Sheridan College

Simulation Technologist - Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies

Job Description

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Note: Preference will be given to qualified full-time employees within the bargaining unit at Sheridan College. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. 


Employee Group: Support Staff
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies
Campus: Davis (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference Number: 17/S/76
Payband: J
Hourly Range: $35.88 - $41.60
Hours/Week: 37.5
Hours: 37.5
Application Deadline: January 19, 2018

Reporting to the Manager of Applied Health Labs in the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies (FAHCS), the Technologist is responsible for programming and executing simulation scenarios in accordance with standards established by Applied Health programs and, in accordance with best practice protocols established by the Simulation Community. The incumbent co-ordinates simulation activities such as: planning and delivering training in-service sessions for faculty and staff on simulation equipment; co-ordinating student and lab schedules; organizing information sessions; programming and running simulation laboratory and clinical simulation experiences as required; and testing and troubleshooting equipment to ensure simulations are preforming properly.  The incumbent works closely with faculty in planning future simulation scenarios required to support curriculum programs including developing simulations as an added learning activity in the lab and clinical placement; promoting, reinforcing, testing and evaluating practical lab skills of students enrolled in Health programs, and  facilitating Inter-professional collaboration between Health professions.  The incumbent also supports program coordinators and faculty, in matters related to student curriculum simulation activities, including delivering demonstrations, setting up and dismantling simulations, maintaining simulation learning tools, manuals, equipment, supplies and in providing updates to Program Coordinators, as needed. 



Specific Responsibilities Include:


  • Implementing program, refining and executing laboratory simulation experiences for programs in FAHCS, using clinical simulation equipment, practice scenarios, mannequins, operational supplies, equipment, documentation and reference materials for each academic semester, and in accordance with curriculum guidelines;
  • Updating laboratory resources and learning activities; documenting simulation scenarios for students;
  • Running simulations to support student learning and promote student skill development; providing guidance to students during the simulation process and feedback on areas where more skill development is required;
  • Assisting faculty in performing simulations as a learning activity in the lab and clinical placement;
  • Developing schedules for simulation exercises; Setting up audio visual and other medical equipment within the laboratory and ensuring all equipment is prepared and functioning properly prior to simulation activities;
  • Maintaining inventory of operational supplies/clinical simulation equipment required for demonstration purposes;
  • Participating in program meetings focused on contributing to activities which promote and enhance students learning using SIM lab experiences with simulation; including discussing related issues and other matters;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.




The successful candidate must possess a 4 year degree in Nursing, along with a minimum of three years of experience overseeing, organizing and working with small and large groups of people in a classroom or laboratory setting (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience). Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required. Experience using medical Clinical Simulation equipment and competence with use of computers, computerized items and proficiency with Microsoft Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Point Click Care is required. Experience in teaching training and/or leadership training youth would be beneficial. Certification in WHMIS, First Aid and CPR is an asset. In addition, completion of Laerdal courses (i.e. "Introductory Training for Patient Simulations" or 2-day “Introduction to Sim Man” course), or related Simulation courses, is a definite asset. The incumbent will possess strong organizational, communication and writing skills, will be self-motivated and will be able to work independently.


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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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