Reminder: SimGHOSTS Webinar Tomorrow 4PM EST “Advancing Your Sim Career”

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Non-profit SimGHOSTS is hosting a webinar TOMORROW April 27th at 4PM EST (6PM UTC) on Advancing Your Simulation Technology Specialist Career with Jeremiah Avarana M.Engr, M.Ed. ! This informative webinar will help those of you looking to start or develop your simulation career taking on Jeremiah’s various experiences in the field. Don’t forget that SimGHOSTS.org subscription is currently 50% off and provides access to a document database, hundreds of recorded sessions, a new online course library, and a forums digest with technical conversations by thousands of sim champs from around the world!

SimGHOSTS Webinar Details:

What: “Advancing Your Simulation Technology Specialist Career” with Jeremiah Avarana M.Engr, M.Ed.
When: April 27th, 1PM PST, 3PM CST, 6PM UTC
Where: Goto Meeting Online (Visit the SimGHOSTS website to learn how to login!)

Webinar Abstract:


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The role of the Simulation Technician varies with every simulation program. This talk will aim to provide practical tips for the new and mid-career level Simulation Technician. I will use practical examples from the earlier part of my career to the current to discuss how to work through sometimes difficult work flow dynamics and how the role of the Simulation Technician can be integral in bridging gaps to good simulation practices and operations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to define your role when there isn’t much direction
  2. Learn to re-define your role within your organization through identifying operational gaps
  3. Learn the importance of good communication with your co-workers

About the Instructor:

Jeremiah Avarana, M.Engr, M.Ed. Jeremiah Avarana is currently a Simulation Technician at Tarrant County College’s (TCC) Department of Nursing supporting ADN- level simulation. He has worked as a Simulation Technician for 3.5 years total with experience in BSN and MSN simulation as well. Before simulation, Jeremiah completed advanced degrees in biomedical engineering and education with little clue of where it would one day take him. Healthcare simulation has answered that question. In his role, he has performed set-up and tear down of all nursing specialty simulations, programmed scenarios, taught faculty how to operate, set-up task trainers, acted in simulation productions, acted as standardized patient, and developed moulage for high-stakes and disaster simulation. His passion is to see the Simulation Technician role become a commonplace in every major simulation program and be a part of Simulation Technician training.

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April 27th Webinar: Advancing Your Simulation Technology Specialist Career – 1PM PST, 6PM UTC

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SimGHOSTS, the organization specifically dedicated to supporting those operating healthcare simulation technologies just announced an upcoming webinar​!

What: “Advancing Your Simulation Technology Specialist Career” with Jeremiah Avarana M.Engr, M.Ed.
When: April 27th, 1PM PST, 3PM CST, 6PM UTC
Where: Online via Goto Meeting

Webinar Abstract:

The role of the Simulation Technician varies with every simulation program. This talk will aim to provide practical tips for the new and mid-career level Simulation Technician. I will use practical examples from the earlier part of my career to the current to discuss how to work through sometimes difficult work flow dynamics and how the role of the Simulation Technician can be integral in bridging gaps to good simulation practices and operations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to define your role when there isn’t much direction
  2. Learn to re-define your role within your organization through identifying operational gaps
  3. Learn the importance of good communication with your co-workers

About the Instructor:

Jeremiah Avarana, M.Engr, M.Ed. Jeremiah Avarana is currently a Simulation Technician at Tarrant County College’s (TCC) Department of Nursing supporting ADN- level simulation. He has worked as a Simulation Technician for 3.5 years total with experience in BSN and MSN simulation as well. Before simulation, Jeremiah completed advanced degrees in biomedical engineering and education with little clue of where it would one day take him. Healthcare simulation has answered that question. In his role, he has performed set-up and tear down of all nursing specialty simulations, programmed scenarios, taught faculty how to operate, set-up task trainers, acted in simulation productions, acted as standardized patient, and developed moulage for high-stakes and disaster simulation. His passion is to see the Simulation Technician role become a commonplace in every major simulation program and be a part of Simulation Technician training.

 

Sim Tech Resources: Early-Bird Registrations & Online Subscriptions 

Are you looking for more great medical simulation technology resources? Join SimGHOSTS for more than 50% off last year’s annual subscription rates to gain access to thousands of global community members, new training courses, over 200 recorded sessions and more! Then, be sure to check out the early-bird registration for their USA, UK, and Australia based events, or submit an abstract for their 2nd annual Dubai event!

Learn more about this Webinar on the SimGHOSTS website!

Lots of New Medical Simulation Jobs Posted!

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There have been an uptake of job postings in our healthcare simulation jobs listings page! The featured job from i-human patients is still available:

i-Human Patients are looking for a Sr. Strategic Account Executive located in the Continental U.S! Apply today at this link here.

Sr. Strategic Account Exec. Job Description

We are looking for an exceptional sales executive dedicated to high performance, personal excellence and a strong work ethic, who shares our passion for transforming medical education and our commitment to teamwork.

Reporting to our Director of Sales, this position can be based anywhere in the continental U.S..

The primary purpose of this position is to establish relationships with medical and graduate nursing schools, and to sell our web-based simulated patient services to their administration, faculty and simulation lab staff on a consultative sales basis. Future products will extend customer relationships to other healthcare professional schools as well as large healthcare provider organizations, hospitals and health systems.

Other Featured jobs:

Company Name: FIU – Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Job Title: Simulation Operations & Research Manager
Location: Miami, Florida, United States, 33199

Institution: Cook Children’s Health Care System
Title: Simulation Operations Specialist
Location: Fort Worth TX

If you are not a private recruiter you can post your job for free on our medical simulation jobs page. You can also invest to feature your job to our main article listings and our newsletter!


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Texas Tarleton State University Seeks Simulation Technology Specialist

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Institution: Tarleton State University

Location: Stephenville, TX

Position Title: Simulation Technology Specialist – Nursing Program

Salary Range (pending qualifications): $55,500 – $66,000

Responsibilities: Coordinates Nursing Simulation labs; Maintains simulation manikins; Researches and tests new technologies as they relate to healthcare training and assessment objectives (simulation). Coordinates, schedules, and provides individual and group training sessions for faculty and staff on various topics related to technologies used for human patient simulation and various clinical simulation technologies; Maintains system upgrades for EMS Simulation software; Programs simulation scenarios.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; 3 years of experience supporting faculty in the operation of skills assessment technologies; Professional work experience with simulation-related programs and technology, particularly those technologies that are immersive, hands-on and provide an environment that emulates the space in which learners will serve for their careers. Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

Application Process: Interested applicants apply online by visiting our employment website at https://jobs.tarleton.edu.

Want to feature your job listing? Start at our healthcare simulation jobs page to learn more!

There’s Always New Medical Simulation Jobs Listed on HealthySimulation.com!

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Here’s three new jobs just posted this week on HealthySimulation.com’s famous Medical Simulation Jobs Page!

Looking for Simulation Technology Specialist, Simulation Clinical Educator, Simulation Operations Management, or Healthcare Simulation Program Director Positions? HealthySimulation has them all!

Three New Positions This Week Alone:

  • The University of Iowa College of Nursing – Director of Simulation Education in the Nursing Clinical Education Center (NCEC). Iowa City, IA
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University – Simulation Operations Manager, Los Angeles CA
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville – Healthcare Simulation Technician, Huntsville AL

Have a position to post? It’s free for simulation programs! Learn about all this and more on our Medical Simulation Jobs Page!


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Featured Job: Sr. Strategic Account Executive for i-Human Patients

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A featured job post this time from the award-winning i-Human, who were the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s 2013 “Best in Show” company in the category of “small or entrepreneurial company”. The i-Human Patients Authoring System enables medical educators to create new simulated patient encounters (as well as derivative works of existing “Share & Share Alike” cases) using a point-and-click approach to content development.
More about i-Human:

i-Human Patients, Inc. is a privately held company founded by experienced entrepreneurs to transform worldwide medical education by giving students the ability to simulate comprehensive patient encounters using a cloud-based virtual patient service. Students interview virtual patients, perform exams, develop diagnostic hypotheses, order diagnostic tests, review test results, and develop treatment plans while getting online guidance and feedback from the system. Faculty can objectively assess individual and/or group student performance on patient assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills, and provide a learning tool that integrates clinical experience much earlier in medical education, making students better prepared for their apprenticeship training with real patients. In contrast to traditional, expensive mannequin and standardized patient (actor) approaches to simulation, IHP’s affordable service enables scalable, simultaneous training across an entire school whether in or outside of class, and provides students with the breadth and depth of patient encounters to better develop and refine their skills. By integrating basic science modules in a virtual clinical setting, our service further augments and accelerates students’ apprenticeship training.

IHP is currently working with medical, graduate nursing and physician assistant schools across the United States and fielding inquiries from around the world. This is an excellent opportunity to join a pioneering leader in the medical education industry at an early stage. The position offers substantial growth opportunities for a top sales executive who brings the required skills. Compensation, including stock options, will be competitive and commensurate with performance.

Company: i-Human Patients, Inc.
Title: Sr. Strategic Account Executive
Locations: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas or Houston
Type: Full-time
Experience: Mid-Senior level
Functions: Sales
Industries: E-Learning, Hospital & Health Care, Information Technology and Services
Apply: Click here to apply!

Open Call from I-human: We are looking for an exceptional sales executive dedicated to high performance, personal excellence and a strong work ethic, who shares our passion for transforming medical education and our commitment to teamwork.

Reporting to our Director of Sales, this position can be based anywhere in the Western or Southwestern U.S..

The primary purpose of this position is to establish relationships with medical and graduate nursing schools, and to sell our web-based simulated patient services to their administration, faculty and simulation lab staff on a consultative sales basis. Future products will extend customer relationships to other healthcare professional schools as well as large healthcare provider organizations, hospitals and health systems.

  • The ideal candidate will have previous experience within the Medical Simulation market, Medical Education and/or Academic Hospital/Medical Center sales, presenting to deans, department chairs, faculty, and simulation lab and/or IT staff.
  • Proven strategic account management experience based on consultative sales in multi-stakeholder decision process environments is critical.
  • 5+years of medical education, medical simulation, healthcare/medical device/medical equipment, or healthcare ITstrategic account management experience — establishing account relationships and penetrating accounts — is required.

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Desired Skills & Experience

  • A BS/BA degree required, clinical training (e.g., EMT, nursing, etc.) is a plus
  • At least 3-5 years prior consultative sales experience required; medical education or medical simulation preferred; healthcare/medical device/medical equipment or healthcare IT sales experience may also be sufficient
  • Track record of success in building relationships and sales required; experience presenting to deans, faculty, and simulation lab preferred
  • Experience demonstrating and selling sophisticated products/technologies, web-based medical education sales preferred
  • Must be able to learn various clinical academic structures, curriculum designs, and course layouts
  • Ability to identify client’s needs, communicate product benefits, while building lasting account relationships
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to professionally follow up, move forward/advance, and close opportunities
  • Must be well versed is solution based selling and creative closing techniques
  • Ability to construct, present and execute a Territory Business Plan
  • Excellent listening, presentation and communications skills
  • Ability to travel at least 30% of time
  • Demonstrated success working responsibly and effectively in home office environment and ability to travel independently
  • Effective time management, and prioritization skills
  • Strong computer skills (WebEx, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, CRM Programs)
  • Good driving, credit and personal records

The Sr. Strategic Account Executive will work with a team that has full operational responsibility for i-Human Patients, Inc.’s (IHP) worldwide activities. Initially, the territory will include a large part of the United States. Territory responsibility may be adjusted based on the number and timing of additional sales executives who will be joining.

Using expertise in medical education and simulation, healthcare information technology, relationship building and networking in the medical education market, the person in this position will focus on building new relationships and growing existing institutional accounts.

To learn more about this position visit the i-Human.com Job Page!

The Ultimate Job Guide to Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists

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About once a week I get an email from a simulation champion asking about the position, job description, responsibilities, hiring, career path or administration of a Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist. Because of the frequency of this question I have started to compile a list of TOP posts we have shared here on HealthySimulation.com regarding this specific topic. Of course, the #1 source for Sim Tech information is SimGHOSTS.org, but below is a great place to also get started on the topic!

First, check out this DACUM Simulation Job Analysis work accomplished California Healthcare Workforce Initiative

Simulation Technology Specialist  Job analysis in MS Word for technician working with high fidelity patient simulation manikins.

Simulation Program Coordinator  The Simulation Program Coordinator is a healthcare professional who is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the integrated simulated clinical experiences to enhance participants learning outcomes.

Below is the Material HealthySimulation.com has written or recorded on the Topic of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists:

  1. What to REALLY look for When Hiring a Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist – Speaks to the types of backgrounds and skill-sets that work well as Sim Techs.
  2. Avoid the Number One Sim Tech Hiring MistakeDon’t jeopardize your program by hiring for the wrong position, this article extensively covers the question: Why Do Healthcare Simulation Programs Hire Sim Techs Without Technical Backgrounds?
  3. Community Feedback Agrees: Sim Techs Need Technical Background – Lots of community response regarding the article above in support of the conversation.
  4. How to Start a Career as Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist – Want to get a job as a Sim Tech to operate Healthcare Simulation Technology? Do you have a background in IT, technology, AV, healthcare, theater or education and want to change careers? Are you interested in using your technical experiences to help train healthcare professionals? Check out this 1 hour webinar provided by Lance Baily, founder of HealthySimulation.com about how to start a career as a Sim Tech!
  5. Best Practices For Medical Simulation Hiring: The goal with hiring for your simulation-based positions is to not necessarily find candidates with the most simulation experience, nor even the most medical experience, but rather the person who has demonstrated the most passion for the position. No matter how strong the core of your simulation program is, we are talking about a technology and methodology that will continue to evolve and disrupt your training program. Thus, finding individuals who are comfortable with change and go to work everyday looking to “learn something new” will far far better serve your program.
  6. Great Interview Questions When Hiring a Sim Tech – Specifically looking to hire a Medical Simulation Technician? Read this practical guide  for hiring individuals to run your medical simulation lab technology.
  7. Simulation in Healthcare Education, A Best Evidence Practical Guide – Dr. Barry Issenberg, Director of the Gordon Medical Simulation Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and co-author of AMEE Guide #82 “Simulation in Healthcare Education: A Best Evidence Practical Guide PART-2″ reminds us here of the importance of considering the practical implementation of medical simulation.
  8. Stream 15 Hours of Sim Lab Administrative Content – Hundreds of Sim Lab Managers from around the world have watched this “How-To” content of Medical Simulation Administration.
  9. How to Increase Sim Lab Staff without Increased Budgets – Imagine having four extra staff members to help with the hands-on work necessary to make a special event run smoothly, or additional sim techs to help run multiple labs at the same time.  Expanding your medical simulation staff support can be easier and more affordable than you think.  To find out how read this article!
  10. Medical Simulation Staff Needs? Webinar on Program Development – Overcoming the challenges of being a medical simulation program administrator. New resources for managers of simulation labs, simulation technicians, developing a collaborative simulation program, expanding your simulation program within your organization and with external partners, staff needs regarding moving into a new building and weekly operations, developing new policies and modifying old ones and scheduling suggestions for simulation labs.

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How To Start a Career as a Medical Simulation Technician

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Want to get a job as a Sim Tech to operate Healthcare Simulation Technology? Do you have a background in IT, technology, AV, healthcare, theater or education and want to change careers? Are you interested in using your technical experiences to help train healthcare professionals?

Check out this 1 hour webinar provided by Lance Baily, founder of HealthySimulation.com about how to start a career as a Sim Tech!

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Free Recorded Webinar: How to Get a Sim Tech Job

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Are you or someone you know looking to become a Simulation Technology Specialist (or Sim Tech for short)? Join Lance Baily tomorrow morning at 9AM Pacific on GOTO Meeting to learn the fastest and most efficient ways to become a professional Sim Tech. Lance has not only been hired by multiple institutions as a Sim Tech but also hired Sim Techs as the founding Director of The Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas. Lance is also the founder of HealthySimulation.com, HealthySimAdmin.com, and The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (aka SimGHOSTS), which is an annual hands-on training event for Sim Techs now entering its fourth year of operation! Read how the 2013 event hosted more than 171 Sim Techs from around the world and 35 Vendor representatives at the San Antonio College School of Nursing and Allied Health!

Lance will be joined by individuals already looking to become Sim Techs who have questions lined up – so join us to listen in and add your own!
The Webinar has been recorded and is now been made available here below:

Tell your simulation friends with this link: http://healthysimulation.com/4584/free-webinar-tomorrow-morning-how-to-get-a-sim-tech-job

Open Position: Simulation-based Surgical Education and Training Director For National Educational Organization

Instructional development educators with grant writing experience and some simulation and/or Medical experience take notice!

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SimSTAFF is recruiting an Assistant Director, Simulation-based Surgical Education and Training

This person will work closely with the Director of the Division of Education to provide leadership for a broad range of simulation and training programs of the Division of Education.  These programs will address the evolving needs of practicing surgeons, surgery residents, and members of surgical teams to enhance patient safety and ensure delivery of surgical care of the highest quality.

This person will also need to continually assess national mandates and address the needs of individual learners through innovative simulation-based education and training.

This person will also play a pivotal role in providing leadership for specific activities of the Consortium of ACS-accredited Education Institutes to advance the activities of the Consortium and to pursue innovative multi-institutional research opportunities.  In addition, s/he will be pivotal to strengthening collaborative relationships with other national organizations and the federal government, including the Department of Defense.

Spearhead and provide leadership to this simulation learning program to surgical members and assist others to do the same. Involves the development of training on how to use Simulations for Surgical Training. However, this is a high-level position that manages the process rather than doing the technical training itself.

Primary Responsibilities: 

This person will provide leadership for the simulation-based surgical education and training programs and products of the division; lend expertise in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative simulation-based surgical models; play a pivotal role in advancing the science and practice of simulation-based surgical education and training.

This person will lend expertise in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative simulation-based surgical models; plays a pivotal role in advancing the science and practice of simulation-based surgical education and training;

This person will establish collaborative relationships with other national professional organizations and federal agencies; develops proposals for large extramural grant funding; and plays a key role in the implementation of the research projects and assessment of outcomes of these endeavors.

Required Education and/or Experience:

MS, MEd, or equivalent degree in education or technology. Doctorate in relevant field a plus.

Education and training required include courses in educational technology or simulation, human factors, safety, and research design.

Minimum of three years’ experience in simulation-based education and training, evaluation of outcomes, patient safety, and implementation of innovative simulation-based education and training programs necessary.

Expertise in writing competitive grants, implementing research projects, collating and analyzing data, and preparing manuscripts necessary.

Expertise in pursuing scholarly work to advance the field of simulation-based surgical education and training necessary.

For more insight and information please contact:

Jason Irving,

Director of Sales & Marketing – SimStaff

M. 407-437-9747
O. 407-965-2596
F. 407-264-8887

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