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Healthcare Education Simulation Technologist

Description of Job

The Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation (CHES) seeks a 40% Healthcare Education Simulation Technologist. Lower FTE will be considered.  

CHES is a joint venture between Edgewood College, Inc., SSM St. Mary's Hospital – Madison, WI, and UnityPoint Health Meriter Hospital – Madison, WI. The person is expected to travel to various sites throughout Wisconsin including but not limited to Madison, Janesville, and Beloit. Schedule and location will vary depending on weekly needs.

The position reports to the CHES Interim Operations Manager and receives additional guidance from the Executive Director and Healthcare Education and Simulation Specialists. Specifically, the person will support the technical needs of simulation and skills lab operations including operating simulators; performing general preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of simulators and simulation technology; supporting set up and take down of supplies and equipment; supporting inventory management and ordering of supplies and equipment; assisting Healthcare Education Simulation Specialists to carry out their roles. The technologist is responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative and effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, instructors, students, staff, and visitors to the sites.


Support the Simulation and Skills Lab Experiences

  • Assist CHES Staff to create and deliver simulations that are appropriate to the learners/participants.
    • Perform troubleshooting assistance with simulation operations and technical support as needed.
    • Prepare scenario props and moulage.
    • Collaborate with other CHES staff to ensure consistent application of simulation practices.
    • Occasionally serve as a simulation operator of manikins/simulators, audio/video equipment, classroom monitors, patient monitors, speakers and microphones.
    • Occasionally serve as a patient actor for appropriate simulation.
    • Participate in collaborative evaluation and identification of ways to improve the simulation or skills lab experience.
  • Set up of laboratory and classroom spaces at multiple sites.
    • Collaborate with other CHES staff in the coordination of weekly set up / clean-up of simulation and skills experiences at multiple sites, including arrange/set up supplies and equipment according to weekly lesson plans; ensure proper staging; clean and reset after use.
    • Assist with maintaining inventory of general medical supplies and equipment; monitoring quantities and expirations to prevent depletion or surplus.

Maintain Human Simulators and Simulation Technology

  • Perform operational checks and maintenance on simulators, participate in scheduled preventive maintenance of simulators with vendor technicians; review technical notes from scheduled preventive maintenance sessions and make recommendations to CHES for upgrades, repairs, or replacements.
  • Clean equipment per manufacturer recommendations to prolong condition and prevent deterioration.
  • Ensure simulation technology and equipment is kept secure and safe.
  • Install new software or hardware upgrades to simulation technology and lab equipment as needed.
  • Troubleshoot equipment repairs and failures, consult with technical support or vendor as necessary.
  • Ensure simulators are charged, functioning, and ready for use.
  • Maintain an understanding of, and utilize as appropriate, vendor contracts and equipment warranties.

Collaborate on daily operations

  • Assist with scheduling and coordination of classroom and lab spaces in collaboration with other CHES staff.
  • Communicate with instructors about any equipment failures, weather-related changes, or events that may impact their simulation or lab sessions.
  • Continuously monitor and maintain simulation lab supplies and equipment.
  • Prepare reports and documentation as needed.
  • Maintain a professional and safe environment for all users.
  • Collaborate on the development, maintenance, and enforcement of documented lab policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain related forms such as Confidentiality or Release Forms.

Assist the Executive Director in Strategic Growth and Management of CHES

  • Advocate for integration of simulation standards of best practice into courses overall CHES operations.
  • Contribute to planning and development of the annual CHES budget as needed.
  • Ensure appropriate utilization of lab resources and reconciliation of budget variances with the Executive Director.
  • Participate in community outreach programs and marketing such as conducting tours; conducting sample simulations; co-coordinating youth immersion experiences.

Maintain Professional Development

  • Maintain competencies in technology.
  • Continuously seek and apply information on best practices in simulation education.
  • Attend conferences and training sessions regularly to increase and maintain knowledge related to simulation education.
  • Research future simulation products
  • Advance knowledge and skills and commit to working toward simulation certification.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Minimum of two years of health-related work experience preferably with medical/surgical, critical care, pediatric, OB, ICU, EMS, or paramedic areas
  • Experience with healthcare simulations; skills laboratory; or healthcare teaching

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Broad understanding of computer technology and electronics as person will work with an array of technology including high-fidelity simulators, audiovisual, network and information systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint,
  • Internet and database use
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple items simultaneously
  • Work well under pressure
  • Self- motivated and require little to no supervision with the ability to work independently
  • Exemplary demonstration of professionalism, commitment, and loyalty
  • Ability to perform independently at all site locations

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - HSMT
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer