Clinical Learning and Simulation Technician

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The Simulation and Practice Learning team supports the delivery of the Faculty of Science, Health, Education, and Engineering academic programs through the provision of technical services in clinical teaching and simulation facilities. Students studying in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (SoNMaP) are taught the skills they need to deliver safe and effective care through practising in a simulated environment which is an integral part of the development of competent healthcare graduates.

This role provides technical services and support to undergraduate teaching in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine and facilitates high-fidelity human patient simulated learning for students across the disciplines.

In order to provide effective and efficient services, energy, versatility and flexibility in terms of hours of work is required.

  1. Provide technical support and expertise for all simulation operations and the delivery of practical classes in the Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic facilities at undergraduate and post graduate level.
  2. Monitoring safety activities within the teaching facilities, including:
    • implementing and maintaining waste management and disposal systems
    • overseeing the appropriate storage of teaching equipment
    • monitoring the appropriate use of teaching equipment
    • documenting, filing and reporting of accidents, injuries and near misses.
  3.  Undertake, record and monitor risk assessments for the technical preparation of incident scenarios and equipment, clean-up of practical sessions and assist course coordinators with assessments for tutorial/practical sessions.
  4. Assist with digital data capture and database management for the School and contribute to the maintenance of lab and facility bookings, and databases relating to equipment hire, calibrations, and inventory.
  5. Implement and comply with cleaning and maintenance schedules for equipment, instruments and computer hygiene within the clinical spaces, including simulator manikins and associated equipment.
  6. Perform stock control activities including:
    • identify stock (consumables, and reagents) required within the teaching facilities
    • consult with teaching staff and advise the Coordinator, Clinical Learning and Simulation of items that fall outside standard ordering activities, and conduct stock-takes.
  7. Participate in and assist with the University Open Day, information sessions, and demonstrations for schools or other organisations.
  8. Other duties within the range of skills normally associated with a position of this classification in an evolving environment as required by the Associate Professor, Nursing.
Essential
  1. Completion of an Associate Diploma or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
  2. Experience in the provision of a broad range of activities in support of undergraduate teaching with a commitment to utilising simulation methodology in learning and its ability to transform education.
  3. Working knowledge of policies, guidelines and legislation relevant to work health and safety requirements and safe handling of waste system.
  4. Experience in performing, documenting and implementing outcomes of risk assessments in a simulation and clinical teaching environment.
  5. Strong organisational and interpersonal skills including the ability to:
    • communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
    • work flexibly and cooperatively as part of a team and independently
    • work under minimal supervision in a high volume work environment
    • use initiative in adapting to new situations
    • manage self and time effectively.
  6. Well-developed problem solving and analytical skills relevant to technical support.
  7. Relevant experience in the operation of Microsoft Office software and applications in a networked environment.
  8. Possession of a current class ‘C’ Drivers Licence.
Desirable
  1. Possession of a First Aid Certificate.
  2. Health care industry experience (nursing/midwifery/paramedicine).

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering

Location
Sippy Downs
Appointment
Fractional (50%), ongoing
Salary level
Classification Level 4 (Salary range A$57,721 to A$60,704 gross per annum plus up to 17 percent employer superannuation contributions)
Supervisor
Associate Professor in Nursing
Reference number
2062
Closing date
11:59 PM, 29 January 2017
More information

Associate Professor Patrea Andersen
Associate Professor in Nursing
Telephone: 07 5456 5899
Email: panders1@usc.edu.au

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