Simulation Specialist

Job Locations US-MT-Great Falls
TUNY - College of Osteopathic Medicine
Position Type
Schedule Shift
Hours Per Week
As needed
FLSA Status


The Simulation Specialist is responsible for assisting with the administrative and technical duties associated with the medical simulation program and the Department of Primary Care.


The following outlines the basic responsibilities of this position. Other duties are to be assigned as necessary.

  • Day to day operations and coordination of the simulation program
  • Maintain and enhance current knowledge on the use and operation of different simulator technologies
  • Program, operate and maintain video system (in conjunction with the IT Department)
  • Assist in operation, maintenance and support of mannequins, task trainers, and simulators
  • Assure simulation equipment is in good working condition prior to the start of all simulations; troubleshoot all simulation equipment
  • Inventory management including maintain inventory and purchasing records
  • Manage, order, and stock supplies and equipment
  • Maintain warranty and service contracts on simulators
  • Supervise preventive maintenance of equipment according to manufacturers' recommendations.
  • Monitor scheduled maintenance to ensure that equipment is operational.
  • Work with manufacturers or vendors to correct equipment deficiencies in order to minimize down time.
  • Research vendors for supplies and equipment, obtain bids, and make purchasing recommendations
  • Teaching as appropriate
  • Supervise participants in use of simulation equipment
  • Maintain simulation space as a clean, safe, and operational facility
  • Assist with simulation scenario design, programming and execution
  • Support the development of course curricula using simulation
  • Assist in recruiting, training, coordinating and assessing Standardized Patients
  • Perform simulator and room set-up and break down for simulations and Department Courses
  • Scheduling simulations
  • Scheduling Faculty, Actors and Students for simulations
  • Provide orientation on equipment and simulation spaces as needed
  • Support the goals of the simulation program and of TouroCOM
  • Special projects as directed by the Chair and/or Vice Chair of the Department



  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Medical Training such as EMT, RN or Paramedic preferred
  • Experience with medical simulation is preferred

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain a high degree of accuracy
  • Significant demonstrated experience in computer use, setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance
  • Ability to learn and master proprietary software
  • Understanding of audio-visual equipment
  • Understanding of medical equipment, both electronic and mechanical
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Excel


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