Job Summary Under the direction of the Director, Simulation Education the Simulation Technologist will provide technical, mechanical, and administrative support for the Harris Health System simulation program using industry standards and established best practices. This individual will be responsible for the audiovisual equipment, inventory, support, maintenance and setup, computer software support, as well as the care of the manikins and other training equipment used in simulation.
Minimum Qualifications: Degrees: BS degree in a related field such as Computer Science (preferred), Management Information Technology etc. BS degree in a Healthcare discipline or Medical Technology
Associates Degree in Healthcare Field: *Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or Licensed Vocational Nurse
Combination of education, training and/or experience, which can be demonstrated to result in possession of the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of this position.
Licensure & Certification: a. Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) preferred. Commitment to obtain CHSOS within two years of hire date. b. Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) or Red Cross approved program.
Work Experience: a.Minimum two years' experience in healthcare simulation including maintenance, repair, and technical support of simulation equipment and/or medical device systems in a large healthcare delivery setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience. b.Mechanical skills to competently maintain and use equipment in the simulation center. c.Familiarity with anesthesia machines, physiological monitoring system, infant incubators, ventilators, Pyxis, and other common medical device systems. d.Clinical knowledge and experience working in a healthcare related field such as EMT, paramedic, or other allied health profession certification and training. e.Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) to interact with and work effectively with other faculty, staff, students, and vendors in a positive, helpful and cooperative working relationship. f.Experience with providing technical support in networking, computer hardware or software. g.Familiarity with PC platforms with experience in MS Office and the ability to learn additional software programs, including audiovisual and computerized simulation equipment. h.Knowledge of operation of standard audio-visual equipment: mounted cameras, portable cameras, projectors, microphones, portable screens, media players, etc. i.Organizational and time management skills to keep materials in order, track various projects, maintain files, and follow through assignments to completion. j.Ability to maintain confidentiality of information. k.Ability to learn new technology quickly. l.Ability to express technical information clearly and simply to non-technical persons. m.Availability to work evening/weekends (rarely). n.Physical ability to lift, move, maintain and set up computer, audio-visual and simulation lab equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. without assistance
Communication Skills: Writing/Composing, Correspondence/Reports
Proficiencies: PC, MS Word
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Mathematic, Medical Terms
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Travel
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.