How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN), Clinical Learning Center (CLC) is seeking two (2), 9-month seasonal, Simulation Technicians who will provide technical, clinical and educational support for the CLC during undergraduate and graduate simulation-based educational activities, including working with faculty to develop and control effective simulation-based education within the CLC and in clinical settings. These positions will play a key role in training and education through the replication of medical conditions and responses using a variety of healthcare scenarios. The ideal candidates will have expertise in the areas of programming and maintaining mannequins, maintaining and prepping task trainers, operating the EMS system and associated software. S/he will report to the Lead Simulation Technician.
The Clinical Learning Center provides unparalleled learning resources for nursing students. From a Skills Lab for honing basic skills to a state of the art, high fidelity mannequins that replicates real medical situations, this environment enables students to apply their in-depth knowledge of nursing theory in a safe and supportive environment. The CLC is currently comprised of five main areas: Nursing Skills Lab, Physical Assessment Lab, Simulation Room, Control Room, and a Debriefing Room. For additional information, please visit to our website at http://www.nursing.umich.edu/academic-programs/clinical-learning-center.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Simulation Rooms and Equipment:
- Set-up, assembly/disassembly, operation, and cleaning of equipment, furniture, simulators, instruments and accessories for all CLC activities and programs. Accountable for having the mock medications, room props, equipment, and other resources prepared for the scheduled simulation center activities.
- Reset room following training events. Set-up debriefing area per faculty instructor.
- Install, inspect, repair, calibrate and maintain biomedical equipment. Ensure safe operation and effective performance of equipment by conducting approved programs for quality control and maintenance.
- Inspect/maintain all CSC simulators and equipment. Ensure safe operation and effective performance of simulators and equipment by conducting approved programs for quality control and maintenance. Inform supervisor of any items requiring repair, maintenance or replacement.
Faculty Simulation support:
- Provide first-line technical and operational support of simulators, computers, audio-visual and other CLC equipment.
- Provide first line user operational support to faculty, course administrators and participants during CLC events.
- Programs human patient simulators, prepares scenario props and creates scenario Moulage to model physiological responses to the clinician, skill objectives and specifications identified by instructional staff.
- Serve as simulator operator by creating, testing, and running scenarios with faculty instructors. Control scenarios during simulation events in the CLC, and during on-unit training events in the CLC. Support training exercises using both high and low fidelity health care simulators.
- Keep storage areas orderly and properly stocked.
- Monitor inventory of medical equipment, simulators, and disposable medical supplies, and report needed materials for ordering.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.
Education and Experience:
- Three (3) or more years of experience with high fidelity simulation equipment and task trainers or experience in a clinical healthcare setting (e.g., EMT, Anesthesia technician, ORT, etc.); and an Associate’s degree or various relevant coursework, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be attained is required.
- Demonstrated ability to understand and operate most equipment found in a healthcare setting.
- Demonstrated ability to program various simulation equipment and systems.
- Demonstrated understanding of patient care simulation technologies and applications.
- Demonstrated basic knowledge in medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the features and capabilities of basic multimedia equipment, including video equipment.
- Strong background in computer use, set-up, troubleshooting, and maintenance required. Proficiency with databases, digital audio-visual editing, ability to learn new technologies quickly and easily. Experience with setting up audiovisual equipment.
- Demonstrated experience at the advanced level in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook), Win2000, XP, Windows 7, Mac OS, and other types of databases.
- Candidate must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely for various mediums including strong oral, presentation skills and written communication skills. Must have very strong interpersonal/customer service skills and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
- Proven attention to details skills and follow-through on assignments.
- Previous experience in medical simulation preferred.
- Previous experience supporting faculty in an academic or professional development environment.
- Demonstrated team spirit, dependability, and initiative.
- Ability to serve diverse populations.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and direct the activities of others and/or accept direction from others.
- Demonstrated ability to establish excellent working relationships with faculty, staff, students and prospective students and their families. Must have the ability to work comfortably with individuals at all levels.
- Must be able to demonstrate ability to set priorities and multi-task and meet deadlines.
- Must have a professional demeanor and presentation of self and strong decision-making ability.
Shift/Hours/Days: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday; some occasional weekend and evening hours may be required.
The School of Nursing seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan that extends world-wide, to fulfill the School’s strategic plan, and to sustain the excellence of the School of Nursing.
To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit: http://nursing.umich.edu/diversity/dei-faculty-and-staff.
Please visit http://www.nursing.umich.edu/ for more information about the School.
Salary Range: These are 9-month positions. Salary is commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. We encourage all interested parties to apply.
Supervision is received from the Lead Simulation Technician.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.