Simulation Specialist

Simulation Specialist

  • 527887
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 77
  • UAA College of Health

Are you passionate about healthcare education and training? Do you possess a keen eye for detail and thrive in dynamic, hands-on environments? If so, we invite you to consider an exciting opportunity with UAA College of Health Simulation Center.

We seek dynamic individuals with 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.

Successful candidates for the healthcare simulation specialist role should understand training principles and knowledge of course development methods. They should demonstrate knowledge of healthcare simulation, human physiology, medical terminology, and healthcare services and solid computer troubleshooting skills. Practical written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to operate personal computers and audiovisual and medical equipment proficiently. Additionally, candidates should be able to interpret computer equipment configurations and can update and upgrade software, firmware, and hardware. An aptitude for conducting classroom training, workshops, and seminars, coupled with their ability to lead introductory training activities, gather course development information, and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders, is necessary. They should also demonstrate adaptability, teamwork, and a keen interest and ability to learn new software programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's Degree in a 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 a nurse aid, medical assistant or educator, or similar desired.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska campus in Anchorage This is a full-time, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 77, based on education and experience.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

The Annual Campus Security & Fire Safety Reports can be located for Universities: at UAA at https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety/, UAF at https://www.uaf.edu/orca/compliance/security-fire.php and UAS at https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/clery-act/annual-security-reports.html.


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Gavin Gardner, Simulation Center Director, at gtgardner@alaska.edu or (907) 786-4542.

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