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Instrumentation Specialist

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Instrumentation Specialist
Official Title: Instrumentation Specialist
Employment Class: Non-instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0

$37,526 – $54,359

Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed-term Terminal
Position Summary: The Instrumentation Specialist provides high-tech support for all technical aspects of simulation operations, including preparation, maintenance and repair of computerized simulators (software and hardware), task trainers and related multimedia peripherals.  The Instrumentation Specialist is a direct report to the Dean of the College of Nursing and maintains a dotted line report with campus Information Technology to ensure close communication and coordination. 

 Simulation Training Center Technician– 70%

  • Possess a working knowledge of patient simulation services, technologies and applications.
  • 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. 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. Possess the skills and knowledge needed to function in the role of Simulation Server Administrator.
  • Able to maintain accurate records and document maintenance regarding all simulation equipment. Perform weekly, monthly and annual maintenance on all simulation equipment and record in a database in Simulation Training Center google drive.
  • Work with Information Technology to 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 all Simulation Training Center (STC) equipment, including multimedia systems and their components, operation of digital cameras, video cameras, audio/video mixer, digital/analog converter, monitors, LCD projectors, anesthesia machines and other equipment located in the STC.
  • Support Simulation Lab digital media and web stream creation for educational and professional distribution, distribute content and back up data, and provide advanced troubleshooting.
  • Participate in technical training as necessary; attend conferences to stay current with simulation technology.
  • Administer the simulation server with backup support from the vendor.
  • Install STC software and hardware upgrades and maintain functionality of manikin components as directed by manufacturer support.
  • Able to assess, troubleshoot and fix equipment failures in a timely fashion.
  • Evaluate new equipment, and identify opportunities for technology improvement and integration into healthcare education.
  • Act as the point of contact with the IT in University Affairs and Facilities Management in Finance and Administration on the external support for the STC, such as coordinating HVAC support, purchasing, contract review, etc.
  • Interface with the STC equipment manufacturers regarding STC equipment troubleshooting and systems problems; maintain record of repairs.
  • Be on site during training and able to work evenings/weekends. 
  • Work requires occasional heavy physical lifting of equipment and management/utilization of advanced medical devices.
  • Maintain security of STC when clients are using it or simulation equipment.
  • Maintain record/logs of equipment, repairs and operation manuals/data
  • Proficiency in MS software applications including MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Internet, and database use and able learn software and hardware quickly and independently.
  • Works closely with Information Technology to ensure technical support is available and a trouble ticket is resolved swiftly when and if identified while conducting a training experience.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, work well under pressure, set priorities and make critical decisions.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and require little to no supervision with the ability to work as a team member.

College of Nursing Technical Training – 25%

  • Train faculty and other Simulation Center staff in technical and operational aspects of simulation equipment
  • Ability to express technical information clearly and simply to non-technical persons.
  • Assists faculty and students in the safe use of simulation equipment
  • Create technical training videos for faculty, staff, and students
  • Teach technology portion of classes as needed; including: application training, software training, orientation, etc.
  • Maintain proficiency in existing and emerging technologies, including basic theory, design and implementation.

Miscellaneous Duties – 5%

  • Assist with other special projects or initiatives as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Education/Training: Associate degree in technology field or related field and/or 60 higher education credit hours is required.  Must be able to independently move simulation equipment.


Certified Healthcare Simulations Operations Specialist (CHSOS) certification.  Certification required within 3-years of hire.  

Baccalaureate Degree in technology field or related field is preferred.

Previous experience in a simulation lab preferred.

Healthcare experience preferred.

Experience: At least one year of experience in the related field is preferred.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover Letter, Resume and contact information for 3 professional references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by August 4, 2020, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or