The simulation coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the simulation center at AtlantiCare. The simulation coordinator overseas the preparation, maintenance, inventory and operation of all simulation equipment/supplies and collaborates with faculty to design, plan, implement and schedule simulation activities. The coordinator ensures adherence to program policies, course objectives, program outcomes and current simulation best practice and safety measures in addition to oversight of Standardized Patients training and scheduling and/or virtual reality laboratories.
Coordinate and supervise the general operation of the simulation laboratory/center to provide a wide variety of patient simulation experiences.
Act as the primary contact for scheduling all simulation activities, departments and external clients utilizing the simulation center.
Coordinate workflow between departments.
Oversee the regular maintenance and repair of all simulation equipment, including:
Human patient simulators (HPS), computers, monitors and a variety of clinical medical equipment.
Audiovisual and debriefing systems.
Virtual reality laboratory computers and other equipment.
Communicate effectively with manufacturers regarding maintenance, repair, updates and technology changes.
Coordinate upgrades to software and equipment as needed.
Provide technical support for trainers and multimedia peripherals, including:
Beds/examination tables, headwalls, patient monitors and other healthcare equipment.
Medication dispensing systems.
Vital sign monitors.
Organize and restock simulation laboratory supplies.
Oversee the set-up and take-down of simulation laboratory equipment, allowing for rapid turnover of simulation lab set-up as necessary.
Monitor and prepare laboratory budget.
Provide recommendations for equipment and supply purchase, anticipating future changes in technology.
Ensure safety for all users.
Maintain laboratory to meet regulation and accreditation standards.
Collaborate effectively with faculty from the following departments: Medical Education, Nursing Education, Pharmacy, EMS and departments of Anesthesiology, Physical Therapy, Respiratory and Surgery.
Incorporate research and evidence-based practice in program development with a focus on standardization and efficiencies across the healthcare continuum.
Assist in the development and implementation of curricula for pre-medicine, nursing and allied health training programs. This includes development of simulation component for staff and student competency training.
Participate in faculty and department meetings to assist with development and implementation of simulation experiences.
Communicate effectively with all simulation laboratory educators, administrative staff and technical support staff.
Create a positive work environment demonstrating leadership and supervision for Simulation Center staff.
Complete staff reviews.
Coordinate training for all users of the simulation laboratory, including faculty.
Provide orientation to new simulation lab staff and oversee their training.
Coordinate simulation center schedule (including OSCE, sim and classroom) in compliance with Simulation Center policies working to prevent scheduling conflicts.
Schedule simulation laboratory staff to support learning activities.
Network with other lab/simulation coordinators at local/state/national level to develop and utilize best practices.
Coordinate the collection of data for ongoing research or grant requirements.
Coordinate the set-up and maintenance of computer-based training programs.
Maintain learner confidentiality.
Hire, train and schedule Standardized Patients.
Coordinate center tours.
Perform other job-related duties as required.
Assume faculty educator role for simulation as content expert.
Conduct debriefing within scope of knowledge or assist content expert with debriefing.
Develop simulation curricula to support course and department outcomes.
Create and implement educational programs for new simulation faculty, including pre-briefing, simulation and debriefing.
EDUCATION: BS degree in a health or computer-related field. Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology and understanding of adult learning theory. Combination of education, training and/or experience that can be demonstrated to result in possession of the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of this position.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) required within two years of hire date.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum two years of experience in healthcare simulation as a nurse, educator or simulation technician. Mechanical skills to competently maintain and use equipment in the simulation center preferred. Ability to meet challenges of adult learners with diverse backgrounds. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) to interact with and work effectively with other faculty, staff, students and vendors in a positive, helpful and cooperative working relationship. Familiarity with PC and Mac platforms with experience in MS Office and the ability to learn additional software programs, including audiovisual and computerized simulation equipment. Knowledge of operation of standard audiovisual equipment: projectors, microphones, portable screens, media players, etc. Organizational and time management skills to keep materials in order, track various projects, maintain files and follow through assignments to completion. Ability to create complex schedules. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information. Ability to quickly learn new technology. Ability to express technical information clearly and simply to non-technical persons. Physical ability to lift, move, maintain and set up computer, audiovisual and simulation lab equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. with assistance.
Potential for exposure to blood-borne pathogens, along with infectious diseases (refers to blood-bourne pathogen requirement).
Essential functions of this position are listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Whether you lead an active life or love leisure, you’ll enjoy working and living in the beach communities of New Jersey’s southeastern shore.
Benefits & Wellness
We believe that healthcare should be a rewarding career. That’s why we offer excellent compensation, exceptional health and wellness benefits, and internal resources and programs to support professional growth for our team members. Here, you’ll find everything you need to pursue your calling of caring for others, knowing that you’re working for an organization dedicated to your overall well-being.
Inclusion & Diversity
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what makes AtlantiCare a great organization. We recognize and celebrate individual differences as dimensions that enrich our workforce and allow us to be more creative, flexible and competitive. Our inclusive culture welcomes our employees to freely contribute their diverse ideas, background, talents and experiences to make this a place where everyone can be, and do, their best work together.
For many, the shore communities of southeastern New Jersey are vacation destinations, but for AtlantiCare employees, they’re home. Working at AtlantiCare allows you to experience shore life year-round. Here, you’ll find natural beauty, world-class entertainment, rich history, amazing arts, abundant outdoor recreation, shopping, sophisticated dining and plenty of family-friendly events all within communities you’ll love to call home.
The spirit of collaboration is alive and well at AtlantiCare. We empower our teams to be agents of change within our system. We encourage growth and support advancement. Our shared vision for advancing the health of the communities and people we serve guides us to do what’s right for each patient, our healthcare delivery system and the practice of medicine as a whole. We teach, grow and advance medicine together.
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