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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.

Responsibilities*

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY

The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN) Clinical Learning Center (CLC) is seeking an Administrative Lead for Simulation and Technology who is responsible for facilitating and supporting the educational offerings of the center and who will report to the Associate Dean for Strategic Affairs (ADSA). The CLC 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 replicate 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 seven main areas: Nursing Skills Lab, Physical Assessment Lab, Standardized Patient Rooms, Anatomy Lab, Simulation Rooms, Control Room, and a Debriefing Rooms. For additional information, please visit to our website at http://www.nursing.umich.edu/academic-programs/clinical-learning-center.

In this role, the Administrative Lead will act as a supervisor of a complex technological center with high interface with UMSN faculty and students. S/he will be responsible for assisting the Associate Dean for Strategic Affairs (ADSD) with coordinating all technical support and supervising operational aspects of the CLC. The Lead will work with the ADSA and others, including CLC undergraduate and graduate faculty leads. Additionally, the Administrative Lead will work with faculty and staff on scheduling and simulation planning, ensure equipment is maintained and available when needed and supplies and materials are available for scheduled simulation work. The ideal candidate will have expertise and knowledge of higher educational technologies, strong background in personnel management, outstanding communication and teamwork skills, experience in inventory management, staffing analysis and supervision of technical personnel.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Equipment and Technology:

  • Understand the use and value of equipment utilized in the CLC. This includes the mannequins, task trainers, Anatomage table, video systems, etc.
  • Interface with equipment manufacturers as needed regarding equipment troubleshooting and system problems.
  • Oversee technical personnel in their daily work.
  •  Assist the ADSA and program faculty leads in developing relationships with vendors.
  • Research vendors for supplies and equipment, obtain bids, and manage warranties and purchases in conjunction with other administrative offices.
  • Provide feedback to Associate Dean from faculty and technicians concerning acceptability of facilities and equipment.
  • Coordinate facility improvements and new equipment deployment.
  • Create sign-out sheets and other record keeping methods to track equipment use.
  • Monitor equipment performance in conjunction with technical personnel.
  • Assure preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment according to manufacturers' recommendations.
  • Work with manufacturers or vendors to correct equipment deficiencies in order to minimize down time.
  • Act as a point-of-contact with equipment manufacturers for trouble-shooting equipment and systems problems.
  • Assure facility, equipment, instrumentation and supplies are organized and set-up for teaching/skills lab sessions as required, including post-session clean up.

Administrative:

  • Supervise technicians and support staff, ensuring that all work meets deadlines and standards for quality and accuracy. Assist with hiring and competency evaluation of simulation technicians, and provide technology related orientation/training for new staff as needed and as requested by the ADSA. Assist the ADSA in overseeing the development of simulation technicians as needed.
  • Provide tours of the simulation lab, providing technological demonstration of equipment as requested by ADSA.
  • Assist ADSA with reporting functions, such as class attendance, equipment usage, equipment repair and maintenance. Provide guidance and information to faculty, staff, students and visitors concerning the policies and functions of the simulation center as requested by the ADSA.
  • Utilize computer software for schedules, training sessions, classes, workshops, and other activities as requested.
  • Coach and develop technical staff in the CLC so that absences or vacancies do not idle the simulation center. Coach staff on professional development.

Inventory and Scheduling:

  • Order necessary supplies and consumable parts.
  • Assist ADSA and program leads in working with faculty to determine supplies and equipment needed for new courses.
  • Assist ADSA to schedule all necessary simulation work for undergraduate, graduate and research needs.
  • Development and implement inventory practices to ensure that level are maintained in a cost effective way.

Financial:

  • Assist ADSA in managing the equipment and inventory budget as requested and work with the finance team to assess course fees.
  • Assist ADSA in tracking operational expenses to support monthly and annual operational reports and long-term plan development.
  • Assist the ADSA with identification of need for replacement equipment, instrumentation, and supplies and obtains cost estimates from vendors/suppliers as requested to facilitate new purchases in coordination with the Undergraduate, Graduate and Research Simulation Faculty Leads and the finance team.

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.

Required Qualifications*

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree or various relevant coursework, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be attained is required.
  • Five (5) or more years of supervisory experience in a clinical healthcare setting, including workload prioritization and balancing, and management of staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and supervise technical staff, while reliably managing responsibilities and manage time effectively, including scheduling and planning, and follow-up.
  • Must have very strong interpersonal/customer service skills and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated understanding of new technologies, including equipment found in healthcare settings, computerized simulation equipment and video-recording equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the features and capabilities of basic multimedia equipment, including video equipment.
  • Background in computer use, set-up, troubleshooting, and maintenance required. Some proficiency with databases, digital audio-visual editing, ability to learn new technologies quickly and easily. Experience with setting up audio-visual equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience 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 communications skills.
  • Proven attention to details skills and follow-through on assignments.

Attributes:

  • Proven leadership ability, initiative, resourcefulness, and the ability to anticipate needs.
  • Previous experience in higher education technology is desirable.
  • Previous experience supporting faculty in an academic or professional development environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, manage, analyze, and prepare data.
  • Demonstrated team spirit, dependability, and initiative with the proven ability to work effectively on a team.
  • 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.
  • Ability to promote the School of Nursing’s Declaration of Values to Empower each other to interrupt or disrupt disrespect; Practice communication that is beneficial, kind and true; Inspire and be inspired by our members’ worth, significance and integrity; Cultivate respect for ourselves and others routinely, publicly and privately.

Work Schedule

Shift/Hours/Days: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; may include some occasional weekend and/or evening hours.

Additional Information

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervision is received from the Associate Dean for Strategic Affairs.

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: nursing.umich.edu/di...ei-faculty-and-staff.

Please visit http://www.nursing.umich.edu/ for more information about the school.

Salary: Due to the necessary requirements, the salary range for this position is $70,000-$74,000. Salary is commensurate based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. We encourage all interested parties meeting requirements to apply.

Market Title/Job Code: Laboratory/Classroom Services Supervisor (Market Title # 101852)

Working Title: Administrative Lead, Simulation and Technology

Background Screening

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.