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Part-time Temporary Health and Public Services - Simulation Tech

Des Moines Area Community College
DMACC Capitol Center/Des Moines

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Job Title:

Part-time Temporary Health and Public Services - Simulation Tech


DMACC Capitol Center/Des Moines

Job Number:


Employment Date:

As soon as possible

Job Category:

Part-time Temporary Staff Positions

Application & Position Information Call:

Melody Bethards (515) 697-7824 or [email protected]

Salary Information:

$16.75 per hour

Job Summary:

Prepare simulation laboratories and assist the instructors in the operation of the lab to facilitate the student learning process.

Essential Functions:

Ensures that all supplies, equipment, media, computers and materials needed to replicate virtual healthcare are available and all equipment and simulation technology are at optimum operating levels.
• Maintains an inventory of all equipment (e.g. manikins, manikin computers/SimPads, IV pumps) allocated for the simulation lab.
• Performs basic maintenance or repairs of equipment.
• Reports any equipment problems to Nursing Simulation Coordinator.
• Performs minor repairs or coordinates the repair of lab equipment as required.
• Tracks, orders, and manages consumable lab supply inventory.
• Ensures that supply and equipment storage areas are clean and organized.
• Ensures that linens are clean and stored.

Prepares the simulated clinical settings to facilitate student learning in the simulated environment
• Prepares scenario props (e.g. simulated medications, simulated body fluids)
• Creates moulage to model physiological responses in a scenario.
• Stocks required consumable supplies ensuring an adequate amount for expected and unexpected student decision making.
• Stocks simulated medications ensuring an adequate amount for expected and unexpected student decision making.
• Prepares scenario forms (e.g. scenario faculty guides, pre-brief worksheets, observation forms, care planning forms, evaluation forms) ensuring an adequate amount for students and faculty use.

Provides technical support to facilitate student learning in the simulated environment
• Completes basic programing of simulation scenarios
• Updates simulation software to most current version as needed.

Assists faculty to facilitate simulation scenarios
• Prepares simulated clinical setting for scheduled scenarios.
• Prepares simulated patients (manikins and standardized patients) per scenario set-up instructions.
• Assists with the operation of manikin software during scenarios
• Takes-down and sets‐up simulated clinical setting as needed throughout the scheduled simulation time.
• Manage viewing and recording software
• Restores labs, pre-briefing, and debriefing rooms to pre-scenario conditions after simulations.

Performs other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent.
Ability to read and understand operating instructions.

Ability to take direction from multiple people, be organized, and multi-task.

Ability to frequently bend, reach, push and move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

Ability to interact effectively, courteously and impartially with diverse populations.

Ability to operate windows based computer programs and utilize Microsoft Office programs.

Desired Qualifications:

Simulation technician/sim operations specialist experience, systems integration experience and/or healthcare experience.

Work Schedule:

Two-three shifts per week (approximately 16-24 hours per week). Available shifts: Monday-Thursday 7am-3pm or 2pm-10pm. Friday and Saturday 7am- 3pm. Position does require some evenings and Saturdays. Review of applicants will begin immediately.

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Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email [email protected]

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Nondiscrimination Statement::

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg. 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg. 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, email [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>.


DMACC is the largest community college in Iowa, serving Central Iowa since 1966. We have 500+ faculty and staff dedicated providing the most immersive, progressive, and innovative learning experience for our students.

We're proud to provide one of the best opportunities for educational advancement in the state. Our student body is made up of traditional students as well as professionals from a multitude of backgrounds.

We offer the lowest tuition and fees in the state with more than 220 programs of study. Our credit students can graduate with an associates degree, college diploma or certificate.  With courses available online or face-to-face, students can easily plan a class schedule that fits their needs.

With an average class size of 18 students to 1 faculty member, students get a level of assistance that may not be possible at other institutions.

We offer learning opportunities through our six campuses and six learning centers.

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