University of Utah Simulation Technology Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/31/2017

Requisition Number PRN14365B

Job Title Simulation Technology Specialist

Working Title Simulation Technology Specialist

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Day shifts primarily with rotating weekend/evening shifts as needed.

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 01436 - CON SIMULATION CENTER

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.19-17.00

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

This position supports simulation technologies and methodologies of the Simulation Learning Center (SLC) and the Health Science Education Building (HSEB) Clinical Center with multidisciplinary professionals in running low, midrange, and high fidelity simulations through the use of task trainers, patient simulators, virtual reality and standardized patients. OperatesSLCandHSEBequipment and provides technical support to students, faculty and other users. Independently manages simulation room and mannequin set-up and take down, application of moulage, medical equipment and supplies, IT, recording and playback. Supports Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) Multi Objective Structured Examinations (MOSPEs), InterProfessional Education (IPE), immersive simulation experiences and other scheduled inpatient and outpatient simulation learning activities. This position has no responsibility for providing direct care to patients.


1. Provides IT care, periodic maintenance and repairs (as appropriate) of task trainers, mannequins and other simulation center equipment, under minimal supervision. Maintains cleanliness and order of specialized equipment and supplies.

2. Assists manager with tracking supply and equipment needs and costs. Participates in restocks and inventory.

3. Assists with maintaining accurate records and follow-up on overdue equipment. Checks in and out approved equipment and supplies. Assists in tracking time space allocation and supplies. Provides IT support to faculty for teaching learning activities within the simulation center.

4. Sets up the simulation room or Clinical Center in preparation for simulation scenarios; including equipment, supplies, mannequin moulage, IT, and video, and automatic medication dispenser.

5. Programs mannequins in accordance with scenarios. Assists in preparing Standardized Patient for scenarios/clinical experience.

6. Assists faculty with resources for course needs related to simulation, including but not limited to the AV system, data capture software, mannequin programming, Standardized Patient preparation, Electronic Health Records, smart boards and medication dispensing units.

7. Provides first line technical support for computer based multimedia systems and their components, operation of digital cameras, video cameras, audio/video mixer, digital /analog converter, monitors,LCDProjectors and other equipment.

8. Supports Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) Multi Objective Structured Examinations (MOSPEs) and InterProfessional Education (IPE) activities.

9. Supports computerized simulation in didactic and lab settings. Input patient information into theEMR, as requested and as provided by facilitators, for use in the simulation scenarios.

10. Participates in conferences and seminars as presenter and participant. Attends meetings and contributes to committee work as appropriate and as assigned by leadership. Stays current with the developments in the field of Simulation Technology.

11. Other general duties and functions as assigned.

Work Environment included bending, lifting at least 50 lbs. with assistance, and some office work.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of three years experience in information technology or medical simulation. Significant experience with technology (e.g. computers, manikins, monitoring systems, Microsoft Office). Ability to quickly absorb technical details of new technologies. Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and independently. Ability to analyze, prioritize, and make decisions related to coordination of equipment, supplies and general trouble shooting. Strong organizational skills required for time management and to prioritize conflicting demands. Customer service oriented with effective communication skills. Self-motivated and willing to learn new skills. Ability to occasionally lift and use heavy or specialized medical equipment.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Previous simulation experience is not required. However, experience in technology and/or audio-visual experience will be considered as appropriate “past experience”.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.