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Simulation Operations Specialist

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job no: 518849
Work type: Staff Full-Time, Staff Part-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Instructional, Information Systems/Technology, Veteran's Preference Eligible
Department:29010811 - MD-SIMULATION CENTER

Classification Title:

Simulation Operations Specialist

Job Description:

This position provides professional support for training and development programs for the benefit of individual or organizational performance. Assists the Simulation Program with activities surrounding simulation/experiential learning events. Works closely with the Director of the Simulation Center and facilitators and Simulation Specialists to produce high quality education activities.

Duties include:


  • Operates and maintains center equipment, audio/visual, computer, and materials related to simulation learning in the healthcare center.
  • Supports/assists in role playing applications, props placement, and moulage set-up to create a virtual health care environment and experience.
  • Operates simulators based on priorities identified by the faculty.
  • Assists with training faculty in the use of simulation equipment.
  • Conducts tours and simulation sessions for internal/external groups and/or individuals.
  • Assists in developing new courses or training initiatives.
  • Engages in educational endeavors to maintain proficiency with simulation technology and use to facilitate learning.
  • Assist with scheduling for simulation and skills rooms.
  • Provide simulation support in the clinical skills and simulation labs for associates, staff, physicians, students and faculty to meet course objectives through simulation.
  • Promote patient safety and quality outcomes.
  • Monitors cost-effective use of human and material resources.
  • Assists with the management of risk and safety issues.
  • Assist in data collection and generate utilization reports as requested.
  • Performs educational research activities such as data collection and analysis.


  • Maintenance of simulation equipment including preventative maintenance.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment needed for simulation.


  • Assists in evaluation training effectiveness and achievement of learning outcomes.
  • Assists in assessing training needs, using surveys, interviews, focus groups, or communications with leadership.
Expected Salary:

$19 - $22 per hour; commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Technology or Health-related field strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience in instructing basic and/or advanced life support training.
  • Experience in simulation operations and training.
  • At least 1 year healthcare based training experience, can be hospital or EMS.
  • Licensure in a health related field highly preferred.
  • Candidates with valid Basic Life Support card preferred.
  • Paramedic certification preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

This is a time limited position.

This requisition will be used to fill multiple positions, including part-time options.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 03 Nov 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 30 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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