Simulation Technician

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Classification:Training & Development 2
Grade:Grade 77
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession, Education/Instructional, Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

Seeking dynamic individual with a healthcare, training, or technical support experience to provide healthcare simulation learning activities. Opportunity to work with University faculty and community partners to deliver clinical simulation and interprofessional learning opportunities for students and practicing professionals. In addition to helping design deliver and evaluate simulation activities, the incumbent schedules and maintains a high fidelity simulation laboratory.


10Professional Development: • Maintain competencies consistent with education, certification, and/or licensure • Earn then maintain certification as a Healthcare Simulation Operator • Keep updated on best practices • Network with industry professionals • Attend and present at educational workshops • Support Grants and participate in research projects/studies • Support compliance with regulatory standards and university policiesEssential
15Simulation Equipment: • Install and maintain hardware and software • Assist with software upgrades • Perform operational checks on equipment • Assist with security of equipment • Troubleshoot equipment failure • Coordinate transport of simulation equipment • Provide equipment training to faculty and educatorsEssential
15Simulation Supplies: • Make simulation supplies available for faculty, students, and learners • Assist with inventories • Manage hazardous materials per established standards • Coordinate with the SON Nursing Skills Center Manager and community partnersEssential
30Support Clinical Simulation Activities: • Assist faculty and community partners to develop clinical simulation activities tailored to the varied specialty and target audiences • Perform pre-simulation activities including assembling simulation learning materials, staging room(s), readying A/V equipment, manikin, and/or standardized patient • Pre-brief students, learners, and faculty • Operate computerized simulation manikins and record equipment during activities • Provide support to faculty conducting simulation activities • Assist faculty/educators in directing scenario activities in accordance with predetermined progression or script • Assist in collecting performance rubric data and event logging • Monitor learner and standardized patient safety • Perform "on the fly" troubleshooting • Assist faculty and educators in guiding learner reflection and debriefing following scenarios • Distribute and manage recording of simulation actives • Provide feedback and technical evaluation of simulation activities to faculty/educators • Apply best practices, industry standards, and methods of healthcare simulationEssential
30Support Training and Development of Employees, Students, and Community Members: • Perform logistical functions to include registration and classroom/lab set-up • Schedule and coordinate training sessions, workshops, seminars, conferences or meetings • Conducting training using existing materials • Assist faculty in delivering clinical activities • Guide, advise, and orient faculty and participants • Prepare and maintain training records • Prepare and distribute materials used to conducting and/or facilitate training including guides, videos, and other materials • Collect data by assessments, surveys, interviews, or other sources • Provide individualized assistance to faculty and participants • Monitor and ensure compliance with UA policies, state and federal laws, rules, regulations, requirements, and/or contract agreements • Coordinate training/educational activities with faculty, community/professional partners, and other organizations • Conduct public relations events and participate in community outreach activities • Assist University Advancement in gifting efforts and patron recognitionEssential


  • Knowledge of training principles, equipment, and materials
  • Knowledge of course development methods, and techniques
  • Knowledge of healthcare simulation, human physiology, medical terminology, and healthcare services
  • Strong computer software skills
  • Simulation equipment and computer systems troubleshooting skills
  • Skilled in operating personal computers, audiovisual, and medical equipment
  • Effective written/verbal communication skills
  • Moulage skills
  • Ability to apply knowledge of healthcare simulation and training
  • Ability to interpret simulation and computer equipment configuration/structures
  • Ability to update/upgrade software, firmware, and hardware
  • Ability to help conduct classroom training, workshops, and/or seminars
  • Ability to lead students and staff in introductory (uncomplicated) training activities
  • Ability to gather information for course/training development and evaluation
  • Ability to communicate/network with outside organizations, staff, and professional groups
  • Ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures
  • Ability to support faculty from multiple departments, campuses, and institutions
  • Ability to take direction and work in a team setting
  • Ability to learn new software programs with minimal time investment
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to lift heavy objects.

Required Experience:
One year experience on healthcare simulation and/or training.

Typical Education or Training:

  • Associate’s degree in related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 
  • One year in Information Technology or other related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Current licensure or certification as nurse aid, medical assistant or educator or similar desired.
  • Certification as a Healthcare Simulation Operator (CHSO) desired.

Application Procedure:
All applications must upload to their online application the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Position Info: 
Grade 77, Full-time, 12 months per year, Non-Exempt, Term Funded.
Minimum Hourly Rate: $21.59


The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at


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