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Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist

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

Official Title: Teaching, Learning, Technology Specialist I
Business Title: Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $50,000 to $56,300
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed-Term Terminal
Position Summary:

Reporting to the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Manager who directs the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing Simulation & Skills Lab, The Simulation Operations Specialist provides operational, technical, and support for delivery of all simulation activities in the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing Simulation Center. This position collaborates with faculty, staff, and leadership and will support the design, development, and enhancement of instructional activities, programs, and curriculum. The Simulation Operations Specialist will utilize effective educational methodologies and technologies to meet organizational and learning needs.

Typical hours: Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:30pm with occasional evening or weekend hours.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.


Simulation Skills – 75%

  • Analyzes, tests, troubleshoots, resolves issues, and provides feedback regarding simulation learning technologies
  • Assists with the design and development of engaging, effective learning experiences which may be face-to-face, blended, and/or online
  • Complete initial edits, reviews, and updates of existing instructional materials
  • Serve as simulator operator by programming, testing, and running scenarios with faculty, 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, task trainers, screen-based simulations to full body patient simulators, and virtual reality surgical simulators
  • Advise/support with simulation needs for directors, faculty, and learners for simulation
  • Provides consultation, training, and/or support for learning technology tools and platforms
  • Maintain electronic files and assist with documentation related to simulation activities for accreditation
  • Collect, organize, interpret, and disseminate data to identify instructional program needs & enhance effectiveness
  • Assist with the development of appropriate systems for tracking related information
  • Maintain and track simulation lab inventory of consumables and equipment
  • Assist with the design and development of multimedia learning materials
  • Provide support for faculty development and engagement programs and activities
  • Attend training as it relates to simulation activities
  • Train others on set-up instructions for simulation and debriefing rooms
  • Maintain security of equipment in Simulation Center when in use
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, work well under pressure, set priorities, and make critical decisions.
  • Self-motivated and require little to no supervision with the ability to work as a team member.

Technical support – 25%

  • Research, design, and acquire learning resources, technologies, materials, and/or processes to support learning
  • Provide training/technical support directly to learners in settings such as debriefing rooms and simulation suites
  • Analyze, test, troubleshoot, resolve issues, and provide feedback regarding learning technologies
  • Facilitates communication with multimedia service providers to ensure instructional program needs are met
  •  Maintain and provide repair and service to all simulation related equipment
  •  Set-up and clean-up for simulation activities, including AV-live streaming/recording and manikin preparation
  • Assists with providing basic training/technical support for screen-based and virtual reality-based simulations to students/faculty in settings such as classrooms, labs, clinics, and distance learning mediums
  • Collaborate on installing software updates on laptops and maintain manikin components as directed by manufacturer support and Information Technology
  • Associate's Degree
  • Highly organized and ability to work in a fast-paced, technical environment
  • Experience accurately tracking or recording data for customers/clients
  • Excellent Oral/Written Communication skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Word Processing, Microsoft Suite, and other related software applications
  • Demonstrated experience prioritizing tasks
  • Ability to work independently and under the guidance/direction of others
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Demonstrated experience supporting, advising, teaching, or training a variety of individuals
  • Education/Experience working with simulation related technology, software, and equipment
  • Education/Experience in a health care field
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application: 

  * Cover Letter, Resume, contact information for 3 references, and transcript for highest degree 

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

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Position will remain open until filled, however, the committee will begin to review applications on Monday, February 6th, 2023Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete 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.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

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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