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(Hybrid) Simulation Information Specialist - Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety (STEPS)

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Health and Medical Services


West Virginia University Health Science Center is currently accepting applications for a (Hybrid) Simulation Information Specialist with the Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety (STEPS)

About the Opportunity

The Simulation Information Specialists will provide primary support for STEPS Learning Management system (currently LearningSpace). Other duties will include, but not be limited to, liaison with faculty to ensure learning activities requiring LearningSpace are appropriately designed and implemented, serve as oversight/proctor for summative sessions that require LearningSpace, and, as appropriate, teaching.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
* 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
* 15 annual leave (vacation) days per year
* 18 sick days per year
(for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
* WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
* 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
* Wellness programs

What you'll do:


  • Collaborates with management, faculty, and staff in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of new courses, scenarios, and simulation tools.
  • Provides support for Learning Management System software including user management and reporting as well as assisting with development of new educational offerings.
  • Collaborates with Martinsburg/Charleston School of Medicine (SOM) simulation programs to assist in coordinating program offerings on the three WVU SOM campuses; designs programs/activities to be shared with Martinsburg/Charleston School of Medicine.
  • Serves as direct liaison for SOM Eastern campus concerning their Learning Management System.
  • Serves as a direct liaison for Beckley & Potomac State Nursing remote campus sites concerning LearningSpace.
  • Assists instructors in developing evaluation tools, goals, and objectives for simulation experiences utilizing Learning Management System.
  • Monitors simulated exercises and provides, retrieves, summarizes and analyzes student evaluation forms/critiques.
  • Collects, imports, and maintains all data in the STEPS Evaluation Dashboard.
  • Present at implementation of events to assist in trouble shooting aspects of Learning Management System as they relate to the student activities.
  • Solicits instructor and student feedback following simulation experiences in order to analyze the impact of simulation on the learning process.
  • Participates in committee meetings.
  • Maintains data confidentiality and security, including sending, receiving, and maintaining electronic Video & Photo Release for all of STEPS's users.
  • Participate in technical training as necessary; attend/present at conferences to stay current with and influence simulation education.
  • Create innovative ideas, evaluate new equipment, and identify opportunities for technology improvement and integration into healthcare education. Communicate in a positive, professional manner with faculty instructors, students, and other users of the simulation center.
  • Designs innovative ideas to improve the technology and development of the Center; develops innovative strategies to enhance programs and services.


  • Provides faculty with instructional tools and technical support to carry out simulated sessions. Includes preparing educational materials for the course and collecting feedback from students.
  • Ensures that the Simulation Center is maintained as a clean, safe, and operational facility and as an optimal learning environment.
  • Ensures appropriate set-up and cleaning of rooms for training sessions and meetings.
  • Role plays as appropriate for simulated cases.
  • Conducts tours of the Simulation Center and demonstrates equipment to new users and visitors.
  • Participates in committee meetings as appropriate.
  • Communicate in a positive, professional manner with faculty instructors, students, and other users of the Simulation Center.
  • When necessary, assists in teaching various educational courses such as Orientation, BLS and First-Aid.

Pay Grade:  15


  • Associate's degree (Bachelors preferred) in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of two (2) years:
    • Progressive office experience and organizational skills.
    • Experience working independently.
    • Previous experience in healthcare setting, pre-hospital or hospital or related experience (preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy, physiology and clinical applications (preferred).
  • Knowledge of videotape recording, duplication, and editing.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of adult education.
  • Computer proficiency in PC-based software applications: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and web design.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn new skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and reliably meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize task demands and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities in a timely and meticulous manner demonstrating initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with healthcare professionals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding job assignments and sensitive issues.
  • Ability to assess situations and adapt to highly dynamic environment.
  • Willingness to work some evenings/weekends.

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


Job Posting: Apr 2, 2024

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full-time
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