The Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center (Simulation Center) is dedicated to supporting the growing use of simulation methodologies throughout medical education and professional practice. It provides consultative and supportive services for curriculum development, innovative instructional strategies, assessment methods, and faculty development in simulations for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM) and the Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) as well as other Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) and Johns Hopkins University entities (Bayview Medical Center, School of Nursing, etc.) and external clients. The Simulation Center has a special interest in resuscitation, crisis resource management, and simulation-based research. In an effort to advance the science of medical education and patient safety, simulations are conducted within the Simulation Center and in the clinical environment (“in situ”).
The Medical Simulation Technician provides support for all simulation operations, including preparation, maintenance and repair of full-body patient simulators (software and hardware), task trainers and related multimedia peripherals.
The Medical Simulation Technician reports to the Simulation Operations Manager, and works closely with other Simulation staff as well as faculty, staff, and learners from throughout Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System. The position must have the ability to work outside normal work hours, including weekends, to meet business needs.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The Medical Simulation Technician specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serves as simulator operator by creating, testing, and running scenarios with faculty instructors assuring that the simulator is in good working condition prior to the start of all simulations.
Maintains cleanliness of the Simulation Center
Manages the 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
Works closely with faculty to ensure the smooth operation educational activities that involve organizing work flow in the Simulation Center
Provides information to faculty, staff, learners, and visitors concerning the functions of the Simulation Center
Meets with potential users of the Sim Center to identify resources, including but not limited to equipment, supplies, and space needed to accommodate teaching session
Utilizes online tools for schedules, training sessions, classes, workshops, and other activities
Maintains competence in bedside patient care equipment
Participates as needed at external/outer site simulation (in situ)
Coordinates equipment transport and teaching support for in situ events
Plays a role in simulation teaching when needed
Serves as backup to the Multimedia Services Manager for the use of digital media
Provides backup technical support for computer-based multimedia systems and their components, including operating digital camera, video cameras, monitors, LCD displays, and other equipment
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
Participates in technical training as necessary; attend conferences to stay current with simulation technology
Conducts routine inventory updates
Interfaces with the equipment manufacturers regarding equipment troubleshooting and systems problems; maintains record of repairs
Trains faculty and other Simulation Center staff in the operational aspects of simulation
Communicates in a positive, professional manner with faculty instructors, learners, and other users of the Simulation Center
Other duties as assigned
High school diploma and one year basic allied health experience required. Must have the ability to work flexible hours, including early morning, evening, and weekends.
The Simulation Center strives to be a leader in teaching the importance of emergency readiness. The person who accepts this positon must become certified in and maintain certification in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (i.e., CPR) as a provider and an instructor. Certification is not required at the acceptance of the positon, but must be attained by the first employment anniversary, and must be maintained thereafter at all times while employed.
EMT, CNA or similar allied health-related certification
Experience with medical simulation training
Experience supporting faculty in an academic environment
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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
Customer service orientation and strong customer service skills
Strong technical and computer skills
Experience in an academic health system
Strong interpersonal skills
Highly organized and self-directed
Strong organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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
Physical requirements for the job:
Must be able to work in a stationary position
Must be able to move inside the work space to access equipment and traverse between different work spaces to support simulation activities or perform other duties
Must be able to operate, prepare, inspect, and repair equipment
Must be able to position self to maintain equipment
Must be able to lift materials weighing up to 40 pounds to and from overhead locations
Must be able to push/pull equipment up to 100 lbs
Must be able to kneel/bend to retrieve and move materials
Classified Title: Instructional Resource Coordinator Working Title: Medical Simulation Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CE Starting Salary Range: $18.67 - $25.68; commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm, Up to 40 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003333-SOM Admin Sim Ctr Simulation Center Personnel area: School of Medicine
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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