Simulation Center Technician

Stony Brook, NY
Mar 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Simulation Center Technician-1700718

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)

Bachelor's degree in biomedical technology field, computer science, or health related field. In lieu of degree, a combination of health care experience and/or four years of directly related experience in the operation and maintenance of audio visual systems and computer networks or a combination of education and experience totaling four years may be considered. Ability to solve problems by formulating solutions. Excellent communication skills.This position requires lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying items aided and unaided by dollies and carts within a continuous and repetitive basis. Experience in an academic/training environment and /or healthcare related experience. Experience in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of computer hardware and software.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in video production (filming, editing, and transcoding). Certification in BLS, ACLS or PALS. Experience in the operation and maintenance of medical simulation equipment /medical simulation lab environment.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Simulation Center Technician will be responsible for the hands-on management of a medical simulation training center including all medical simulation equipment, audiovisual systems and computer networks that comprise this state-of-the-art medical simulation facility (Clinical Simulation (CSC) and Surgical Skills Centers (SSC)). These responsibilities include: 1) the operation and maintenance of all medical simulation equipment, e.g., robotic simulators and peripheral equipment; 2) the operation and maintenance of all audiovisual systems within the facility and remote sites; 3) the operation and maintenance of a Windows based network environment including network hardware such as servers, workstations, peripherals, cable infrastructure and backup systems, as well as software such as specialized simulation training software and standard office productivity software; 4) Assist administration in technical design, policy, planning and support; and, 5) assisting with technical training programs and conducting training of Centers’ staff and participants in the use of all technical equipment.

  • Responsibilities in the above technical areas of medical simulation equipment, audiovisual systems and computer networks include:
  • Responsible for day-to-date operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of Center simulation, AV and network systems including setups and breakdowns of human patient simulator equipment, partial task trainers, medical equipment and specialized simulation training software during clinical training and assessment programs offered for participants within the institution and outside the institution. This includes:
  • Assisting with preparation for simulation activities (Standardized Patient and Manikin).
  • Building of projects, cases and case/project revisions as necessary and enters case materials into software system (Bline).
  • Assisting CSC staff with the technical equipment, supplies, medical equipment and/or the preparation of clipboards, face sheets, participant flows and other equipment needed for learning sessions.
  • Performs routine checks on system prior to clinical learning activities.
  • Management of system data/videos and post activity reports.
  • Assist in providing access and authorization to CSC software system for CSC Staff and faculty.
  • Send out links to students for video viewing as directed by faculty.
  • Prepares and distributes requested reports after clinical learning activity and sends it to the appropriate faculty.
  • Assist center administration in the technical system design, policy, planning and support.
  • Assist center administration in the development of technical training programs and in conducting training of Center staff and faculty in the use of all Center technical systems.
  • FLS proctor training.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the CSC’s simulation equipment. This includes assisting in the maintenance of records related to maintenance, repair, and upgrade of equipment.
  • Assists in the maintenance of CSC equipment inventory and property control procedures including maintenance of technical equipment purchases, contracts and warranty records. This also includes inventory and maintenance of simulation supplies.
  • Serves as a primary point of contact for diagnoses and troubleshooting of all Center simulation manikin and surgical simulation systems as well as partial task training equipment.
  • Keeps the CSC’s Technical Specialist informed as needed so appropriate vendors can be contacted to perform technical and warranty services including installations, maintenance, repairs and upgrades to Center medical simulation, surgical simulation and partial task training equipment.
  • Interacts with vendors as necessary to ensure work is completed.
  • Other Produces and edits educational videos as needed and videoconferencing as needed.
  • Participate in and receive technical training as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Notes: Ability to work some evenings and occasional weekends.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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Official Job Title: Instructional Support Associate
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Dean SOM - Clinical Simulation Center-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 - 5:00Dean SOM - Clinical Simulation Center-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Mar 10, 2017
Posting End Date: Mar 24, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $45,000-$53,000 Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade: SL2


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