Florida International University

Simulation Technician

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

Job Summary

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) is currently seeking per diem Simulation Technicians to join our team of professionals.

Duties include: 

  • Operates simulation mannequins during simulation sessions.
  • Programs mannequins to model physiological responses to instructor specifications.
  • Supports/assists in role-playing applications, props placement, and moulage setup before and after simulations to create a virtual healthcare setting.
  • Assists the Simulation Specialist with the maintenance and troubleshooting of simulation equipment, audio/visual equipment, and simulation lab technologies.
  • Assists the Simulation Specialist with stocking supplies.
  • Collaborates and serves as a resource for faculty in the use of simulation.
  • Assists with data entry.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Category


Desired Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to think logically and follow directions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a desire to work in higher education.
  • The ability to excel both independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment.
  • Computer literate in word-processing, spreadsheets and databases, on-line survey tools, data collection and management systems, teleconferencing systems, web based informational systems, and ability to learn new applications quickly with minimum training.
  • Must be a good self-learner in computer applications.


  • Knowledge of computer operations and networking.
  • Knowledge of the basics of high-fidelity mannequin functions.
  • Knowledge of the features and capabilities of basic multimedia equipment.
  • Able to travel to offsite location as needed.
  • Able to provide technical support after hours and/or on weekends as needed..
  • Experience in a medically related field or certificate program preferred.


  • Lifting of up to 50Ibs.
  • Pushing/Pulling and lifting classroom equipment and simulation equipment.

Work Schedule

Per Diem – Up to 10 hours a week

Advertised Salary

$20 per hour

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

Temporary Disclosure

As a temporary employee, you will not be eligible to participate in all employee benefit programs (e.g., paid leave, retirement, or tuition reimbursement).

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a temporary employee who works on average 30 hours or more per week may be eligible to enroll in health care benefits. As a temporary employee, you are also eligible to enroll in supplemental plans (e.g. dental, vision,) which requires full payment on your part.  

Upon completing an assignment, employees may apply for a position on FIU Careers.

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in “My Applications“. 

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in “My Applications“. 

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.


Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/download/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Part Time Clinical Simulation Technical Specialist

This Part-Time Clinical Simulation Technical Specialist provides technological assistance in developing evidence based scenarios for faculty and staff. The position coordinates with Medical Center campus faculty in developing educational courses and provides support in the integration of clinical simulators and multimedia equipment into the curriculum. The position also trains simulation technicians and students in the use of technologies in the clinical simulation lab.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conducts pre/post-simulation scenarios and coordinates related activities; provides moulage set-up/removal and technical support
  • Provides support to faculty and staff with technologies involving clinical simulation research and effective teaching strategies in a simulated environment
  • Contributes to the development and continuous improvement of healthcare education at the College through best practices as dictated by program accreditation organizations and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Works in conjunction with administrators and faculty to conceptualize case scenarios using evidence based research and best practices that address student learning program simulators
  • Conducts in-service training and orientations for staff, faculty and students
  • Maintains records of laboratory utilization; makes recommendations for budget and purchases of equipment, supplies and materials
  • Performs system analysis of simulation equipment
  • Performs standard configuration of equipment and assists with installation and updates of operating systems and appropriate software
  • Troubleshoots software/hardware issues with simulators, network, A/V equipment and other supporting systems
  • Proctors test examinations in the simulation area; reports testing irregularities to administrators and faculty
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare related field and three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Current certification  as a Registered Nurse, EMS/Paramedic, Radiology Technician, Physician Assistant license or Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Ability to identify technical problems and provide solutions on how to troubleshoot simulators and/or medical equipment
  • Knowledge in the use and operation of multimedia equipment and computers
  • Knowledge of Linux, MAC and Windows OS
  • Ability to follow MDC and Clinical Simulation Lab policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of OSHA, ACA, HIPAA, Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines
  • Knowledge and understanding of student and faculty requirements for lab procedures, skills and testing
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff

Additional Requirements

The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.


Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the College’s Equity Officer: Dr. Joy C. Ruff, at (305) 237-2577 (Voice) or 711 (Relay Service). jruff@mdc.edu