The primary role of the Assistant Director of Simulation Operations is to provide operational leadership to oversee and manage the execution of simulation events provided by the UMKC SOM Clinical Training Facility. The Assistant Director of Simulation Operations will ensure the proper preparation of the CTF for all courses, educational exercises and research endeavors. This position is responsible for working with the Director of Simulation Education to actualize the Clinical Training Facility's strategic plan, as well as School of Medicine's strategic plan as it relates to simulation, which includes continued growth and expansion of high-quality simulation programs.
The Director is responsible for direct supervision of the Operations Specialist(s).
Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills
Exceptional organization and time-management skills
Must be very attentive to details and also have the ability to multi-task and work efficiently.
Must have flexibility, creativity, and a strong desire and passion for improving operating infrastructures and processes.
Familiarity with operating audiovisual equipment
Proficiency with electronic mail communication and operation of personal computers and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Duties & Responsibilities
Administrative & Leadership
Work with the director to develop and monitor strategic planning, including determining strategic priorities, strategies and monitoring outcomes.
Review and evaluate the quality of simulation education through program evaluation.
Oversee and manage simulation staff in accordance with reporting structure, including but not limited to leading staff meetings, providing feedback, conducting performance reviews, remediating, hiring, firing, scheduling, and payroll.
Support CTF Directors in obtaining and maintaining simulation center accreditation.
Oversee planning and implementation of special projects applicable to the CTF's mission.
Advise CTF Directors and SOM leadership on the operational aspects of simulation-based education.
Be prepared to represent SOM at a local, regional, and national simulation organizations and conferences.
Assist the director of simulation education in developing, updating, and implementing a business plan and annual budget.
Support and development and management of CTF grants or other revenue-generating projects.
Education and Research
Advise team on operational aspects of simulation during the development of new programs.
Provide training and faculty development.
Participate in activities and programs related to fostering future healthcare simulation educators.
Support the implementation of simulation-based research studies.
Present educational innovations at local, regional, and national conferences.
Help develop and carry out policies and procedures necessary for efficient and quality execution of all simulation activities.
Assist in the identification of necessary operational resources to carry out day to day operations that reflect the missions of the CTF.
Ensure operational staff maintain technical proficiency with all aspects of the operation, maintenance, support, troubleshooting, and repair of all of the CTF and associated simulation equipment and software within one year of hiring, including:
Ensure the delivery of faculty orientation to principles of simulation training and debriefing techniques.
Will demonstrate and/or teach technical aspects of operating the Simulator to faculty members.
Ensure the proper maintenance of all equipment and timely ordering and availability of supplies.
Ensure that all equipment is in good working condition prior to the start of all simulations.
Interface with equipment manufacturers and university information technology regarding trouble-shooting equipment and systems problems and implementing hardware and software updates.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
One (1) year experience working in a patient care area like the operating room, critical care area, EMS, or other healthcare is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Experience of at least 1 year working in a simulation environment that involves simulator operation and maintenance is required.
Experience with the management and administration of simulation-based educational programs is required.
Full Time/Part Time
Full time, benefit eligible
$47,476 - $60,000
March 8, 2020
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