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University of Utah IT & Operations Specialist - Simulation Lab in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 11/13/2020

Requisition Number PRN24586B

Job Title Simulation Technology Specialist

Working Title IT & Operations Specialist - Simulation Lab

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Required to work some weekends and be somewhat flexible with daily schedule.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01647 - CON INTERMOUNTAIN HLTH SIM CTR

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.19 to 24.85

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position supports simulation technologies and methodologies of the Simulation Learning Center ( SLC ) at the College of Nursing with multidisciplinary professionals. The position supports running low, mid-range, and high fidelity simulations through the use of task trainers, patient simulators, virtual reality and standardized patients. Operates SLC IT equipment 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, 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.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at work site if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Responsibilities

1.Set-up for simulation events accurately and timely including: Equipment, mannequin(s), moulage, mannequin programming, video, debriefing audio visual, video capture, and automatic medication dispensing units stocked for correct patient

2.Provides first line technical support for computer-based multimedia systems and components, operation of digital cameras, video cameras, digital/analog converter, LCD projectors, tablets, and other technical equipment.

3.Prepares for simulation events before scheduled event including reading full scenario, understanding the case and asking questions for clarification, review set-up checklist for understanding, review standardized patient/confederate script for understanding, mannequin charging if needed, all medications accurate and labeled, and programming of medication dispensing units with correct patient and medications.

4.Clean-up and reset of simulation rooms including debriefing rooms including restocking of disposable supply carts, cleaning moulage from mannequins (all fluids and equipment), cleaning and rinsing all internal components, changing and restocking linens, removal of all supplies and equipment not included in standard room/bay set-up, and wipe-down/mopping of all surfaces including whiteboard when needed.

5.Support simulation events by assisting simulation facilitators with multimedia systems, operation of all technical equipment, restocking and turnover between scenarios, assisting standardized patients/confederates, and any details needed by simulation facilitators such as printing or clarifications.

6.Attend and actively contribute to mandatory team meetings, college of nursing staff meetings, and mandatory staff college of nursing activities not limited to convocation when not involved with a simulation event.

7.Assigned projects, to include regular team updates and communication, are completed and signed off within agreed timeline.

8.Shows a high degree of professionalism by collaborating with team members and clients, regular communication, following dress code, completing compliance trainings on time, and punctuality.

9.Takes personal responsibility for own simulation schedule including tracking 40-hour work week. This also includes regularly checking time card and communicating discrepancies within 24 hours of pay period closure.

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.

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

13. Other general duties and functions as assigned.

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.

Preferences

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

•Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred but not required.

•( CHSOS ) certification is preferred but no required

•Required to work some weekends and need to be flexible with daily schedule

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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