Job Req ID:  110387

Simulation Operations Specialist

The Center for Immersive Learning and Digital Innovation at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will foster the development of an internationally recognized immersive learning and digital innovation ecosystem, leveraging technology to enhance the overall mission of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Our vision is to be a global leader in innovative simulation, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence-enabled solutions to advance nursing and interdisciplinary education and healthcare delivery to promote patient safety.


We are seeking a Simulation Operations Specialist who is part of the CILDI team responsible for simulation equipment the management and operations of daily simulation functions. The incumbent reports to the Director of Immersive Learning & Digital Innovation Practice and works collaboratively with all members of the team and stakeholders across the university and the health system.


This role engages with activities related to center management and operations and learning support. To be successful in this position the incumbent will heavily rely on ability to understand and manage technology, be a proactive problem-solver, be detailed oriented, be customer-centered, process and outcomes-oriented, and demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and learn quickly. The incumbent will be joining a high functioning and collaborative team committed to delivering excellent service and is committed to continuous improvement. We have great benefits and professional development opportunities.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities


Center Management & Operations (90%)

  • Serve as a simulator operator by creating, testing, and running scenarios with faculty instructors assuring that the simulator is in good working condition prior to the start of all simulations.
  • Establish and maintain effective workflows collaboratively to ensure smooth operations and optimal learning environment.
  • Facilities management: room set-up and clean-up for clinical simulations and debriefings; accountable for having the room props, equipment, and other resources prepared for the scheduled simulation activity. Ensure rooms are always tidied up and clean.
  • Inventory management

    • Identify, procure, and ensure that all equipment, supplies, and space are planned out and available for teaching sessions.
    • Establish a system to record and account for inventory changes.
    • Able to trouble shoot when equipment or systems malfunction by establishing close contact with suppliers and adequate training.

  • Manage the center scheduling system to ensure efficient use of space for training sessions, workshops, and other activities.
  • Maintains competence and knowledge of healthcare equipment.
  • Provides backup technical support for computer-based multimedia systems and their components, including operating digital camera, video cameras, monitors, LCD displays, and other equipment.
  • Equipment use and manipulation: Understands the use and operation of different simulator technologies ranging from anatomic models and task trainers to screen-based simulation to full-body patient simulators and virtual reality surgical simulators.
  • Maintains proficiency in existing and emerging simulation technologies, including basic theory, design, and implementation.
  • Collaborates with leadership and the advanced practice faculty to coordinate all simulation events.


Learning Support (10%)

  • Trains faculty and other center staff in the operational aspects of simulation.
  • Plays a role in simulation teaching when needed.
  • Promotes and communicates the center’s mission and goals (provides information to faculty, staff, learners, and visitors concerning the functions of the Simulation Center).
  • Center operations improvement: Participates in technical training as necessary; attend conferences to stay current with simulation technology.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • The ideal candidate will be able to work effectively independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment. A combination of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities is required,
  • Knowledge of health care-related clinical patient care.
  • Knowledge of and experience in project management.
  • Knowledge of and experience in workflow mapping and improvement.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills.
  • Customer service orientation and strong customer service skills.
  • Strong technical and computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized and self-directed.
  • Time management and documentation skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong organizational and management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to be able to communicate clearly and professionally, compose reports, and deliver training.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders to solve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and display diplomacy.
  • Able to work on multiple tasks and projects concurrently with frequent interruptions.
  • Practice excellent work ethic, heightened sense of accountability and ownership.
  • Strong problem-solving skills in working with various faculty members and students from different program levels.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, display diplomacy, be self-directed, and manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently with frequent interruptions.
  • Strong technical and computer skills.
  • Strong customer service skills are essential and must enjoy working with people.


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work in a stationary position.
  • Must be able to move inside the workspace to access equipment and traverse between different workspaces to support simulation activities or perform other duties.
  • Must be able to operate, prepare, inspect, and repair equipment.
  • Must be able to position self to maintain equipment.
  • Must be able to lift materials weighing up to 40 pounds to and from overhead locations.
  • Must be able to push/pull equipment up to 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to kneel/bend to retrieve and move materials.


Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • One year of basic allied health, simulation, or relevant experience.


Preferred Qualifications
  • EMT, CNA, or other similar allied-health related certification.
  • CPR certification.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related field.
  • Experience with medical simulation training.
  • Experience supporting faculty in an academic environment.
  • Experience in an academic health system.

 


 

Classified Title: Simulation Operations Specialist 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CE  
Starting Salary Range: Min $19.50 - Max $35.00 HRLY ($53,137 budgeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 (Schedule varies) 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: School of Nursing 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Simulation/Clinical Labs  
Personnel area: School of Nursing 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

 

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

 

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

 

Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

 

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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