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Simulation Specialist 0.8 FTE

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Work type: 80
Location: Des Moines
Categories: Staff

Simulation Specialist .8 FTE

Simulation Center

Employment Type:


Work Schedule:
M-Th with hours from 8:00am to 4:30pm

The Simulation Specialist will collaborate with the various courses to create rigorous, relevant, realistic and educationally sound simulation encounters. This includes high-fidelity, medium-fidelity, task training, and SP encounters dependent on program learning objectives. Additionally, the Simulation Specialist will provide pre-briefing and debriefings for sessions when appropriate.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Plan, design, write, create and prepare, simulation scenarios using appropriate simulation methodology based on the goals and objectives of the program and course.

Deliver high-fidelity simulation encounters as the voice of the patient, ensuring the encounter follows the approved and scripted format. This includes the operation of all aspects of the lab during high-fidelity simulation encounters.

Facilitate in pre-briefing and post-encounter debriefing sessions by providing structured feedback to learners. Encourage Students to think critically and develop sound patient care skills.

Create realistic moulage to enhance the realism and educational benefit of simulation encounters.

Assist in the continued integration of medical simulation methodologies into DMU’s curriculum, including education training, skill development and assessment.

Participates in community outreach programs, directs tours of the lab and participates in speaking engagements to promote the simulation lab, if needed.

Assesses and initiates new uses of simulation methodology by participating in continuing education at the state, regional and national levels in the use of simulation.

Maintain current clinical license to practice in Iowa.

Maintain security of confidential information and documents per departmental and University practices.

Attend and participate in meetings and training activities associated with the department.
Represent DMU in relevant projects and University matters.

Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

Participate in and successfully complete all University required training including, but not limited to, discrimination/harassment and code of conduct.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
Associates degree required. Bachelor’s or Master’s preferred.

Three years of work-related experience (i.e., healthcare clinical setting, healthcare education, or Medical Simulation field) required.

Paramedic/EMT, RN or equivalent medical knowledge/experience preferred.

Experience in course development and education methodology preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge and/or understanding of basic medical terms, procedures, or other health related field highly desirable; i.e., anatomy, physiology and/or biochemistry preferred. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Professional certifications and/or licenses including but not limited to TeamSTEPPS instructor, Certified BLS-Healthcare Provider, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, CHSE, CHSOS a plus.

Essential Skills:
Commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Strong collaborative skills and commitment to teamwork with the department, center, academic colleges, and outside clients.

Strong organization skills with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

Able to work efficiently and independently setting priorities, producing timely results, and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Excellent oral and written communications - able to interact clearly and effectively with all members of the academic community and outside clients using methods appropriate for intended audience.

Analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing and potential problems, and recommend solutions.

Strong PC computer skills to include knowledge of computers and relevant software required, with emphasis on successful use of Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc; able to work with evolving departmental technology as required, to include basic AV equipment. Ability to accurately troubleshoot a computer during an event.

Develop training and assessment materials.

Able to present in front of small or large groups.

Fluency in Spanish a plus; other languages are welcome.

Participate in and successfully complete all University required training including, but not limited to discrimination/harassment and code of conduct.
Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Required Documents/Other Requirements:
Resume, Cover Letter and Three References

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