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Simulation Operations Specialist

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College / VP Area: College of Health Sciences
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Health Services, Full Time



Under the supervision of the Assistant Professor/Simulation Operations (SimOps) Manager, the Simulation Lab Specialist will assist with the day-to-day operations of the simulation program, including simulation rooms and mannequin set-up and take down, application of moulage, and audio-visual equipment related to simulation-based experiences. The incumbent collaborates with CSIIDEE simulation staff and faculty for all simulation-based experiences. Additionally, the Simulation Lab Specialist supports inter-professional simulation-based experiences. The Simulation Lab Specialist will assist with the management of all CSIIDEE’s simulation equipment and technology, including hi-fidelity simulators, medical equipment, such as IV pumps, hospital beds, syringe pumps and mobile medication workstations.


  • Programs software to model simulator’s physiological responses specific to instructor specifications, scenario outline/ objectives.
  • Demonstrate and/or teach technical aspects of operating simulators or related equipment as necessary for simulation-based activities.
  • Serves as a resource for faculty and staff utilizing simulation.
  • Understands the use and operation of different simulator technologies.
  • Interfaces with manufacturer representative(s) regarding equipment troubleshooting.
  • Perform required preventive equipment maintenance and up-grades of simulation and computer equipment.
  • Generate innovative approaches for technology improvement.
  • Attends continuing education/professional development to maintain currency and proficiency with simulation technology and operations.
  • Operates and maintains audio/visual equipment used in simulation.
  • Assists with data entry for accreditation record keeping and research.
  • Provides recommendations for budget and purchase of equipment, supplies, and materials related to simulation.
  • Assist simulation faculty in constructing patient scenarios and programming into simulator software.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment as needed for simulation.
  • Develop training manuals and simulator reference guides for simulation educators/ staff as needed.
  • Assist Simulation staff/ faculty with logistics of conducting research studies in the lab.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


  • Requires a bachelor’s or higher in a health-related or information technology (IT) degree. Relevant experience may be accepted as a substitute.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others in a diverse community
  • Previous experience or certification in Healthcare Simulation desired.
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of computer software, internet and database applications (i.e.., Excel, Word, PowerPoint…)
  • Must be able to independently move equipment (up to 50 lbs.) and move mannequins with the assistance of others.
  • Special Skills:
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Works effectively in a team environment.
  • Works well independently and multitasks with minimal direction.
  • Proficient in Windows/Mac Operating systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office/Gsuite.
  • Good diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.
  • Basic Knowledge of TCP/IP networking, and related network services (i.e. DNS, SMTP, DHCP, etc.).
  • Ability to effectively prioritize time and resources to meet the specific needs of the simulation program.
  • Ability to create, document, and follow processes and procedures.
  • Provide IT, AV, simulation equipment and manikin support services.
  • Exhibits professional communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Work Environment:
  • Primarily Indoors except for travel between campus locations.
  • Some off-campus travel may be required.
  • Demonstrated understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated, and equity is a core value.


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