Reporting directly to the Simulation Center (SIM Center) Director of Operations and indirectly to the Medical Director of the Simulation Center, the SIM Center Skills Lab Manager will provide support for all simulation and skills training operations of the SIM Center. Primary responsibilities include managing skills lab equipment, instrumentation, supplies, obtaining and managing cadaveric tissue.
Establishes and maintains tissue vendor relationships, works with the Director of Operations to establish contract pricing for cadaveric and animate tissue.
Maintains cadaver serology reports, donor history reports and cadaver donor log book in accordance with standard lab safety practices as established by OSHA.
Works with the SIM Director of Operations to hire, train and oversee the development of full time, part time/on call technicians??? and\or interns to staff SIM events as needed.
Establishes with the SIM Director of Operations the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP???s) of all SIM Center requirements, equipment, safety, training, tissue and material handling.
Manages and assures facility, equipment, instrumentation and supplies are organized and set-up for teaching\skills lab sessions as required.
Operates and maintains all SIM Center skills lab equipment and simulators.
Conducts routine equipment maintenance and inventory updates.
Identifies and communicates the need to the SIM Director of Operations for replacement equipment, instrumentation, supplies and obtains cost to facilitate new purchases.
Interfaces with vendors, SIM staff and clients regarding trouble shooting and system problems.
Trains faculty, facilitators, clients and staff in surgical technologies and the operational aspects of equipment, instrumentation as well as other technologies.
Establishes and maintains vital records and statistics as they pertain to skills labs, including a detailed record of all education and skills lab training conducted by the SIM Center, number of learners, and record of repair and maintenance of equipment.
Work directly with internal and external clients to establish cost, budgets, equipment, supply and educational requirements for skills lab training and events approved by the SIM Director of Operations and\or SIM Center Medical Director
Performs other job duties as assigned.
Occasionally to work at night and/or on weekends.
Bachelor???s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus 4 years of related experience.
Registered Nurse or Certified OR Technician or a related field, or equivalent in work experience
Minimum 3 years??? experience in a surgical skills training environment or 5 years Operating Room experience.
Previous management experience in a surgical skills and/or surgical operating room environment.
Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) to support interactions with learners, clients and other stakeholders as well as SIM Center Management and Staff.
Management of cadaveric and explanted animate tissue usage, storage, disposal and government regulations associated with all tissue utilized at the Sim Center.
Extensive knowledge of the development and adherence of Standard Operation Procedures.(SOP???S)
Extensive knowledge of surgical instrumentation, equipment and supplies.
Knowledge of operating, equipment, supply and staffing budgets.
Familiarity with the operation of personal computers is essential, particularly e-mail and Windows Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.).
Familiarity with audio visual equipment is also highly desirable.
Knowledge of medical terminology
In an 8-hour workday, must be able to lift /carry:
50 to 100+ pounds occasionally
25 to 50 pounds frequently
10 to 20 pounds regularly
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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