Posted 2 weeks ago

Simulation Programs Operations Specialist

Company: American Academy of Pediatrics
Category: Healthcare


Type: Full Time

The American Academy of Pediatrics is seeking to fill a support role to operate the AAP simulation lab and manage program operations. This role will provide technical support for simulation-based training, monitor equipment functionality, schedule repair of simulation equipment (software and hardware) and related multimedia peripherals as well as software programming of scenarios. Serve as simulator operator by programming, testing, and running scenarios with instructors; maintain schedule of training sessions and ensure the facility and equipment are set up for teaching sessions, both virtually and in person. Some responsibilities are the following:

  • Coordinate development of training scenarios in collaboration with subject matter experts (SME’s), including the development/story-boarding of scripts for virtual/augmented reality and computer-based simulation. Testing and run scenarios with simulation facilitators and role play in simulated scenarios as necessary.
  • Configure, operate, and maintain networked computer and audiovisual equipment. Support the use of digital media and provide technical support for computer-based multimedia systems and their components.
  • Communicate with faculty and coordinate receipt and organization of all assigned course materials and media.
  • Identify and assist in solving compliance issues related to inappropriate product promotion and copyright permission with faculty. Obtain use for permission when necessary.
  • Program simulator software with clinical scenario parameters. Assess equipment failures and remedy such failures in a timely manner.
  • Ensure appropriate set up & breakdown/clean up (moulage, staging) of simulation environment, equipment, and supplies.
  • Conduct inventory and maintain adequate supplies, media, and materials related to simulation and equipment in an organized manner.
  • Ensure simulation equipment functionality, security, and safety and/or appropriately troubleshoot, remove, dispose, or repair equipment. Interface with the equipment manufacturers regarding equipment operation, troubleshooting and system problems; maintain record of repairs and updates. Recommend replacements or new purchases of simulation related equipment or supplies.
  • Serve as a simulation operations/technical resource for internal AAP programing as well as external stakeholders.
  • Assist Instructors by orienting to principles of simulation training technology.