Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting directly to the Simulation Center (SIM Center) Director of Operations and indirectly to the SIM Center Medical Director, the SIM Center Skills Lab Manager will provide support for all simulation and skills training operations of the SIM Center. Primary responsibilities include managing skills lab equipment, instrumentation, and supplies; obtaining and managing cadaveric tissue and explanted animate tissue; and providing general support to all skills lab activities.
Responsibilities: -Establishes and maintains relationships with tissue vendor and works with the Director of Operations to establish contract pricing for cadaveric and explanted animate tissue; -Establishes, with the Director of Operations, the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for all SIM Center operations, requirements, equipment use, safety, training, and tissue and material handling; -Manages and assures facility, equipment, instrumentation and supplies are organized and set-up for teaching\skills lab sessions as required, including post-session clean up; -Operates and maintains all SIM Center skills lab equipment and simulators, including conducting routine equipment maintenance and inventory updates; -Identifies and communicates to the Director of Operations the need for replacement equipment, instrumentation, and supplies and obtains cost estimates from vendors/suppliers to facilitate new purchases; -Interfaces with vendors, SIM staff, and clients regarding trouble shooting and system problems; -Trains faculty, facilitators, clients and SIM Center staff in the operational aspects of relevant equipment and instrumentation associated with different surgical technologies; -Establishes and maintains vital records and statistics as they pertain to skills labs, including a detailed record of all education and skills lab training conducted by the SIM Center; of the number of learners trained, hours of SIM Center user, and hours of learning provided;, and of all equipment repair and maintenance; -Works directly with internal and external clients to establish equipment, supply, and educational requirements and develop related costs estimates and budgets, for skills lab training and events approved by the Director of Operations and\or Medical Director; -Works with the SIM Director of Operations to hire, train, and oversee the development of part time/on call technicians' and/or interns to staff SIM Center events, as needed; -Performs other job duties as assigned. -Occasionally needs to work at night and/or on weekends.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences or a related field, Registered Nurse, Certified Operating Room Technician, or the equivalent in education and experience plus a minimum of 4 years' experience in a surgical skills training environment or operating room experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) to support interactions with learners, clients, and other stakeholders as well as SIM Center management and staff. -Management of usage, storage, and disposal of cadaveric and explanted animate tissue; -Familiarity with all local, state, and federal government regulations associated with all tissue utilized by the SIM Center; -Extensive knowledge of the development of and adherence to Standard Operation Procedures (SOP's). -Extensive knowledge of surgical instrumentation, equipment and supplies; -Knowledge of operating, equipment, supply and staffing budgets; -Familiarity with the operation of personal computers is essential, particularly e-mail and Windows Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.); -Knowledge of medical terminology.
Physical Demand Level: Heavy In an 8-hour workday, must be able to lift /carry: -50 to 100+ pounds occasionally -25 to 50 pounds frequently -10 to 20 pounds regularly
Preferred Qualifications: -Familiarity with audio visual equipment is highly desirable -Previous management experience in a surgical skills and/or surgical operating room environment.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_167335
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