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Simulation Operations Manager

Location: Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles)

This position will provide systems and equipment management for high fidelity simulations and adapt emerging technologies to meet the educational needs of the TBSN nursing program. Responsible for supporting the technological aspects of realistic, highly complex clinical scenarios using sophisticated equipment and software. Assist simulation team members in running simulation that meets curriculum goals and produces measurable outcomes. Responsible for the maintenance and repairs of complex high and low fidelity simulation equipment, as well as the identification and troubleshooting of problems with the equipment, in concert with the equipment manufacturer and the Mount IT department.  Ensure the appropriate video-recording and playback equipment is available and operational for debriefing after simulations. Ensure that the Nursing Simulation Laboratory has required equipment and supplies to meet faculty and student needs for objectives and content for courses that use high fidelity simulation and standardized patients. 

Duties and Responsibilities:      

1.            Provide systems and equipment purchasing, management and repair for complex high and low
               fidelity simulations.

2.            Program software to model simulators’ physiological responses in complex scenarios developed with faculty and the Skills Lab Coordinator.

3.            Adapt emerging technologies to meet the educational needs of the TBSN program.

4.            Support the technological aspects of realistic, highly complex scenarios using sophisticated hardware and software.

5.            Assist the simulation team members in running high fidelity simulations. 

6.            Ensure that the instructional media equipment such as video cameras, multimedia computer
               systems, and audio and video distribution systems are appropriate and functional at all times.

7.            Project, order, and maintain equipment and supplies from vendors that are needed for high and
              low fidelity simulations. 

8.            Maintain records of simulation exercises as appropriate.

9.            Attend meetings to maintain currency with simulation scenarios, technology, and their use.

10.         Maintain current knowledge of simulation equipment, catalogs, and operation manuals.

11.         Assist with training faculty in the use of high and low fidelity equipment.

12.         Ensure a safe laboratory environment.

13.         Participate in public relations duties including tours and demonstrations in the simulation area.

14.         Provide training and direction to student workers and volunteers in the simulation area.

15.         Serve as the liaison with the Mount IT department and the equipment manufacturers as it relates
              to simulation.

16.         Demonstrate effective teamwork and team membership.

17.         Display a high degree of initiative, energy, dedication, and innovation on a regular basis.

18.         Adhere to all protocols and curricular requirements approved by the faculty.

19.         Work with the simulation team to develop and implement a simulation evaluation program. 

20.         Assist with grant writing as necessary.

21.         Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:
Be knowledgeable about educational technologies and software.  Ability to program complex scenarios. Working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Record keeping expertise.

Must be organized, be able to communicate well verbally, and problem-solve efficiently. Hold a positive regard for student learning. Must be able to take the initiative and work independently. Give clear and concise instructions.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Team builder; and Collaborator.

Minimum qualifications for education and experience:     
Bachelor’s degree in educational or computer technology or bioengineering or related field and two years applied educational technology or health care experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education demonstrating the ability to develop, implement, and adapt educational technologies.    

Preferred qualifications for education and experience: 
Master’s degree in educational or computer technology or related field and health care simulation experience.

Preference will be given to candidates holding current and valid certifications in Basic Life Support and/or
Advanced Life Support.

Work Location:                   Chalon Campus

Start Date:                            Immediately

Applications Deadline:     Open until filled

Contact Information:         Email cover letter, salary history and resume to:  pmelnick@msmc.la.edu

Mount St. Mary's College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The College will not assist applicants with any visa matter. A background check will be required.

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