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Simulation Operations Specialist

Apply now Job no: 497910
Location: Moon Campus

Position Department: RISE Center
Position Type: Staff Part-Time
The RISE Center at Robert Morris University fosters the development of an internationally recognized immersive learning and digital innovation ecosystem, leveraging technology to enhance our overall mission and vision. Our vision is to be a nationally known simulation center transforming the education of our learners through innovative experiential learning and creating positive social change by building relationships, knowledge and skills. Our mission statement is to be a state-of-the-art simulation facility that serves the university and region. We nurture professional development through experiential learning supported by well-prepared simulation educators and staff. We are seeking a Simulation Operations Specialist who is part of our team responsible for simulation equipment the management and operations of daily simulation functions. The incumbent reports to the RISE Center Director and will work collaboratively with all members of the team and stakeholders across the university and surrounding community. This role engages with activities related to our center’s equipment management, overall operations, and learning support. To be successful in this position the incumbent will heavily rely on ability to understand and manage technology, be a proactive problem-solver, be detailed oriented, be customer-centered, process and outcomes-oriented, and demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and learn quickly. The incumbent will be joining a high functioning and collaborative team committed to delivering excellent service and is committed to continuous improvement. Schedule: Varies per semester, allowed 950 hours per year, average about 20 hours per week per semester, occasional weekend commitments (1-3 times yearly) Hourly Rate: $25 to $30/hr
  • Serve as a simulator operator by creating, testing, and running scenarios with faculty & staff instructors assuring that the simulator is in good working condition prior to the start of all simulations.
  • Establish and maintain effective workflows collaboratively to ensure smooth operations and optimal learning environment.
  • Facilities management: room set-up and clean-up for clinical simulations and debriefings; accountable for having the room props, equipment, and other resources prepared for the scheduled simulation activity. Ensure rooms are always tidied up and clean.
  • Create, and organize equipment maintenance schedules, student worker simulation equipment training and overall upkeep of all task trainers, high and low fidelity manikins
  • Ability to troubleshoot when equipment or systems malfunction by establishing close contact with suppliers and adequate training
  • Manage the center scheduling system to ensure efficient use of space for training sessions, workshops, and other activities.
  • Create internal schedules for daily simulation activities based on participant numbers, collaborate with faculty and staff to ensure schedules are accessible and ready for day to day operations
  • Maintains competence and knowledge of healthcare equipment.
  • Provides backup technical support for computer-based multimedia systems and their components, including operating digital camera, video cameras, monitors, LCD displays, and other equipment.
  • Equipment use and manipulation: Understands the use and operation of different simulator technologies ranging from anatomic models and task trainers to screen-based simulation to full-body patient simulators and virtual reality surgical simulators.
  • Maintains proficiency in existing and emerging simulation technologies, including basic theory, design, and implementation.
  • Collaborates with leadership and the advanced practice faculty to coordinate all simulation events.
  • Learning Support (10%) •Assist with faculty and other center staff development in the operational aspects of simulation. •Plays a role in simulation teaching when needed. •In collaboration with the Director, mentor graduate students and student workers assigned to learn and assist in our simulation programing •Promotes and communicates the center’s mission and goals (provides information to faculty, staff, learners, and visitors concerning the functions of the Simulation Center). •Center operations improvement: Participates in technical training as necessary; attend conferences to stay current with simulation technology.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or graduation equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related field preferred.
  • Experience with medical simulation training.
  • Experience supporting faculty in an academic environment.
  • Experience in an academic health system.
  • One year of basic allied health, simulation, or relevant experience required.
  • 2-5 years in medical simulation training
  • Experience supporting faculty in an academic environment preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to work effectively independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment. A combination of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities is required,
  • Knowledge of health care-related clinical patient care.
  • Knowledge of and experience in project management.
  • Knowledge of and experience in workflow mapping and improvement.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills.
  • Customer service orientation and strong customer service skills.
  • Strong technical and computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized and self-directed.
  • Time management and documentation skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong organizational and management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to be able to communicate clearly and professionally, compose reports, and deliver training.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders to solve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and display diplomacy.
  • Able to work on multiple tasks and projects concurrently with frequent interruptions.
  • Practice excellent work ethic, heightened sense of accountability and ownership.
  • Strong problem-solving skills in working with various faculty members and students from different program levels.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, display diplomacy, be self-directed, and manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently with frequent interruptions.
  • Strong technical and computer skills.
  • Strong customer service skills are essential and must enjoy working with people.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • RN,EMT, CNA, or other similar allied-health related certification.
  • CPR certification.
  • CHOS, CHSE Certification
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Act 153 Clearance Required: Yes
Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check (If driving on behalf of the University): No
Required to Pass a Credit Check: No
Additional Posting Information: None
Special Applicant Instructions: None
Commitment to Diversity:
Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice:
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please email or call us at (412) 397-6270 if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.

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