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Simulation Center Manager

Apply now Job no: 492543
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff, Health Services

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ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Simulation Center Manager
Posting Location Abilene Christian University - Abilene Campus
Department School of Nursing
Employee Class Exempt/Full-time
Basic Responsibilities A. Organizing, scheduling, and supervising the labs in Zona Luce School of Nursing Labs and its resources
B. Maintains parts and supplies, repairing or arranging for the repair of equipment and/or the facility
C. Assisting with software upgrades and interface with ACU’s Information Technology and Networking departments and vendor technology and product support
D. Working with students and staff for training in the proper and safe operations of the equipment within the Zona Luce School of Nursing Labs
E. Assist with achieving standards of best practice for simulation set by NCSBN and INACSL
F. Create, maintain, upgrade, and supervise the Standard Operating Procedures and associated work instructions of Zona Luce School of Nursing Labs
Essential Duties

A. Organizing, scheduling, and supervising the labs in Zona Luce School of Nursing Labs and its resources
1. Develop a room/lab schedule from the Department’s teaching assignments.
2. Set up and take down lab workstations and simulation learning materials as per the Instructors’ assignments.
3. Schedule and organize special events in Zona Luce Sim Labs using the Google Calendar.
4. Promote positive image of the ACU SON lab facilities to past, current and future students, alumni, donors, visitors and other program stakeholders

B. Maintains parts and supplies, setting up equipment, repairing or arranging for the repair of equipment and/or the facility
1. Order using the Department’s issued Purchase Card the necessary materials, tooling, and other supplies as needed for the student projects.
2. Maintain inventory of stock materials, ordinary supplies, and as-needed supplies.
3. Maintains computer and software updates, manages software installation, and troubleshoots issues as they arise
4. Maintains and supports simulation multimedia equipment, software, and hardware
5. Perform simple repairs and maintenance of equipment in good working order
6. Communicate with vendor support to address equipment issues
7. Manage setup, usage, and post-usage processes for simulation equipment and supplies

C. Assisting with software upgrades and interface with ACU’s Information Technology and Networking departments and vendor technology and product support
1. Maintain computers within Zona Luce Labs with the assigned software.
2. Issue via the HelpDesk’s “Report a Problem” portal all necessary repair and/or replacement computer needs in the Zona Luce Labs
3. Assists instructor with usage of computers, software, simulation programs, and multimedia equipment relative to simulation experiences

D. Working with students and staff for training in the proper and safe operations of the equipment within the Zona Luce School of Nursing Labs
1. Manage operation of debriefing equipment for post-simulation activities
2. Provide feedback for improving simulation experience
3. Perform safety and operational instructions and procedures according to polices and best practice standards

E. Assist with achieving best practice standards for simulation per NCSBN and INACSL
1. Maintain the equipment maintenance records
2. Maintain equipment and supplies records and inventory
3. Assist faculty with meeting best practice standards for simulation in the following areas:
a. Simulation Design
b. Outcomes and Objectives
c. Facilitation
d. Debriefing
e. Participant Evaluation
f. Professional Integrity
g. Interprofessional Education (IPE)
h. Simulation Operations

F. Create, maintain, upgrade, and supervise the Standard Operating Procedures and associated work instructions of Zona Luce School of Nursing Labs
1. Develop new Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instruction for the correct and safe operation of lab use and equipment. These documents are ‘live’ documents that are maintained and stored within the SON Administrative Offices.
2. Update procedures and instructions for lab use and equipment and develop new procedures and instructions as needed
3. Manage the utilization of the sim lab equipment to the fullest capacity
4. Orient students and faculty to the simulation labs and the associated policies, procedures, and instructions

Professional Development Requirements

A. Skills
1. Advanced computer skills including troubleshooting
2. Ability to work with Microsoft Office programs-Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Simulation Software, Audio/Visual software, Network and IT environments
3. Experience working in simulation lab with mannequins preferred
4. Excellent organizational skills and ability to think logically and follow directions
5. Creativity and flexibility in designing innovative approaches to solving problems
6. Commitment to utilizing simulation methodology in learning and its ability to transform nursing education
7. Outgoing, dynamic personality
8. Focus on student engagement and success
9. Conduct all activities with an appreciation and respect for diversity of people, styles and views

B. Training Modules Required
1. Gaumard onsite training
2. B-Line Medical training
3. Laerdal simulator training
4. Purchasing Card use and Expense Report via JP Morgan portal
5. Approved vendor list, Tax exemption form, scanning and storage of receipts of expenses.

Qualifications

A. Professional
1. Associates or Bachelor’s degree OR 3 year equivalent work experience
2. Certification in simulation preferred
3. Basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology and clinical nomenclature
4. Knowledge of basic medical or education terminology preferred
5. Knowledge of hospital, clinic and community health systems

B. Personal
1. Serve as a role model for faculty, staff and students in the areas of customer service, collaboration, communication, excellence, attendance and general professionalism.
2. Able to manage time and accomplish tasks efficiently and effectively
3. Possesses good organizational skills, excellent communication skills, capability for self-direction, and ability to multi-task
4. Able to work well as a member of a team in demanding, fast paced learning environment
5. Able to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with multiple institutions

Physical Demands A. Lifting, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds on a regular basis
B. Stand for long time (1 hour or more) while operating equipment or observing students.
C. Ability to work flexible schedule (early mornings, late evenings and possible weekends may be required)
Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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