Stony Brook University Simulation Center Technician in Stony Brook, New York

Simulation Center Technician


Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in biomedical technology field, computer science, or health related field. In lieu of degree, a combination of health care experience and/or four years of directly related experience in the operation and maintenance of audio visual systems and computer networks or a combination of education and experience totaling four years may be considered. Ability to solve problems by formulating solutions. Excellent communication skills. This position requires lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying items aided and unaided by dollies and carts within a continuous and repetitive basis. Experience in an academic/training environment and /or healthcare related experience. Experience in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of computer hardware and software.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in the operation and maintenance of medical simulation equipment /medical simulation lab environment. Experience in video production (filming, editing, and transcoding) BLS, ACLS or PALS certification desirable.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Simulation Center Technician will be responsible for the hands-on management of a medical simulation training center including all medical simulation equipment, audiovisual systems and computer networks that comprise this state-of-the-art medical simulation facility (Clinical Simulation (CSC) and Surgical Skills Centers (SSC)). These responsibilities include: 1) the operation and maintenance of all medical simulation equipment, e.g., robotic simulators and peripheral equipment; 2) the operation and maintenance of all audiovisual systems within the facility and remote sites; 3) the operation and maintenance of a Windows based network environment including network hardware such as servers, workstations, peripherals, cable infrastructure and backup systems, as well as software such as specialized simulation training software and standard office productivity software; 4) working with administration in technical design, policy, planning and support; and, 5) assisting with technical training programs and conducting training of Centers’ staff and participants in the use of all technical equipment.

Responsibilities in the above technical areas of medical simulation equipment, audiovisual systems and computer networks include:

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations, maintenance and troubleshooting of Center simulation, AV and network systems including setups and breakdowns of human patient simulator equipment, partial task trainers, medical equipment and specialized simulation training software during clinical training and assessment programs offered for participants within the institution and outside the institution.

  • Assisting with preparation for simulation activities (Standardized Patient and Manikin).

  • Building of projects, cases and case/project revisions as necessary and enters case materials into software system (Bline)

  • Assisting CSC staff with the technical equipment, supplies, medical equipment and/or the preparation of clipboards, facesheets, participant flows and other equipment needed for learning sessions.

  • Performs routine checks on system prior to clinical learning activities.

  • Management of system data/videos and post activity reports.

  • Assist in providing access and authorization to CSC software system for CSC Staff and faculty.

  • Send out links to students for video viewing as directed by faculty.

  • Prepares and distributes requested reports after clinical learning activity and sends it to the appropriate faculty.

  • Participation with Center administration in the technical system design, policy, planning and support.

  • Participation with Center administration in the development of technical training programs and in conducting training of Center staff and faculty in the use of all Center technical systems.

  • BLS/ACLS training.

  • Assists in the maintenance of the CSC’s simulation equipment. This includes assisting in the maintenance of records related to maintenance, repair, and upgrade of equipment. Assists in the maintenance of CSC equipment inventory and property control procedures including maintenance of technical equipment purchases, contracts and warranty records. This also includes inventory and maintenance of simulation supplies.

  • Serves as a primary point of contact for diagnoses and troubleshooting of all Center simulation manikin and surgical simulation systems as well as partial task training equipment. Keeps the CSC’s Technical Specialist informed as needed so appropriate vendors can be contacted to perform technical and warranty services including installations, maintenance, repairs and upgrades to Center medical simulation, surgical simulation and partial task training equipment. Interacts with vendors as necessary to ensure work is completed.

  • Produces and edits educational videos as needed and videoconferencing as needed.

  • Participate in and receive technical training as necessary.

  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes:

This is a full time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.Ability to work some evenings and occasional weekends.

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About Stony Brook:

Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the six Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.

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Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Official Job Title: Instructional Support Associate

Department/Hiring Area: SOM - Clinical SImulation Center (CSC)

Stony Brook University

Schedule: Full-time

Pass Days: Day Shift

Posting Start Date: Jan 11, 2019

Posting End Date: Jan 25, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

Salary: $45,000-$53,000 / Annual @ 1.0 FTE CWE

Salary Grade: SL2

Req ID: 1803601