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Simulation Operations Manager

August 15, 2013 - September 15, 2013
Location:Portland, OR
Salary Range:Commensurate with experience
Benefits:Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurances, generous 403(b) contribution and tuition remission benefits.
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:The Simulation Operations Manager is a key member of the Experiential Learning Center (ELC) leadership team and has primary responsibility for adapting emerging technologies to meet the educational outcomes of Linfield’s nursing program. This position works closely with the Simulation Program Director and the ELC Director and supports the technological aspects of high fidelity simulation (HFS) organization, development, and implementation.
• Assist with budgetary management of HFS supplies and equipment in consultation and coordination with the ELC Director and the Simulation Program Director:
- Maintain operational expenditures to match budget projections.
- Negotiate with vendors and regional consortia (Oregon Simulation Alliance, etc.) to secure optimal prices for mannequins and supplies.
• Manage HFS schedule in coordination with the ELC Director and other lab users.
• Coordinate planning of technological aspects of simulation with various teaching teams.
• Develop and maintain database systems to track:
- Simulation scenarios
- Simulation setup/breakdown time requirements and associated cost projections
- Quarterly reports of simulations, simulation demonstrations, consultations & trainees
- Contact information for technology vendors, such as Laerdal, Gaumard, Delta, CompView, and others
- Evaluations for courses and training sessions
- Records and files of presentations used by HFS team members
• Coordinate student work-study HFS assistants, including hiring, scheduling, and day-to-day management.

High Fidelity Simulation Learning Environment:
• Collaborate with Simulation Program Director, ELC Director, and faculty to develop the simulated environment for scenarios.
• Prepare simulations and make adjustments to equipment, medications, props, and other environmental variables.
• Support the orientation and training of actors and simulation users in the control room before and during simulations in collaboration with the ELC Director, Simulation Program Director, and HFS faculty.
• Operate cameras and other audiovisual equipment during scenarios and debriefings.
• Act in patient and auxiliary health care roles.
• Assist with rapid patient and environmental changeovers between simulations.
• Provide technical support during debriefings.
• Organize and distribute simulation-related course materials to students & faculty.

Technology / Audiovisual Integration:
• Plan new technology upgrades and purchases in coordination with the Simulation Program Director and the ELC Director.
• Install and maintain simulation equipment and ensure manikin functionality.
• Troubleshoot and find solutions for computer and AV problems in the simulation center.
• Oversee digital recording and playback of simulations for courses and special programs.
• Collaborate with the Information and Technology (IT) department to create, organize and archive digital recordings.
• Produce and edit AV recordings of scenarios, debriefings, or others for program development and marketing purposes.

Program Promotion, Outreach and Community Relationships:
• Write and administer grants to support simulation teaching.
• Manage HFS website and develop simulation center brochures, poster boards and other marketing materials.
• Participate in College recruitment events.
• Present at regional and national conferences to report on Linfield’s experience and successes with simulation in nursing education.
• Contribute to local and regional simulation roundtable meetings.

Simulation User Development:
• Develop plan for simulation operations training for faculty and staff users of the HFS lab, including:
- Mannequin operation and troubleshooting
- Simulation software use, programming and troubleshooting
- Simulation scenario implementation, including managing environmental variables, changeovers, electronic medication dispensing machines, medication labels, charting, etc.

Program Evaluation:
• Work with Simulation Program Director and ELC Director to implement plans for HFS program evaluation.
• Provide daily and post-run fidelity and simulation feedback as coordinated by the Simulation Program Director.
Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in educational or computer technology or related field and three years of applied educational technology experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education demonstrating:
• Proficiency in development and implementation of educational technology.
• Ability to adapt emerging technologies to meet varied educational outcomes.
• Proficiency in video production, presentation, spreadsheet, and database applications on both Windows and Macintosh platforms.
• Knowledge of audiovisual equipment installation, use and troubleshooting.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in educational or computer technology.
• Health care simulation laboratory experience.

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in office, lab and video production environments. Work may begin in the very early morning hours or extend into the late evening. Constant sitting, seeing (viewing multiple computer monitors), hand, wrist, and finger repetitive motions, hearing. Frequent talking, walking, climbing stairs, standing, stooping, bending, reaching and lifting, pushing or pulling up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity required, walking from building to building with exposure to weather elements.

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