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Simulation Center Specialist

Anaheim, California Job ID: 203799
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Reporting directly to the Manager, Simulation Center, the Simulation Center Specialist assists with the implementation of simulation for the training of healthcare professionals at the University, maintains and allocates equipment and supplies used in simulation training sessions, assists faculty with use of simulation equipment and resources, and participates in data collection related to evaluation of learning and satisfaction with the provision of services. The Simulation Center Specialist is involved in the use of technology ranging from low fidelity to extreme high fidelity human simulators.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.)
Pre-Simulation Training Session Responsibilities:

  • Unlocks patient rooms, control rooms, and supply carts; and turns on lights prior to each simulation session.
  • Powers up simulators, patient monitors, audio/visual equipment and other electronic devices and tests all to ensure proper functioning prior to each simulation session.
  • Prepares scenario specific patient charts by creating simulated Physician’s Orders, History and Physical, Lab Results, Admission Assessment, Shift Assessment, Consent, Pre-Procedure Checklist, and other forms relative to each scenario.
  • Assists in preparing simulators appropriate to the simulation scenario including: filling blood and body fluid chambers, applying wounds and dressings, inserting tubes, etc.
  • Creates medication labels and applies them to ampules, solution and powder vials, prefilled syringe cartridges, IV solutions, etc., as needed and maintains stock of commonly used simulated medications.
  • Places scenario guidelines, student evaluation tools, student rosters, office supplies, and scenario specific supplies in the control room in preparation for simulation.
  • Maintains patient supplies by replenishing and restocking after each simulation session including IV tubing and solutions, prefilled syringes, medication vials, suction canisters, drainage bags, chest tube drains, etc. Notifies Manager, Simulation Center of any broken, lost or malfunctioning equipment. Submits supply orders to the Manager, Simulation Center to maintain designated inventory levels. Checks orders received and stocks items.
  • Maintains infection control supplies including sharps containers, hand sanitizer, soap, paper towels, warm water, gloves, masks, and gowns.
  • Maintains equipment such as air, vacuum, distilled water faucets, mannequins, beds, copy machines, IV pumps, defibrillators, etc. Tests equipment for scheduled simulation sessions to ensure equipment is working properly. Notifies Simulation Center Information Technology Support and Manager, Simulation Center when an equipment malfunction is unable to be resolved in a timely manner.

Simulation Training Session Responsibilities:

  • Provides support to faculty as needed on simulation operations. Contacts Simulation Center Information Technology Support for assistance when problems arise.

Post Simulation Session Training Responsibilities:
Cleans patient rooms, changes linens, makes beds, cleans surfaces, drains blood and body fluids from mannequins, cleans mannequins and removes all tape residue, replaces furniture and carts, etc. and prepares environment for the next simulation class. Inventories and replenishes stock in supply carts in preparation for the next simulation class.
Removes and replaces used chart forms and prepares scenario specific charts for the next simulation class.
Collects forms to be filed from the simulation faculty, and replenishes or replaces supplies in the control rooms in preparation for the next simulation class.
Turns off all electronic equipment and plugs in simulators, IV pumps, defibrillators, and other devices that need to be charged at the end of each day. Turns off lights and locks all patient rooms, control rooms, debriefing rooms, supply rooms, etc., at the end of each day.
Keeps files of completed student forms. Inputs data collected for analysis of Simulation Center activities and generates reports. Tracks students learning outcomes in simulation and communicates information between simulation, clinical, and theory faculty as directed.
Manages electronic and other audio-visual resources available to faculty and students, including processing and archiving simulation videos. Provides training to faculty and students in accessing archived videos for evaluation of learning outcomes. Provides faculty training on entering and accessing Clinical Simulation Evaluation tool data.
Assists in accessing and utilizing data for research and program evaluation.
Assists with student orientation processes and other activities occurring in the Simulation Center as assigned.
Receives technical training as necessary and attends workshops to stay current with simulation technology.
Maintains professional appearance for position.
Adheres to University policies and procedures and provides leadership to others through guidance and example.
Maintains regular and timely attendance, reports to work as scheduled and assures time worked and/or time-off is recorded properly.
Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the University’s Code of Ethical Conduct, Compliance Agreement, Sexual Harassment Policy or any of its policies and procedures, applicable federal and states laws, and applicable professional standards.
Maintains confidentiality of all student, associate, and/or university information as required.

Exercises care, proper use and maintenance of department equipment and supplies and identifies unsafe conditions and makes appropriate adjustments.
Maintains order, cleanliness and safety at work.
May perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:
Associate degree or equivalent experience in Information Systems, Computer Science, Education, Film Making/Production Design, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field required.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:
Minimum one to two years experience with instructional technology, audio visual systems, computer base learning or simulation.
Knowledge of computer hardware and software application relevant to simulator functions such as Laerdal high-fidelity simulation equipment.
Experience as a healthcare provider desirable (i.e., Medical Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician).

ABOUT US

For over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and preparing students for professional careers across our six campuses located in Southern California, Dallas, Miami, and Online. As part of our unique student-centric approach to advanced healthcare education you will be empowering future healthcare professionals. At West Coast University our students are Ahead of the Curve. Our Mission is to embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability.

Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial & Retirement
  • Family & Parenting
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Perks & Discount
  • Professional Development

West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Primary Location: Anaheim, California Campus: WCU Anaheim Function: Support
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My colleagues and coworkers are sincerely passionate about student success and have a strong team spirit. Our fundamental goal is to improve the quality in our education and service. WCU rewards people with strong team-spirit, a great vision, dedicated commitment, and a high ethical standard.

SOPHIE S.ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, GEN ED SCI, ORANGE COUNTY
ASSOCIATE SINCE 2017

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