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Simulation Specialist - IT/AV

Company: Mountain Area Health Education Center
Location: Asheville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Primary Accountability

* The Simulation Specialist will be responsible for setup and operation of computers, AV equipment, full body computerized manikins, supplies, procedural task training models, and virtual reality simulators. You will need basic knowledge of AV/IT equipment and/or medical knowledge with excellent communication and customer service skills.

The Ideal Candidate

* Is an individual who is innovative, creative and who is forward thinking.
* Thrives in a work environment that promotes teamwork, is high tech, and provides an opportunity to work with innovative technology, computer based simulation manikins and medical models to support training of health care providers.
* Has experience with technology or a willingness to learn
* Wants to have an immersive experience working in a simulated clinical environment gaining an inside look into different medical specialties, skills and roles in the medical field.
* May be currently working in a healthcare field and actively support innovative education practices to improve healthcare.

Specific Responsibilities

* A/V and IT knowledge
* Excellent verbal and communication skills required
* Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills with individuals and groups
* Understand (or interest in learning about) virtual environments and their benefits in training learners
* Comfort with basic computer and video conferencing skills
* Must possess strong interpersonal skills and the professionalism necessary to work effectively with faculty and staff of varied backgrounds, skills and personalities, in order to achieve key objectives
* Role play in simulated scenarios as necessary
* Assist with inventory and maintaining supplies, media, and materials related to simulation and equipment at an adequate level in an organized manner
* Ensure simulation equipment functionality, security, and safety and/or appropriately troubleshoots, removes, disposes, or repairs equipment
* Recommends replacements or new purchases of simulation related equipment or supplies
* Assist with Training Simulation Facilitators and other simulation users in the operational/technical aspects of simulation
* Support the use of digital media and provide technical support for computer-based multimedia systems and their components
* Ensure appropriate set up & breakdown/clean up (moulage, staging) of simulation environment, equipment, and supplies
* Assist in or provide visitor guided tours

About the SIM Center

Our beautiful 15,000-square-foot Simulation Center is located on MAHEC's Biltmore campus and provides medical professionals and students with the opportunity to practice real-life hospital, in-office, and emergency scenarios. The center uses a variety of simulation modalities for experiential learning including state-of-the-art, high-fidelity manikins, standardized patient actors, task trainers, and virtual reality simulators.

The purpose of the Simulation Specialist is to provide technical, educational, and training support to the Simulation Center staff, students, and instructors. The Simulation Specialist will provide technical expertise, and support to the overall activities of the simulation program in order to ensure that the Simulation Center will deliver high quality simulation based educational events that align with strategic organizational outcomes. This 1.0 FTE and 40 hour position will support Medical Education, Nursing Education, Allied Health Education and Outreach programs.


Starting compensation for this position is $18.86 hourly, and offers are based on experience, educational requirements and internal team equity.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MAHEC has worked tirelessly to promote evidence-based practices across our entire organization. With this in mind, all MAHEC employees and learners will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved exemption (for employees only).

MAHEC Talent Management is located at 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, People of Color and Spanish/English bilingual persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

MAHEC is a certified Living Wage employer through Just Economics of Western North Carolina. We offer excellent benefits and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.

Keywords: Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville , Simulation Specialist - IT/AV, Other , Asheville, North Carolina

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