Maximizing Efficiency of Daily Program Operations in Healthcare Simulation – HealthySimAdmin Video Series Part 5

Recently HealthySimulation.com publicly launched the highly praised HealthySimAdmin video series with Part 1: Collaborative simulation program development. Today we continue our ongoing exploration of how to start and expand a healthcare simulation program with Part 5 of HealthySimAdmin: Improving Healthcare Simulation Center Daily Operations. Originally priced at over $450 the 2 hour presentation and panel discussion is now available to watch for free, thanks to Laerdal, B-Line Medical and Pocket Nurse.

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About the Session

None of us received a formal education in leading or managing a medical simulation program. While the unique background experiences we hold may help us with certain aspects of operating these modern day clinical training facilities, most of us have identified knowledge gaps when it comes to operations. Henry Henao MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, EMT leads our conversation on the crucial topic of learning how to successfully manage the operation of a medical simulation lab or program. Questions to be addressed include: how do we efficiently schedule spaces with limited resources? How do we hire, manage, and train staff? Who develops policies and procedures and what are the regulations and enforcement systems publicized and adhered to before and after program launch? What innovative leadership approaches paid off and what management pitfalls can be avoided?

Following Henry’s presentation the HSA panel of experts will continue the discussion addressing topics such as: administrative needs and management strategies, committee development and policy amendments, gaining institutional support, tactics for team staff meetings, usage statistics and analysis, learning when and how to expand staff, consultant reviews, maintenance and support needs, as well as building contingency or emergency backup plans. Considerations for both single lab and multi-lab training facilities will be shared. Audience question and answer session to follow. This session will provide strategies and tactics for the successful operation of your medical simulation lab space.


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Session Presentation Lead By:

Henry Henao MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, EMT
Director, Simulation Training and Research Center
Florida International University

Henry Henao is a clinical assistant professor of Nursing and currently serves as the Director of the Simulation Training and Research Center (the STAR Center) at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. In this capacity, Henry provides the vision and manages the daily operation of a 16,000 square foot facility which houses twenty high-fidelity human patient simulators and opened in February of 2010.

Henry has served as a consultant on faculty development, curriculum integration, design, development, and operations of simulation centers. Henry serves as a team leader and site principal investigator for the longitudinal, multi-site, landmark “The National Simulation Study”, funded by The National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s (NCSBN). Henry recently served as a subject matter expert to review the soon to be published standards for simulation evaluation from the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL). Henry was selected as one of twenty participants’ in the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Leadership development program for simulation educators.

Professor Henao has worked as an emergency department nurse and as an Emergency Medical Technician for nearly twenty years. He currently practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner and is managing partner of Nurse Practitioner Partners, LLC; a nurse-owned company that provides NP services to growing medical practices. Prof. Henao is also Vice-President and Communications Director for the Nurse Practitioner Council of Miami-Dade. Professor Henao holds both a Master and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from Barry
University with a graduate specialization as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College/The City University of New York.

Watch the whole series now at the HealthySimAdmin Pages!


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German-Based Zyos Provides Audio/Video Recording Platform – SESAM 2016 Exhibitor Video Series Part 1

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Earlier this year HealthySimulation.com was on hand at SESAM 2016 (Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine) to meet with several European-based vendors. We met with German-based Zyos to learn more about their unique A/V recording tools for healthcare simulation. While currently not available in North America, the Zyos DSoneMicro system enables simulation programs to provide affordable video recording and debriefing of scenarios. Check out our video interview below:

About Zyos


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Zyos is a supplier of mobile audio-video equipment in the medical emergency simulation who specializes in the development and manufacture of debriefing systems as well for the preclinical as for intra clinical use. With their mobile debriefing system DSonePortable and associated DSoneCapture software, they provide a mobile standard system which is able to suit any specific requirements and framework conditions thanks to its broad range of options. Their high-quality systems were all developed and designed in-house. Their technicians will help you in person to ensure perfect operation of all components, and will provide on-site service. And if there are any questions, contact them any time – they’ll be there.

About DSoneCapture:

The Zyos debriefing system DSone is always bundled with DSoneCapture software. In its current version, our software permits recording and playback of three camera signals which are displayed as quad split on the monitor. In the fourth quad split window users may display the patient monitor of the respective simulator. By feeding the VGA signal into the AV system we can integrate any patient monitor – regardless of your available simulators or the patient monitoring applications you are using. Just as we keep developing the DSone system, future versions of our DSoneCapture software will also be enhanced by various functions which will facilitate your work even more.

Learn more at the Zyos Website today!

SimCharacters Celebrates #WorldPrematurityDay With Launch of Paul, The World’s First High Emotion Simulator

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Today in Lubeck Germany, a team from NICU healthcare professionals and SimCharacters celebrated World Prematurity Day with the “birth” of Paul – The First High Emotion Preterm Simulator! This highly realistic preemie infant represents a 27 week born neonate with anatomically correct airway weighs merely 1000 grams and provides lifelike movement for an infant of its young age.

All around the globe today, people are celebrating the awareness of Premature births with the hashtag #WorldPrematurityDay and a show of support with the color purple. Even the Empire State Building has been light up in purple! Did you know that 1 in every 10 babies is born premature? Preterm birth — ie before 37 weeks of pregnancy — is the #1 killer of babies in the United States. Even babies born just a few weeks too soon can face serious health challenges and are at risk for lifelong disabilities including breathing problems, vision loss, cerebral palsy, and intellectual delays. About 15 million babies worldwide are born prematurely each year, and one million of them die before their first birthdays.

Paul was developed by neonatologist Dr. Jens Schwindt and the amazing team at SimCharacters to improve the learning outcomes of healthcare simulation champions everywhere. The manikin will be available in the United States starting at IMSH 2017 in Orlando!

About Paul

With Paul, SIMCharacters is taking the next step in the future of medical simulation. High fidelity was yesterday – the future belongs to high emotion simulation.


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“Providing high quality care for a preterm baby is a uniquely complex and time-sensitive process which is extremely challenging for (PICU/NICU) inter-professional healthcare teams. Our mission at SIMCharacters is to improve the quality of care for critically ill preterm and newborn babies by advancing the realism and effectiveness of training simulators – this is why we have developed Paul.” — Dr. Jens-Christian Schwindt, Neonatologist and SimCharacters CEO

Jens and the SimCharacters team know that creating high emotion simulation requires understanding and empathy with the teams, families, and programs caring tirelessly for preterm newborns.

Share your support of #WorldPrematurityDay by downloading these printouts and

Taking a photo to #WelcomePaul to your Simulation & Healthcare Facilities today on

The new SimCharacters Twitter and Facebook accounts!


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Integrating Research Into Your Healthcare Simulation Program – HealthySimAdmin Video Series Part 4

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Last month we publicly launched that the highly praised HealthySimAdmin video series with Part 1: Collaborative simulation program development. Today we continue our ongoing exploration of how to start and expand a healthcare simulation program with Part 4 of HealthySimAdmin: Building Research Programs Into Healthcare Simulation. This 2-hour recording starts with a presentation by Dr. Amar Patel of WakeMed Center for Innovative Learning — which is also the host of SimGHOSTS 2017 USA — and then finishes off with a panel session by a dynamic range of simulation program administrators who provide advice for those integrating research into their simulation programs. Thank to Laerdal, B-Line Medical, and Pocket Nurse these recorded sessions are now available for free to the public!

About Part 3 of HealthySimAdmin:

Medical Simulation is quickly becoming a leading methodology for clinical skills based education
and training. Impacting how our learners understand and apply the content is just as important as expanding our understanding of how to improve human and system processes. Groups interested in developing and funding or expanding current research into simulation will find this session led by Amar Patel MS, REMT-P, CFC extremely useful. Amar will lead our discussion highlighting the successful integration of research at the facility he manages.

Amar shares:

  • Types of research that can be conducted (scopes of projects)
  • Costs associated with conducting and managing research projects
  • Funding opportunities
  • The Return on Investment
  • What you need to know to begin (documents, education, IRB, policies & Procedures)
  • Publishing abstracts and completed research projects
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Setting up the simulation environment (is it research friendly?)

Afterwards our panel engaged in a discussion on how to build and facilitate a successful research component into your simulation program. An audience question and answer period will follow the panel discussion. Through this session we learned how to conduct, integrate, and manage research projects. Furthermore, we will highlight ways to incentivize educators to engage in successful simulation-based research projects that will promote your institution and your program.


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Session Presentation Lead By:

Amar Pravin Patel, MS, NREMT-P, CFC
Director, Center for Innovative Learning
WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Amar Patel is the Director of the Center for Innovative Learning at WakeMed Health & Hospitals. Mr. Patel is responsible for integrating technology-based education to include human patient simulation, healthcare gaming, hybrid education, and intellectual property development at the local, regional, and national level. His passion for changing how human behavior and processes impact healthcare can be seen by his involvement in patient safety and risk management teams. Prior to this position, he served as an Advanced Life Support Program Instructor and the Project Manager of Medical Simulation for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute at the University of Maryland, College Park. In this role he was responsible for developing new curriculum, as well as integrating medical simulation into all of the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Programs. He was the lead developer of simulation scenarios and technical simulation expert at the local and state level. Mr. Patel has taught numerous instructor courses, including ones offered on an international circuit. He has presented at several conferences, including JEMS EMS Today, the Human Patient Simulation Conference, Laerdal SUN, and the Air Medical Transport Conference.

While educating EMS providers all over the state, Mr. Patel also maintained clinical competency with the Baltimore County Fire Department in Baltimore, Maryland as a national registered paramedic, haz-mat technician and a firefighter. Currently, Amar maintains over 17 certifications to include a HAM radio operator’s license and a certified flight communicator.

Mr. Patel currently serves as the chair of two different committees: the Simulation Steering Committee at WakeMed Health & Hospitals and the Medical Educator’s Transport Section for the Association for Air Medical Services. He is involved in simulation based research projects that focus on integration and implementation of simulation technology across disciplines. He has contributed to numerous simulation articles and travels around the United States providing assistance in simulation center design.

Mr. Patel holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in computer music from Goucher College, a Master’s of Science in Emergency Health Science with a concentration in Education from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and is currently completing his Doctorate in Health Sciences degree at Nova Southeastern University.

Watch the whole HealthySimAdmin video series now here!

Featured Job Listing: Clinical Simulation Lab Technician at Providence Medical Center Mission Hills California

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One more featured medical simulation job listing from Providence of California!

Providence is calling a Clinical Simulation Lab Technician (Per Diem/Variable shift) to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Work closely with the Interprofessional Perinatal Simulation Program as well as Education Department staff, caregivers, and nursing instructors.
  • Be responsible for operation of the simulation mannequin.
  • Perform program maintenance and repair of the simulators, software, hardware and audiovisual equipment.
  • Be responsible for the orientation, training and ongoing support of simulation faculty during in-situ simulation.
  • Manage supplies and setup of in-situ simulation and classroom.

Qualifications:
Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current Los Angeles City Fire Card
  • Current Basic Life Support ( BLS ) certification for Healthcare Providers sponsored by the American Heart Association
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Able to work with computers, computerized equipment, integrated AV system and computer software
  • Arrange appointments, schedules and follow-up without a conflict
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills
  • Able to communicate effectively in oral and written communications to a variety of audiences

About the hospital you will serve:
Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.


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We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits – see our website for details: http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/index.html

Our Mission
As people of Providence, we reveal God’s love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us
Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Answer the call. Providence is calling jobs!
When applying online, please reference job number 132181.

Apply online right here!

Featured Job Listing: Clinical Perinatal Simulation Educator at Providence Medical Center Mission Hills California

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Providence is calling a Clinical Perinatal Simulation Educator – RN (Part Time/Day Shift) to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Serve as a consultant and facilitator in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of educational activities within Perinatal Simulation Program to support the Mission Statement and Core Values of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.
  • Plans and implements educational activities to enhance clinical development and proficiency of clinical staff
  • Encourages multidisciplinary participation of in-situ simulation.
  • In collaboration with clinical nurse specialists, nursing staff, department management and physicians develops and/or modifies simulation clinical case scenarios.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree currently in progress
  • Minimum of 2 years acute hospital experience in clinical specialty area..
  • Current California Licensed Registered Nurse
  • Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • Current American Heart Association ACLS
  • Current NRP
  • Current Los Angeles City Fire Card

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters of Science in Nursing ( MSN )
  • Experience with high-fidelity simulation
  • Graduate preparation in adult education
  • National Board Certification in clinical specialty area

About the hospital you will serve.
Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.


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We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits – see our website for details: http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/index.html

Our Mission
As people of Providence, we reveal God’s love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us
Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Providence Health & Services is an equal opportunity employer who provides competitive benefits, a drug-free workplace and supports work/life balance.

Answer the call. Providence is calling jobs.
When applying online, please reference job number 127010.

Apply online for this position here!

Clinical Educator Buy-In & Training for Healthcare Simulation – HealthySimAdmin Video Series Part 3

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Recently we publicly launched that the highly praised HealthySimAdmin video series with Part 1: Collaborative simulation program development and Part 2: Simulation Program Funding Models Initial and Ongoing.

Today we continue our ongoing exploration of how to start and expand a healthcare simulation program with Part 3 of HealthySimAdmin: Clinical Educator Buy-In and Training for Healthcare Simulation, which you can now watch for free below:

About this HealthySimAdmin Session:

We’ve got the manikin – now what? At times this new technology has been purchased without consideration for the time, training or support necessary to effectively engage faculty in simulation. How then do we pick up the pieces, roll up our sleeves and get simulation to work? This session will enlighten us about how to get your educators up and running with medical simulation through the encouragement of simulation champions, training platforms and controlled program expansion.

As well we learn how to increase learner performance outcomes through advanced debriefing instruction and facilitation/scenario standardization. This presentation will be followed by a HealthySimAdmin panel discussion to share strategies and tactics for starting, continuing and increasing educator utilization and program implementation. Topics to be discussed include how to reward simulation champions, simulation facilitation styles, currently available training resources, implementation strategies for the simulation methodology, internal marketing campaigns to capture interest and disseminate information, as well as gaining mandates and other administrative support. Audience question and answer period to follow panel discussion. Learn how build a successfully utilized simulation lab with quality learning outcomes with this dedicated lecture and panel discussion session.


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Session Presentation Lead By:

Jane Kleinman RN, MAOM
CEO Performance Gap Solutions
Founder Medical Simulation Design

Jane Kleinman, RN, MAOM, is the CEO of Performance Gap Solutions, LLC and founder of Medical Simulation Design, Inc. both of which specialize in the strategic, operational, and sustainable planning and implementation of simulation education programs for diverse clients world-wide. She is a respected leader and developer of Inter-Professional Immersive Patient Care Management simulation experience standards for specialty team training, crew resource management, and operational system modeling designed to identify performance gaps for immediate pro-active mitigation with measurable, improved patient care across the continuum.

In addition, as a Master Trainer for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality TeamSTEPPS Program she trains hospital resource teams to function as in-situ coaches for transformational InterProfessional communication behavioral changes. As an active participant in simulation based research, Faculty training, daily operations and innovative program development she understands the challenges, pitfalls, needs, and realities of the Simulation Program development journey.

With expertise in health care administration, education, space design, human factors, and product line development Performance Gap Solutions provides comprehensive expertise to clients as diverse as Community Colleges, large multi-site hospital systems, architect firms and statewide alliances.Her Simulation Program development motto is: “It’s about the methodology not the technology. Methodology impacts planning. Planning impacts outcomes. Outcomes create sustainability”. Her goal is ensure organizations help their Learners: “Turn what they know into what they do”.

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New Featured Healthcare Simulation Job: Sim Manager/Instructor at Citadel Military College of South Carolina

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Sim Champs heres a new opportunity for one of you out there! A new medical simulation job featured on our medical simulation jobs page: Sim Manager/Instructor at Citadel Military College of South Carolina:

Job Title:  Simulation Laboratory Manager/Instructor, Nursing
Institution Name: The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Location: Charleston, SC


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Job Description: The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, invites applicants to apply for an instructor level faculty position beginning Spring 2017. This individual will be responsible for the management and teaching in the simulation center in the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (pending approval by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing).  The Citadel is a fully accredited, public, comprehensive, co-educational college with a student body of 2300 undergraduate and 1000 evening and graduate students. The department will be offering courses during the day to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and Veteran students, and in the evening to students in our undergraduate evening program.  The primary role of the nursing faculty is in the education of students in the simulation center, working collaboratively with other nursing faculty.  The faculty member needs to have experience with simulation activities, including an understanding of the hardware and software associated with simulation. Salary and fringe benefits are competitive.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Nursing;
  • Unencumbered active license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of South Carolina or a Compact state;
  • Minimum of two years of experience in the primary area of responsibility (simulation).

Job Link To Apply: http://www.citadel.edu/careers

Featured Job Listing: Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist at Marian University Indianapolis

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Another awesome Simulation Technology Specialist job opportunity, this time with Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana!

Office of Teaching Excellence and Assessment of Learning (TEAL)

Marian University seeks a Simulation Technology Specialist in Office of Teaching Excellence and Assessment of Learning to work with our College of Medicine and School of Nursing. This person assists in coordinating the technical components of the medical simulation program including pre/during/post simulation activities, collaborating with faculty on scenario development, and supporting the daily technical operations of the Simulation Center. The Simulation Technology Specialist reports to the Director of Simulation and provides technical support and maintenance of the human patient simulators, related equipment and equipment systems housed at the Simulation Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


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  • Operate and maintain simulation equipment, task trainers, computerized simulators, and virtual reality procedural trainers with the ability to follow medical aspects of scenarios, and make appropriate adjustments to technology systems.
  • Operate and maintain simulation-related audio-video recording systems.
  • Facilitate simulation training and provide feedback to the Simulation Director, Course Director and/or Medical faculty.
  • Create troubleshooting documents, simulator checklists, and preventative maintenance plans for simulation equipment.
  • Provide orientation of simulation center and equipment to novice faculty and learners.
  • Perform as the technical trainer and resources liaison in the field of simulation operations.
  • Possess a high degree of comfort with computer technology; high level interpersonal skills to work with clinicians and medical staff at all levels of medical care. Provide tours of the simulation lab, providing technological demonstrate of the equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Technical Skills: The ideal candidate will possess many or all of the following:

  • B-Line
  • LLEAP (non-legacy version)
  • Advanced Personal Computer Operations
  • Laerdal
  • IP Networking
  • Video Technologies
  • Canvas leaning Management System or other LMS experience
  • Lecture Capture Technologies
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Turning Point

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Instructional Technology, healthcare, or related field.
  • Personal accountability in addition to being innovative and creative.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with regards to job assignments and sensitive information.
  • Experience working with clinical software applications recommended.
  • Experience translating clinical needs into successful processes and supporting system designs.
  • Demonstrated analytic decision-making, problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • The demonstrated ability to be organized, detail oriented and highly accurate.
  • Experience with IP A/V systems and video conferencing.
  • Good mechanical aptitude and technical knowledge of computerized equipment.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task, work independently and build collaborative relationships in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Must be able to work an “irregular” schedule to fit the needs of internal clients.

Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks in the Top 25 of US News & World Report’s list of Midwest Region colleges. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years.  Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015 in 9 years of existence. In 2016, the women’s basketball team won its first NAIA national championship. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 33 national titles.

Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   For consideration, please submit a current resume, a cover letter, and names and addresses of three current references. All materials should be submitted, together, electronically thru hr@marian.edu. No phone calls please. Marian University is an EOE

Featured Job Listing: Simulation Technician Associate at Arizona State University

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Another featured job from our Medical Simulation Jobs page, this time for the position of Simulation Technician Associate at Arizona State University in Downtown Phoenix! Hurry the application period ends November 4th!

Requisition Id# 27273BR

Salary Range: $16.53 – $17.00 per year; DOE

Close Date: 04-November-2016

Job Description:

Provide healthcare support for experiential learning in the Simulation and Learning Resource programs. Responsible for preparing, transitioning, problem solving and maintaining healthcare simulation equipment to include but not limited to manikins, media, computers, and related materials, as well as documentation involved. Works effectively with SLR Technology Coordinator and the Simulation Nurse Faculty in the delivery of simulation education.

Essential Duties:

  • Physical set up and take down of a variety of healthcare simulation manikins and clinical lab environments with extreme attention to detail as assigned.
  • Restocks supplies in the various simulation/lab suites located in three Mercado Center buildings.
  • Assists with tours of the SLR for a variety of groups and organizations.
  • Supports staff and faculty during the planning and running of simulation events preparing, applications, props placement, and moulage set up to create a realistic healthcare setting.
  • Maintains and repairs (AV) media, computers, simulators, task trainers, and other necessary technologies utilized by the department.
  • Maintains records and supplies, equipment, and management of inventory tracking system of departmental equipment and maintenance of the assets of the Simulation & Learning Resources department.
  • Utilizes departmental specific software, databases, and websites as directed.
  • Assists with program software to model simulators’ physiological responses to instructor specifications.
  • Develops scheduling plans for repair and maintenance that accommodates the changing needs of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates degree in technology or related field AND one year experience providing information technology services; OR, three years’ experience providing information technology services; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Certificates from recognized programs that indicate mastery of tools and techniques relevant to the assignment may substitute for up to six months of experience.

Desired Qualifications:


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  • Evidence of an Associate or Bachelor degree in healthcare technology or education.
  • Experience in healthcare simulation.
  • Evidence of effective interpersonal, organizational, planning, team-building, and problem-solving skills.
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication.
  • Experience in working in a team environment.
  • Experience in work that requires to attend to detail.

Working Environment:

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.

Department Statement:

The College of Nursing & Health Innovation at Arizona State University is an inclusive world-class enterprise of discovery that prepares innovative, evidence-based healthcare providers, educators, leaders and researchers to optimize health in a culturally diverse global community.

ASU Statement:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobacco free. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Fingerprint Check Statement: This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated. Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

To apply please click here or visit to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ click “External Applicant” under Staff job opportunities, see Req Id# 27273BR