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Simulation Technologist

Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Job - Education

Close Date: 02/15/2018

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a permanent classified, Simulation Technologist (Media Technician Lead). This position is a cyclic position scheduled to work full-time during the regular academic year (September – June). This position will provide technical support for all patient simulation technical operations for the Nursing Program Skills Lab at the Clark Center at WSU Vancouver (CCW). This may include set up, operation, takedown, maintenance, troubleshooting of patient simulation and media equipment associated with simulation activities, including overhead projectors, VCR’s and monitors, multi-media systems, audio and video recording and playback systems, interactive computers, LCD displays and patient simulation specific equipment. In addition, the technologist assists faculty in the use of technical equipment used in patient simulation. This role also includes basic system programming, operational activities such as lab supply inventory management, and creating videos and other technologically supported artifacts to promote learning and program marketing.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Serve as a simulation operator running pre-programmed scenarios and operating AV system components (cameras, recording/playback and exporting). Ensure all equipment, including AV, is set up appropriately and in a timely manner for training and course programs.
• Install, replace, and configure simulation programs.
• Trouble-shoot problems related to the use of computerized manikins and AV equipment, both hardware and software systems, as well as, network related issues. Mobilizes resources to ensure functionality of equipment for course requirements.
• Report any technical issues or risks to the simulation lab coordinator that could impact on the delivery of courses and scheduled simulation activities in a timely manner.
• Provide recommendations for budget and purchase of equipment, supplies, and materials.
• Maintain simulation equipment to a high standard, including cleaning and basic repair of equipment; ensure all equipment is in good working order at all times. Create a schedule and log of preventative maintenance and technical activities.
• Interface with equipment manufacturers regarding equipment troubleshooting and system problems.
• Maintain a computerized inventory of all simulation and skills lab supplies, materials and equipment and notifies simulation lab coordinator of stock levels in a timely manner.
• Maintain current knowledge of simulation equipment catalogs and operation manuals.
• Participate in technical training and attend conferences/seminars to maintain current knowledge and competency with simulation technology and operation.
• Assist with special projects or initiatives, as needed and assigned.
• Attend meetings and participate in college related activities.
• Work effectively with students, faculty, staff and community partners.
• Perform related duties as required.

Position Requirements and Competencies:
Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

• Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Experience: One-year experience trouble shooting computer or audio/video equipment and software.
• Proficiency in software applications including Microsoft Office Suite, as well as, Internet and database applications.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience as a technician-technologist in a simulation center, hospital or related technical environment.
• Knowledge of patient simulation, technologies and applications.
• Associate Degree in Medical Simulation or Media or IT related area.
• Certified Healthcare Operations Specialist Certification or Medical Simulation Operations certificate preferred.
• Knowledge of computer hardware equipment and software applications relevant to Laerdal and/or other patient simulators.
• Knowledge and/or experience in movie or theater production, make-up or costuming.
• Ability to learn new software and hardware quickly and independently.
• Experience assessing, trouble-shooting, and fixing equipment failures in a timely fashion.
• Ability to work with internal and external individuals from different disciplines and different levels of training.
• Experience communicating technical information to a non-technical audience.
• Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively, independently and in a team environment.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, staff, and patients.

Job Readiness/Working Conditions:
• Must be able to independently move equipment (less than 25 lbs.) and move manikins (less than 50 lbs.) with the assistance of others.
• Ability/endurance to sit/stand/walk for prolonged, extensive, or considerable time.
• Occasional reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching.
• Ability to communicate using verbal and/or written skills for accurate exchange of information with faculty, staff, professionals, students, and the public.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding job assignments and sensitive issues.
• Flexibility and adaptability in dynamic environment; able to work evenings/weekends on as needed basis.
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
• The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.
• This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association. As a condition of employment, employees are required to become a member of WPEA or pay a representation fee.
• Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Starting Salary: $2,778/month Range: 39 Code: 00203G
Benefits package includes insurance, retirement, annual and sick leave, disability, flexible spending account, and tuition waiver.

Application Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., February 15, 2018


• Clark College online application
• Current resume

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

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Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
January 18, 2018

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