and vendors to orchestrate software updates to simulation, computer, and A/V equipment as necessary.Supports Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), Multi Objective Structured Examinations (MOSPEs), and Interprofessional Education (IPE) activities.

Preferred Qualifications:
One year experience in information technology or medical simulation; two years experience and/or certification in a health-related discipline, to include but not limited to, RN, EMT, or CNA.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift objects up to a weight of 100 lbs.
Ability to bend, stoop, reach, stand, and sit as needed to meet simulation needs.
Ability to see, hear, speak and communicate effectively.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $40,392 - $50,490

Advertisement Number: STA133622
Open Date: 05/25/2022
Review Start Date: 06/03/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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