Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified – Grade NA
Department/Organization: 223101 – Dean’s Office-Nursing
Normal Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
Job Summary: The Nursing Simulation Lab Specialist supports the daily operations of the College of Nursing Simulation Center. Maintains laboratory equipment in good working order. Ensures that daily setup and breakdown are done appropriately and efficiently. Operates all mannequins, audiovisual systems, computers, high-, mid-, and low-fidelity simulators, and other technology. Collaborates with clinical faculty during simulations and make appropriate adjustments based on needs of the scenario. Assists with the coordination of orientation, training, and ongoing support of simulation faculty. Interacts with technical support of equipment for troubleshooting and repair of all equipment. Facilitates tours for recruiting faculty, prospective students, donors, high school students, and other visitors. Enforces policies and procedures for lab operations and simulation activities. Completes daily documentation related to simulation activities.
Department Summary: The Capstone College of Nursing (CCN), through its scholarship mission, works to promote the health and well-being of the people of the state of Alabama, the nation, and the world. The CCN Simulation Center provides students with the opportunity to develop clinical judgement through high-fidelity and low-fidelity patient simulators, task trainers, and other teaching and healthcare technology. This position will be an integral part of the CCN Simulation Center and CCN team, which provides simulation-based learning experiences which expose students, faculty, and community partners to real-life scenarios that they may not have the opportunity to observe in the clinical setting.
The Nursing Simulation Lab Specialist works onsite in the CCN to assist the Director of Clinical Simulation in the provision of simulation-based learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and community partners. Collaborates with the Director of Clinical Simulation to support daily operations. Maintains supply rooms and communicates equipment and supply needs to Director of Clinical Simulation. Reports equipment repair needs to the Director of Clinical Simulation. Evaluates, purchases, and implements simulation assets, technology, and supplies. Leads faculty, staff, and student employees in the implementation and execution of simulation processes and procedures.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of IT, hospital, patient care, and/or healthcare education experience; OR associate’s degree and four (4) years of IT, hospital, patient care, and/or healthcare education experience; OR high school diploma or GED and six (6) years of IT, hospital, patient care, and/or healthcare education experience.
Skills and Knowledge: Exceptional communication skills. Highly-developed organization, project management, and team-building skills. Ability to work with commonly used medical equipment. Ability to work with deadlines and flexibly alter workflows when necessary. Ability to critically think, problem solve, and make decisions/judgement. Ability to plan, organize, and complete work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritizes work. Proficient computer literacy skills and willingness to work with and learn advanced technology skills related to equipment used in simulation. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collegiality with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and community partners. Ability to express technical information clearly to non-technical persons, including developing and using standard operating checklists. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Strong people and communication skills to promote / foster collegiality. Exacting standards of quality and attention to detail. Self-motivated and flexible. Ability to manage and lead others in the successful completion of projects. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Working knowledge of MS Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), internet browsers, and other basic desktop software applications. Ability to lift 50lbs with assistance. Ability to work and use a computer for extended periods, continuously throughout the day.
Preferred Qualifications: Extensive experience with the use of devices and technology utilized in a hospital, patient care, or healthcare education setting.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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