Western Governors University Simulation Lab Technician; Indianapolis, Indiana in Indianapolis, Indiana

Simulation Lab Technician; Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Description

Simulation Lab Tech (part-time, weekends)

The simulation technician works with the simulation learning lab instructor to facilitate high-fidelity human patient simulated learning for nursing students at all levels of learning.

  • Manages simulation lab supplies

  • Performs pre-simulation activities

  • Assists with simulation scenarios

  • Performs post-simulation activities

  • Receives minimal direction

  • Reports to Clinical Learning lab Coordinator

  • Serves as a professional role model for students in dress, communication, deportment, problem solving, care delivery and patient advocacy to facilitate student's socialization into the profession.

  • Demonstrates respect for the student as a new learner by communicating constructive feedback in appropriate ways and in private.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Supports daily operations of clinical learning lab

  • Orient students and faculty to simulation lab

  • Provides technical support to students

  • Maintains currency in field

  • Assess and communicates supply needs to Clinical Learning lab Coordinator

Pre-Simulation Activities:

  • Program patient scenarios and setup control room for simulation activity

  • Prepare scenario props and create scenario moulage

  • Assemble pre-simulation learning materials

  • Assist in creating documentation for scenario

Simulation Activities:

  • Pre-brief students, staff, and faculty

  • Operate simulation console and software

  • Manipulate simulator during scenario

  • Record simulation activities in approved format (.mov, .flv, .avi, .mp4, .wmv)

  • Assist faculty in managing recording equipment

  • Assist faculty in monitoring students' safety

  • Provide theatrical support (including moulage and voice over)

Post-Simulation Activities:

  • Operate debriefing equipment

  • Provide feedback for improving simulation experience

  • Return Simulation lab to pre-scenario condition

  • Salvage re-usable supplies and repackage

  • Provide required recorded scenarios, in approved format, to WGU staff within 24 hours of a simulation assessment

Required Skills

Any combination of the listed experience and education are indicative of preparation likely to impart the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the essential job requirements:

  • Associates or Bachelor's degree OR 3 year equivalent work experience

  • Ability to work with computers (PC or MAC experience required)

  • Ability to work with Microsoft office programs- Excel, Word, PowerPoint

  • Ability to work in fast paced environment

  • Ability to work flexible schedule (early mornings, late evenings may be required)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Required Experience

  • Experience working in simulation lab with mannequins

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to think logically and follow directions

  • Creativity and flexibility in designing innovative approaches to solving problems

  • Commitment to utilizing simulation methodology in learning and its ability to transform nursing education

  • Comfortable with technology, willing to learn

  • Interest in health care and computers/technology helpful

  • Outgoing, dynamic personality

  • Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds

Job Location

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Position Type



20.00 - 35.00 USD