Job Information

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

Open Date 11/29/2021

Requisition Number PRN28588B

Job Title Simulation Technology Specialist

Working Title Simulation Operations Specialist

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

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01436 - CON SIMULATION CENTER

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $18-$20 per hour

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position supports simulation technologies and methodologies of the Simulation Center 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 in a fun and educational atmosphere. The simulation specialist independently operates Simulation Center equipment and provides support to students, faculty and other users. Work includes independently managing simulation rooms and mannequin set-up/take down, application of moulage (movie make-up), set-up medical equipment and supplies, and recording and playback of simulation events. The specialist also supports Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), Inter-Professional Education ( IPE ), immersive simulation experiences and other scheduled inpatient and outpatient simulation learning activities at the University Hospitals and Clinics. The simulation specialist will be supported with travel to conferences and training in simulation methodologies. This position has no responsibility for providing direct care to patients.

This position will require working flexible shifts. Sometimes as early as 7:00 am but usually no later than 5:30 pm. Weekend work may be two to three weekends per month. Weekend work starts at 7:30 am and is not later than 4:00 pm. If working on Saturday or Sunday then this will result in a day off during the following week and additional differential compensation. Will not work more than 40 hours per week.

This position is eligible for the generous benefits offered by the university including; medical insurance, an additional 14.2% of salary retirement contribution starting at hire date, paid leave, holidays, tuition assistance, (whatever else your team thinks is attractive) etc. See details at: ”

A minimum of three years knowledge of simulation, audiovisual, or some healthcare is required. However, some experience in information technology can be substituted as appropriate experience to total 3 years in any or all of the above areas. This fun environment will need someone with the ability to work as a team member and also independently. The ability to analyze, prioritize, and make decisions related to coordination of equipment, supplies and general trouble shooting is also needed. We are a customer service-oriented team and put importance on strong communication, self-motivated, and willingness to learn new skills. The ability to occasionally lift and use heavy or specialized medical equipment is needed. This position will help to support most weekend shifts that can be from 4-8 hours in length. However, extra differential salary and weekdays off will be given as compensation. A Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist ( CHSOS ) certificate is preferred but also not required.


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, reading full scenario, understanding the case and asking questions for clarification.

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

3. Clean-up and reset of simulation rooms including debriefing rooms, 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 of all surfaces including whiteboard when needed.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Other general duties and functions as assigned.

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

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 preferred but not required. Experience in technology, audio-visual and/or healthcare experience will be considered as appropriate past experience.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.