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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


Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth

Requisition #: 20000130


Under direction and supervision of the Director of Simulation, the individual will provide technical support for all simulation operations, including, but not limited to: maintenance and repair of computerized mannequins (software and hardware).


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.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

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

  • Assist with data entry for various recordkeeping.


· Knowledge of patient simulation, technologies and applications.

  • 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.

  • Proficiency in MS software applications including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Internet and database applications.

  • 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.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Self-motivated and ability to work effectively in team environment.

  • Flexibility and adaptability in dynamic environment; able to work evenings/weekends as scheduled.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Communicate and collaborate in a positive, professional manner with faculty, staff, learners, and stakeholders of the Clinical Simulation and Practice Lab.

  • Provide communication and feedback to program director on facility, technology, equipment, operational and other needs identified for overall maintenance and program functioning.

  • Create innovative ideas, evaluate new equipment, and identify opportunities for technology improvement and integration into healthcare education.

  • Engage in available opportunities to learn about current developments and best practices in simulation, share information and best practices externally. Develop and maintain relationships with simulation specialists to engage in collaborative problem solving and innovation.

  • Conduct facility tours; participate in events providing exposure and insight to the program.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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  • Education in ComputerScience, technology, or health-related field preferred.

  • RN, EMT, Paramedic, orother health related technical experience preferred.

  • Previous experience insimulation lab preferred.

  • CHSOS certificationpreferred. Or ability to obtain.


  • Associate’sdegree in technology or a health-related field is required.


  • One year of clinical,simulation, or Technology related experience is required.


Exerts up to 50 pounds

of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10

pounds constantly to move objects.

SECURITY SENSITIVE: This job class may contain positions that are

security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas EducationCode § 51.215

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