Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Associate-Simulation Operations Specialist
MultiCare Health System
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Internal Number: 114967
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Position Summary: The Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Associate-Simulation Operations Specialist is responsible for coordination of day-to-day operations of the simulation centers at MultiCare Health System with direction from NPD Simulation Specialist, Simulation Program Manager (PM) and Simulation Director. The incumbent oversees the preparation, maintenance, inventory and operation of all simulation equipment/supplies and collaborates with simulation team to plan, implement and schedule simulation activities. The Sim NPD Associate ensures adherence to program policies, course objectives, program outcomes and current simulation best practice and safety measures in the simulations he/she/they facilitate. The incumbent will also collaborate with the team to effectively capture simulation data and metrics. This position operates with limited independence; this position is expected to consult with the NPD Simulation Specialist and/or Simulation PM to prioritize work assignments regarding daily work. Work situations are varied with an emphasis on facilitating simulated educational activities, scheduling activities and associated equipment/space, maintaining equipment upkeep and sustaining processes that are in alignment with Society for Simulation in Healthcare criteria for accreditation. This includes, but not limited to, data management, technology, educational design, accreditation documentation and professional writing, research, program management, customer relations, standardization, communication, organization, prioritization, flexibility and creativity. This position has extensive internal contact with department staff, nursing leaders and staff, physician leaders and MHS administration. External contacts include outside agencies, organizations, vendors and other entities that influence department objectives.
Minimum Requirements: Two (2) years related experience in a technology or production-related field such as Computer Science, Management Information Technology, or Film Required. OR Two (2) years related experience in nursing or other healthcare discipline or medical technology required.Knowledge of general medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology preferred.
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Associate's degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) preferred. Commitment to obtain CHSOS certification within two years of hire date required.
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Full Time Employee: YesPrimary Shift: Day Work Schedule: Day
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.