Simulation Technician

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.  

Job Title: Simulation Technician

Department:   Nursing

Reports To:  Simulation Director

Location:   On-site

FLSA Status: Exempt

Time Requirements:   Full-time, 40 hours a week and some nights and weekends as needed. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Supervision of work study students as requested.   

Summary Description: Seaking a Simulation Technician to work within the Carson-Newman’s Nursing E.A.G.L.E. Simulation Center. Will serve as a simulation operator or standardized patient by creating, testing, and running scenarios with faculty instructors, and collaborating with leadership to facilitate all simulation events. Will conduct room set-up, inventory management, scheduling, maintainence, cleaning, and technical support. Should understand the use of simulation technologies. May supervise SIM student worker(s). This position is not a faculty position nor do you need to be a nurse. Successful applicants might have a background in healthcare but could also have experience in theatre, computers or public service.

Essential Functions: 

  • As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan, Acorns to Oaks.
  • Act as a standardized patient
  • Conduct SIM Center tours
  • Guide, assist, and check off certain nursing skills deemed appropriate
  • Supervise, coordinate, schedule, review, and document simulation activites
  • Assemble simulation supplies/equipment
  • Work with faculty/staff to plan simulation experiences
  • Requesition supplies, clean, maintain and update materials
  • Aid students and faculty with simulation
  • Learn and implement simulation skills
  • *Other items deemed appropriate by the Simulation Center Director

Should attend a simulation conference annually: 

Odd years – Personal/Professional development

Even years – will submit to present.

Education:  Completion of “Clinical Simulation MOOC” from The George Washington University within 6 months of hire. A degree is not required but preferred.  Willing to obtain the Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist® (CHSOS®) certification from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare” 

Experience:   Entry Level

Required Skills:  Ability to problem selve. Self starter. Strong people and computer skills. Strong customer service, along with written and verbal (English) communication skills.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy lifting of simulation manikins (0-200lbs). Able to push, pull, and lift 150lbs frequently. Frequent bending, walking, sitting, squatting, reaching and standing is required. Keyboard/computer use and repetative motions may be required. Able to reach overhead. 

General Information:  This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations:  The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.