Medical Simulation Technologist

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2020-08-26
Req: R100041183
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Simulation Technologist assists in the operation and management of training systems to facilitate on- and off-site learner instruction, implementation of simulation-based curricula, skills testing, and quality improvement programs. Moreover, the incumbent maintains simulation and educational equipment for all assigned educational areas.

The mission of the University of Miami Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education (Gordon Center) is to develop and disseminate innovative training programs using advanced technology and simulation systems. The Gordon Center trains more than 15,000 registrants per year, including paramedics, firefighters, nurses, physicians, medical students and physician assistants. The Medical Simulation Technicians are part of a cadre of support personnel who will assist in the operation and management of training systems to facilitate on- and off-site learner instruction; implementation of simulation-based curricula in other educational institutions; skills testing; and quality improvement programs. The position will also assist in maintaining simulation and educational support equipment in all educational areas, including the Miller School’s Standardized Patient Program.


Supports the daily operations of simulation training areas, including setting up and storing equipment, furniture, and other relevant items. Maintains medical patient simulators and other training equipment, including hardware, software, operational checks, security, and troubleshoot. Operates and troubleshoots audiovisual equipment in classrooms and auditoriums. Performs pre-simulation activities, including programming patient scenarios. Provides pre-briefing to learners and technical support during scenarios. Performs post-simulation activities such as restoring training areas to pre-scenario conditions. Collaborates with faculty and staff to develop scenarios and standardize training procedures. Maintains simulation documentation, resources, and inventory. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



High School diploma or equivalent required, Associate Degree in relevant field preferred

Certification and Licensing:

Not Applicable


Minimum 2 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
  • Commitment to the University’s core values.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
  • Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office).
  • High School or equivalent
  • Experience in a medically related field or certificate program preferred
  • Experience with programming, operating and troubleshooting simulation training manikins and equipment- e.g., Laerdal Simulators - SimMan 3G, ALS manikin, adult, child, baby manikins, Simpad, Gaumard Simulators, task trainers, monitor/defibrillators, Audio Visual equipment preferred
  • Apply problem-solving skills to address technical issues in real-time situations
  • Ability to effectively communicate in written and spoken English language
  • Computer literacy to level of at least word-processing, spreadsheets and databases, on-survey tools, data collection and management systems, teleconferencing systems, web based informational systems, and ability to learn new applications quickly with minimum training.
  • Will work primarily in simulated medical facility and classrooms. May have occasional exposure to electrical or mechanical energy. Occasional lifting of heavy objects, typically not exceeding 75 pounds/person may be requested.

Department Specific Functions

Medical Simulation Education Training Operations – 85%
  • Support daily operations of simulation training areas including sanitizing, setting up and storing equipment, furniture, etc., as required by course and university policy.
  • Maintain medical patient simulators and other training equipment including hardware, software, operational checks, security and troubleshoot
  • Operate and troubleshoot audiovisual equipment in classrooms/auditorium
  • Perform pre- simulation activities including programming patient scenarios, and preparing scenario props.
  • Provide pre-briefing to learners, provide technical support during scenarios, and record sessions when applicable.
  • Perform post-simulation activities: operate debriefing equipment, evaluate equipment following scenarios, and restore training area to pre-scenario conditions.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop scenarios, standardize training procedures, advise of equipment operational status, and assist in training of simulator use.

Administrative 15%

  • Maintain UM sanitizing procedures required at Gordon Center.
  • Maintain simulation supply inventory
  • Maintain simulation documentation and resources for policies and procedures
  • Maintain professional development of new simulation and training support systems. Attend seminars/training as necessary.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 8/28/2020
Application Due: 9/22/2020
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