Simulation Technician, Houston

Houston, TX
Feb 17, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Simulation Technician, Houston

Simulation Lab Tech (part-time, weekends)

The simulation technician works with the simulation learning lab instructor to facilitate high-fidelity human patient simulated learning for nursing students at all levels of learning.

  • Manages simulation lab supplies
  • Performs pre-simulation activities
  • Assists with simulation scenarios
  • Performs post-simulation activities
  • Receives minimal direction
  • Reports to Clinical Learning lab Coordinator
  • Serves as a professional role model for students in dress, communication, deportment, problem solving, care delivery and patient advocacy to facilitate student's socialization into the profession.
  • Demonstrates respect for the student as a new learner by communicating constructive feedback in appropriate ways and in private.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Supports daily operations of clinical learning lab
  • Orient students and faculty to simulation lab
  • Provides technical support to students
  • Maintains currency in field
  • Assess and communicates supply needs to Clinical Learning lab Coordinator

Pre-Simulation Activities:

  • Program patient scenarios and setup control room for simulation activity
  • Prepare scenario props and create scenario moulage
  • Assemble pre-simulation learning materials
  • Assist in creating documentation for scenario

Simulation Activities:

  • Pre-brief students, staff, and faculty
  • Operate simulation console and software
  • Manipulate simulator during scenario
  • Record simulation activities in approved format (.mov, .flv, .avi, .mp4, .wmv)
  • Assist faculty in managing recording equipment
  • Assist faculty in monitoring students' safety
  • Provide theatrical support (including moulage and voice over)

Post-Simulation Activities:

  • Operate debriefing equipment
  • Provide feedback for improving simulation experience
  • Return Simulation lab to pre-scenario condition
  • Salvage re-usable supplies and repackage
  • Provide required recorded scenarios, in approved format, to WGU staff within 24 hours of a simulation assessment

Any combination of the listed experience and education are indicative of preparation likely to impart the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the essential job requirements:

  • Associates or Bachelor's degree OR 3 year equivalent work experience
  • Ability to work with computers (PC or MAC experience required)
  • Ability to work with Microsoft office programs- Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Ability to work flexible schedule (early mornings, late evenings may be required)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Experience working in simulation lab with mannequins
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to think logically and follow directions
  • Creativity and flexibility in designing innovative approaches to solving problems
  • Commitment to utilizing simulation methodology in learning and its ability to transform nursing education
  • Comfortable with technology, willing to learn
  • Interest in health care and computers/technology helpful
  • Outgoing, dynamic personality
  • Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds

Houston, Texas, United States



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