The Simulation Technician is responsible for preparing and operating simulators to promote experiential learning for students in the Nursing and EMS Programs. The Simulation Technician will work with faculty to program simulator software to model physiological responses based on each instructor’s specifications and apply moulage as requested. This position supports students in developing their clinical reasoning in a simulated patient care environment. During simulations, the Technician operates patient simulators and cameras. This position provides technical assistance, support, and training to faculty, instructors, and staff in use of simulation equipment.
The Simulation Technician will also ensure simulation equipment is properly maintained including troubleshooting malfunctions and working with vendors to resolve issues. This includes operating and maintaining audio-visual and debriefing systems, operating cameras, low-fidelity and high-fidelity mannequins, and surrounding equipment. This position also ensures adequate supplies are available in the labs. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
This FLSA non-exempt position is grant-funded. Continuation of this position is contingent on grant funding.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to work effectively with students, families, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds; commitment to creating an inclusive learning and work environment.
- Understanding of computers, electronic components, and medical equipment.
- Knowledge and understanding of basic healthcare terminology.
- Ability to handle sensitive information with professionalism, discretion, and impartiality.
- Strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills when working with customers or other College constituentts.
- Healthcare License or Certification (ex. CNA, EMT, Paramedic, LPN, RN)
- Highly proficient in Microsoft Office
- Experience working with at least one high-fidelity mannequin software system such as LLEAP, Uni, or similar operating systems
- Experience working with standard debriefing AV recording systems such as B-Line Medical Sim or comparable products
- Experience working on projects with multiple stakeholders
- Strong organizational and planning skills
- Artistic background or moulage experience
- Healthcare education experience
- Higher education experience
- Specialty simulation certification such as Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS)
Physical & Cognitive Demands
The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position.
- Frequently moves, positions, and transports mannequins and simulation equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. This position needs to move about inside the office, classrooms, and labs.
- May need to stoop, reach, grasp, and have both fine and gross motor skills as well as manual dexterity.
- This position operates in a lab environment and constantly uses a computer and mannequin software systems, and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.
- The person in this position constantly communicates with internal and external constituents and students. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
- Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement
Arapahoe Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Angela Johnson, Director of Human Resources, at 303.797.5715 or Angela.Johnson@arapahoe.edu.
Advertised Salary Range
This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position. This position has been exempted from the State Classified System. This position is grant-funded. Funding has been secured through June 30, 2021; funding is anticipated to continue through June 2022. The salary for this position is $45,000 to $55,000, commensurate with education and experience.
All applicants must submit a resume, detailed letter of interest addressing the job announcement, unofficial transcripts, copies of certifications, and names and contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. To submit your application scroll to the bottom of this page.
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at ACCAskHR@arapahoe.edu.
This position will be open until filled.
Benefits for administrative, professional and technical (APT) staff are administered through the SBCCOE Trust. Effective July 1, 2015, employees in APT positions that are budgeted at .75 FTE or more are eligible for benefits beginning on their date of hire. Information regarding benefits can be found at the CCCS Employee Benefits site. Additional information regarding leave accruals can be found in BP 3-60. Non-classified, benefit-eligible employees are also eligible for tuition assistance.
APT staff are required to contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their salary and do not contribute to Social Security. ACC/CCCS offers three tax-deferred investment plans, including 401(k), 403(b) and 457.
AP 3-45 provides information regarding salary placement and adjustments.
Notice to all Applicants
- Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
- Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in their application material.
- Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of hire.
- Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
- Arapahoe Community College participates in E-Verify.
- Arapahoe Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
- Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace.
Arapahoe Community College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, familial status, veteran or military status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected class or category under applicable local, state, or federal law (also known as “civil rights laws”), in connection with employment practices or educational programs and activities (including admissions).
We seek to respect, understand, and embrace the diversity of our students, staff, faculty, and the community we proudly serve. As a community, ACC encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons. We strive to foster an equitable and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Colorado and the nation.
For information regarding Arapahoe Community College Security, including Clery Act / Crime Statistics for the campuses and surrounding area, please see the Arapahoe Community College Annual Security Report. For a hard copy report, please contact the ACC Campus Police Department at 303.797.5800, Campus.Police@arapahoe.edu, or Room M2600 at 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120.