Reporting directly to the Simulation Center (SIM Center) Director of Operations and indirectly to the SIM Center Medical Director, the SIM Center Operations Technician will provide operational support for all SIM Center daily activities. Primary responsibilities include preparing all simulation and skills lab spaces; maintaining SIM Center equipment; transporting equipment and materials; and managing all SIM Center inventory and storage areas.
-Provide direct support to the SIM Center for setup and break down of all SIM Center scheduled activities. -Provide direct support to the Director of Operations and SIM Center Skills Lab Manager for the current inventory, ordering and maintenance of all medical supplies, including consumables and gas cylinders. -Work in conjunction with the Director of Operations, Skills Lab Manager, Simulation Technician, and/or AV Manager to coordinate the shipping of equipment and supplies to the SIM Center from our clients and the return shipping of equipment and supplies back to our clients. -Retrieve equipment and supplies from the SIM Center receiving area to the intended SIM Center room. -Maintain proficiency in existing SIM Center technologies, equipment and instrumentation and participate in training of staff and clients on SIM Center equipment. -Establish and maintain inventory supply levels, supply location designations, supply/ equipment labeling, and equipment storage. -Interface with the Director of Operations, Scheduling Coordinator, Lab Manager, Simulation Technicians and Clients to coordinate supplies and equipment needed for scheduled events at the SIM Center. -Conducts routine cleaning and general maintenance of SIM Center spaces, equipment, instrumentation, furniture, and supplies. -Performs other job duties as assigned. -Occasionally needs to work at night and/or on weekends.
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus two years of related experience.
-Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) to support interactions with learners and other stakeholders as well as SIM Center Management and Staff. -Knowledge of inventory management is highly desirable, ability to order, stock and track all supplies and equipment utilized in SIM Center operations. -Familiarity with the operation of personal computers is essential, particularly e-mail and Microsoft Windows based office programs. (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.) -Knowledge or willingness to learn Simulation and surgical equipment maintenance and use. -Knowledge of or willingness to learn medical terminology. -Familiarity with audio visual equipment is highly desirable.
- In an 8-hour workday, must be able to lift /carry: 50 to 100+ pounds occasionally 25 to 50 pounds frequently 10 to 20 pounds regularly
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