Simulation Operations Spec II Lead

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USF Health - Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation

The Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation facilitates medical and surgical simulation scenarios using advanced technology to provide a platform for its educational and research activities. High fidelity and virtual reality simulators enable the honing of specific surgical skills including endoscopic, laparoscopic and interventional vascular, cardiology, and OB-Gyn procedures. Surgical labs feature leading edge, clinical grade technology such as laparoscopic high definition towers and Advanced Imaging Modalities (AIM), that provide a realistic and totally immersive environment for practicing general surgical skills, trauma OR and microsurgery. Training rooms feature video-recording with large monitors for real-time feedback and discussion and post-scenario debriefing.


Simulation uses various methodologies to train healthcare learners in realistic environments. The Simulation Operations Specialist II will execute simulated education programs, provide technical and/or clinical support for all experiential learning operations, including but not limited to preparation set up and breakdown, maintenance, inventory and repair of computerized manikins (software and hardware), surgical simulators, task trainers, surgical equipment and instruments, and related multimedia peripherals. Responsible for the safety and compliance of simulation activity. This position is distinguished from the Simulation Operations Specialist I position, by higher level responsibilities and lead duties.


Patient Simulation Scenario: Operate simulation equipment with the ability to manipulate physiologic data, follow medical aspects of scenarios, interpret participant’s responses and make appropriate adjustments based on participant’s actions. This requires the ability to program, test, assist, and operate computerized simulation scenarios in collaboration with content experts and faculty. Independently, or as part of a team, assists students and faculty educators in utilization of simulation equipment providing an appropriate orientation to simulator features and the simulated learning environment. Responsible for set-up and take down logistics of experiential learning activities to include equipment, instruments, often multiple events per day. Monitors inventory supplies and advises on procurement. Maintains simulation center as a clean, safe, operational facility and optimal learning environment.

Simulation Lead: Liaise between management and staff to facilitate smooth communication and coordination ensuring appropriate program support and equipment needs on site or Insitu. Provides mentoring and training of staff as needed; maintains simulation hours log for staff certifications; collaborates with accounting to manage inventory; maintains inventory and orders supplies as needed; responsible for equipment repairs and maintenance agreements; and schedules vendors for training.

Engineering: Coordinate and execute “life-like” medical simulation scenarios including emergency medicine; life support; patient care; clinician/patient interactions. Analyze, troubleshoot, calibrate and maintain medical diagnostic equipment, mechanical systems, instruments, and other equipment of the simulation labs. Conduct routine equipment maintenance; repairs manikins’ hard-and software issues. Provides technical support for computer-based multimedia systems and their components, including operation of computerized simulators and manikins, digital cameras, video cameras, audio/video mixer, digital analog converter, monitors, LCD projectors, anesthesia machines, diagnostic and other equipment.

Support Surgical Bioskills Simulation Scenario:
Coordinate and support surgical bioskills programs. May function as a scrub tech; assist with tissue specimens including delivery and setup for surgical activities. Responsible for set-up and take down logistics of bioskills activities; instrument sterilization; monitoring inventory supplies, gases, tissue needs.

Compliance: Responsible for the safety and compliance of simulation activity, adhering to Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) Accreditation Standards; universal precautions when exposed to tissue; USF and USF HPCC Policies and Procedures. Supports the use of digital media as per USF HPCC guidelines.



This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the discipline of work, and one year of related experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved, to total 5 years. Related disciplines include:
– Medical Simulation
– IT/AV/ Computer
– Firefighter/Paramedic
– Healthcare
– BioMedical or Health Sciences
– Surgical Technology

BENEFITS:Regardless of where you are in your career, great benefits are a necessity. USF knows how to show appreciation for employees and is proud to offer the following benefits:

10 Holidays:
Plus additional days during Winter Break, at USF President’s discretion

Attendance & Leave:

Administrative: Annual/Vacation Leave accruals                176.67 hours annually (4+ weeks)
Staff:                     Annual/Vacation Leave accruals* 104.4 hours annually (13 days)
                                *Starting accruals- increases with length of service

Sick Leave accruals                                        104.4 hours annually (13 days)

Administrative Leave paid leave for Jury duty; Bereavement; etc.

Educational Benefits:

Tuition waived up to 6 credit hours per semester
Dependent Tuition Remission Program


  • HMO
  • PPO
  • Dental/Vision
  • Life
  • Supplemental

Premium Rates- over 90% Paid by Employer!  (Low and High Deductible / HMO and PPO Options):
Individual premiums start at $15-50/month

Family premiums start at $65-180/month

Retirement- Employee Contribution 3%:

  • Pension Plan                                    8 year vesting   
  • Investment Plan                               1 year vesting

Of course we also offer:

  • EAP
  • FMLA
  • Sick Leave Pool
  • Perk/Discounts