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


Open Date

Requisition Number PRN16803B

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 20

Full Time or Part Time? Part 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 $15.19 to $18.40

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

This position supports simulation technologies and methodologies of the Simulation Learning Center (SLC) located at the College of Nursing with multidisciplinary professionals in running low, mid-range, and high fidelity simulations through the use of task trainers, patient simulators, virtual reality and standardized patients. OperatesSLCequipment 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 simulation learning activities. This position has no responsibility for providing direct care to patients.


•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.

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

•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.

•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.

•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.

•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.

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

•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.

•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.

•Other general duties and functions as assigned.

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.


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.