Simulation Technology Specialist
- University of Central Florida
- Orlando, Florida
- May 24, 2023
- Jul 23, 2023
- Education / Training, IT
Unleash YOUR Potential With Us
As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges, and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission of unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.
College of Health Professions and Sciences:
The University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) is home to nationally recognized programs focused on health and wellness ― and a respected faculty dedicated to teaching innovations and research partnerships. The college offers accredited programs in athletic coaching, athletic training, communication sciences and disorders, physical therapy, and social work. CHPS also offers one of UCF's largest majors, health sciences, as well as popular programs in sport and exercise science within the field of kinesiology. Through coursework, field experience, and inter-professional education, our students develop high-demand skills in healthcare and cultural competency for working with diverse populations.
The UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences is seeking qualified candidates for a Simulation Technology Specialist position. The Simulation Technology Specialist will be responsible for the programming of all UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences Innovation Center simulations, providing technical support, coordination, and execution of clinical and simulation events. This position will assist with medical/rehabilitation simulation equipment and clinical skills set-up, take-down, use, and maintenance, including PCs, Audio/Video, with other associated equipment. Other duties for the Simulation Technology Specialist will include providing technical support for simulation manikins, software, task trainers, and all associated equipment. This position will provide direct support to faculty and/or outside affiliates for simulation or skill sessions, collaborate with potential users to ensure safe and effective use of equipment, set up equipment for simulation sessions, operate simulators and equipment during sessions, and provide feedback to faculty and clinical skills staff as needed.
Collaborate with faculty, clinicians, and staff to support healthcare students and professionals to achieve clinical learning, in a simulated patient care environment. Serve as the primary programmer, providing IT support for all CHPS simulation events.
Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
Support hardware and software modifications to accommodate computer users' needs, functions, and business processes.
Code, test, debug, integrate, and document medical simulation scenarios.
Assist faculty in the development, testing, and implementation of detailed clinically based scenarios.
Responsible for proper setup, reset, operation, breakdown, storage, and technical support of simulation systems, computers, manikins, and supplies.
Conduct preventative maintenance checks and services of simulation equipment while adhering to all established protocols.
Maintain and improve current knowledge of simulation software, equipment, supplies, media, computers, and materials related to simulation learning.
Collect data for ongoing research or grant requirements.
Maintain simulation activity and learner confidentiality.
Provide theatrical production (costuming & Moulage) for simulation scenarios as requested.
Collaborate with IT services and simulation system vendors to identify, and isolate simulation, system, and network-related issues. Follow up on ticket resolutions.
Install software updates on computers and maintain manikin components as directed by manufacturer support.
Provide technical operational support for all systems and equipment related to simulation and exam rooms.
Document technical processes and support needed for simulations.
Train others on setup instructions for simulations and clinical skills.
Support professional staff with special projects, tours of the building, and in-person special events as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's or Master's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience.
Knowledge of Laerdal and other AV simulation systems.
Programming knowledge of medical high-fidelity simulators (Laerdal, Gaumard), Python, HTML, and WordPress.
General knowledge of servers, databases, and web applications.
Are Benefits Important to You?
Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
Benefits packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program
Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays
Retirement savings options
Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions
Flexible work environment
And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page and click here.
Who Are We?
Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.s., certificates, and more.
Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
DepartmentCollege of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) - Dean's Office
Work ScheduleMonday through Friday. Schedule varies and may be scheduled between the hours of 8 am- 6 pm. Occasional evening or weekend shifts may occur.
Type of AppointmentRegular
Expected Salary$56,030.00 to Negotiable
Job Posting End Date
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.
As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.