Simulation Technician, RMU Regional RISE Center
Robert Morris University seeks candidates for a
part-time Simulation Technician within the School of Nursing and Health
Sciences' Regional RISE Center.
Under the direction of the Simulation Center Director and with oversight by the
current Simulation Technician, the incumbent will provide technical support for
all simulation operations, including preparation, maintenance and repair of
computerized manikins (software and hardware), task trainers and related
This is a part-time temporary position which will work 10-20 hours per week
(includes evening and weekend hours). This position is not eligible for
the University's benefit programs.
Serve as simulator operator by programming, testing and running scenarios
with faculty instructors, assuring that the facility and equipment are set
up for teaching sessions.
Acquire and install digital audiovisual hardware and software systems to
record simulated sessions with subsequent editing and transfer into an
archival format for analysis.
Provide technical support for computer based multimedia systems and their
components, including operation of digital cameras, video cameras,
audio/video mixer, digital/analog converter, monitors, LCD projectors,
anesthesia machines and other equipment.
Support the use of digital media and web stream creation for educational and
professional distribution, distribute content and back up data, and provide
Understand the use and operation of different simulator technologies ranging
from anatomic models and task trainers to screen-based simulations to full
body patient simulators and virtual reality surgical simulators.
Maintain proficiency in existing and emerging technologies, including basic
theory, design and implementation.
Participate in technical training as necessary; attend conferences to stay
current with simulation technology.
Conduct routine equipment maintenance, inventory updates and equipment
Install software and hardware upgrades and maintain functionality of manikin
components as directed by manufacturer support.
Interface with the equipment manufacturers regarding equipment
troubleshooting and systems problems;
record of repairs.
Responsible for simulator program marketing and information management,
including brochure and website development and maintenance.
Create innovative ideas, evaluate new equipment, and identify opportunities
for technology improvement and integration into healthcare education.
Train faculty and other Simulation Center staff in the operational aspects
Communicate in a positive, professional manner with faculty instructors,
students and other users of the Simulation Center.
Assist with other special projects or initiatives as needed.
Bachelor's Degree in technology or health-related field is required.
At least one year of experience in the related field is preferred.
Knowledge of patient simulation services, technologies and applications.
Knowledge of computer hardware equipment and software applications relevant
to simulator functions.
Knowledge of audio/video equipment and software for recording, duplication,
mixing and editing.
Proficiency in MS software applications
including MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Internet, and database
Ability to express technical information clearly and simply to non-technical
Ability to learn new software and hardware quickly and independently.
Ability to assess, troubleshoot and fix equipment failures in a timely
Ability to work well under pressure, set priorities and make critical
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding job assignments and sensitive
Ability to work with internal and external individuals from different
disciplines and different levels of training.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Self-motivated and require little to no supervision with the ability to work
as a team member.
Flexibility and adaptability in dynamic environment; able to work
Work requires occasional heavy physical lifting of equipment and
management/utilization of advanced medical devices.
candidates should email their letter of interest and resume to
or mail to Robert Morris University, Human Resources, 6001 University Boulevard,
Moon Township, PA 15108 or fax to 412-397-2555.
Internal Application Deadline: N/A
Anticipated Starting Date: