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UT Health Simulation Technician- School of Nursing in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Simulation Technician- School of Nursing

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210001M6

Position Summary:

Accountable for the day-to-day operations of a surgical or clinical simulation laboratory. Will prepare lab sessions, perform basic repair and maintenance on medical and simulation equipment, maintain inventory of equipment and supplies, and participate in activities using medical equipment and simulators.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Operate and provide technical assistance with simulation and medical related audio-video systems.

  2. Provide technical assistance, support and training to faculty, instructors and staff in use of simulation and medical equipment, as necessary.

  3. Conduct ongoing maintenance of all medical and simulation equipment, including cleaning, repairing, assuring that all equipment is maintained in good working order at all times.

  4. Set-up and take-down simulators, medical equipment, and supplies for all sessions. May participate in teaching-related activities.

  5. Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment and conduct routine inventory updates. .

  6. May obtain cadavers from the UT Human Structure facility, maintain records and transports to and from the laboratory and assist in preparing them.

  7. Maintains the cleanliness of the facility and equipment and assists users of the facility during training sessions.

  8. Maintain current knowledge of simulation and medical equipment catalogs and operation manuals.

  9. Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulations, and codes.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

Simulation-Based Learning and Education Activities:

  • Understand the use and operation of different simulator technology.

  • Serve as simulator operator running pre-programmed scenarios with faculty instructors, and clinical nurse educators, assuring all equipment is set up for course programs.

  • Support/assist in role playing applications, props placement and moulage set-up.

  • Provide technical assistance, support and training to faculty, instructors and staff in use of simulation equipment, as necessary.

  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment and conduct routine inventory updates. Provide recommendations for budgeting and purchase of equipment, supplies and materials.

  • Conduct ongoing maintenance of all simulation equipment, including cleaning, repairing, assuring that all equipment is maintained in good working order at all times.

  • Maintain record of repairs required and completed.

  • Interface with equipment manufacturers regarding equipment troubleshooting and system problems.

  • Maintain current knowledge of simulation equipment catalogs and operation manuals

  • Participate in technical training as necessary.

  • Assist with special projects or initiatives as needed.

  • Assist the director and nurse educators in equipment budgeting for Center.

  • Assist faculty with the development of new skills modules.

  • Assist in scheduling simulation lab and other events within the simulation lab

  • Assist with data entry for various recordkeeping.

Technical:

  • Knowledge of computer hardware equipment and software applications relevant to simulator functions.

  • Knowledge of audio/video equipment and software for recording, duplication, mixing and editing.

  • Ability to learn new software and hardware quickly and independently.

  • Ability to assess, troubleshoot, and fix equipment failures in a timely fashion.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding job assignments and sensitive issues.

  • Ability to work with internal and external individuals from different disciplines and different levels of training.

Certification/Skills:

EMT, OR Technician, ER Technician, Vet Technician, Cardiac Catheterization Lab Technician, Paramedic or LVN certification required.

Previous experience in simulation lab is preferred.

Minimum Education:

Associate’s degree in technology or a health-related field or equivalent directly is required.

Minimum Experience:

A minimum of two years of related experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and up to 30 pounds routinely to move objects. This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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