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Simulation Technician at Hackensack Meridian Health

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Type: Full Time
Location: Nutley, New Jersey





Job Description:

Simulation Technician

Job ID

2020-87833

Department

Off of Med Edu-Curr Admin

Site

HMH-Seton Hall SOM

Job Location

US-NJ-Nutley

Position Type

Full Time with Benefits

Standard Hours Per Week

36

Shift

Day

Shift Hours

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Weekend Work

No Weekends Required

On Call Work

No On-Call Required

Holiday Work

No Holidays Required

Overview

How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

Under the direction of the Director for Clinical Simulation and Education Center, the Simulation Technician will serve an essential role in simulation education programs at the new Interprofessional Health Sciences campus. Provide hands on expertise to facilitate and support all simulation operations, including preparation, maintenance and repair of computerized manikins (software and hardware), task trainers and related multimedia equipment. Work to ensure the smooth operation of simulation events from start to finish. Simulation responsibilities also include management of the daily operations of IT, AV and simulation equipment and administrative tasks related to the educational activities at the Clinical Simulation and Practice Center, and the Hackensack-Meridian Health School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.

Responsibilities

A day in the life of a Simulation Technician at Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine can be described as follows:

Serve as simulator operator by programming, testing, running, and video capturing scenarios, assuring that the facility and equipment are set up for teaching sessions.
- Program and maintain manikin based simulation software and equipment for all simulation sessions.
- Acquire and install digital audiovisual hardware and software systems to capture simulated sessions with subsequent editing and transfer into an archival format for analysis as needed.
- Operate and provide technical support for computer based multimedia systems and their components, including operation of digital cameras, video cameras, audio/video mixer, digital/analog converter, monitors, LCD projectors, and other equipment.
- Support the use of digital media and web stream creation for educational and professional distribution, distribute content and back up data, and provide advanced troubleshooting.
- Interface with the equipment manufacturers regarding equipment troubleshooting and systems problems; maintain record of repairs.
- Conduct routine maintenance including install software and hardware upgrades and maintain functionality of manikin components as directed by manufacturer support.
- Manage service contracts.
- Participate in technical training as necessary; attend conferences to stay current with simulation technology.
- Responsible for simulator program marketing and information management, including brochure and website development and maintenance.
- Create innovative ideas, evaluate new equipment, and identify opportunities for technology improvement and integration into healthcare education.
- Train faculty and other Simulation Center staff in the operational aspects of simulation. Communicate in a positive, professional manner with faculty instructors, students and other users of the Simulation Center. Serve as a liaison between IT and the School of Medicine.
- Assist with other special projects or initiatives as needed.
- Establish and maintain vital records and statistics as they pertain to simulation and assist in securing all data according to university IT, Seton Hall University, and Clinical Simulation and Practice Center policies and procedures.
- Prepare reports based on these data as directed. Assist in ensuring HIPPA and FERPA rules are followed.
- Maintain supplies and equipment for optimal operation. Maintain up to date inventory. Identify and communicate the need for additional and/or replacement equipment/supplies.

Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree is required
- Master's degree is preferred
- Must have one (1) or more years of relevant work experience
- Must have experience working in an academic, healthcare, biotechnology or simulation related learning environment
- Must have working knowledge of and proficiency in computers, application software, operating systems and information technology equipment
- One (1) or more years of experience in a healthcare related field is preferred
Experience with healthcare information technologies is preferred
- Experiece with Laserdal, METI, Gaumard, Simulab and other simulation systems and equipment is preferred
If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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