Simulation Specialist - Virtual Education and Simulation Training Center

Job Requisition #: JR59541

End Date: 1/7/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Nursing, Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Are you interested in driving healthcare forward? Some of the best hospital care available in the United States is right here in Delaware!

ChristianaCare, a healthcare organization with 1100 beds between two Magnet® recognized hospitals (Christiana and Wilmington) and the only Level 1 Trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report!

Christiana Care is currently seeking a Full Time Simulation Specialist in our Virtual Education and Simulation Training Center. Typical Shift is Day but you are flexible to work other shifts as the need arises. Candidate selected will be scheduled to work at both Christiana and Wilmington Hospitals, as the need arises.

Primary function:

The Simulation Specialist will be responsible for managing and administering the simulation technology and sessions used in the Virtual Education and Simulation (VEST) Center. The Simulation Specialist will advise and consult with faculty, VEST Center administration, and the instructional support staff on the best practices for the integration of technology in simulation education.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

Facilitates the use of simulation for education, performance improvement, research, and equipment evaluation

Stay current in with developments in the field of simulation technology and learning theory

Develops simulation scenarios in conjunction with department management, coordinators, educators, physicians, nurses, and allied health providers to meet the educational needs of the Christiana Care Health System community

Manages and directs simulation activities

Assures compliance with regulatory and professional standards

Develops and delivers methods to evaluate student and facilitator satisfaction with departmental and simulation center programs

Accurately, sets up, and operates patient care simulators/task trainers, related media and computer equipment

Provides technical recommendation for simulation improvements

Operates instructional media equipment such as video cameras, multimedia computer systems, and audio/video distribution systems used in the VEST Center

Supports the short-, immediate, and long-term teaching, research, and revenue-generating goals of the VEST Center

Supports the development of course curricula. Uses technical knowledge of the VEST Center capabilities and procedures to prove that curriculums are accurate and appropriate

Coordinates course curriculum as assigned

Acts as an expert user and trainer of all simulators (high and low fidelity) and associate software programs

Acts an expert in the use of the education learning systems

Works in conjunction with the Simulation Technology Specialist to maintain the simulation equipment according to manufacturers' recommendations

Assists and advises management in areas such as procurement of hardware, software and audio/visual equipment including; cost, installation and use, software modification, and user education, training and orientation

Provides technical recommendations for simulation improvements

Analyzes and resolves user problems

Sustains ongoing annual education and development in medical simulation

Shadows clinical health professionals to maintain medical knowledge base

Attends one approved simulation conference per year or completes four approved web-based simulation education modules

Performs other related duties as required

Education and experience requirements:

  • B.S. required, M.S. preferred.

  • RN strongly preferred. Must have clinical working knowledge.

  • Five years of as a health care professional.

  • Strong Experience working in a simulation education environment preferred.

  • Strong Experience with simulation equipment preferred.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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