Simulation Specialist - RN, EMT, Paramedic
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Work type: FT
Location: Des Moines
The Simulation Specialist will impact the future of medicine and healthcare
delivery by cultivating a culture of innovation and excellence through
collaborating with the various courses to create rigorous, relevant, realistic
and educationally sound simulation encounters. For over 120 years, we have
shared a singular mission to develop distinctive health professionals
committed to health promotion, knowledge discovery, and service to the
community. This is an exceptional time to join our team as we move to our new
state-of-the-art campus in West Des Moines in fall 2023.
Functions include collaborating with the various courses to create rigorous,
relevant, realistic and educationally sound simulation encounters. This
includes high-fidelity, medium-fidelity, task training, and SP encounters
dependent on program learning objectives. Additionally, the Simulation
Specialist will provide pre-briefing and debriefings for sessions when
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan, design, write, create and prepare, simulation scenarios using
appropriate simulation methodology based on the goals and objectives of
the program and course.
Deliver high-fidelity simulation encounters as the voice of the patient,
ensuring the encounter follows the approved and scripted format. This
includes the operation of all aspects of the lab during high-fidelity
Facilitate in pre-briefing and post-encounter debriefing sessions by
providing structured feedback to learners. Encourage Students to think
critically and develop sound patient care skills.
Create realistic moulage to enhance the realism and educational benefit of
Assist in the continued integration of medical simulation methodologies
into DMU's curriculum, including education training, skill development and
Participates in community outreach programs, directs tours of the lab and
participates in speaking engagements to promote the simulation lab, if
Assesses and initiates new uses of simulation methodology by participating
in continuing education at the state, regional and national levels in the
use of simulation.
Maintain current clinical license to practice in Iowa.
Maintain security of confidential information and documents per
departmental and University practices.
Attend and participate in meetings and training activities associated with
Represent DMU in relevant projects and University matters.
Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
Participate in and successfully complete all University required training
including, but not limited to, discrimination/harassment and code of
Education and experience:
Associates degree required. Bachelor's or Master's preferred .
Three years of work-related experience (i.e., healthcare clinical
setting, healthcare education, or Medical Simulation field) required.
Paramedic/EMT, R.N. or equivalent medical knowledge/experience preferred.
Experience in course development and education methodology preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge and/or understanding of basic medical terms,
procedures, or other health related field highly desirable; i.e., anatomy,
physiology and/or biochemistry preferred.
Professional certifications and/or licenses including but not limited to
TeamSTEPPS instructor, Certified BLS-Healthcare Provider, ACLS, PALS,
TNCC, CHSE, CHSOS a plus.
Simulation Specialists currently in the role as of February 28, 2020, will
Commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
Strong collaborative skills and commitment to teamwork with the
department, center, academic colleges, and outside clients.
Strong organization skills with a high level of attention to detail and
Able to work efficiently and independently setting priorities, producing
timely results, and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent oral and written communications - able to interact clearly and
effectively with all members of the academic community and outside clients
using methods appropriate for intended audience.
Analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations,
identify existing and potential problems, and recommend solutions.
Strong PC computer skills to include knowledge of computers and relevant
software required, with emphasis on successful use of Word, Excel,
Outlook, PowerPoint, etc; able to work with evolving departmental
technology as required, to include basic AV equipment. Ability to
accurately troubleshoot a computer during an event.
Develop training and assessment materials.
Able to present in front of small or large groups.
Fluency in Spanish a plus; other languages are welcome.
Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well! Our Total
Rewards reflect this commitment. Qualified faculty and staff enjoy outstanding
health/medical benefits, a generous retirement match, flexible work
arrangements, tuition assistance, professional development funding, and access
to wellness facilities with programs that promote a well-balanced lifestyle.
Visit dmu.edu/employment to learn more about our benefits.
Founded in 1898, Des Moines University is a premier medical and health
sciences institution comprising three colleges– College of Osteopathic
Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health
Sciences – offering nine graduate degree programs. Join us as we impact the
future of medicine and healthcare in our new state-of-the-art campus opening
in West Des Moines in 2023.
Department: Simulation Center
Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 – 4:30
Advertised: 17 Aug 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled