Academic Technology Spec II - Simulation Technology

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Nursing
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Information Technology
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Nursing Learning Center

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The Simulation Technology Specialist II works in the field of healthcare simulation supporting the many technical aspects of medical simulation at the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Emory Nursing Learning Center. Within their day-to-day operations, the Simulation Technology Specialist II assists with the management and technical operation of patient simulator equipment, performing upkeep and maintenance checks (including equipment servicing and maintenance agreements), trainings, reliability tests and the scheduling of medical simulator performances. The Simulation Technology Specialist II uses computers and audiovisual equipment to develop and facilitate equipment training for internal and external clients.



  • Analyzes, designs, recommends and implements divisional and school-wide efforts in specialized and advanced technologies that support the teaching and learning mission of the University.
  • Consults with faculty to implement system enhancements and modifications.
  • Provides system administration for academic systems and applications to ensure operability of services and provide a highly available, secure and robust academic technology infrastructure.
  • Conducts advanced-level troubleshooting to mitigate impact of equipment failures and improve processes. Reviews and creates user guidelines and standard operating procedures for supported hardware infrastructure and academic applications.
  • Evaluates diagnostics and monitoring tools, making recommendations on how to prevent incidents and outages.
  • Designs and implements preventative maintenance processes and procedures.
  • Leads software upgrades and equipment replacements to ensure system operability and up-to-date standards are met.
  • Analyzes and shares data with staff and departments on repair and maintenance activity and associated expenses to assist with future planning.
  • Researches software and hardware systems to build staff competencies and efficiencies and to ensure service level standards are met.
  • Advises and consults with faculty to recommend best practices in classroom and instructional technologies.
  • Assists in training student staff to provide agreed-upon and monitored service levels.
  • Configures and maintains images and/or systems to ensure computers have up-to-date supported software and are properly secured.
  • Prepares, organizes and deploys hardware upgrades and replacements.
  • Develops and coordinates one-on-one and group training sessions to educate faculty, staff and students. Partners with vendors and departments on technology design.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A bachelor's degree and two years of experience in supporting computers, mobile devices, and/or video technologies, and equipment OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • Ability to effectively communicate, analyze and evaluate technical equipment functionality and performance, think critically to solve problems independently or in teams, and give or follow oral and written instructions to provide desired outcomes is required.
  • Good teamwork skills and ability to work with diverse individuals and diverse groups is required.
  • Ability to be self-directed, self-motivated, exercise good time management and independent judgment while identifying and readjusting work priorities as needed is required.
  • Ability to configure, operate, and maintain networked computer and audiovisual equipment, beyond the specialized simulation technologies is required.
  • Proficiency with a variety of computer hardware and software applications (such as PC and Mac computers, video cameras and microphones), database development and maintenance, security and protection of software programs, computer files and confidential records is required.
  • Customer service-oriented attitude is required.
  • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.



  • Technical Support of the Emory Nursing Learning Center Simulation technology, equipment, AV/IT.
  • Collaborate with AV vendors, Emory OIT network, CAE, Mannikin vendors, and SON IT to quickly resolve issues.
  • Troubleshoots issues with mannikins and associated computers and work to resolve issues in conjunction with mannikin vendors.
  • Provides input and advice on clinical simulation technology, application, training, and overall technology performance.
  • Assures that all PCs and Sim Lab staff laptops are updated with operating system and security patches.
  • PCs associated with Sim equipment including tablets, patient monitors, sim pads.
  • Works with IT team to resolve issues that require a different skill set.
  • Assists Simulation Center Director with faculty education and training regarding use of Simulation AV technologies.
  • Submits relevant information into the centralized Asset Management system via Service Now.
  • Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and utilizes relationship-building techniques to create an immediate rapport with a wide variety of faculty and staff.
  • Serves as the back-up for AV issues in the classrooms and conference rooms.
  • May be required to work some nights and weekends.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the Simulation Center – School of Nursing by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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