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Simulation Technician

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
26357180 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $61,800 - $97,950

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The Simulation Technician works under general supervision to provide technical assistance in the setup, calibration, inspection, maintenance and operation of medical simulation ("simulation" to include: Mechanical, human, virtual, and task trainers) center ("center" to include both mechanical and standardized (human)) equipment, as well as simulation center clinical supply maintenance. Will also coordinate AV equipment and any electronic systems used to enable and/or record training activities throughout the School of Medicine. To assist in facilitating the operation of human, mechanical, virtual, and task trainer simulators for academic health programs, training events, recruiting programs, and demonstrations. This position exists to provide technical support for all simulation center operations, including but not limited to case development (in conjunction with faculty instructors), scenario preparation, operation of simulation event including manikins, maintenance and repair of high fidelity manikins, task trainers and multimedia peripherals and, also, to assist with the electronic instructional adjuncts throughout the facility. Activities include setting up, troubleshooting, monitoring, operating, and basic maintenance of the equipment within the simulation center. The Simulation Technician will assist staff with scheduling of simulation equipment as well as standardized patients. The Simulation Technician will assist in the training of standardized patients and fill in as a standardized patient as needed. The Simulation Technician will also support faculty when using the lab for instructional use or within classrooms. The budgeted hiring maximum is up to $83,400.

**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. **


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
In addition to the minimum experience requirements, an additional 4 years of related experience can substitue for the degree requirement. Preferred


License Requirement
Valid driver license. Required


Certification Requirement
Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist. Preferred


Experience Requirement
2 years of related experience must be in maintenance, repair, and technical support of simulation equipment and/or medical device systems in a healthcare delivery setting, Required
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
3 years of related experience must be working in a simulation/training center environment. Required
Experience must also include demonstrated knowledge of videotape recording and audio visual equipment. Experience in maintenance and technical support of AV equipment. Required
Working knowledge medical simulators. Familiarity with physiological monitoring systems, infant incubators, ventilators, and other common medical device systems. Preferred
Prior experience working in a healthcare environment as a Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, Paramedic, EMT, or other similar role. Preferred
Experience must include: knowledge of the "standardized (human) patient" case design, development, and utilization; the delivery of high fidelity simulation and programming using Laerdal Software and Gaumard Birthing Simulators and software. Required

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Must pass a background check. Required
Ability to work flexible hours as required. Required
Valid driver license must comply with the State of California DMV requirements. Required
Overtime Required
Travel Required

Minimum Requirements

Thorough understanding of media production methods and equipment and ability to use this information to troubleshoot the most complex systems.
Computer proficiency and PC and Mac-based simulation software applications / Computer literate.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Skills to determine priorities based on knowledge of work area. Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Demonstrates problem solving skills.
Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds. Thorough customer service and consultative skills to identify and implement required technology solutions.
Knowledge of intellectual property (IP) restrictions and skill to ensure that media meets IP requirements.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Knowledge of computer, media, and networking technology.
Ability to assess campus or institutional needs for AV IT technology products and design services to meet those needs.
Effective time management and an ability to work in a fast paced environment is essential.
Thorough understanding of post-production processes including internet-based media distribution solutions.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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