Simulation Specialist - RN, EMT, Paramedic

Des Moines University
March 17, 2023
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Simulation Specialist - RN, EMT, Paramedic

Apply now Job no: 492589 Work type: FT Location: Des Moines Categories: Staff

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 appropriate.

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 simulation encounters.
  • 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 simulation encounters.
  • Assist in the continued integration of medical simulation methodologies into DMU's curriculum, including education training, skill development and assessment.
  • Participates in community outreach programs, directs tours of the lab and participates in speaking engagements to promote the simulation lab, if needed.
  • 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 the department.
  • 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 conduct.
  • 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 be grandfathered.

    Essential skills:

  • 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 accuracy.
  • 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.
  • About DMU:

    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 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

    Status: Exempt

    Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 – 4:30

    Position Description

    Advertised: 17 Aug 2022 Central Daylight Time Applications close: Open Until Filled

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