About Children’s Minnesota:
Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites.
Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children’s Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education.
This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit childrensMN.org.
Children’s Simulation Center strives to make health care safer for children by advancing patient safety within our own walls and delivering hands-on training to teams throughout the region. Healthcare simulation is a technique used to replace and amplify real experiences with guided ones to evoke a “real-to-life” experience without any risk to patients and their families. Simulation-based training creates structured activities that represent actual or potential situations in practice. Simulation Specialists partner with clinical experts and educators to create flexible curriculum offerings to meet a variety of needs from procedural skill training to complex team simulations.
These programs enhance knowledge, critical care skills, clinical decision-making, communication and teamwork — all in a supportive, risk-free environment. Children’s offers a variety of simulation experiences to meet the needs of our stakeholders including, in-situ simulation, lab-based simulation, and mobile simulation. To learn more about the simulation center at Children’s Minnesota, please visit our website.
The Simulation Operations Specialist supports simulation services targeted at meeting the strategic goals of the Simulation Center. The Simulation Operations Specialist will report directly to the Operations Manager and work in collaboration with the Program Director and Program Medical Director.
Primary responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:
- Plans, implements and coordinates simulation-based programs in conjunction with simulation education specialists and other educators.
- Responsible for the simulation technologies, which include manikin and AV operation and maintains knowledge, skill and proficiency in all aspects of technology.
- Maintains the equipment and supply inventory of a multi-site simulation center.
- Ensures established standards of quality and performance are upheld within the overall goals and activities of Children's Simulation program.
- Demonstrates a high level of independent action and initiative, as well as creative thinking to design and carry out these activities.
- Works on a team with other simulation operations specialists and simulation education specialists in the orchestration of simulations within a busy multi-site simulation center.
NOTE: This is a casual position with no set work schedule. Instead, the casual employee will work with the hiring leader to pick up shifts as they become available and as needed based on work volumes. Occasional evening, night and weekend hours available. Occasional overnight travel may be required.
- Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) certification within 2 years of hire.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
- Associates degree or equivalent experience. Bachelor's degree preferred.
- Current clinical experience (ie. licensed EMT, RT or commensurate license, or training in bachelors in medicine and surgery (MBBS) or commensurate training).
- Experience with Simulation based education.
- Experience working with and maintaining an inventory system.
- Experience with hazardous materials compliance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Basic knowledge of medical terminology, equipment and supplies, willingness to learn more complex medical terminology, equipment and supplies.
- Creative problem solver.
- Highly organized, detail oriented, efficient, and multifunctional.
- Working knowledge of Windows based computer and hardware and software-based AV systems.
- Working knowledge of standard Windows based PC applications required.
- Strong interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong problem-solving skills in working with various professionals from varied backgrounds.
- Able to maintain confidentiality, display diplomacy, be self-directed, and manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently with potential for frequent interruptions.
- Strong customer service skills are essential; enjoy working with people.
- Ability to contribute to a positive work environment
- Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to change.
- Ability to maintain data confidentiality and security.
- Partner in the mission, vision and upholds the core values of the organization.
- Committed to equity and inclusion.
- Demonstrate personal and professional integrity.
- Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior.
- Partner with all team members to achieve goals.
- Receptive to others ideas and opinions.
- A team player that is also able to work independently.
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All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children's requires proof of immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases prior to employment, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Children’s is committed to creating a culture where every employee can be their best self, make a difference for kids and families, and learn and grow to reach their full potential. We are proud to celebrate our rich diversity and believe what makes us different, makes us stronger. Our diversity and inclusion program and participation in the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion provide every employee with opportunities to use their skills and talents to their full potential. We’re also proud to support and lead community efforts and public policy that impact health and health care for children.
Children’s Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.