Friday, July 26, 2013

Simulation Technology Specialist – Program Assistant, Computer Services

Rowan University is a public school in Glassboro, N.J., with a branch in Camden, N.J., that offers bachelor's through doctoral programs. In 2012, Rowan introduced a School of Biomedical Sciences and opened the first new M.D.-granting medical school in New Jersey in more than 35 years, Camden-based Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, in conjunction with Cooper University Health Care. In July 2013, Rowan included what is now known as the School of Osteopathic Medicine, in Stratford, currently a part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, making it only the second university in the nation with two medical schools. Rowan is slated to collaborate with Rutgers-Camden to create a College of Health Sciences in Camden. Recently designated by the State as only the second comprehensive public research institution in New Jersey, Rowan also includes the Rohrer College of Business and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate and Continuing Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics.

The Simulation Technology Specialist will be responsible for assisting in operations of the CMSRU Simulation Center. The position will provide specialized technical support within the simulation AV and companion computer system, related specialty equipment and human patient simulators. The individual will also assist Simulation Center users with utilizing these systems and equipment.

Position Description:

  • Prepare Simulation Center facilities for teaching and testing events. This includes preparing simulation mannequins, simulation participants, appropriate Simulation Center spaces, medical equipment/props and AV technology and computer systems.

  • Set up, take down, clean and store equipment. Perform routine and preventative maintenance on simulation equipment.

  • Provide event orientations to faculty, students and event participants.

  • Demonstrate and/or teach technical aspects of operating Simulators and/or AV monitoring equipment to faculty members or others designated by Simulation Center faculty.

  • Assist Simulation Center staff and faculty in developing and running simulation teaching and testing events.

  • Operate low and high fidelity human simulators during simulation events.

  • Operate audiovisual and specially designed companion computer systems during simulation events.

  • Participate in additional simulation events in labs space and off-site locations, when needed.

  • Transfer equipment between CMSRU building and Cooper University Hospital and off-site locations, when needed.

  • Maintain sufficient inventory of supplies and equipment needed in Simulation Center.

  • Assess and remedy/refer for repair any equipment failures in a timely fashion. Make minor repairs, when needed and possible.

  • Inventory and order Simulation Center supplies as needed. May require contacting vendors, obtaining quotes and bids. Receive orders when delivered, unpack and store items.

  • Consult with suppliers and contractors to trouble-shoot equipment and systems problems and to implement hardware and software updates.

  • Assist in maintaining archive of student participation in simulation events and ensure security of confidential student records pertaining to simulation events. Assist students and faculty in securely accessing the archive when they are permitted.

  • Assist in maintaining Simulation Center event calendar. Work with students, faculty and simulation participants to schedule events and their participation. Schedule needed meeting spaces using 25Live or other defined methods.

  • Act as substitute Simulation Center event participant, when needed.

  • Collaborate with the many Simulation Center constituents: faculty, University IT staff, students, hired or volunteer simulation participants, suppliers, contractors, visitors.

  • Maintain Simulation Center usage data and prepare reports of this data.

  • Coordinate Simulation Center tours, receptions, meetings and conferences.

  • Monitor adherence to budgets for event participant payment and supplies. Provide input into creation of future budgets.

  • Schedule Simulation Center event participants and potential participants for interviews, trainings, events and additional projects. Address any last-minute participant changes.

  • Maintain paper and computer records pertaining to students, event participants and project content.

  • Maintain security of confidential paperwork and computer files.

  • Participate in and assist with research and scholarly activities. Prepare manuscripts and presentations.

  • Additional duties and/or special projects as assigned by Director of Simulation Operations or Director of Simulation.

  • Infrequent evening, weekend or off-site work may be required.

Reports to:

Director of Simulation Operations, with a dotted line to SP Program Coordinator

A combination of 4 years of post-high school education and/or related experience in healthcare or simulation is required.

Education: High school diploma required, BA or higher preferred



  • EMT certification or RN licensure

  • Experience working in a medical environment

  • Familiarity with simulation within the healthcare field

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook.


  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of high and low fidelity simulators

  • Teaching experience

  • Proficiency in Excel and Powerpoint.

Needed Skills:

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Comfortable speaking to small groups

  • Ability to provide clear and understandable instructions to individuals who need to learn how to use complex systems

  • Ability to accurately and quickly operate a computer

  • Ability to learn new software programs

  • Capable of working with infrequent supervision

Physical Requirements:

Individual must be able to:

  • Quickly move around Simulation Center during teaching or testing events

  • Lift 30lbs independently, 50lbs with assistance in order to lift supplies and mannequins.

  • See in low-light areas because Simulation Center Control rooms require low lighting.

  • Use fine motor skills to operate touch screen monitors and to set up medical equipment

  • Transport stretchers and equipment throughout Simulation Center and between medical school building and Cooper University Hospital (located 1 block away) and, when needed, off-site locations, in order to prepare for simulation events.

  • Bend under desks and stretchers to access wiring or equipment

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

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