The Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety (STEPS) at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Simulation Technician. This position will assistant in daily activities to include, but not limited to, manikin and room set up, running manikin based scenarios, set up of task trainers, tearing down rooms and clean up, provide assistant to faculty, basic teaching, computer and audio/visual usage and trouble shooting.
In order to be succesful in thisi position, the ideal candidate will:
Serve as a simulation operator running scenarios and operating AV system components. Ensure all equipment, including AV, is set up appropriately and in a timely manner for training and course activities.
Install, replace, and configure simulation programs.
Trouble-shoot problems related to the use of computerized manikins, AV equipment, and task trainers, both hardware and software systems. Ensures functionality of equipment for course requirements.
Report any technical issues or risks to Simulation Specialists, STEPS Director, or appropriate staff that could impact on the delivery of courses and scheduled simulation activities in a timely manner.
Provide recommendations for budget and purchase of equipment, supplies, and materials.
Maintain simulation equipment to a high standard, including cleaning and basic repair of equipment; ensure all equipment is in good working order at all times. Works with simulation specialists to create a schedule and log of preventative maintenance and technical activities.
Interface with equipment manufacturers regarding equipment troubleshooting and system problems.
Assists in maintaining inventory of all simulation and skills lab supplies, materials and equipment and notifies appropriate staff of stock levels in a timely manner.
Maintain current knowledge of simulation equipment function and updates.
Participate in technical training and attend conferences/seminars to maintain current knowledge and competency with simulation technology and operation.
Assist with special projects or initiatives, as needed and assigned.
Attend meetings and participate in activities as assigned.
Work effectively with learners, faculty, staff, and peers
Pay Grade: 12
Associate's Degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Six (6) months of practical expereince..
Background in basic patient care (EMT, Nursing assistant, medical assistant, etc.)
Experience in teaching and or working in Simulation Education environment preferred.
Proficiency in software applications including Microsoft Office suite, as well as, internet and database applications.
Experience trouble shooting computer and or audio/visual equipment.
Medical terminology preferred
Extensive experience with computer applications.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently or as a team member.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Position requires ability to establish and develop relationships at all levels.
Experience in managing multiple priorities or assignments and adhere to stringent deadlines.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Excellent verbal and writing skills.
Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Apr 27, 2021
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 227083
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.