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University of Rochester Skills & Simulation Assistant, Surgery - 213404 in Rochester, New York

Skills & Simulation Assistant, Surgery Job ID 213404

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 079 Institute for Innovative Educ


Position Summary:

Perform routine and non-routine duties to provide technical support for Institute for Innovative Education (IIE) Clinical Simulation, including mannequin and skills-based simulation set-ups. Assist with High-Fidelity Mannequin-based Simulation Exercises. The activities include programming system software for a variety of simulators including wireless electronic mannequins. Assist in maintaining and troubleshooting the audiovisual systems, including digital recordings for mannequin-based simulations and subsequent debriefing activities. Troubleshoot clinical simulation hardware and software and assist with designing new systems and techniques. Work closely with faculty to provide technical support for educational space, data entry, and hardware support.

Work with the Associate Program Director (APD) for Curriculum and Skills, Program Director (PD) and Program Administrator (PA) in the Department of Surgery to provide high quality clinical simulation education in General Surgery programs in order to meet the programmatic needs of the General Surgery Residency Program. The assistant has first-line responsibility for the functioning, operation, and support of all simulation activities providing consultation and direction for simulation exercises/activities including, but not limited to: weekly surgery education session, cadaver labs, animal labs, robotics, Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES), and Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) exam skills.


  • Provide high quality clinical simulation education for General Surgery Residency

  • Enhance existing skills lab modules, by adding preparatory materials/objectives to both learners and preceptors.

  • Assist with administrative support of scheduling lab assignments, sending reminders, taking attendance.

  • Assist with support of Thursday morning conference materials.

  • Assure required supplies for each lab are secured.

  • Assist with recruitment of faculty preceptors.

  • Preparation of setup and takedown of Thursday morning skills lab sessions, annual cadaver lab sessions.

  • Prepare, collect and analyze lab evaluation forms.

  • Work with APD/PD with to evaluate current modules and develop new skills lab modules.

  • Maintain inventory of skills lab supplies.

  • Monitor budgetary aspect of skills lab to report to program administrator.

  • Coordinate and track FES/FEC and FLS exam testing and practice for surgery residents.

  • Assist with grant preparation for funding requests and on skills /or vendor funding requests.

  • Assist with animal studies protocol reports.

  • Coordinate robotics curriculum and training schedule.

  • Assist with Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) Study, evaluation and tracking for American Board of Surgery.

  • Participate in education research.

  • Provide technical support for IIE Clinical Simulation Program

  • Maintains clinical simulation hardware and software. Assists with mannequin maintenance and updates. Assists with required computer hardware and software updates and repairs.

  • Primarily responsible for clinical simulation session set-ups and teardowns. This includes task trainers, mannequin simulators, recording, tissue, and other equipment.

  • Ensures mannequins and equipment are operational and in proper working order prior to each use.

  • Acts as a technical resource for planning, designing, researching, and acquiring of new or upgraded software systems to meet current and future simulation needs. Maintains current knowledge of industry hardware, software, and network technology.

  • Provides on-demand support and troubleshooting for clinical simulation technical equipment.

  • Service and support the B-Line Medical recording system. Ensures the system is operational at all times, works closely with ISD and EMS in troubleshooting issues. Properly tests system prior to recordings. Ensure schedule is properly entered.

  • Ensure compliance with OSHA and University of Rochester safety and regulatory standards

  • You must successfully complete all University- and department-required safety training.

  • Follow all requirements for disposal of medical waste, including sharps, fluids, and tissues.

  • Maintain safe, clean, well-organized working environment, which includes refrigerators and supply rooms.


    AAS degree; or high school diploma and Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certificate; or equivalent. Good English-language communication skills.

    This position requires a highly motivated, independent worker with strong organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously. Non-standard work hours may apply.

    Preferred: At least one year of related work experience.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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