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University of Southern Mississippi Simulation and Information Technology Specialist, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Simulation and Information Technology Specialist,

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Simulation and Information Technology Specialist,.

Position Details

Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001

United States

Division Dean's Office - Nursing

Position Type Staff

Employment Status Full Time

Grant Funded No

Posting Close Date Open Until FIlled

Job Summary

Responsible for integrating, maintaining, and operating the simulation and information technology for the CNHP, including computer and AV technology for the mannequin and surrounding simulation equipment. Manages simulation room and mannequin set-up and take downs, the application of moulage, and recording and playback of simulations. Supports immersive simulation experiences and other scheduled patient simulation learning activities. This position has no responsibility for providing direct care to patients. This position collaborates and works closely with the Simulation Center Coordinator and the Assistant to the Dean for Technology and Communications. This position is also responsible for creating marketing content; maintaining day to day information technology functionality for faculty, staff, and students; project planning, and budgetary assistance for simulation and technology.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Programs software to model simulators’ physiological responses to instructor specifications. Supports/assists in role-playing applications, propos placement, and moulage setup before and after simulations to create a virtual healthcare setting. Operates simulation mannequin sessions based on priority identified by the Simulation Center Coordinator.

  • Assists the Simulation Center Coordinator with training faculty in the use of simulation equipment and serves as a resource for faculty utilizing simulation.

  • Operates and maintains AV equipment used in the simulation.

  • Attends meetings or continuing education to maintain currency with simulation and information technology and use.

  • Creates and oversees technical projects in alignment with organizational goals and collaboration with the Dean, faculty, Simulation Center Coordinator, and Assistant to the Dean for Technology and Communications.

  • Assists with creating and maintaining financial budgets for the Simulation Center, as well as the Technology budgets, in collaboration with the Simulation Center Coordinator and Assistant to the Dean for Technology and Communications.

  • Researches and recommends new products for simulation and information technology in collaboration with the Simulation Center Coordinator and Assistant to the Dean for Technology and Communications.

  • Assists with day-to-day operations of faculty and staff’s technology needs throughout the CNHP.

  • Creates digital marketing content for all programs associated with the CNHP.

  • Assists with the operations of simulation classroom technology for the CNHP.

  • Performs other duties as needed or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

  • Utilizes personal computer, computer software (PeopleSoft, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point) photocopy machine, fax machine, and telephone. Also uses standard office equipment such as stapler, staple remover, and scissors.

  • Skill in computer keyboard use. Basic knowledge and skill of maneuvering within Windows-based software applications such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Basic knowledge and skill on Internet browsers to access web sites. Basic knowledge and skill of using email to send and receive correspondence. Proficiency in using search engines and web-based applications for research. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access for reports and documents. Knowledge and skill in incorporating software tools and equipment into office procedures. Skill in operation of A/V technology and simulation mannequins.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    Preferred Qualifications

2 years of experience working in simulation lab with mannequins, preferred experience with simulation software such as Laerdal.

2 years of audio/visual experience.

Supervisory Responsibilities

College of Nursing and Health Professions students, graduate assistants, and student workers.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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