Job Title: Simulation Specialist

Job Title: Simulation Specialist

Job Title: Simulation Specialist

Department: SimulationCenter

Job Class: ______Pay Grade: _____

Status: EXEMPT OSHA Category: III

(Exempt / Nonexempt)

Review / Revised Date: 7/08

Job Summary: This individual will provide education to employees of Baptist Health, nurse externs, schools of nursing, public health department, pre-hospital providers and others seeking training in an innovative, high-tech environment utilizing principles of SMART Training and human simulation. The individual will operate, maintain, and support electronic human simulators for the purpose of providing state of the art education and training. The Simulation specialist will participate in research to support the mission and vision of Baptist Health.

Essential Job Functions: /
Standard of Performance
  1. Develops simulation curriculum and educational materials that are appropriate for different levels and types of training:
  1. Performs periodic review and evaluation of educational programs
  2. Assist with adjunct faculty orientation to principles of simulation training and debriefing techniques
  3. Prepare for courses, tours and demonstrations
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  • Set objectives appropriate to the level of training
  • Develop scenarios and written scripts for each level
  • Develop additional educational materials
  • Maintain and archive confidential records of simulations
  • Measures results of training
  • Scenarios reviewed for medical accuracy
Involves physicians, and staff members who are experts in a specialty to increase the scope of offerings and enhance the specialty curriculum.
  • Serves as a community resource
  • Develops and implements mentoring programs for the staff
  • Evidenced based practice utilized in the development of scenarios

  1. Provides classroom instruction in a manner appropriate to the learner.
  1. Reviews, recommends, and develops teaching materials utilizing a variety of media for adult learners.
  2. Insures the reservation of classroom space and AV equipment, as well as publicity for the event.
  3. Develops objectives appropriate to the needs of the learner.
  4. Clearly and effectively delivers the material to the learner.
  5. Adjusts teaching methods to insure an optimal experience for the learner.
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Presents programs in an exciting, interesting, and informative manner
  • Involves the learner in the processes of the classroom experience.
  • Consistently is evaluated by learners as effective in the classroom.
  • Evaluated by peers as an effective, competent educator.
Assumes responsibility for the implementation of new methods of providing instruction through technology (distance learning, Intranet, etc.)
  • Mentors others in the provision of classroom instruction.
  • Recognized as an expert in classroom teaching.
  • Constantly looks for and develops new strategies and methods of teaching.

  1. SMART Training – Knowledgeable regarding the principles of SMART Training and incorporates them as the basis for educational offerings:
  1. Situational Awareness
  2. Communication
  3. Simulation
  4. Purpose Based Decision Making
  5. SMART Champion
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  • Understands and can articulate:
  1. Principles of Relational Communications
  2. Situational Awareness
  3. Team Leadership
  4. Medical Teamwork
  • Apply SMART Principles in Simulated Scenarios
  • Assists with SMART Training classes and SMART Champion classes
  • Accurately assess student capabilities during SMART Training
  • Provides insightful and meaningful assessment of student performance
  • Precisely integrates clinical, SMART, and medical team principles in a simulated environment
Teaches SMART Training and SMART Champion classes
  1. Demonstrates technical proficiency with all aspects of the operation, maintenance, support, trouble shooting, and repair of all of the simulation equipment, computer and electronic systems:
  1. Maintain equipment and order supplies as needed
  2. Assure simulators are in good working condition prior to the start of all simulations
  3. Operate or assist with the operation of the simulation session
  4. Demonstrate or teach technical aspects of operating the simulator to adjunct faculty members and others as designated by the Director
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  • Equipment and supplies are available and in good working order at the start of each class
  • Has attended training with the simulator and can handle the simulator as required by the instructor utilizing pre-programmed scenarios
  • Assists Adjunct faculty to utilize the simulator
  • Able to fix more complex problems and decrease the amount of down time required to get simulators operational
  • Recognized as an expert handler and can handle “on the fly” as well as develop scenarios
Makes suggestions or recommendations to adjunct faculty to enhance the learning experience
  1. Liaison with Outside Resources:
  1. Assume responsibility for the overall program of training for community partners such as schools of nursing, department of public health, pre-hospital providers, and others
  2. Carry out special projects as assigned by the Director
  3. Communicate with multiple healthcare professionals in a manner appropriate to their training and educational needs
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  • Maintains open lines of communication with community partners and constantly updates on their educational needs and progress
  • Completes all assigned duties and meets goals and objectives for the project design
  • Recognized as a role model among customers from various backgrounds and disciplines
  • Evaluates the overall effectiveness of the training program through the use of qualitative and quantitative measurement
  • Enhances projects as assigned by going outside the box to be creative and to utilize the most advanced knowledge available
  • Strives to continually gain information to enhance the knowledge of customer’s needs

  1. Other Duties:
  1. Proficient in Microsoft applications and other programs
  2. Prioritizes work and anticipate supply and equipment needs
  3. Ability to work under pressure and reliably meet deadlines
  4. Work independently within the parameters designated by the Director
  5. Assist with revenue generating, grant writing and research as assigned
  6. Promotes cost effectiveness
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  • Utilizes Word, Power Point, Excel and other programs to enhance the learner’s experience
  • Maintains an up to date calendar and demonstrates flexibility as needed
  • Works well under pressure
  • Frequently scans grant opportunities and evaluates revenue potential
  • Demonstrates responsible use of supplies and other resources
  • Utilizes Microsoft applications at an expert level
  • Flexes work schedule to meet the demands
  • Responds to high pressure situations by applying SMART principles and decreasing the risk of error
  • Writes or assists in writing a grant that is funded
  • Generates cost saving ideas

  1. Customer Service - Understands and satisfies customer needs. Customers include patients and their families, guests, medical staff, and coworkers.
  1. Teamwork – Works cooperatively with others to achieve goals.
  1. Adapting To Change – Responds positively to change; Shows willingness to learn new ways to accomplish tasks.
/ Achieves: Treats all patients/customers with courtesy, respect and a welcoming attitude; Treats patients and their families with compassion and empathy; Makes eye contact, smiles, introduces oneself and addresses people by name; Keeps promises and commitments to customers; Asks “How can I help you” and “ Is there anything else I can do for you?”; Develops solutions that address customers’ key priorities; Uses effective ownership for taking action to ensure that customer needs are met, including patient/customer transition to the next point.
Achieves: Helps and supports co-workers; Treats co-workers with respect and courtesy; Makes new employees feel welcome; Listens and communicates appropriately to the concerns of the team; Shares information and own expertise with others to help them accomplish group goals; Gives credit and recognition to others who have contributed to the team; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions even when such decisions may not entirely reflect one’s own position.
Achieves: Sees change as an opportunity rather than a problem; Demonstrates a willingness to learn new methods, procedures and techniques resulting from departmental or organization-wide change; Responds to change in a sensitive and supportive way and communicates positively about changes with co-workers; Demonstrates a willingness to modify a strongly held position in the face of contrary evidence; Thinks clearly and makes good decisions under conditions of ambiguity and uncertainty. / Exceeds: Maintains composure and provides compassion and empathy even when faced with hostility from others and/or other stressful conditions; Anticipates customers’ needs and responds appropriately before the situation requires action; Follows through to meet personal commitments to customers despite time pressures or significant obstacles; Develops solutions that address customers’ key priorities and adapts solutions as needed to changing customer demands; Capitalizes on opportunities to improve customer service and satisfaction.
Exceeds: Helps to keep levels of team performance and morale high even during periods of intense pressure and extended volumes of work; Looks for alternative ways to work with others that will create better results and working relationships; Solicits others’ perspectives on issues and uses ideas contributed by team members to shape decisions; Puts Baptist Health’s and team’s success ahead of personal or individual job success; Overcomes obstacles to ensure team’s success.
Exceeds: Adapts quickly and easilyto changes; Maintains enthusiasm when impacted by change; Encourages others to adapt to change; Seeks and applies new information and concepts quickly; Adjusts behavioral style or approach to work when necessary to achieve goals; Anticipates and plans for change that will impact the business.
  1. Problem Solving – Initiates a systematic course of action for self or others to ensure problem resolution.
  1. Communication - Demonstrates the ability to effectively transfer thoughts and express both verbal and written ideas in individual and group situations.
  1. Personal Excellence – Illustrates an achievement orientation and actively pursues learning and self-development opportunities.
/ Achieves: Communicates to appropriate parties immediately upon discovery of potential problems, ensures “no surprises”; Identifies priority or key issues in a complex problem or situation; Uses existing practices and available resources to help solve problems; Works to solve problems promptly, even with limited facts and resources; Works systematically and logically to resolve problems.
Achieves: Presents oneself clearly and articulately; Asks open-ended questions that encourage others to share their points of view; Shows respect for the opinions of others; Listens carefully and demonstrates close concentration by asking questions to verify or clarify the accuracy of the message; Uses vocabulary which is appropriate to the audience.
Achieves: Establishes and meets challenging objectives regularly; Finds better or more efficient ways of operations or to improve delivery of services; Sets specific, challenging but achievable goals for self and others; Presents a professional image; Respects the privacy and confidentiality of patients, physicians and co-workers. / Exceeds: Assumes ownership of problems by following through until problems are resolved; Seeks out and effectively handles complex and challenging opportunities; Generates new ideas and creative approaches to solve problems and benefit Baptist Health; Anticipates possible problems and develops contingency plans in advance; Identifies the root causes of recurring problems and initiates actions to prevent reoccurrence.
Exceeds: Provides timely, thorough, high quality information; Actively listens to speaker, encouraging open and honest communication; Solicits feedback and constructive criticism to ideas and issues; Adapts speech, presentation or conversation to the understanding of the audience; Uses examples, analogies and paraphrasing to clarify ideas and concepts.
Exceeds: Shows a passion for improving service delivery with a commitment to continuous improvement; Develops and maintains high performance standards for self and others that support Baptist Health’s strategic plan; Leads by example and motivates others to achieve high performance; Dedicates time to provide coaching and developmental suggestions to others.
Job Requirements / Physical Requirements / Working Conditions
Graduate of accredited School of Nursing- BSN preferred. Minimum of 5 years clinical experience required. Prior teaching experience preferred. Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills. Practice certification in specialty area (ACLS, PALS, NRP, TNCC, etc.) preferred. Familiarity with the use of personal computers and audio/visual equipment is desirable. / Sitting 20% Mobility 80%
Occasional stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, and reaching. Requires occasional lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs, pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Occasional exposure to radiation. Continuous need for speaking and clear diction as well as hearing sensitivity, and visual acuity. An ability to travel from one Montgomery Division location to another in a timely manner, whether travel is planned or unplanned, is required. /
  • Moderate travel up to 3 days per week with some exposure to the elements.
  • Some exposure to infectious disease while performing job-related tasks.
  • Minimal noise levels.
  • Some exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Occasional exposure to risk of electrical shock.

Ages Served (if applicable) / Reporting Relationships
Geriatric / This position reports to:
Director, SimulationCenter
This position supervises:
Clerical Staff
Technical Support



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William M. Mercer, Incorporated Baptist Health