Job Summary: Performs moderately complex technical work in the NU Center for Clinical Simulation. Operates and maintains simulation equipment for experiential learning activities; programs clinical scenarios; maintains inventory of center equipment and supplies, and sets-up video conferencing, audio-visual, and/or video recording to accompany training sessions.
Specific Responsibilities: Programs
Operates simulation equipment to produce experiential learning programs (GME, UME, CME, Non-CME).
Organizes and prepares spaces, equipment, and supplies for simulation experiential learning and virtual reality sessions and cleans up after training sessions.
Programs equipment to reproduce realistic clinical scenarios and makes complex manipulations to programming and equipment in real-time during training sessions based on trainee actions and/or faculty preferences.
Prepares and distributes all needed supplies to participants for experiential learning sessions and collects unused supplies at the end of the session.
Describes the functions of simulation equipment and conducts room orientations in support of educational sessions.
Assembles task trainers and prepares for use.
Prepares and operates medical equipment including ventilators, monitors, defibrillators, anesthesia machines, ultrasound machines, and other medical equipment.
Attends to needs of medical learners and faculty during regularly scheduled training sessions and on a walk-in basis.
Sets-up video conferencing, audio-visual, and/or video recording to accompany training sessions.
Troubleshoots moderately complex technical issues independently and complex issues with assistance.
Collects and enters course outcome, evaluation, learner performance, and usage and other data relevant to curricula and operations of NU Center for Clinical Simulation.
Acts as a standardized patient/nurse/other clinical position in experiential scenarios as required.
Collaborates with Director of NU Center for Clinical Simulation and Anesthesiology Sim Lab Manager on matters regarding the planning and implementation of simulation-based curriculum.
Assists with NU Center for Clinical Simulation operations and maintains, orders, and organizes simulation technology and supplies.
Assists manager in organizing and implementing the day-to-day operations of the simulation center.
Maintains simulation equipment to ensure proper functioning.
Makes simple repairs to simulators, networking, and related computer programs and systems, elevating moderately complex issues to the Anesthesiology Sim Lab Manager.
In collaboration with the Anesthesiology Sim Lab Manager, creates orders and liaises with vendors regarding supplies and models and maintenance of equipment
Supports simulation-based research and scholarship activities of NU Center for Clinical Simulation faculty and staff.
Collects research data as directed, following all IRB protocols regarding the collection and storage of research data.
Organizes data in a format as directed or ensures organization of data in another format that can be easily migrated into other formats.
Stays up-to-date on simulation-based research and emerging technologies to support the research and education mission of the Center
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in a biological science, IT, or healthcare-related field or equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired
Able to work on weekends when required
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills required
Experience with Macintosh and Windows computers, in terms of operation, installation, configuration, and hardware/software application.
Maintains strict confidentiality (100% of the time) regarding student performance, actions or comments and /or faculty actions or comments during all simulation activities and provide security measures for the use of video recording, retrieval and removal.
Other qualities would include: creativity, flexibility, integrity, self-motivation and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge or ability to learn installation, configuration, operations and troubleshooting human patient simulators and medical equipment.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
3 years’ experience in a healthcare setting and/or some formal healthcare training (EMT, nurse, PA, PT, respiratory therapist, or other healthcare service industry worker)
Demonstrated experience in design and troubleshooting of audiovisual systems.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Have basic hardware and software troubleshooting skills and proficiency with the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office Suite
Previous experience with high-fidelity simulation equipment preferred
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 34743
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.