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Simulation Specialist - Pediatric Medical Education

Medical College of Wisconsin

Last Updated: 5/24/22

Job Description

The Medical College of Wisconsin brings a synergy between the best medical education, research and patient care. Tomorrow’s discoveries happen right here alongside the very people who bring those lessons to our students. Every bit of knowledge, and every advancement, provides our students with an unprecedented, collaborative learning environment, and helps improve the vitality and care of our communities.

In the role of Simulation Specialist working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our Simulation Specialist supports simulation related training and performance assessment events in multiple locations (e.g., CW Simulation Lab classrooms, in-situ). Programs scenarios and operates high-to-low fidelity simulators, task trainers, and anatomical models to clinical specifications. Provides training, supports outreach and QI activities and performs simulation related administrative operations (e.g., collaborate with Simulation staff re: simulator inventory and event schedules)


  • Responsible for day-to-day operations associated with preparation, operation and maintenance of the simulators, task trainers and anatomical models (hereafter referred to as simulators) used for competency based training and low-high stakes performance assessment events.
  • Work with and troubleshoot technology requests for computers, manikins and other simulation technology/devices. Work with clinical content experts (e.g., physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, educators) to design training scenarios to meet specifications.
  • Program simulators to meet these requirements. Apply clinical and technical knowledge to effectively operate high-fidelity simulators during training events in coordination with facilitator(s).
  • Set up/take down the simulation rooms, simulators and equipment needed for training events (e.g., anesthesia machine, ventilator, defibrillator) to maximize fidelity/realism in both the Corporate Center and main hospital locations.
  • Set up/take down and operate simulators for in-situ simulation events that occur near/in patient-care areas. This includes transporting full sized manikins and other technology from the CW Diary Cares Simulation lab to the clinical setting and ensuring all simulation equipment is removed from the patient care area at the conclusion of the event.
  • Create a maintenance schedule and perform regular upkeep of equipment.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and technology and collaborate with CW Information Services and approved simulation vendors to ensure simulation programming
  • Collaborate with DOP Simulation EPC to maintain internal simulation event calendar.
  • Track usage for billing purposes.
  • Organize and maintain simulation supply inventory in collaboration with DOP Simulation EPC.
  • Work with DOP Simulation EPC and DOP Medical Education leadership to order needed equipment and supplies.
  • Be point of contact with equipment manufacturer technicians to troubleshoot equipment/systems problems.
  • Maintain simulator related records (e.g., repairs, purchases).
  • Identify/evaluate/recommend equipment replacement and/or new additional equipment as needed to Program Manager.
  • Train event faculty (e.g., physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, educators) in operational aspects of simulation to achieve education outcomes.
  • Orient trainees to simulator features and use to prepare them for training scenarios.
  • Serve as educational resource for faculty and students planning simulation-based medical education courses and classes.
  • Provide tours and information about the Dairy Cares Simulation Lab at Children’s Wisconsin to various constituencies (e.g. MCW/CW and other health profession educators, public affairs/development, philanthropic supporters).
  • Support/collaborate with event directors on QI efforts and educational scholarship (e.g., studies, abstracts).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

Knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics, documentation, and records management preferred.

Data utilization, complex problem solving, critical thinking, resource management, and writing skills.

Knowledge of technology, software, mechanical interfaces preferred.

Preferred Schedule:
Full-time role with expectations for coverage during core business hours and flexibility required as necessary to accommodate business needs.

Position Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

Appropriate experience may be substituted for education on an equivalent basis

  • Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum Required Experience: 5 years

Why MCW?

  • Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vison, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options
  • 403B Retirement Package
  • Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • On campus Fitness Facility, offering onsite classes.
  • Additional discounted rates on things as: Select cell phone plans, local fitness facilities, Milwaukee recreation and entertainment etc.

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MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.


Company Details

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States