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Simulation Operations Specialist, Part-time, Days - 20 hours/week

Northwestern Medicine
Occupational fields: 
Office and Administrative Support
Employment type: 
Part Time
Required degree level: 
Remote Position: 


The Simulation Operations Specialist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

  • Provide support in establishing and achieving simulation based education that aligns with strategic organizational goals. This includes technical support for all simulation operations, and repair of patient simulators (software and hardware), task trainers, and related multimedia peripherals as well as software programming of scenarios.
  1. Provide technical support for all simulation operations, including preparation, maintenance and repair of patient simulators (software and hardware), task trainers and related multimedia peripherals.
  2. Support the development and implementation of simulation based education.
  3. Serve as simulator operator by testing and running scenarios together with simulation facilitators.
  4. Support the use of digital media and provide technical support for computer-based multimedia systems and their components.
  5. Program simulator software with clinical scenario parameters.
  6. Ensure appropriate set up & breakdown/clean up (moulage, staging) of simulation environment, equipment, and supplies
  7. Role play in simulated scenarios as necessary.
  8. Conduct inventory and maintain supplies, media, materials related to simulation and equipment at an adequate level as budget allows in an organized manner.
  9. Ensure simulation equipment functionality, security, and safety and/or appropriately troubleshoots, removes, disposes, or repairs equipment.
  10. Recommend replacements or new purchases of simulation related equipment or supplies to Director.
  11. Train Simulation Facilitators and other simulation users in the operational/technical aspects of simulation.
  12. Schedule simulation experiences.
  13. Maintain safe, organized and efficient simulation center(s).
  14. Interface with the equipment manufacturers regarding equipment operation, troubleshooting and system problems; maintain record of repairs and updates.
  15. Maintain proficiency in existing and emerging quality, safety and simulation technologies
  16. Assure compliance with program policies and procedures.
  17. Assists with the development of communication tools related to simulation (i.e. newsletter, corridors, and team site).
  18. Collect and coordinate data in support of simulation activities.
  19. Maintain data confidentiality and security.
  20. Assist or provide visitor and guided tours.
  21. Other duties as assigned
Part time days: 20 hours per week, 2 shifts one week and 3 shifts the next.
Required :
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience (prefer computer technology or health related field)
  • Proficiency in the use of audio/visual equipment
  • Proficiency with PC and MAC applications including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Evidence of the following qualities:
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Creativity
  • Autonomous
  • Resiliency and Flexibility
Preferred :
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist
  • Working knowledge and operations of medical simulation technologies & devices (such as Laerdal, Gaumard, CAE)
  • Experience in healthcare simulation

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced healthcare to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty and medical students come together everyday with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

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