Simulation Specialist

Location
California, United States
Posted
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 26 August 2019
Ref
83659
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning (CISL) at the Stanford School of Medicine and its 28,000 square foot Immersive Learning Center (ILC) in the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC) is recognized as a world-leader in Immersive and simulation-based Learning (ISL). For over 25 years Stanford has been a pioneer in research, curriculum development, and instructor training in simulation in healthcare, through the work of Professor and current Associate Dean for ISL David Gaba MD and a host of other medical school faculty. The ILC offers various immersive learning experiences, including mannequin-based simulation, partial-task training, and standardized patient actors (who are trained to play the role of a patient with a specific medical complaint). The focus on medical education and lifelong learning is the driving force of the ILC. The use of the ILC continues to grow as more immersive activities are being developed for all learner populations, including medical students, housestaff, fellows, and experienced clinicians both from Stanford Medicine and from outside institutions.

The Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning is seeking a Simulationist (Simulation Specialist 1) to facilitate the practice and experience of applying new medical techniques, using a wide variety of technologies and methodologies.

Duties include:

  • Assist with medical simulation training by preparing for sessions, setting up task trainers and operating patient simulators during medical simulation scenarios.  
  • Prepare, plan and create realistic simulations. Work with other staff to maintain and manage all aspects of the Simulation Lab.
  • Assist in continued integration of medical simulation methodologies into curriculum, including education training, skill development and assessment.
  • Operate and maintain task trainers, mannequin-based simulators, computerized simulators, virtual reality procedural trainers and associated supplies and equipment.
  • Collaborate with vendors to troubleshoot equipment and systems problems and to implement hardware and software updates.
  • Participate in community outreach programs and other duties as assigned. 

* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced knowledge and support of medical simulation technology including: operation, installation, and configuration for various simulators and standard medical equipment. 
  • Experience with Macintosh and Windows computers, in terms of operation, installation, configuration, and hardware/software application. 
  • Knowledge of/or experience with running either or both standardized patient activities or mannequin-based simulations. 
  • Advanced knowledge of medical simulation audiovisual and recording/annotation/replay software systems (B-line preferred). 
  • Clinical background (e.g. Emergency Medical Technician, Respiratory Therapist, Biomedical Engineer, etc). Current certification in the field is not required. 
  • Knowledge of adult education and learning 
  • Knowledge about function, setup, and operation of medical equipment (such as anesthesia machines, ventilators, etc.). 
  • Experience with video postproduction software (FinalCut Pro or similar program) and ability to edit simulation videos for educational use. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Associate‚Äôs degree and three years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Computer technology experience preferably in a healthcare setting. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Familiarity with use and maintenance of simulation equipment.
  • Collaborative approach to working with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to handle all situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, twist/bend/stoop/squat, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally kneel/crawl, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, reach/work above shoulders, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.
  • Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4616
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: G
Requisition ID: 83659