The USAHS ICP Technician (ICPT) serves as a technical expert who is able to set up, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and in some cases repair simulation equipment, hospital-type equipment used in clinical activities, and AV/IT equipment used in simulation activities.
The ICPT also instructs and assists simulation faculty and learners in the use of technical equipment used in simulation. The ICPT performs operational activities such as staff and maintenance scheduling, lab utilization scheduling, and inventory/purchasing functions. The ICPT is familiar with the various modalities of simulation education and has a good grasp of simulation educational principles, and is therefore able to assist in the development, setup, delivery, and takedown of simulation education sessions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Operate and maintain simulation equipment, task trainers, computerized simulators, and virtual reality procedural trainers with the ability to follow scenarios, and make appropriate adjustments to technology systems.
Operate and maintain simulation-related audio-video recording systems.
Makes recommendations for the purchase of equipment, supplies, and materials required for simulation-based sessions.
Create troubleshooting documents, simulator checklists, and preventative maintenance plans for simulation equipment.
Set up and operate equipment/AV system in rooms including equipment, supplies, moulage, etc. for simulation activities.
Supports learners to maintain a safe learning environment.
May be involved with the educational aspects of scenarios including debriefing/feedback.
Maintains awareness of scheduling issues in relation to availability of physical and technical resources.
Possess a high degree of professionalism with high-level interpersonal skills for collaboration with clinicians and staff at all levels.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED
Must be proficient with hardware such as PC and Mac computers, video cameras and microphones
Must be able to learn new technical systems quickly
Must engage with others in a collaborative and caring nature
Must be flexible in work schedule, as experiments may be scheduled during evenings and weekends
Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and have strong verbal and written communication skills
Must be able to master proprietary software quickly
Must be able to perform mechanical, electrical and heavy lifting tasks
Must understand and abide by proper lab procedures that are essential to the safety of students and faculty
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in a health sciences or related field and experience with simulation and skills labs and educational/classroom technology
Certification from the NLN SIRC, Society for Simulation in Healthcare or the Certified Modeling & Simulation Professional program preferred, but not mandatory
Experience in IT support environment
Experience with Microsoft Windows
Experience with audio/visual systems