Specialist, Simulation Operations

University Of Arizona Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 1 week ago

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Title Specialist, Simulation Operations Department Senior VP Health Sciences (6801) Location UAHS - Tucson Position Summary

The University of Arizona Health Sciences seeking an experienced and innovative IT professional to support The Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center (ASTEC) at the Tucson campus. As the Simulation Operations Specialist, you will provide support and maintenance to the ASTEC's applications, workstations, and simulation technology.

The selected candidate will collaborate with faculty and staff throughout UAHS to plan and execute all operational and technical aspects of simulated learning activities, simulation-based education, and scenario-based training for ASTEC. This position will support ASTEC to ensure that goals and objectives specified for the program are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time limitations, funding limitations or other specifications.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Administer and coordinate day-to-day operations of the institution's patient simulators and related software, task trainers, digital/video/audio equipment, computer-based multimedia peripherals, and workstations.

  • Collaborate with staff to create innovative approaches to the technology that will maximize the utilization of the human patient simulators and associated equipment.

  • Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of policies, procedures and associated training plans for patient simulators.

  • Work closely with the COM ITS's Infrastructure team in network management, security controls, and disaster recovery for ASTEC.

  • Follow UA's and COM-ITS' security best practices and policies.

  • Control human patient simulators during scenario-based training sessions and demonstrations.

  • Function as a technical liaison with all simulation technology vendors.

  • Maintain records on the human patient simulators and associated equipment related to track utilization, performance, maintenance, system upgrades and user satisfaction.

  • Operate, provide support, and conduct routine hardware and software audits, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of patient simulators, digital/video/audio equipment, computer-based multimedia peripherals, workstations and control center to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.

  • Provide assistance in the direct integration of technology into all curricular learning and/or research projects.

  • Provide orientation of simulation center equipment for facilitators and learners.

  • Research and evaluate medical simulation and educational technology practices, human patient simulators, products and services, and software and makes recommendations for upgrades and/or new technology.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Solid leadership skills, initiative, and self-direction.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to plan, organize and coordinate operations in a fast-paced, complex environment.

  • Superior organizational skills with an ability to work independently, with strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to establish, maintain, and sustain positive, professional working relationships internally and cross-functionally.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field AND one to three years of directly comparable experience; OR,
  • High School diploma with 5 to 8 years of directly comparable experience; OR,
  • Combination of education, training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in possession of the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of current human patient simulators and simulation/audiovisual platforms, including Laerdal, and CAE Healthcare.

  • 1 year of experience in simulation operation/education/training, preferably with human patient simulator platforms and audiovisual equipment/operating software.

  • Experience with providing technical support in networking, computer hardware or software.

  • Experience in academic medicine, research, health sciences environment or higher education.

FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Administrative and Professional Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay $38,000 - $55,000 Annually, DOE Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A23430 Number of Vacancies One Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Limited to Current UA Employees No Contact Information for Candidates

David Biffar, #626-6731

Open Date 03/12/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Review Begins On 03/22/2019 Special Instructions to Applicant Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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  • Where did you first learn about this position?

  • Arizona Daily Star

  • Arizona Republic

  • ArizonaDiversity.com

  • Careerbuilder.com

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Department of Economic Security (DES)

  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education

  • HigherEdsJobs.com

  • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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  • Professional Conference

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  • Other

  • Upon hire, will you possess a BS degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field AND one to three years of directly comparable experience; OR, a High School diploma with 5 to 8 years of directly comparable experience; OR, any combination of education, training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in possession of the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of this position?

  • Yes

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Documents Needed to Apply

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  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

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Specialist, Simulation Operations

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