Simulation Technician
Department Integrated Ctr for Education
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift Days, Nights, Weekends
FTE 0.01 FTE
Benefit Eligible No
Temporary Position No
Job Details

This is an on-call position.

The Simulation Technician will set-up and operate human patient simulation manikins, multimedia, computer and related equipment.  This position will play a key role in training and education through the replication of medical conditions and responses using a variety of healthcare scenarios.

Job Responsibilities
  • Executes simulation experiences with human patient simulation manikins for the purposes of educating students and Gundersen Lutheran staff.

  • Programs human patient simulators, prepares scenario props and creates scenario Moulage to model physiological responses to the clinician, skill objectives and specifications identified by instructional staff.
  • Collaborates with both internal and external individuals to develop and improve program curriculum. Promotes marketing and growth of the simulation center.
  • Performs general maintenance for simulation and all supporting equipment. Reports equipment malfunctions to manager to ensure timely repair.

  • Supports daily operation of the simulation center through performing pre- and post-simulation activities including set-up and restoring lab to pre-scenario conditions. Supports compliance with lab policy and procedures.
  • Supports responsible management of simulation lab supplies and equipment.
  • Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.
  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Nonage Specific (N/A)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required High School Diploma or equivalency +   healthcare technical certification training 
    Desired Associate degree in   a health related field or  Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology college level coursework (will need to produce an official transcript) 

    or a Bachelor's degree in a health related field
    Work Experience:
    Required 2 years of experience working in a healthcare related field and experience with computer technology and electronics
    Desired 1 year prior experience as a CNA, EMT or Paramedic and working with high-fidelity manikins
    Required Ability to...
    General - All Positions understand medical terminology
    General - Patient Care human anatomy and physiology
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes within six months of hire 
    Desired Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (tracked in elearning) 
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Static Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel
    Climbing Stair
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level
    Reaching - Below Shoulder
    Reaching - Above Shoulder
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    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
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    Environmental Conditions

    Simulation Technician

    Equal Opportunity Employer