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, gas cylinders, and so forth
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
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus two years of related experience. Must have excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
Experience in a health care industry related environment
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
Physical Demand Level: Heavy
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
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 512707
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