Simulation Specialist 2

Stanford University
Closing date
Jul 18, 2033

Job Details

Simulation Specialist 2
School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4617
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: H
Requisition ID: 90379

The Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning (CISL) at the Stanford School of Medicine and its 28,000 square foot Immersive Learning Center (ILC) in the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC) is recognized as a world-leader in Immersive and simulation-based Learning (ISL). For over 25 years, Stanford has been a pioneer in research, curriculum development, and instructor training in simulation in healthcare, through the work of Professor and current Associate Dean for ISL David Gaba MD and a host of other medical school faculty. The ILC offers various immersive learning experiences, including mannequin-based simulation, partial-task training, and standardized patient actors (who are trained to play the role of a patient with a specific medical complaint). The focus on medical education and lifelong learning is the driving force of the ILC. The use of the ILC continues to grow as more immersive activities are being developed for all learner populations, including medical students, housestaff, fellows, and experienced clinicians both from Stanford Medicine and outside institutions.

CISL is seeking a Simulation Specialist 2 to plan, implement, and facilitate integration of simulation-based learning for health professionals, including mannequins, task trainers, and standardized patients in academic settings. As an essential resource for faculty interested in delivering immersive learning experiences, the Simulation Specialist II provides technical expertise on simulator/task trainer functionality, AV programing, and educational technology adjuncts. The Simulation Specialist II evaluates new simulation technologies and modalities and provides recommendations for usage to faculty and CISL leadership. The desired candidate will have comfort working in an academic environment, familiarity with adult learning theories, and experience working with a variety of simulation modalities and equipment.

Duties include:
  • Deliver education programs for faculty development and continuing education using simulation-based education models.
  • Consult with faculty to design simulation-based scenarios to meet class learning objectives.
  • Orient faculty to principles of simulation training and debriefing techniques.
  • Conduct end of study evaluations.
  • Assist with faculty education and related research efforts such as study design, data collections, data and statistical analysis.
  • Make recommendations on integration of new equipment and technology. Manage use of simulation resources.
  • Operate, troubleshoot, and maintain task trainers, mannequin-based simulators, computerized simulators, virtual reality procedural trainers and associated supplies and equipment.
  • May direct and supervise staff and students.
  • Participate in community outreach programs and other duties as assigned.
  • Assist in development of curriculum and educational materials.
  • - Other duties may also be assigned

  • Expert knowledge of, and in-depth experience with, simulation part task trainers (airway trainers, central line trainers, virtual reality laparoscopic simulators, etc), as well as mannequin-based simulators.
  • Experience soliciting and interpreting requirements from end users (faculty, staff, etc.) with vendor engineers for development or enhancement of systems.
  • Expert technical knowledge in running high fidelity mannequin-based simulations.
  • Knowledge about function, setup, and operation of clinical equipment (such as anesthesia machine, ventilators, etc.).
  • Experience with video postproduction software (FinalCut Pro or similar program) and ability to edit simulation videos for educational use.
  • Medical knowledge and/or medical background.
  • Engineering degree or expertise with computers, AV systems and other technologies.
  • Able to function in a medical school environment and provide good customer service to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory.


Bachelor's degree and three years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and evaluate patient simulation scenarios.
  • Ability to handle all situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to represent simulation resources to clients and external constituencies.
  • Capable of working with actors who serve as standardized patients.
  • Strong project management skills.

  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, twist/bend/stoop/squat, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally kneel/crawl, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, reach/work above shoulders, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

About Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote health, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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