Simulation Specialist - Virtual Education and Simulation Training Center
ChristianaCare Health System
Location: Newark, Delaware
Internal Number: JR59541
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ChristianaCare, a healthcare organization with 1100 beds between two Magnet(r) recognized hospitals (Christiana and Wilmington) and the only Level 1 Trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report!
Christiana Care is currently seeking a Full Time Simulation Specialist in our Virtual Education and Simulation Training Center. Typical Shift is Day but you are flexible to work other shifts as the need arises. Candidate selected will be scheduled to work at both Christiana and Wilmington Hospitals, as the need arises.
The Simulation Specialist will be responsible for managing and administering the simulation technology and sessions used in the Virtual Education and Simulation (VEST) Center. The Simulation Specialist will advise and consult with faculty, VEST Center administration, and the instructional support staff on the best practices for the integration of technology in simulation education.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
Facilitates the use of simulation for education, performance improvement, research, and equipment evaluation
Stay current in with developments in the field of simulation technology and learning theory
Develops simulation scenarios in conjunction with department management, coordinators, educators, physicians, nurses, and allied health providers to meet the educational needs of the Christiana Care Health System community
Manages and directs simulation activities
Assures compliance with regulatory and professional standards
Develops and delivers methods to evaluate student and facilitator satisfaction with departmental and simulation center programs
Accurately, sets up, and operates patient care simulators/task trainers, related media and computer equipment
Provides technical recommendation for simulation improvements
Operates instructional media equipment such as video cameras, multimedia computer systems, and audio/video distribution systems used in the VEST Center
Supports the short-, immediate, and long-term teaching, research, and revenue-generating goals of the VEST Center
Supports the development of course curricula. Uses technical knowledge of the VEST Center capabilities and procedures to prove that curriculums are accurate and appropriate
Coordinates course curriculum as assigned
Acts as an expert user and trainer of all simulators (high and low fidelity) and associate software programs
Acts an expert in the use of the education learning systems
Works in conjunction with the Simulation Technology Specialist to maintain the simulation equipment according to manufacturers' recommendations
Assists and advises management in areas such as procurement of hardware, software and audio/visual equipment including; cost, installation and use, software modification, and user education, training and orientation
Provides technical recommendations for simulation improvements
Analyzes and resolves user problems
Sustains ongoing annual education and development in medical simulation
Shadows clinical health professionals to maintain medical knowledge base
Attends one approved simulation conference per year or completes four approved web-based simulation education modules
Performs other related duties as required
Education and experience requirements:
B.S. required, M.S. preferred.
RN strongly preferred. Must have clinical working knowledge.
Five years of as a health care professional.
Strong Experience working in a simulation education environment preferred.
Strong Experience with simulation equipment preferred.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.