Instructional Resource Coordinator

Maryland, United States
26 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Mission Overview

The Simulation Center is dedicated to support the growing use of patient simulation technology throughout medical education and professional practice.  It provides consultative and supportive services for curriculum development, innovative instructional strategies, assessment methods and faculty development in simulations.

Summary of Job

The Instructional Resource Coordinator (Medical Simulation Specialist) will provide technical support to student and instructors during in situ training events.  They will transport simulation equipment to the in situ location and troubleshoot equipment failures.  The Sim Specialist will prepare the room and equipment for the simulation scenario in including props and moulage.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Orient students and faculty to simulation lab
  • Provide technical support to students and instructors during lab time
  • Provide encouragement for faculty and participants
  • Positive attitude
  • Supportive comments regarding simulation use and manikin fidelity
  • Positive customer service
  • Maintain open communication with facilitator in charge of scenario and debriefing
  • Transport simulation equipment to in situ location
  • Provide theatrical or confederate support
  • Participate in debriefing as appropriate
  • Troubleshoot equipment failure
  • Prepare simulation and control room for scenario, including room set-up and moulage.
  • Operate simulation console, software and manipulate simulator during scenario.
  • Record simulation activities
  • Assist faculty in monitoring students’ safety
  • Monitor manikin safety and intervene when necessary
  • Restore lab to pre-scenario conditions

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required. 
  • Two or more years’ experience in a healthcare related or simulation training field. 
  • Current BLS Certification.

Prerequisites prior to picking up shifts:

Completion of JHMSC Simulation Operator Operation Course.  Can be completed in one 8 hour day or 4-2 hour sessions:

  • Core concepts in simulation best practices (2 hours)*closer to 90”*
  • Fundamentals of Manikin Operation (2 hours)
  • Simulation Center A-V system (2 hours)
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center Operations (2 hours)*closer to 90”* Passing score on competency assessment simulation (held on a day >2 weeks following the Orientation course), to be proctored by Sim Center staff and re-administered annually.

Competency includes:

  • Set up of high fidelity manikin for both in situ and Sim Center use.
  • Basic troubleshooting of manikin technical difficulties.
  • Set up and initiate recording of session in B-line.
  • Demonstration of student orientation to manikin.
  • Mock run of a scenario, 1 pre-programmed and 1 “on the fly”.
  • Send B-line debrief video to Sim Room flat screen, with audio.
  • Reset room for following day’s event.

Requisition # 9984
Working Title: Simulation Instructional Resource
Role/Level/Range:  ACRO/3/CE
Starting Hourly Rate: $25 Hour
Status:  Casual/On Call; Monday – Saturday; Hours Varies *Occasional travel to training site and occasional weekends or after hours.
  School of Medicine
Location:  School of Medicine – East Baltimore Campus
Location State:  MD
Resume Required for Application:  Yes
Area of Interest:  Clinical Education

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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