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The simulation technician works with the simulation learning lab instructor to facilitate high-fidelity human patient simulated learning for nursing students at all levels of learning. Manages simulation lab supplies Performs pre-simulation activities Assists with simulation scenarios Performs post-simulation activities Receives minimal direction Reports to Clinical Learning Lab Coordinator Serves as a professional role model for students in dress, communication, deportment, problem solving, care delivery and patient advocacy to facilitate student's socialization into the profession. Demonstrates respect for the student as a new learner by communicating constructive feedback in appropriate ways and in private.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Supports daily operations of clinical learning lab Orient students and faculty to simulation lab Provides technical support to students Maintains currency in field Assess and communicates supply needs to Clinical Learning Lab Coordinator Pre-simulation Activities: Program patient scenarios and setup control room for simulation activity Prepare scenario props and create scenario moulage Assemble pre-simulation learning materials Assist in creating documentation for scenario Simulation Activities: Pre-brief students, staff, and faculty Operate simulation console and software Manipulate simulator during scenario Record simulation activities in approved format (.mov, .flv, .avi, .mp4, .wmv) Assist faculty in managing recording equipment Assist faculty in monitoring students' safety Provide theatrical support (including moulage and voice over) Post-simulation Activities: Operate debriefing equipment Provide feedback for improving simulation experience Return simulation lab to pre-scenario condition Salvage re-usable supplies and repackage Provide required recorded scenarios, in approved format, to WGU staff within 24 hours of a simulation assessment
REQUIRED SKILLS Ability to work with computers (PC or MAC experience required) Ability to work with Microsoft office programs- Excel, Word, PowerPoint Ability to work in fast paced environment Ability to work flexible schedule (early mornings, late evenings may be required) Excellent written and oral communication skills Experience working in simulation lab with mannequins Excellent organizational skills and ability to think logically and follow directions Creativity and flexibility in designing innovative approaches to solving problems Commitment to utilizing simulation methodology in learning and its ability to transform nursing education Comfortable with technology, willing to learn
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION Associates or Bachelor's degree OR 3 year equivalent work experience Interest in health care and computers/technology helpful
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION Finger dexterity: Using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.
Talking: Especially where one must convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Average Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
Average Visual Abilities: Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products, or operate machinery.
Physical Strength: Sedentary work. Sitting most of the time. Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally. (Almost all office jobs.)
WORKING CONDITIONS None: No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions. (Such as in a typical office.)
MENTAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION Reasoning Ability: Ability to deal with a variety of variables under only limited standardization. Able to interpret various instructions.
Mathematics Ability: Ability to perform basic math skills, use decimals to compute ratios and percents, and to draw and interpret graphs.
Language Ability: Ability to read a variety of books, magazines, instruction manuals, atlases, and encyclopedias. Ability to prepare memos, reports, and essays using proper punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
Ability to communicate distinctly with appropriate pauses and emphasis; correct pronunciation (or sign equivalent); and variation in word order using present, perfect, and future tenses.
INTENT AND FUNCTION OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.
Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The university maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law
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