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Academic Technologist 2

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID338191
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyInformation Technology
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9790T2
Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin
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The role of the M Simulation Academic Technologist is to provide expertise and support within the simulation center to ensure optimal effectiveness and efficiency of simulation based training and education. The Academic Technologist will accomplish this by working collaboratively with other M Simulation team members and faculty, learners, and external clients of the simulation center. The Academic Technologist will consult with faculty/instructors to ensure their technical work is in-line with meeting educational objectives for simulation training sessions. The Academic Technologist will also be responsible for running any or all of the simulators/manikins. This person will have a proven strong background in information technology and related hardware as well as working consultatively with instructors and learners. They will collaborate with the Simulation Technology Coordinator, to serve as the co-leads for troubleshooting and administration of IT/AV systems within the infrastructure of the Health Sciences Education Center simulation center. This position will require some nights and weekends. It reports to the Executive Director of M Simulation, working collaboratively with the Senior Simulation Specialist and other Simulation Specialist team members.

Role will advise on and support the use of technology in designing and delivering on simulated clinical learning experiences. Monitor and coordinate network systems, software, application installation support for UMN HSEC simulation center. Maintain on-site hardware systems, including A/V, provide on-site support to staff and clients. General Maintenance of IT systems. Partners with Senior Simulation Specialist in managing inventory. Analyze trends of IT tickets/issues to create proactive plans/solutions to mitigate these problems.

Provides routine and preventative maintenance to simulators/manikins, skills trainers and other technical simulation equipment. In the simulation industry, maintenance entails any number of complex processes to ensure the integrity of specialized, expensive machines designed to simulate functions of the human body. Works with vendors to resolve technological problems related to simulation equipment. Analyze trends of manikin tickets/issues to create proactive plans/solutions to mitigate these problems.

Runs simulation scenarios for learners with SimMan 3G (adult), SimNewB (infant), and Gaumard HAL (pediatric) simulators. Will assist in the creation and programming of simulation scenarios by contributing to the curriculum design and pedagogical integrity of simulation cases by making recommendations to educators/learners.

Other duties as assigned including but not limited to: Set up, maintain, and break down courses in conjunction with troubleshooting as needed for smooth facilitation of courses. Breakdown consists of sterilization of simulators and ancillary instruments, restocking, and re-organization of rooms to baseline.

- All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:
- BA/BS or Master's Degree
- Two years of related simulation education technology experience
- Expert with information technology systems, including administration, software, hardware, networks, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
- 4+ years working with educational information technology and audio/visual systems
- 2 years of direct experience as Senior Simulation Support Technician and/or Field Service Engineer for a major simulation product company (e.g. Laerdal, CAE, or Gaumard)
- Technical and pedagogical experience designing and implementing educational simulation scenarios
- Working knowledge of medical education simulation
- Experience troubleshooting simulators
- Previous experience in installing, using and providing maintenance to high and low fidelity Laerdal simulation products and other similar products
- Experience using CAE and Gaumard simulators
- Experience managing simulation related inventory
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal oversight
About the Department

The M Simulation team at the University of Minnesota designs and delivers simulated training experiences for health sciences learners at UMN and for external stakeholders of wide-ranging professions in the Twin Cities metro region, statewide including rural Minnesota, and beyond.Our mission is to collaboratively develop and implement innovative simulation-based educational opportunities for trainees to learn in safe environments as preparation for clinical practice.
How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to report complete vaccination against COVID-19 or submit documentation requesting a medical or religious exemption on their first day of employment. To learn more, please visit the .
About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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